Dataset: Historical Consciousness in Schools, 2001


This dataset is derived from the survey "Historical Consciousness in Schools." The project aims to investigate how secondary schools aims to expand historical awareness among the students. The surveys were conducted through qualitative interviews with six teachers, a survey with 21 teachers and observation of two lectures in the classroom. The data was collected in the period between spring 1999 and January 2001.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Historical Consciousness in Schools, 2001

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Knutsen, Ketil Agder University College


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Ketil Knutsen, Agder University College Agder University College HiA Principal Investigator


Copyright (C) 2001 Ketil Knutsen, Agder University College

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Agder University College HiA

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norvegian Social Science Data Services NSD


Date: 2015-09-10


Data from Ketil Knutsen, HiA, are documented and prepared, first NSD edition.

Bibliographic Citation

"Historical Consciousness in Schools, 2001". Data collected by Ketil Knutsen, HiA. First NSD edition, Bergen, 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1999 2001

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1999 2001


Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage


Geographic Unit

Part of country

Unit of Analysis



Teachers who teaches history in secondary schools.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Ketil Knutsen, Agder University College  (HiA)

Sampling Procedure

Gross sample: 50 persons
Net sample: 27 persons
Response rate: 54 %

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview, observation


Availability Status

Data from ”Historical Consciousness in Schools” are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.


Data from "Historical Consciousness in Schools" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:  
“(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on “Historical Consciousness in Schools”. The survey was financed by Agder University College (HiA). The data are provided by Ketil Knutsen, HiA and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither Ketil Knutsen, HiA nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.”

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.


The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.


Neither Ketil Knutsen, HiA nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/ interpretation of the data presented here.

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