ESS wins prestigious Descartes prize

By robin | January 17, 2006

The European Social Survey (ESS) has won the prestigious Descartes prize, awarded by the European Commission for “excellence in scientific research”. This is the first year that a social science project has won this prize. (from ESDS News)IASSIST-ers who attended the May 2005 conference in Edinburgh will remember the keynote speech by Roger Jowell, from the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, City University, on ‘The Need for Rigour and Accessibility in Comparative Research.’ Congratulations to Roger and his team for winning the Descartes Prize, awarded annually to a transnational research team which has achieved outstanding scientific or technological results through collaborative research in any field of science, including economics, social sciences and humanities.

 

The Norwegian Data Archive hosts the ESS data online via Nesstar. Unusually, new data are made available to the research team and the public simultaneously, at http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/.

 

The following is from ESDS News

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The European Social Survey (ESS) has won the prestigious Descartes prize, awarded by the European Commission for “excellence in scientific research”. This is the first year that a social science project has won this prize. The ESS is a biennial multi-country survey, measuring and explaining trends in attitudes, beliefs and values across countries in Europe and its close neighbours. It is funded by the European Commission, the European Science Foundation, academic funding bodies and National Science Foundations in each participating country, and is designed and carried out to exceptionally high standards.

 

Contributed by Robin Rice