The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998

SND-ID: SND 0740

This study is part of the collection The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1998

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Description

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

Purpose:

Study attitudes and behaviors that are linked to local and regional issues and phenomena

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 15-80 years residing in the county of Västra Götaland or Kungsbacka municipality

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Western SOM 1998 has been carried out as two parallel surveys. One corresponds to previous years Western SOM and includes a random sample of 2,900 people aged 15-80 years residing in Gothenburg or any of the twelve surrounding municipalities. The second part of the West covering a similar sample of people living in the parts of Västra Götaland outside the Gothenburg region.

Time period(s) investigated

1998-09–1999-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Kungsbacka Municipality, Västra Götaland County

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Topic and keywords

Research area

Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (1999) Region i omvandling : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 1998. SOM report no 23. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-973670-2-8.
Libris SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-973670-2-8

Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (2007) Det våras för regionen. Västsverige 1998-2005. SOM report no. 40. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 978-91-89673-10-6.
Swepub Libris SOM Institute publications Till lärosätets (gu) databas
ISBN: 978-91-89673-10-6
ISSN: 0284-4788

Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (2004) Svensk samhällsorganisation i förändring : Västsverige vid millennieskiftet. SOM report no. 35. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-89673-05-0.
Swepub Libris SOM Institute publications Till lärosätets (gu) databas
ISBN: 91-89673-05-0
ISSN: 0284-4788

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Dataset
The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998

Version 1.0

Citation

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2008). <em>The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002467">https://doi.org/10.5878/002467</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1998-09-30–1999-01-28
  • Data collector: SIFO-Ronneby
  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire
  • Sample size: 5800
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

793

Number of individuals/objects

3487

Response rate/participation rate

65

Published: 2001-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23