Documentation

Documentation

 

GSS Codebook for Cumulative Data (1972-2012)

 

Entire GSS Codebook

This single file includes all the Codebook sections listed below. Please note this file is fairly big (about 35MB).


Introduction

Index to Data Set

Main Body
Appendix A - Sampling Design and Weighting

Appendix B - Field Work and Interviewer Specifications

Appendix C - General Coding Instructions

Appendix D - Recodes

Appendix E - Age and Cohort Distributions

Appendix F - Occupational Classification Distributions

Appendix G - Prestige Scores Distributions

Appendix H - Industrial Classifications Distributions

Appendix I - International Standard of Classification of Occupation

Appendix J - DOT Variables

Appendix K - Protestant Denominations Distributions 

Appendix L - Hours Worked Distributions

Appendix M - Abortion and ERA Distributions

Appendix N - Changes in Question Wording, Response Categories, and Format

Appendix O - Previous Usage

Appendix P - Experimental Form

Appendix Q - Study Designs

Appendix R - Crossnational and Topical Modules

Appendix S - Supplemental and Related Data

Appendix T - General Social Survey Papers

Appendix U - Variables by Year

Appendix V - Subject Index to Questions

 

GSS Questionnaires

 

 

 

Other Documentation

 

Supplemental Documentation for the Cumulative Data

Release Notes for GSS 1972-2012, Release 5 (April 8, 2014)

Release Notes for GSS 1972-2012, Release 2 (June 2013)

Release Notes for GSS 1972-2012, Release 1 (March 2013)

 

 

Technical Documentation
Call for Proposals to Add Questions to the 2012 GSS

The Replicating Core

Obtaining GSS Sensitive Data Files

Design Variables

How to Link the Panel Data with the Merged Data

 

Documentation for Merged Single-Year Data

Release Notes for GSS 2012 Merged, Release 1 (July 2013)

Release Notes for GSS 2010 Merged, Release 2 (April 2012)

Release Notes for the GSS 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Merged Data, Release 3 (Apr. 2010)

 

Documentation for Panel Data

Release Notes for GSS Panel 2010-Sample Wave 2 (Aug. 2013)

Release Notes for GSS Panel 2008-Sample Wave 3 (Aug. 2013)

Release Notes for GSS Panel 2006-Sample Wave 3 (Sep. 2012)

 

Past Documentation

Release Notes for GSS Panel 2008-Sample Wave 2 (Sep. 2012)

Release Notes for GSS 1972-2010 Release 2 (Feb. 2012)

Release Notes for GSS 2010 Merged Release 1 (Oct. 2011)

 

Notes on the 2008 GSS

Release Notes for the GSS Panel Wave 2 Release 1 (Apr. 2010)

Release Notes for the GSS 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Merged Data Release 2 (Dec. 2009)

Notes on the 2008 GSS Cross-Section and Panel Merged

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