World picture survey

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description

The survey is an attempt to clarify the picture of the rest of the world supplied by the Swedish press at different points of time. While the daily press as media turns toward a mass auditorium and tries to meet the demands of this auditorium it is assumed that the idea of the world supplied by mass media to some extent corresponds with the auditorium´s idea of the world at different points of time. It was judged as appropriate to choose a sample of six periods each representing a calendar year. The register includes information about actor, issue, object for the activity mentioned, perspective on the object, arena of the activity and arena affected. Furthermore there are a number of more conventional classifications.

Subject area

Media, International politics and organisations, Conflict, security and peace, HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0260

Description

The survey is an attempt to clarify the picture of the rest of the world supplied by the Swedish press at different points of time. While the daily press as media turns toward a mass auditorium and tries to meet the demands of this auditorium it is assumed that the idea of the world supplied by mass media to some extent corresponds with the auditorium´s idea of the world at different points of time. It was judged as appropriate to choose a sample of six periods each representing a calendar year. The register includes information about actor, issue, object for the activity mentioned, perspective on the object, arena of the activity and arena affected. Furthermore there are a number of more conventional classifications.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1912-01-01 — 1912-12-31

1924-01-01 — 1924-12-31

1936-01-01 — 1936-12-31

1948-01-01 — 1948-12-31

1960-01-01 — 1960-12-31

1972-01-01 — 1972-12-31

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis

Population

Newspaper articles

Time Method

Funding

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Subject area

Media, International politics and organisations, Conflict, security and peace, HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Wiklund, D. (1976) Organisationer och folkrörelser i svensk dagspress 1912-1972. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

Olsson, C-O. (1973) Världsbilden i svensk press. En presentation av världsbildsundersökningen för allmänna seminariet i statskunskap den 22 oktober 1973. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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Version 1.0

Dataset 1

World picture survey 1912

Suggested citation

Jörgen Westerståhl. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1991). <em>World picture survey 1912</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000950">https://doi.org/10.5878/000950</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

58

Number of individuals/objects

5464

Version 1.0

Dataset 2

World picture survey 1924

Suggested citation

Jörgen Westerståhl. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1991). <em>World picture survey 1924</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000951">https://doi.org/10.5878/000951</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

58

Number of individuals/objects

6810

Version 1.0

Dataset 3

World picture survey 1936

Suggested citation

Jörgen Westerståhl. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1991). <em>World picture survey 1936</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000952">https://doi.org/10.5878/000952</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

58

Number of individuals/objects

7861

Version 1.0

Dataset 4

World picture survey 1948

Suggested citation

Jörgen Westerståhl. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1991). <em>World picture survey 1948</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000953">https://doi.org/10.5878/000953</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

58

Number of individuals/objects

8882

Version 1.0

Dataset 5

World picture survey 1960

Suggested citation

Jörgen Westerståhl. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1991). <em>World picture survey 1960</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000954">https://doi.org/10.5878/000954</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

58

Number of individuals/objects

9947

Version 1.0

Dataset 6

World picture survey 1972

Suggested citation

Jörgen Westerståhl. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1991). <em>World picture survey 1972</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000955">https://doi.org/10.5878/000955</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

58

Number of individuals/objects

11241

Published: 1991-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-27