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Data release by AUTNES Supply Side and Media Side
February 7, 2017

The AUTNES Supply Side is glad to announce the release of a whole series of datasets. Most of the data are related to the 2013 national election in Austria. This is the full list of datasets now available at the GESIS data repository:

ZA5860: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Advertisements 2013
ZA5861: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Press Releases (OTS) 2013
ZA5862: AUTNES Content Analysis of ORF TV Confrontations 2013
ZA5863: AUTNES Candidate Survey 2013
ZA6874: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Manifestos 2002
ZA6875: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Manifestos 2006
ZA6876: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Manifestos 2008
ZA6877: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Manifestos 2013
ZA6878: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Press Releases (OTS) 2002
ZA6879: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Press Releases (OTS) 2006
ZA6880: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Press Releases (OTS) 2008
ZA6881: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Websites 2013
ZA6882: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Facebook Pages 2013
ZA6883: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Leader Statements 2002
ZA6884: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Leader Statements 2006
ZA6885: AUTNES Content Analysis of Party Leader Statements 2008

An add-on to the AUTNES Manual Content Analysis of the Media Coverage 2013 has been released on GESIS (ZA6886) as well. It supplements the original media content analysis and focuses on actors and issues. Furthermore, the AUTNES Pre- and Post Survey 2013 has undergone minor revisions and was updated to version 2.0.1.

Please find a full overview on all AUTNES data released to this day at http://data.autnes.at/datadownload.htm.


New AUTNES Demand Side Data
November 24, 2016

The AUTNES data inventory expanded and we are delighted to present the 2.0.0 edition of the Rolling-Cross-Section Panel 2013 as well as the 1.0.0 edition of the Online Panel Study. The data is available at GESIS and through our Download Section.
In addition, from now on the 1.0.0 edition of the Inter-Election Survey is available on Phaidra. Further information on upcoming AUTNES releases will be published here soon.



AUTNES Demand Side Data Edition 2.0.0 available
January 8, 2016

AUTNES is happy to announce the release of 2.0.0 editions of the
CSES Post-Election Survey 2013
, the TV Debates Panel Study 2013 and the Pre- and Post Panel Study 2013. Updated versions of AUTNES 2013 data is available from now on at GESIS as well as through our Download Section. More informationen on upcoming AUTNES releases will follow soon.



AUTNES at Tag der Politikwissenschaft 2015
November 24, 2015

The AUTNES will be represented at this year’s Tag der Politikwissenschaft in Salzburg. Sylvia Kritzinger will talk about the ‘Euro Crisis’ and its impact on party systems on November 27 (together with Hanspeter Kriesi, Zoe Lefkofridi, and Sonja Puntscher Riekmann). Markus Wagner co-chairs a panel on ‘Parteien in Österreich’ (in collaboration with Roman Senninger). Jakob-Moritz Eberl is co-chair of a panel on ‘Wahlen und Wahlkämpfe’ (in collaboration with Robert Huber). Moreover, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik discusses the Hypo Alpe Adria (‘Systemversagen Hypo Alpe Adria: Reform–aber welche?’) in a Brown Bag Lecture with Peter Biegelbauer and Katrin Auel.
In addition, various findings of the AUTNES’s research will be presented by Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Markus Wagner, and Hajo Boomgarden; Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik; Thomas Meyer, Martin Haselmayer, and Markus Wagner; Dominic Nyhuis and Carolina Plescia; Carolina Plescia and Sylvia Kritzinger as well as Markus Wagner. The Tag der Politikwissenschaft is held from November 27-28, 2015 in Salzburg.



Annual Meeting of the Austrian, German and Swiss election studies
November 24, 2015

The AUTNES is happy to welcome colleagues from the Swiss Election Study (selects) and the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) in Vienna this week. We discuss and exchange field experiences from all three studies concerning methodological and theoretical issues in different presentations and talks. The meeting is held on 26 and 27 November.



PVS Special Issue 50: Politische Psychologie
October 1, 2015

The 50th Special Issue of the Politische Vierteljahresschrift is now available. The AUTNES members David Johann and Kathrin Thomas (in collaboration with Markus Steinbrecher) contributed a chapter on ’Persönlichkeit, politische Involvierung und politische Partizipation in Deutschland und Österreich’ to this special issues. More information about AUTNES publications and can be found here.



AUTNES Conference, 25-26 September
September 23, 2015

The AUTNES Conference for the forthcoming book publication on “Issue Politics in Multiparty Competition: How Political Parties, the Mass media, and Voters Interact“ (working title) is held at the campus of the University of Vienna's this weekend. We are happy to welcome the members of the advisory board Arthur Lupia (University of Michigan), Bernhard Weßels (Berlin Social Science Center), Christoffer Green-Pedersen (Aarhus University), David Sanders (University of Essex), Holli A. Semetko (Emory College of Arts and Sciences), Klaus Schönbach (Northwestern University in Qatar), Michael Marsh (Trinity College Dublin), and Wouter van der Brug (University of Amsterdam) to Vienna and are looking forward to insightful discussion with our guests. Further information about this book publication is available shortly on www.autnes.at.



AUTNES at the Faculty Day 2015
September 23, 2015

This year the University of Vienna is celebrating its 650th anniversary. The Faculty of Social Sciences takes the opportunity to present research from its various disciplines to the broader public on September 24, 2015.

AUTNES will be represented as well as a part of the open house at the Department of Methods of Social Sciences (Rathausstraße 19/1/9 , 1010). Between 10:00m and 2pm, we present the findings of our research projects based on the 2013 Election Study. Poster presentations with further results and projects by the AUTNES are also presented at the Department of Communication Studies (Währinger Straße 29, 1090) in the afternoon.

We are looking forward to welcome you at the Faculty Day 2015!



AUTNES Workshop on the forthcoming English book publication on issue politics
February 27, 2015

The first workshop on the forthcoming AUTNES book publication on “Issue Politics in Multiparty Competition: How Political Parties, the Mass Media, and Voters Interact “(working title) was held on 26 February 2015. More information on this publication will be provided on www.autnes.at soon.



Annual Meeting of the AUTNES, GLES, and SELECTS in Mannheim
February 27, 2015

Members of the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES), the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES), and Swiss Election Study (SELECTS) will meet at the MZES in Mannheim from 19 to 20 March 2015. The annual meeting addresses the methodological and theoretical issues each study encountered when implementing their designs. Special focus of this year’s meeting is the integration and linkage of the different components.



AUTNES at Tag der Politikwissenschaft
November 26, 2014

The Austrian General Elections will be debated at this year’s Tag der Politikwissenschaft held by the Austrian Society of Political Science (ÖGPW) including some AUTNES contributions. Martin Dolezal, Marcelo Jenny and Katrin Praprotnik are chairing the panel "Elections in Austria: An analysis of the Campaign", Markus Wagner (together with Christian H. Schimpf and Robert A. Huber, both University of Salzburg) chairs the panel "The Austrian National Election 2013: Voters and Voting Behavior". Other AUTNES-members will also present their research at the conference.

The Tag der Politikwissenschaft 2014 takes place on 28/29 November at the University of Vienna.



Book Reviews: Die Nationalratswahl 2013. Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken
November 26, 2014

Jörg Hebenstreit (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) reviewed the AUTNES book publication "Die Nationalratswahl 2013. Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken" on behalf of the Portal für Politikwissenschaft. Melanie Konrad’s (Goldsmiths, University of London) review of this publication can be found in Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (2014, Vol.43(2): 231-232). Christian Moser wrote another review on behalf of the Politische Akademie der ÖVP.



New Principal Investigator (PI) of the AUTNES Media Side
October 17, 2014

Since the beginning of October 2014, Hajo Boomgarden is the new Principal Investigator of the AUTNES Media Side. He takes over from Klaus Schönbach, who has been appointed Associate Dean of Research at the Northwestern University in Qatar in March 2014. Hajo Boomgarden is Professor of Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Vienna with focus on text analysis. The AUTNES is pleased to have Hajo Boomgarden on board and is looking forward to fruitful collaborations!

The Principal Investigators of the AUTNES , Wolfgang C. Müller and Sylvia Kritzinger, as well as the whole AUTNES Team thank Klaus Schönbach for his excellent contributions to the project and wish him the best of luck on his new path!



AUTNES 2013 Data available
June 27, 2014
Dear colleagues and everyone,
who is interested in the Austrian National Elections,

We would like to announce that we have provided the data collected by the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) on the GESIS homepage. They are now available for download.

We provide the following data sets on the Austrian National Parliamentary Elections 2013:

In addition, we also provide the data on the 2008 National Elections. These data were previously accessible on the AUTNES homepage only:

The data are still available on our homepage www.autnes.at through respective links to the GESIS Data Archive.

We will expand the data inventory shortly and add more on the Austrian National Elections 2013.

We would be delighted if you use our data broadly and we would like to ask you to distribute this announcement to everyone who you think might be interested.

Best wishes from Vienna,

Wolfgang C. Müller, Sylvia Kritzinger and Klaus Schönbach


Please note our German book publication on the Austrian National Elections 2013 was published in April 2014 and is now available.




