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News and updates from the WVSA network: December 2017
WVS-7 Survey Fieldwork Update
In year 2017 WVS-7 fieldwork has been started in thirteen countries from the five continents - Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. As of now, WVS-7 survey has been accomplished in Bolivia, Greece, Serbia, and the USA. Survey fieldwork is currently in progress in Germany, Romania, Russia, Nigeria, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, South Korea, and Ecuador. In over 40 more countries and societies implementation of the WVS-7 survey is already planned for year 2018. In total, by the end of 2019 WVS-7 round will involve up to 80 countries. WVSA considers new expressions of interest on a regular basis, and invites new research teams to join the WVS-network (contact: wvsa.secretariat@gmail.com).
WVSA Web-site: Attendance Statistics
WVSA official web-site is the main source of information about the Association, its past and future activities as well as the home to the world’s biggest data-set in social sciences – collection of data from almost 400 000 interviews conducted in 108 countries and societies in 1981-2014. Web-site features online analysis tool, which allows building frequency and cross-tabulation distributions, world maps and charts in online regime. Data is available for downloading in SPSS, R, Stata and SAS formats. In 2017 WVSA web-site was attended by almost 680 000 unique users which constitutes 1860 unique users on average per day (comparing to 1750 in 2016 and only 1280 in 2015).
WVSA Network: New Regional Hub in Latin America
WVSA continues to strengthen its regional network represented by regional hubs. WVSA regional hubs have already been established in Northern Europe and in the Middle East. The third regional hub has been opened in the Latin America and will be headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The WVSA regional hub for Latin America is supported by the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) which is a part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 
Similar to other regional hubs, Latin-American Hub will work on promotion, dissemination and capacity building activities associated with the WVS research program. The scope of activities of the WVSA regional hub for Latin America will cover Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The new hub will be directed by the Vice-Chair of the WVSA Scientific Advisory Committee Professor Marita Carballo. 
WVSA Conferences: Call for Papers - WAPOR-2018
In 2018 WVSA will hold several thematic panels at the XIX Congress of the International Sociological Association which will take place on July, 15-21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada and the 25th World Congress of the International Political Science Association which will take place on July, 21-25, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. 
In addition, WVSA announces call for papers for a WVS thematic panel for the 71st Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research which will take place on June, 27-30, 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Participation in WVS thematic panels is open to any scholar at any stage of your academic career provided that your research employs -among the other- data from one or several rounds of the World Values Survey. We welcome papers devoted to m
ethodological challenges and improvements in collection of the WVS data and challenges of comparative research, cross-cultural concerns and measurement issues in WVS data collection as well papers devoted to the analysis of a broad scope of issues, phenomena and processes of social and political life of societies, including political behaviour, participation and culture; elections and voting; confidence in political institutions; state of democracy; ethical norms and values; gender, and etc.

If you are interested in joining the WVS thematic panel at WAPOR-2018, please, contact the
WVSA Secretariat at your earliest convenience. Deadline for abstracts submission as set up by WAPOR is January, 5, 2018.  
WVSA Publications: Call for Authors

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) headed by Ronald Inglehart invites you to contribute a chapter to the Springer’s volume Social Capital, Subjective Well-being and Modernization” to be published by the Springer-HSE joint series “Societies and Political Orders in Transition”.

This book aims to analyze various facets of social capital and subjective well-being, as well as their interactions, under changing socio-economic and political conditions – whether caused by modernization or economic crisis.

Abstracts submission deadline extended to January, 10, 2018. More information and application procedure: HERE

WVS Publications: World Values Research Series
World Values Research (WVR), registered as ISSN 2000-2777, is the official online paper series of the World Values Survey Association edited by the Executive Committee of the Association. WVR publishes research papers of high scientific standards based on evidence from World Values Surveys data. Papers in WVR follow good academic practice and abide to ethical norms in line with the mission of the World Values Survey Association. Publication of submitted papers is pending on an internal review by the Executive Committee of the World Values Survey Association. Manuscripts are accepted for review during the whole year.

Papers submitted to WVR must be an original piece of research based on data from the World Values Surveys. Papers must include a full reference list, with tables and figures placed at the end of the manuscript. Authors should follow the Chicago Style Manual and use APA citation style. Manuscripts should be in a range between 8,000 and 12,000 words, including footnotes, references, as well as tables and figures. Manuscripts submission and more information:
Secretariat or Chris Welzel.
WVSA Contribution to the UNDP Expert Group Meeting to Enable Measurement of SDG 16
The World Values Survey Association continues its contribution to the measurement and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals. WVS-7 questionnaire contains 200 variables which measure different aspects and dimensions of SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, and 17. WVSA team is often invited as advisor to the expert meetings of UN custodian agencies devoted to the development of new indicators for the SDGs measurement. Such recent event took place in December, 2017 at the UNDP Oslo Governance Center in Norway where WVSA contributed to the further the methodological development of three SDG 16 tier III indicators: SDG 16.6.2 – Proportion of the population satisfied with their last experience of public services and SDG 16.7.2 – Proportion of population who believe decision-making is inclusive and responsive, by sex, age, disability and population group. WVSA was represented by the Head of Secretariat Kseniya Kizilova. 
WVSA Cooperation: Meeting with the Delegation from the Northeast Normal University in China

On Friday, December, 22, 2017 WVSA President and the Head of the WVSA Secretariat held a meeting and cooperation talks with the delegation from the Center for Ideological and Political Education, Northeast Normal University, China, including Professor Di Gao, Executive director of the center; Associate Professor Fei Jiang, Chair of Comparative studies of moral and civic education branch of the center; Dr Bo Feng, Director of the general office of the center. The meeting took place at the WVSA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. During the meeting possibilities of organization of joint conferences, capacity building and dissemination events in China and in Asia as well we potential cooperation in the field of survey research, online surveys and data management have been discussed.

The World Values Survey Association wishes you a great festive season and a Happy New Year 2018!
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