Announcing New Book and LIS Technical Paper

LIS is proud to announce a new book and an associated LIS Technical Paper.

First, we mark the publication of a new book, Understanding Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences, produced by FORS, the Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences. The book features a collection of chapters that demonstrate how research infrastructures – including LIS – are leading to profound changes in the social sciences. In addition to the chapter on LIS, the book includes descriptions of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF), the European Social Survey (ESS), the European Values Study (EVS), and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). The book can be purchased online or by using this form.

Second, we are pleased to announce the release of LIS Technical Paper No. 5. This Technical Paper extends the FORS book chapter, primarily by including citations of LIS-based studies. Both the book chapter and the Technical Paper were co-authored by LIS Director Janet Gornick, along with Berglind Hólm Ragnarsdóttir and Sarah Kostecki. Both summarize LIS’ importance for comparative research, its structure and products, and its vision for the future.

June 19, 2013 | News