WP_12-21

The “Diversity and Contact” (DIVCON) Survey 2010 (wave 1) - Technical Report

by Sören Petermann / Joe Heywood / Miles Hewstone /
Jörg Hüttermann / Katharina Schmid / Thomas Schmitt /
Karen Schönwälder / Dietlind Stolle / Steven Vertovec
together with TNS Emnid

Working Papers WP 12-21
October 2012
ISSN 2192-2357 (MMG Working Papers Print)

Full text: pdf

Short version without appendices: pdf


Abstract:
The „Diversity and Contact“ (DivCon) project investigates the consequences of diversity on social interactions between individuals with and without migration background and on selected attitudes. The main empirical component of this project is a survey conducted in neighbourhoods of German cities. This technical report is about the first wave of a longitudinal survey with about 2,500 respondents. The report outlines the sample design of the entire study, the survey implementation, a test of representativeness, and information about themes and operationalisations of the questionnaire.


Authors:
Sören PETERMANN is Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG), Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Göttingen.

Joe HEYWOOD is a Masters Student at McGill University.

Miles HEWSTONE FBA is Professor of Social Psychology and Fellow of New College,
Oxford University.

Jörg HÜTTERMANN is Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG), Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Göttingen.

Katharina SCHMID is a Research Fellow and lecturer in Psychology at New College, University of Oxford.

Thomas SCHMITT was Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG), Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Göttingen (2010-2012) and has now a lecturer position at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute for Geography.

Karen SCHÖNWÄLDER is Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG), Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Göttingen and Extracurricular Professor at the Georg August University
Göttingen.

Dietlind STOLLE is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at
McGill University and member of the Centre of the Study for Democratic Citizenship
in Montreal, Canada.

Steven VERTOVEC is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MMG), Göttingen, and Head of its Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity.