Middle Eastern Values Panel Study

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DOI
10.17605/OSF.IO/UTCMB
Citation
Moaddel, M., Ajrouch, K., Mneimneh, Z., & de Jong, J. (2021, January 8). Middle Eastern Values Panel Study.
Summary
The Comparative Panel Survey on the Dynamics of Change: Belief Formation and Political Engagement in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey is an extension of comparative historical studies of ideological production and cross-national values surveys, which show associations between changes in social conditions and changes in the dominant sociopolitical discourses and people's value orientations in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. It is, however, unclear how changes in these conditions explain changes in discourses and values. To better understand the dynamic of change and advance a mechanistic explanation of change in values and political engagement, this project has launched a panel study, the Comparative Panel Survey on the Dynamics of Change: Belief Formation and Political Engagement in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey. This panel study intends to explain (1) changes in sociopolitical and cultural values; (2) examine how variation in participation in such activities as peaceful demonstrations, political protests, and political violence is linked to changes in (a) inter-group relations, (b) identity and framing, (c) attitudes toward the West and liberal values, (d) religious fundamentalism, (e) dysphoric emotions and personal efficacy, and (f) sources of news information (the Internet, satellite TV, mobiles); (3) assess how people's perceptions of corruption and trustworthiness of public officials are linked to political action and conflict; and (4) evaluate the implications of this study for peace and security.
Data File
Cases: 12,093
Variables: 1,082
Weight Variable: W_P_T1_TN W_HH_T1_TN P_HH_T1_TN W_P2_T2_TN
W_P_T1_TN is nonresponse and household size weight calculated in 2013 for Tunisia.
W_HH_T1_TN is used to calculate W_P_T1_TN (Tunisia)
P_HH_T1_TN is used to calculate [W_P_T1_TN] / [Number of people in the household (Tunisia)]
W_P2_T2_TN is the propensity weight for T2 (Tunisia) and was developed after T2 data collection in 2015, using a propensity model based on gender, age, education, social class, urban/rural area, marital status, and governorate to create non-response adjustment, incorporating W_P.
Data Collection
Date Collected: 2011-2016
Original Survey (Instrument)
Middle Eastern Values Panel Study
Funded By
Office of Naval Research, MITRE, University of Maryland, National Science Foundation, Jack Shank Research Award through the Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association, Max Planck Institute.
Collection Procedures
Participants who participated in the initial wave were contacted to be re-interviewed. Details regarding the sampling procedure can be found below. Further details are available from the Middle Eastern Values Study website.
Sampling Procedures
In Egypt, of the nationally representative sample of 3,496 adult respondents interviewed in 2011, 2,430 respondents were contacted and re-interviewed between August and December 2016, a response rate of 70%. There were also 1,428 additional interviews to replenish the panel. Panel data consists of 2,430 respondents from each wave. Cross-sectional data consists of 3,496 completed interviews for 2011 and 3,858 completed interview for 2016.

In Tunisia, of the nationally representative sample of 3,070 adult respondents interviewed in 2013, 2,391 respondents were contacted and re-interviewed in 2015, a response rate of 78%.

In Turkey, of the nationally representative sample of 3,019 adult respondents interviewed in 2013, 1,683 were contacted and re-interviewed between February and July 2016, a response rate of 56%. There were also an additional 1,077 interviews to replenish the panel data. Panel data consists of 1,682 respondents from each wave. Cross-sectional data consists of 3,019 completed interviews for 2013 and 2,759 completed interviews for 2016.
Principal Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mansoor Moaddel, University of Maryland
Co-Principal Investigator: Kristine Ajrouch
Project Manager: Zeina Mneimneh
Project Manager/Research Associate: Julie de Jong
Related Publications
At least sixty books and articles using findings from the greater Middle Eastern Values Study have been published or are under review. For a non-exclusive list, please visit the Middle Eastern Values Study website.
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