Catalogue

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Northern Ireland Social Attitudes and Life and Times Combined Dataset, 1989-2009

Title details

SN: 5348
Title: Northern Ireland Social Attitudes and Life and Times Combined Dataset, 1989-2009
Alternative title: NISA; NILT
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5348-1
Depositor: Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Principal investigator(s): McAllister, I., Australian National University
Hayes, B.C., University of Aberdeen. Department of Sociology
Dowds, L., University of Ulster. International Conflict Research (INCORE)
Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Original data producer(s): Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Dowds, L., University of Ulster. International Conflict Research (INCORE)
Social and Community Planning Research
Sponsor(s): Nuffield Foundation
Economic and Social Research Council

Citation

The citation for this study is:

McAllister, I. et al. , Northern Ireland Social Attitudes and Life and Times Combined Dataset, 1989-2009 [computer file]. 2nd Edition. Devine, P., Dowds, L., Social and Community Planning Research, [original data producer(s)]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], August 2010. SN: 5348, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5348-1

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Subject Categories

Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics
Religion and values - Society and culture
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The Northern Ireland Social Attitudes and Life and Times Combined Dataset, 1989-2004 is a derived dataset providing information on social attitudes in Northern Ireland, focusing mainly on community relations and political issues, and allowing analysis across time. It pools data from the following four sources: Further information about the combined dataset, including some tables of results and links to other surveys not held at the Archive are available on the ARK Surveys Online (SOL) Community Relations and Political Attitudes, 1989-2009 web pages.

No specific documentation exists for this dataset. Users are advised to consult the original documentation for the NISA and NILT series, and to check the ARK web pages linked above.

The first edition of this study contained data from 1989-2004. For the second edition (August 2010), data from 2005-2009 have been added.
Main Topics:
Topics covered include social, political and religious issues and attitudes, associated discrimination and inequality, community relations, and demographic details.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: January 1989 - December 2009
Country: Northern Ireland
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Electors and residents of Northern Ireland aged 18 years and over, surveyed during 1989-2009
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Dataset is derived from repeated cross-sectional series. See 'Abstract' section above for details
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 24,160 cases
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Original surveys used face-to-face interviews and self-completion questionnaires
Weighting: Weighting used. Weighting variable is WTFACTOR
Data sources: See 'Abstract' section above for details of and links to original sources.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 27 April 2006
Latest edition: 19 August 2010 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Copyright P. Devine and L. Dowds. Copyright of the original NISA data rests with National Centre for Social Research, and copyright of the original NILT data with ARK
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required. Available to all registered users. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5348_Information.htm 21
READ File read5348.htm 11
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Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
McAllister, I. (2005) Drive to disaffection: religious independents in Northern Ireland, ARK Research Update 41, Belfast: ARK.

Hayes, B., McAllister, I. and Dowds, L. (2006) In search of the middle ground: integrated education and Northern Ireland politics, ARK Research Update 42, Belfast: ARK.

Resulting from secondary analysis:

Variables

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