Quantitative Stage

Quantitative Stage

The quantitative stage of the project consists of a standardized computer-assisted personal survey of German citizens of Russian and Turkish descent, respectively. 500 interviews will be conducted within each migrant group.

Contrary to the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES), we will focus exclusively on German citizens of migration descent so that the case numbers will be high enough to perform multivariate analyses.

Our sampling strategy consists of a two-step sampling procedure. First, we will draw German municipalities (“Gemeinden”) as Primary Sample Units (PSU), using a Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) procedure that weighs the likelihood of a PSU to be chosen by the number of residents of a municipality. Second, personal addresses will be drawn from the residents’ registration offices registers, and onomastic procedures will be used to determine the origin of the first and last name.

The survey is supposed to last about 60 minutes and will be conducted synchronously to the GLES post-election survey in November 2017. Available survey languages will be German, Russian or Turkish. The questionnaire consists of two parts. The first part reflects established items for electoral research that are also used in the GLES post-election survey to ensure the comparability of our sample with the group of autochthonous citizens. The second part encompasses items that capture migrant-specific characteristics (e.g. citizenship, membership in ethnic organisations, and ethnic identity).

We also ask for the participants’ willingness to participate in further surveys so we will be able to use the sample to conduct a second survey.