Freelance '90

SND-ID: SND 0275

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Description

The main purpose of this survey was to study the group of journalists who earn a living working as freelancer. Questions were asked about age, sex, marital status, housing, family size and composition, place of living, education and income. Other questions delt with ideological aspects on freelance work, the reason why one worked as a freelancer, and if it is easier or more difficult to fulfil certain criteria associated with the journalist rôle. How and to whom one sells material. What kind of material one sells, and if this is what one wants to produce. The position of freelancer on a political left-right scale and a scale measuring the green dimension, i.e. interest in environmental questions.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Swedish freelance journalists

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1990-05-01–1990-05-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Subject area

Media, Working conditions (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

Gunnarsson, T., & Yngvesson, T. (1990) Frilans 90. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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Dataset
Freelance '90

Associated documentation

Version 1.0

Citation

Lennart Weibull. University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication (1997). <em>Freelance '90</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001031">https://doi.org/10.5878/001031</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Weibull - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1990-05-01–1990-05-01
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

85

Number of individuals/objects

158

Published: 1991-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06