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UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2005

Title details

SN: 5453
Title: Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2005
Alternative title: NILT
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5453-1
Series: Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998-
Depositor: Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Principal investigator(s): Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Data collector(s): Research and Evaluation Services
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Electoral Commission
Northern Ireland. Department for Employment and Learning
Northern Ireland. Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Other acknowledgements: 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.

Subject Categories

Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

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:
  • 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
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).

Further information about the NILT series may be found on the ARK (Access Research Knowledge) NILT webpages.

Main Topics:
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

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: October 2005 - January 2006
Country: Northern Ireland
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Northern Irish adults
Adults aged 18 or over living in private households in Northern Ireland during 2005.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

Keywords

ADULTSAGEATTITUDES
CARE OF DEPENDANTSCHILDRENCHIROPRACTIC
CHRONIC ILLNESSCOMMUNITIESCOMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
CULTURAL IDENTITYCULTURAL INTEGRATIONDEBILITATIVE ILLNESS
DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTDECISION MAKINGDEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY (DUP)
DISCRIMINATIONDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC CONDITIONSEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEMBLEMS
EMPLOYMENTEQUAL OPPORTUNITYEQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW
ETHNIC GROUPSETHNIC MINORITIESEUROPEAN UNION
FAMILIESFOLK MEDICINEGENDER
GOVERNMENTHEALTHHEALTH ADVICE
HEALTH CONSULTATIONSHERBAL MEDICINEHOME OWNERSHIP
HOMEOPATHYHOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSING TENUREHYPNOTHERAPY
INCOME DISTRIBUTIONINDUSTRIESINFORMATION SOURCES
INTERETHNIC RELATIONSINTERGROUP RELATIONSINTERNET ACCESS
INTERNET USEISLAMLEGISLATURE
LOCAL GOVERNMENTMARITAL STATUSMEDICAL TREATMENT METHODS
MEDITATIONMIXED MARRIAGESMORAL BEHAVIOUR
NATIONAL IDENTITYNATIONALIZATIONNEIGHBOURHOODS
NORTHERN IRELANDNORTHERN IRELAND POLITICAL PARTIESNURSES
ORGANIZATIONSPARAMILITARY GROUPSPEACE
PERSONAL CONTACTPHYSICIANSPOLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY
POLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL AWARENESS
POLITICAL COALITIONSPOLITICAL INFLUENCEPOLITICAL ISSUES
POLITICAL LEADERSPOLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL REPRESENTATION
POLITICAL UNIFICATIONPOLITICIANSPRIVATE SECTOR
PROGRESSIVE UNIONIST PARTY OF NORTHERN IRELAND (PUP)PUBLIC SECTORQUALIFICATIONS
QUALITY OF LIFERACIAL DISCRIMINATIONRELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCERELIGIOUS CONFLICTREPUBLIC OF IRELAND
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYSELF-GOVERNMENTSINN FEIN
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES (LEISURE)SOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CLASS
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY (NORTHERN IRELAND)SOCIAL DISADVANTAGESOCIAL ISSUES
SOCIAL PROTESTSOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYSUPERVISORY STATUSTELEPHONE HELP LINES
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY (UUP)UNITED KINGDOMVOCATIONAL EDUCATION
VOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING INTENTION

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 24 August 2006
Copyright: Copyright Access Research Knowledge (ARK) Northern Ireland
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
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
User guide 5453userguide.pdf 2287
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5453_Information.htm 19
READ File read5453.htm 10

Related studies:

Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1999 (SN 4210)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998 (SN 4229)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2000 (SN 4497)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2001 (SN 4587)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2002 (SN 4767)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2003 (SN 5002)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2004 (SN 5227)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2006 (SN 5695)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2007 (SN 5892)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2008 (SN 6296)
Northern Ireland Life And Times Survey, 2009 (SN 6546)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2010 (SN 6844)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2012 (SN 7408)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2012: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues Teaching Dataset (SN 7546)
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 2012: Politics and Good Relations Teaching Dataset (SN 7547)
National Identity and Constitutional Change in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2001 and 2003 (SN 5249)
Northern Ireland Social Attitudes and Life and Times Combined Dataset, 1989-2009 (SN 5348)
Northern Ireland Assembly Election Survey, 2003 (SN 5394)

Related support guides:

What is weighting?

Publications

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

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