QoG Basic

This study is part of the collection Quality of Government

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Marcus Samanni - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

The QoG Institute is an independent research institute within the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Overall 30 researchers conduct and promote research on the causes, consequences and nature of Good Governance and the Quality of Government - that is, trustworthy, reliable, impartial, uncorrupted and competent government institutions.

The main objective of our research is to address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained. A second objective is to study the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

The QoG Basic dataset is smaller version of the QoG Standard dataset. The purpose is to offering the most used and the most qualitative variables in terms of data from the QoG standard dataset in a more accessible package. The data is existing in both time-series (year 1946 to 2015) and cross-section (year 2012).

Purpose:

The primary aim of QoG is to conduct and promote research on corruption. One aim of the QoG

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Subject area:

government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Quality of Government Institute

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Marcus Samanni - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0009

DOI: 10.18157/QoGBasJan16

Description:

The QoG Institute is an independent research institute within the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Overall 30 researchers conduct and promote research on the causes, consequences and nature of Good Governance and the Quality of Government - that is, trustworthy, reliable, impartial, uncorrupted and competent government institutions.

The main objective of our research is to address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained. A second objective is to study the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

The QoG Basic dataset is smaller version of the QoG Standard dataset. The purpose is to offering the most used and the most qualitative variables in terms of data from the QoG standard dataset in a more accessible package. The data is existing in both time-series (year 1946 to 2015) and cross-section (year 2012).

Purpose:

The primary aim of QoG is to conduct and promote research on corruption. One aim of the QoG

... Show more..

Time period(s) investigated:

1946 — 2015

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Time-series dataset: 211 countries Cross-sectional dataset: 193 countries

Lowest geographic unit:

Country

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Countries

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Subject area:

government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Dataset 1

The QoG Cross-Section Data, Basic

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Marcus Samanni - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

A cross-section dataset based on data from and around 2012 of QoG Basic dataset. If there was no data for 2012 on a variable, data from the year after or the year before have been used, up to +/- 3 years.

Dahlberg, Stefan, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Anna Khomenko & Richard Svensson. 2016. The Quality of Government Basic Dataset, version Jan16. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/QoGBasJan16

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2012

Dataset 2

The QoG Time-Series Data, Basic

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Marcus Samanni - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Rothstein - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

Data from 1946 to 2014. The unit of analysis is country-year (e.g. Sweden-1946).
Historical countries are in most cases denoted with a do-date (e.g. Ethiopia (-1992) and a from-date (Ethiopia (1993-)).

Dahlberg, Stefan, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Anna Khomenko & Richard Svensson. 2016. The Quality of Government Basic Dataset, version Jan16. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/QoGBasJan16

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1946 — 2015

Published: 2013-07-12
Last updated: 2020-02-13