International Comparative Research

Theory, methods and practice

by Linda Hantrais

Web links, including Cross-National Research Papers

This page contains web links that were not cited in the 2009 edition of the References to International Comparative Research (pp. 170–87), followed by information about Cross-National Research Papers. If you have come across works on the theory, methods or practice of international comparative research that you have found useful in your field of study and that are not referenced in International Comparative Research or in the Companion, please forward details to the author by email: L.Hantrais@lse.ac.uk and they will be added as appropriate.

Web links:

Chapter 1: Defining and mapping international comparative research

The links here follow the order of the references in Chapter 1. See also the links in Chapter 6 to organizations processing data relevant to policy research, and the links in Chapter 7 for information about social research funding.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Roles
http://www.undp.org/mdg/roles.shtml

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), Social Sciences and Humanities
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/

International Labour Organization (ILO), Programmes and Projects
http://www.ilo.org/global/programmes-and-projects/lang--en/index.htm

World Health Organization (WHO), Programmes and Projects
http://www.who.int/entity/en/

Council of Europe, Mission
http://www.coe.int/aboutCoe/index.asp?page=nosObjectifs&l=en

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mission
http://www.oecd.org/pages/0,3417,en_36734052_36734103_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

European Commission Research and Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities, Mission
http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/mission_en.html

European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Mission
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=656

European Science Foundation (ESF), Social Sciences
http://www.esf.org/research-areas/social-sciences.html

ESF, Social Sciences, EUROCORES Programmes
http://www.esf.org/research-areas/social-sciences/activities/eurocores-programmes.html

ESF, Humanities
http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities.html

ESF, Humanities, Completed Networks
http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities/research-activities/completed-networks.html

ESF, Humanities in the European Research Area
http://www.heranet.info

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Mission
http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about/index.htm

Chapter 3: Project design in international comparative research

Economic Development Initiatives (EDI), Survey Methods
http://www.edi-africa.com/research/surveymethods.htm

European Social Survey (ESS), Methodology from Principles to Practice: Sampling designs
http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80:
sampling-designs&catid=123:survey-methodology&Itemid=365


European Social Survey (ESS), Methodology from Principles to Practice: Sampling Strategy
www.europeansocialsurvey.org/article&id=66&Itemid=366

Chapter 4: Defining and analysing concepts and contexts

European Social Survey (ESS), Contextual Data:
http://www.nsd.uib.no/macrodataguide
http://www.nsd.uib.no/macrodataguide/about.html

European Social Survey (2010) ESS Round 5 Translation Guidelines, Mannheim: European Social Survey GESIS
http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=66&Itemid=366

Chapter 5: Combining methods in international comparative research

COMParative methods for the Advancement of Systematic cross-case Analysis and Small-n Studies (COMPASSS)
http://www.compasss.org/about.html

European Social Survey (ESS), Mixed Mode Data Collection
http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=235

Chapter 6: Research and policy in international settings

Council of Europe, Education and Cultural Cooperation
http://www.coe.int/t/e/cultural_co-operation/education/

Council of Europe, Education, Social Policies
http://www.coe.int/t/dg3/socialpolicies/

Council of Europe, Education, Youth
http://www.coe.int/T/dg4/youth/default_en.asp

Council of Europe, Sport
http://www.coe.int/T/DG4/Sport/Default_en.asp

European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Evaluation and Impact Assessment
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=307&langId=en

European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities, Policy and Research
http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/policy_en.html

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Surveys
http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/surveys/index.htm

International Labour Organization (ILO) Statistics and Database
http://www.ilo.org/global/statistics-and-databases/lang--en/index.htm

Mutual Information System on Social Protection / Social Security (MISSOC), information base
http://www.missoc.org/MISSOC2010/INFORMATIONBASE/informationBase.jsp

Mutual Information System on Social Protection of the Council of Europe (MISSCEO), Databasebr />http://www.socialcohesion.coe.int/MISSCEO/
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Policy Support
http://www.oecd.org/pages/0,3417,en_36734052_36761681
_1_1_1_1_1,00.html


OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
http://www.pisa.oecd.org/pages/0,2987,en_32252351_32235731
_1_1_1_1_1,00.html


OECD, Statistics
http://www.oecd.org/document/0,3746,en_2649_201185_46462759
_1_1_1_1,00.html


Statistical Office of the European Communities, Eurostat, Policy Indicators and Statistics by Theme
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/statistics/themes

United Nations Development Reports
http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), Statistics
http://www.uis.unesco.org/ev.php?ID=2867_201&ID2=DO_TOPIC

World Health Organization (WHO), Data and Statistics
http://www.who.int/research/en/

Chapter 7: Managing international comparative research

European funding agencies=
European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities
http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/funding_en.html

European Commission, Researchers in Motion (Euraxess)
http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/general/index

European Research Council (ERC) awards
http://erc.europa.eu/

European Science Foundation (ESF), Social Sciences
http://www.esf.org/research-areas/social-sciences/grants-calls-applications.html

European Science Foundation (ESF), Humanities
http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities/research-activities.html

European Science Foundation, ERA-NET Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)
http://www.heranet.info/

European Commission ERA-NET, New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE
http://www.norface.org/

UK Research Office in Brussels (UKRO), funded by the UK Research Councils
http://www.ukro.ac.uk/Pages/UKRO.aspx

Ethics, professional standards and project management
Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), Professional Development Framework
http://www.arma.ac.uk/Professional%20Development%20Framework/pdf%20intro.xhtml

European Commission, Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme, Professional and ethical Codes for Socio-Economic Research in the Information Society
http://www.respectproject.org/main/index.php

European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC)
http://www.eurecnet.org/index.html

ESRC Research Ethics Framework (2010)
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/_images/Framework_for_Research_Ethics_tcm8-4586.pdf

International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS), Project Management and the Employment and Training of Project Managers
http://www.inorms.org/

UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research
http://www.ukrio.org/what-we-do/code-of-practice-for-research/

Cross-National Research Papers:

A full catalogue together with pdf versions of the papers from the last two of the seven series of Cross-National Research Papers can be found at www.xnat.org.uk
  • First Series: Doing Cross-National Research, 1985–89
  • First Series Special Issue: Franco-British Comparisons of Family and Employment Careers, 1989
  • Second Series: The Implications of 1992 for Social Policy, 1990–92
  • Third Series: Concepts and Contexts in International Comparisons, 1993–94
  • Fourth Series: Concepts and Contexts in International Comparisons of Family Policies in Europe, 1994–96
  • Fifth Series: Socio-Demographic Change, Social and Economic Policies in the European Union, 1999
  • Sixth Series: Improving Policy Responses and Outcomes to Socio-Economic Challenges: changing family structures, policy and practice, 2000–03
  • Seventh Series: European Cross-National Research and Policy, 2003–04
  • Seventh Series Special Issue: European Cross-National Research and Policy, 2005.