Study Classification

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The ADP receives studies that reach the criteria of scientific quality and are interesting content-wise for further analyses.

Studies that are given grades 7, 8 or 9 are given the status of a scientific publication, according to the criteria of the Slovenian Research Agency that is as type H. Final scientific data collection or corpus (2.20) from the list of the agency (BIBLIO-D), 30 points.

Digital data collection in which scientific relevance is shown in the usability of digitalized data for reuse for a wide arrange of practical and theoretical problems. The data collection has to be a result of a concluded study and must fulfill high criteria of quality that are ascertained on the basis of extensive accompanying documentation. The data collection needs to be publicly accessible in a national or international scientific data archive. The data collection needs to be documented and accessible in a form that enables repetition of scientifically published findings, conducted on the basis of the data collection.

A corpus is a uniform, standardized and internally structured collection of authentic texts. It was made using pre-established criteria with a pre-determined goal and is accessible in a digital form and equipped with tools that enable multi purpose searching and statistical analysis of data.


Categories of studies:


»Study outside of the geographic or thematic framework of the ADP«

Includes studies that do not fall under the broader thematic framework of social sciences, namely sociology, law, educational science, economics and humanities. Also, this group includes studies that geographically cover smaller or remote areas that are analytically not so interesting to our users.

»Ad hoc study of limited quality«

Includes studies that do not meet the minimum methodological criteria. These are, for example, seminar work studies made by undergraduate students that cover a very narrow field of research and collect data on small occasional samples.

»Study with a limited problematic or theoretical framework thematically covered elsewhere«

Includes studies that do not have a well-developed research problem and/or theoretical framework. These are smaller studies, whose content is already covered by other, more extensive and relevant studies.

»Study with a limited conceptual framework, less methodologically developed«

Includes studies with a limited conceptual framework. These are studies that cover smaller research areas, having typical methodological deficiencies.

»Study that is interesting as an attempt to conceptualize a new research area, using ad hoc samples«

Includes studies that represent a novelty in a particular research field and could later on fill in a research gap. However, at the same time they have certain methodological deficiencies, such as the use of casual samples instead of random sampling.

»Study with a limited problematic or theoretical framework and a narrower applicability to a number of practical problems; methodologically and contextually improved«

Includes studies that do not have a well-developed research problem and theoretical framework and cover a smaller research field. Such studies are less useful for advanced research in a chosen field. On the other hand, they meet the requirements of methodological relevance and contentment.

»Theoretically or practically relevant studies limited to a less general population; less influential«

Includes studies that meet the majority of the criteria of scientific excellence. On the other hand, they may be limited to a less general population or are not methodologically perfect or cover a smaller research area.

»Theoretically or practically important studies which fill the research gap or have wide applicability for many practical problems and have a long-term value to science«

Includes studies that meet virtually all the criteria of scientific excellence. As a rule, this group includes methodologically relevant studies that have useful value for science, however they are not part of series or cover a slightly smaller research field.

»The highest rank, comparative or continual studies, a relevant population, methodologically appropriate«

Includes only the best studies that meet all of the stated criteria of scientific excellence. These are studies, which are usually part of series, they are conducted on the highest methodological level and are of great importance for science.


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Social Science Data Archives. YEAR. Study Classification. Accessed: (DD. month year).


Politbarometer PB12/95, Slovenia, : December 1995, CJMMK

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