Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
sociales – ELIPSS). C’est la première fois en France qu’un dispositif donne la possibilité aux chercheurs en sciences sociales de mener des enquêtes en population générale avec la plus haute qualité scientiﬁque exigée au niveau international. Enﬁn, le volet web, développé en lien avec le médialab de Sciences Po, donne de nouveaux outils pour constituer des corpus de données issues de l’Internet.
CENTER FOR SOCIO-POLITICAL DATA (CDSP)
http://cdsp.sciencespo.fr The Center for Socio-Political Data (CDSP), founded in 2005 by Sciences Po and the CNRS, focuses on data and social science research methods. It is directed by Laurent Lesnard. The CDSP’s work includes: • Qualitative and quantitative data acquisition: the CDSP continuously adds to its catalogue of survey data by encouraging contributions from the academic community while always respecting the wishes of contributors in terms of conditions of access and publication embargos. • Qualitative and quantitative data archiving and circulation: survey data is made available to students and researchers, both in France and abroad, who must sign consent forms concerning its use. This data is documented in accordance with the international standards of the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI). • Data collection support: the CDSP participates in the European Social Survey (ESS). For several years now, it has been responsible for conducting the ESS in France: ﬁnding funding, population sampling from the census, determining a target population for conducting ﬁeldwork, translation of the questionnaire, ﬁeld support, post-production and exploitation of data. It has also developed databases at the request of speciﬁc research teams. • Creation of an electoral database: this database makes available the results of all elections in France, at all levels, to enable comparisons over time and space. Since 2015, some of this data is available through the data.gouv.fr portal. • Teaching and research support: the CDSP participates in the teaching of research methods in the political science and sociology doctoral programs and coordinates this teaching for the advanced social science methods track (PaMSS). It also makes tools available to students and researchers for conducting web-based surveys. • Expert consultancies on research projects such as: - creation of a database on Indian political ﬁgures from the material collected by Christophe Jaffrelot (CERI) - creation of a database on European decision-making in collaboration with the CEE—the Europolix project - development of a database of survey questions and innovative research tools, in collaboration with political science researchers at Sciences Po—a project which resulted in the creation of the Réseau Queletet question database. To expand the range of services it offers to the academic community, the CDSP has been coordinating a major project since 2011, under the auspices of the French government program Equipex (Facilities of Excellence). The program, known as “Data, Infrastructure, and Methods of Inquiry in the Social and Human Sciences” (DIME-SHS), was selected by an international committee as part of the Investments for the Future program. DIME-SHS aims to provide France with a national infrastructure for the archiving, collection and circulation of qualitative, quantitative and web-based data in the human and social sciences. In terms of qualitative data, DIME-SHS has made possible the development of the data bank for qualitative research,