Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The six-country survey of the European comparative alcohol study: comparing patterns and assessing validity
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2002 (English)In: Contemporary Drug Problems, ISSN 0091-4509, Vol. 29, no Fall, 477-500 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper introduces a set of analyses of national surveys carried out in six countries—Finland, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, France and Italy-as part of the European Comparative Alcohol Study (ECAS). The ECAS survey data were collected especially for the purpose of country comparisons. Therefore not only were the questions made as similar as possible in all six countries, but also the mode of data collection (telephone interviews), the sampling procedure (random sampling of telephone numbers), and the time of data collection (spring 2000). Despite all these efforts to ensure a high comparability, the crucial question of comparability of alcohol surveys in general, and of the ECAS six-country survey in particular, was raised at an early stage, since large differences were found among the six samples in response rates and in estimates of volume of drinking in relation to recorded per capita consumption (coverage rate). This paper pays attention to some of the validity problems in survey data in general and to the specific problems associated with this comparative survey approach in particular.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 29, no Fall, 477-500 p.
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57210OAI: diva2:414635
Available from: 2011-05-04 Created: 2011-05-04 Last updated: 2015-09-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Förlagets sida
By organisation
Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD)
In the same journal
Contemporary Drug Problems
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 14 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link