Sylvia Kritzinger as Keynote Speaker at the Vote@16 Conference
May 28, 2014

The international conference Voting at age 16: problems and perspectives takes place at Tallinn University on 28 May and is part of the project Vote 16: Impact analysis of lowering the voting age to 16. Sylvia Kritzinger had been invited to act as keynote speaker and share the Austrian experiences after lowering the voting age to 16.




AUTNES 2013 CSES Release Available
April 28, 2014

The AUTNES CSES Post-Election Study 2013 is included in the First Advance Release of the CSES Module 4 dataset. The data and documentation are available on the CSES website. Please note the information regarding the First Advance Release Version of the CSES Module 4.



Invitation to the Book Presentation on April 9, 2014 at 11am, Presseclub Concordia
April 3, 2014

Die Nationalratswahl 2013:
Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken

The editors Sylvia Kritzinger, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Klaus Schönbach and the AUTNES team are pleased to invite you to the presentation of "Die Nationalratswahl 2013: Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken" (Böhlau) at Presseclub Concordia on April 9, 2014 at 11.00am.

What is the book about?
The Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) analyzed the initial situation, campaign, voting behavior and outcome of the Austrian national election 2013 based on extensive data. These data include politicians’ statements, media coverage during the campaign and representative voter surveys prior and after the election. The final chapter takes stock of the election 2013: What did we learn and what are the consequences of our findings for Austrian politics?
Table of Contents (German)
Extract (German)
Download Press Kit (German)

Presentation:
Die Nationalratswahl 2013: Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken
Time: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11am
Place: Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna
Download Presentation

Further Inquiries:
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sylvia Kritzinger
Head of the Department of Methods in the Social Sciences
University of Vienna
1010 Wien, Rathausstraße 19
T +43-1-4277-499 02
sylvia.kritzinger[at]univie.ac.at
http://methods.univie.ac.at

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Presentation "Voting at 16 at the Austrian National Election 2013"
March 19, 2014

The President of the National Council of Austria Mag.a Barbara Prammer and the Association of Parliament Journalists invite to a discussion and presentation of the study:

FORUM MEDIEN.MACHT.DEMOKRATIE.
Wählen mit 16 – Erreichen Politik und Medien die junge Generation?
Präsentation der Studie "Wählen mit 16 bei der Nationalratswahl 2013"

Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30pm at the Parliament Pressezentrum.
Please use the main entrance at Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3

Program:

Welcome Address
Mag.a Barbara Prammer, President of the National Council of Austria

Podium
Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Sylvia Kritzinger, Study Author
Univ.-Prof. DDr. Matthias Karmasin, Communication Consultant
Konstantin Kladivko, Blogger

Moderation
Fritz Jungmayr, ORF

The parliamentary groups' spokespersons for youth are also invited for discussion:
Abg. z. NR Katharina Kucharowits, SPÖ
Abg. z. NR Asdin El Habbassi, BA, ÖVP
Abg. z. NR Petra Steger, FPÖ
Abg. z. NR Julian Schmid, BA, GRÜNE
Abg. z. NR Mag. Nikolaus Scherak, NEOS
Abg. z. NR Rouven Ertlschweiger, MSc, Team STRONACH




AUTNES Book Publication: Die Nationalratswahl 2013.
Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken

February 19, 2014

The editors Sylvia Kritzinger, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Klaus Schönbach and the AUTNES team are pleased to announce the upcoming book publication „Die Nationalratswahl 2013. Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken“ (Böhlau).



Using extensive data collected by AUTNES, various questions regarding the Austrian legislative election 2013 will be answered: What were the central issues and party positions in the 2013 campaign? What party records were presented and how did campaigning in the regions look like? How were voters influenced by campaign activities? Finally, turnout and voting behavior will be discussed in separate chapters with a special focus on young voters.

The public book presentation will take place on April 9, 2014 at 11:00 at Presseclub Concordia.

More information on this publication will be available soon on www.autnes.at.



AUTNES at AmPuls No. 37: National Election 2013
November 20, 2013

On November 20, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang C. Müller, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kritzinger and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus Schönbach presented together with the AUTNES research team first results on the election campaign, electoral behavior, and outcomes of the national election 2013 at the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) event “Am Puls“. Based on content analyses of political communication and media coverage as well as representative voter surveys before, during, and after the campaign, issues, turnout, voting behavior and its regional patterns as well as preferences votes and also consequences of the national election had been analyzed.




