||Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2005
|| Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998-
|| Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Research and Evaluation Services
Economic and Social Research Council
Northern Ireland. Department for Employment and Learning
Northern Ireland. Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Lizanne Dowds, of the Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive (ARK), for funding applications, questionnaire design; Katrina Lloyd, also of ARK, for funding applications, questionnaire design and fieldwork management; Dr Chris Gilligan, of the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, University of Ulster; Professor Suzanne McDonough, of the School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster; and Professor Dave Baxter, of the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, New Zealand, for module development.
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
|The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (NILT) series began in 1998, and was the successor to the previous Northern Ireland Social Attitudes series, (held at the UK Data Archive under SN 33235), which was discontinued in 1996. The aims of the NILT series are:
NILT originally had a companion series which also began in 1998, the Young Life and Times Survey (YLT) (see under SN 33313), although the YLT methodology changed in 2003. NILT also forms part of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), although it does not do so every year. Unfortunately, the NILT team were unable to obtain full funding to run NILT in 2011, though YLT ran as normal that year. NILT resumed in 2012 - see SN 7408. In addition, two open access teaching datasets were created from NILT 2012, one covering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues and the other covering politics and good relations (see SNs 7546 and 7547 respectively).
- to monitor public attitudes towards social policy and political issues in Northern Ireland
- to provide a time series on attitudes to key social policy areas
- to facilitate academic social policy analysis
- to provide a freely available resource on public attitudes for the wider community of users in Northern Ireland
Further information about the NILT series may be found on the ARK (Access Research Knowledge) NILT webpages.
The 2005 NILT survey covered:
- gender and family roles
- complementary medicine and health issues
- democratic participation
- political attitudes
- attitudes to ethnic minority people
- community relations
- background information on respondents
By principal investigator(s):
Publications based on NILT, including the Research Updates series and other downloadable items in Acrobat PDF format, are available on the Publications page on the ARK web site.
Books in the Social attitudes in Northern Ireland series contain chapters based on different aspects of NILT research:
Gray, A.M. et al. (2002) Social attitudes in Northern Ireland: the eighth report, London: Pluto Press.
Lloyd, K. et al. (2004) Social attitudes in Northern Ireland: the ninth report, London: Pluto Press.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Curtice, J., Devine, P. and Ormston, R. (2013) 'Devolution: identities and constitutional preferences across the UK', in A. Park, C. Bryson, E. Clery, J. Curtice and M. Phillips (eds.), British Social Attitudes: 30th Report, London: NatCen Social Research. Retrieved November 28, 2013 from http://www.bsa-30.natcen.ac.uk/read-the-report/devolution/introduction.aspx