Posted 16/7/2008 20:12 (#117) Subject: Responses to proposals now posted on the Open Forum
Location: University of Oxford, UK
The PIREDEU Steering Committee met at the end of June to evaluate each of the proposals. The rankings of each of the proposal have now been posted on the Open Forum in reply to each proposal.
The PIREDEU Steering Committee favoured proposals that ensured over time and across instrument comparability. Moreover, given that the voter and candidate surveys can only contain a limited number of question items, priority was given to proposals with succinct question formats.
On this basis we ranked each question in the proposal as follows:
(1) The proposed item will be included in data collection instrument
(2) High priority proposal that will be included if space and time constraints permit
(3) Proposal can only be included if additional funding is secured
(4) Proposed item is not a priority
We thank everyone who submitted a proposal, and we would like to encourage people to continue using the Open Forum to comment on the questionnaires/codebook that will be posted online on the Forum in the autumn.