New book available
October 31, 2013

Sylvia Kritzinger / Eva Zeglovits / Michael S. Lewis-Beck / Richard Nadeau (2013): The Austrian Voter. Vienna University Press.

This book is a comprehensive study of long and short term factors influencing Austrians’ vote choices. In doing so, it makes use of new data sets collected within the newly established Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES). Thus, the book adds to existing literature in several aspects: First, unlike previous snap-shot analyses, it provides a longitudinal perspective as our analyses cover the period of 1986–2008, a time span that witnesses major changes in the Austrian party system. Second, for the last Austrian election in 2008, vote choice is analysed, following the theoretical concept of the funnel of causality.




New editions of AUTNES demand side post-election survey data (full version, German and English) are now available
April 3, 2013

Changes from Edition 1 to Edition 2:

  • The dataset now includes variables for the unique most important and second most important issue (see coding scheme) as well as party competence on that issue.
  • A coding scheme for reasons of non-voters is now available.
  • The dataset now includes several context variables: Province (Bundesland), electoral district, Community ID (Gemeindenummer), and population size (residence).
  • Some minor errors in variable labeling also have been corrected.
  • Respondents without citizenship have finally been deleted from the dataset.

The accompanying new Report (2nd Edition) is available in the 'Data Download' section.




New data release of AUTNES
July 20, 2012

We would like to announce the release of the AUTNES candidate survey 2008. The accompanying documentation and information on how the dataset might be obtained are now available in the 'Data Download' section.




New data release of AUTNES
June 25, 2012

AUTNES is pleased to announce the release of the AUTNES media analysis 2008, the AUTNES press release analysis 2008 and the AUTNES web campaign analysis 2008. The data are available free of charge for not-for-profit purposes in the 'Data Download' section.




Meeting with German and Swiss election studies
November 24-25, 2011

The AUTNES team took part in the annual meeting of the German, Swiss and Austrian elections studies on 24-25 November 2011. This year, the meeting was hosted by the WZB in Berlin. The AUTNES team presented their recent work on survey methodology, focusing in particular on the measurement of voter turnout in surveys and on the usefulness of cognitive pre-testing of questionnaires.




Scientific Advisory Board Meeting
May 12-13, 2011

AUTNES met its Scientific Advisory Board for consultation, discussion and inspiration on 12-13 May 2011. Arthur Lupia (University of Michigan), David Sanders (Universitsy of Essex), Gianpietro Mazzoleni (University of Milan) , Michael Marsh (Trinity College Dublin) and Bernhard Weßels (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) spent two days with us in order to discuss our research program and our questionnaires.




New data release of AUTNES
February 23, 2011

A second edition of the Austrian Post Post Election Study 2009 has been released including a revised citizenship variable (for further information see coverage notes in the documentation report).




AUTNES Workshop
January 27-28, 2011

The AUTNES team met in Vienna in order to discuss questionnaire drafts. Items on the agenda were the pre-election survey, the rolling cross-section survey, and the post election survey for the next Austrian general election.




Meeting with German and Swiss election studies
October 18-19, 2010

The AUTNES team met with members of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) and the Swiss Election Study (Selects) on 18 and 19 October in Lausanne, Switzerland. The three teams discussed lessons from past studies and plans for future research. The topics of the meeting included the design of rolling cross-section surveys, media content coding and online election questionnaires.




AUTNES Workshop
June 11-12, 2010

The AUTNES team met in Vienna in order to discuss working papers and paper ideas. As the intrinsic aim of the Austrian election study is to combine party-, voter-, media- and campaign research, this meeting served as an opportunity for the researchers to exchange ideas and develop joint and integrated papers.




Austrian Post Post Election Study 2009 now available
April 8, 2010

AUTNES is pleased to announce the release of the Austrian Post Post Election Study 2009. The dataset and accompanying documentation may be downloaded for free from the Data Section on this website. The release contains 1203 respondents and allows comparative analysis with data of other countries that also participate in the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES).




Scientific Advisory Board Meeting
March 11-12, 2010

AUTNES met its Scientific Advisory Board for consultation, discussion and inspiration on 11-12 March 2010. Arthur Lupia (ANES), David Sanders (BES), Gianpietro Mazzoleni (University of Milan) and Michael Marsh (INES) spent two days with us in order to further improve AUTNES.




AUTNES Workshop 'Pre-election questionnaires'
February 8, 2010

AUTNES discussed the first draft of the 'Pre-election questionnaire' to be used with the next elections scheduled for 2013. Thomas Gschwend (University of Mannheim) joined the session and provided valuable input from his experiences gained with the pre-election study 2006 called 'Expectations and Strategic Voting'.