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Methodological Aspects of Attitude Research, 1985-1986

Title details

SN: 2284
Title: Methodological Aspects of Attitude Research, 1985-1986
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-2284-1
Depositor: Heath, A., University of Oxford. Jesus College
Principal investigator(s): Heath, A., University of Oxford. Jesus College
Jowell, R., Social and Community Planning Research
Curtice, J.K., University of Liverpool. Department of Political Theory and Institutions
Witherspoon, S., Social and Community Planning Research
Data collector(s): Social and Community Planning Research
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Heath, A., Jowell, R., Curtice, J.K., Witherspoon, S. (1987). Methodological Aspects of Attitude Research, 1985-1986. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 2284, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-2284-1

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Election and campaign studies - Politics

Abstract

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The major aim of the study was to find ways of improving the reliability and validity of instruments for measuring social and political ideology. It represents a follow-up to the 1983 British Election Study (SN: 2005).
Main Topics:
Party identification, social and political values (equality, self-reliance, liberty); social class identity and self-coded class.
Many measures from the 1983 British General Election Study (SN:2005) were repeated here.
The 1983 data can be considered wave 0; the 1985 and 1986 data which this study comprises, should be considered waves 1 and 2 respectively. Individuals wishing to use the entire dataset will need to merge the files by serial number (variable SERIALNO on the three files).
Measurement Scales
Likert scales of social and political values.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: Wave 1 : July 1985
Wave 2 : 1986
Country: England
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: Subnational
Electors
Respondents to the 1983 British General Election Study
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
2 waves
Sampling procedures: One-stage cluster sample
57 English polling districts were selected. The sampling strategy was not designed to yield a nationally-representative sample of respondents, but simply to ensure that different types of area were covered.
Number of units: Wave 2 200 (target) 216 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: No information recorded

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ABORTIONADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICEAGE
AIDALLIANCE (LIBERAL/SDP) (GREAT BRITAIN)ARGENTINA
ARMED FORCESATTITUDESBRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES
BUSINESSESCANVASSINGCENSORSHIP
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSCHILDRENCIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
CIVIL DISTURBANCESCONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)CRIME AND SECURITY
CRIMINALSDEATH PENALTYDEFENCE
DEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)DISARMAMENTDISEASES
DIVORCEDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC POLICY
EDUCATIONELDERLYELECTIONS
EMPLOYEESEMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESEMPLOYMENTENGLAND
EQUAL PAYETHNIC GROUPSETHNIC MINORITIES
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITYEUROPEAN UNIONFALKLAND ISLANDS
FAMILY MEMBERSFATHERSFREEDOM OF SPEECH
FRIENDSFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTGOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS
GOVERNMENT POLICYGOVERNMENTHEALTH SERVICES
HOME OWNERSHIPHOMOSEXUALITYHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSING TENUREHOUSINGIDENTITY
IMMIGRATIONINCOME DISTRIBUTIONINCOME
INDUSTRIESINFLATIONINTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
INTERPERSONAL INFLUENCELABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LABOUR RELATIONS
LANDLORDSLAW ENFORCEMENTLIBERAL PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)
LOCAL GOVERNMENTMARITAL STATUSMARKET ECONOMY
MARRIED WOMEN WORKERSMEETINGSMETHODOLOGY
METROPOLITAN AREASMIDDLE CLASSMOTHERS
NATIONALIZATIONNEIGHBOURSNEWSPAPER READERSHIP
NEWSPAPERSNORTHERN IRELANDNUCLEAR ENERGY
NUCLEAR POWER STATIONSNUCLEAR WEAPONSOCCUPATIONS
PAMPHLETSPARENT RESPONSIBILITYPART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
PEER-GROUP RELATIONSHIPSPHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONSPLAID CYMRU
POLICE SERVICESPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDES
POLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICS
POSTERSPRISON SENTENCESPRISON SYSTEM
PRIVATE EDUCATIONPRIVATE SCHOOLSPRIVATIZATION
PUBLIC EXPENDITUREQUALIFICATIONSRACIAL DISCRIMINATION
RACIAL PREJUDICERACISMRENTED ACCOMMODATION
RETIREMENTSCHOOLTEACHERSSCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY
SELF-EMPLOYEDSICK PERSONSSIZE
SOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL INFLUENCESOCIAL PROTEST
SOCIAL RESEARCHSOCIAL SECURITYSOCIAL SERVICES
SOCIAL VALUESSPOUSESSTANDARD OF LIVING
STRIKESSTUDENTSSUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES
SUPERVISORSTAXATIONTELEPHONES
TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRADE UNIONSTRAINING
UNEMPLOYEDUNEMPLOYMENTVOTING BEHAVIOUR
VOTING INTENTIONWAGESWOMEN'S RIGHTS
WORKING CLASSWORKING MOTHERSWORKING WOMEN
YOUTH

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 30 October 1987
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.
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Documentation and Codebook 2284questionnaires.pdf 4762
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_2284_Information.htm 15
READ File read2284.txt 1
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