The World Database of Happiness is an ongoing register of scientific research on subjective appreciation of life. It brings together findings that are scattered throughout many studies and prepares for research synthesis. The database stores research findings and presents these in standardized abstracts. This system differs from bibliographies that store publications and data-archives that store investigations. The system prepares for synthetic analysis by capitalizing on conceptual selectiveness, comparability and completeness. As the method is new, there is no common word for it. It is called a finding-browser.

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ISBN 978-1-4020-2890-8
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Veenhoven, R. (2004). World database of Happiness: Continuous register of research on subjective appreciation of life. Retrieved from