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Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865

Title details

SN: 3178
Title: Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3178-1
Series: Psephological Datatasets, 1702-1865
Depositor: Crompton, F., Worcester College of Higher Education
Principal investigator(s): Crompton, F., Worcester College of Higher Education


The citation for this study is:

Crompton, F. (1994). Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 3178,

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Subject Categories

Election returns - Politics
Local history - History
Political history - History
Population censuses - Population, vital statistics and censuses
Population history - History
Social history - History


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

This series of datasets contains information collected from poll books in the course of research and teaching.
Study No. 3178 comprises a computer transcript of the Northampton poll books in order to investigate voting behaviour using nominal record linkage.
Main Topics:
Voting behaviour.
Name; trade; address; vote; generation; title.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1768 - 1796
Country: England
Geography: Northampton
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Text units (documents/chapters/words)
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Voters in Northampton poll books
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Northampton Borough parliamentary election poll books for 1768, 1774, 1784, 1790 and 1796.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 25 July 1994
Copyright: No information recorded
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Title File Name Size (KB)
User Guide 3178userguide.pdf 55
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3178_Information.htm 13
READ File read3178.txt 1


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