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British Election Studies Information System, 1964-2001

Title details

SN: 3588
Title: British Election Studies Information System, 1964-2001
Alternative title: BESIS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3588-1
Depositor: Topf, R., Centre for Comparative European Survey Data
Principal investigator(s): Topf, R., Centre for Comparative European Survey Data

Citation

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Topf, R. (1996). British Election Studies Information System, 1964-2001. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 3588, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-3588-1

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Subject Categories

Election and campaign studies - Politics

Abstract

Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

BESIS is a compilation of data and documentation from British general elections. The database was compiled and designed by Professor Richard Topf of the Centre for Comparative European Survey Data, London Guildhall University.

An online version of BESIS, now covering 1964 to 2001, has fully replaced the previous CD-ROM version. Users should visit the BESIS website to register an account and use the data.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1964 - 1992
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Standard Statistical Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: National
Adults
Electors
Adult population of England, Wales and Scotland living in private households or institutions/electors in Britain (excluding constituencies north of the Caledonian Canal).
Time dimensions: See documentation for details of individual studies.
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details of individual studies.
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded

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ABORTION (INDUCED)ACHIEVEMENTAGE
AGRICULTUREAIDALLIANCE (LIBERAL/SDP) (GREAT BRITAIN)
APPOINTMENT TO JOBARGENTINAARMED FORCES
ARTSATTITUDE CHANGEATTITUDES
AUSTRALIAAUTHORITYBRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES
BUSINESS MANAGEMENTBUSINESSESCANVASSING
CATHOLICISMCENSORSHIPCHILD BENEFITS
CHILDHOODCHILDRENCIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
CIVIL DISTURBANCESCIVIL SERVANTSCIVIL WAR
CLASS CONFLICTCLASS CONSCIOUSNESSCLASS DIFFERENTIATION
COAL MININGCOMMUNISMCOMMUNIST PARTY OF BRITAIN (1989 - )
COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1920 - 1991)COMMUNITY CHARGECOMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS
CONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)COOPERATIONCOST OF LIVING
COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVATIONCURRENCIESDEATH PENALTY
DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTDECISION MAKINGDEFENCE
DEMOCRACYDEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
DISABLED PERSONSDISADVANTAGED GROUPSDISARMAMENT
DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESDOMESTIC SERVICESECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTECONOMIC CONDITIONSECONOMIC GROWTH
ECONOMIC POLICYECONOMIC RECESSIONEDUCATION
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL EXPENDITUREEDUCATIONAL GRANTS
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONSELDERLYELECTION BROADCASTING
ELECTION CAMPAIGNSELECTIONSELECTORAL ISSUES
ELECTORAL SYSTEMSELECTRIC POWER GENERATIONEMIGRATION
EMPLOYEESEMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES
EMPLOYMENTENTRANCE EXAMINATIONSENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING CONTROLEQUAL OPPORTUNITYEQUAL RIGHTS OF MEN AND WOMEN
ETHNIC GROUPSEUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITYEUROPEAN UNION
EXAMINATIONSEXPENDITUREFALKLAND ISLANDS
FAMILIESFATHER'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYFATHER'S OCCUPATION
FATHER'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSFATHERSFINANCIAL EXPECTATIONS
FINANCIAL RESOURCESFINANCIAL SUPPORTFORECASTING
FOREIGN POLICYFOREIGN RELATIONSFRANCE
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSIONFREEDOM OF SPEECHFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
FURTHER TRAININGGENDERGERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC
GOVERNMENT POLICYGOVERNMENTGREAT BRITAIN
GREAT BRITAINGREEN PARTY (UNITED KINGDOM)GROUPS
HEADS OF GOVERNMENTHEALTH SERVICESHIGHER EDUCATION
HOME OWNERSHIPHOME SHARINGHOMOSEXUALITY
HOSPITAL SERVICESHOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSEWIVESHOUSING CONSTRUCTIONHOUSING TENURE
HOUSINGHUMAN SETTLEMENTIMAGE
IMMIGRANTSIMMIGRATIONIMPERIALISM
INCOME DISTRIBUTIONINCOME TAXINCOME
INDUSTRIALIZATIONINDUSTRIESINFLATION
INFORMATION SOURCESINTEREST (FINANCE)INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONINTERNATIONAL RELATIONSINTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
INTERPERSONAL INFLUENCEINVESTMENT RETURNINVOLUNTARY SHORT TIME WORKING
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTINGJOB REQUIREMENTS
JOB SATISFACTIONJUDGMENTS (LEGAL)LABOUR DISPUTES
LABOUR LAWLABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LABOUR RELATIONS
LAND AMELIORATIONLAND USELANDLORDS
LAW ENFORCEMENTLAWLAWFUL OPPOSITION
LEGISLATURELIBERAL DEMOCRATS (GREAT BRITAIN)LIBERAL PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICESLOCAL GOVERNMENTMARITAL STATUS
MARRIED WOMEN WORKERSMEDICAL INSURANCEMEETINGS
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENTMEMBERSHIPMILITARY EXPENDITURE
MILITARY POWERMILITARY SERVICEMONARCHY
MORTGAGESMOTHERSMOTOR VEHICLES
NATIONAL ECONOMYNATIONAL FRONT (UNITED KINGDOM)NATIONALITY
NATIONALIZATIONNATONEIGHBOURHOODS
NEIGHBOURSNEWSPAPER READERSHIPNEWSPAPERS
NORTHERN IRELANDNUCLEAR BASESNUCLEAR ENERGY
NUCLEAR INDUSTRYNUCLEAR POWER STATIONSNUCLEAR REACTOR SAFETY
NUCLEAR WEAPONSOCCUPATIONAL PENSIONSOCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
OCCUPATIONAL STATUSOCCUPATIONAL TRAININGOCCUPATIONS
OIL RESOURCESONE-PARTY SYSTEMSPARENTS
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPARTY SYSTEMSPATRIOTISM
PENSIONSPERIODICALS READERSHIPPERSONAL EFFICACY
PETROLEUM INDUSTRYPLACE OF RESIDENCEPLAID CYMRU
POLICE CORRUPTIONPOLICE POWERPOLITICAL ACTION
POLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL AWARENESS
POLITICAL BEHAVIOURPOLITICAL COALITIONSPOLITICAL CORRUPTION
POLITICAL DOCTRINESPOLITICAL ETHICSPOLITICAL EXTREMISM
POLITICAL INFLUENCEPOLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL LEADERS
POLITICAL OPPOSITIONPOLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL POWER
POLITICAL REPRESENTATIONPOLITICAL SYSTEMSPOLITICAL UNIFICATION
POLITICIANSPOLITICSPOLLUTION CONTROL
POOR PERSONSPOPULATION MIGRATIONPORNOGRAPHY
POVERTYPOWER ELITEPREJUDICE
PRESERVATION OF MONUMENTSPRICESPRISON SENTENCES
PRISONSPRIVATE EDUCATIONPRIVATE SCHOOLS
PRIVATE SECTORPRIVATIZATIONPROFITS
PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATIONPROTESTANTISMPUBLIC ENTERPRISES
PUBLIC EXPENDITUREPUBLIC OPINIONPUBLIC SECTOR
PUBLIC TRANSPORTPUNISHMENT OBJECTIVESQUALIFICATIONS
QUALITY OF EDUCATIONQUALITY OF LIFERACE RELATIONS
RACIAL CONFLICTRACIAL DISCRIMINATIONRADIO NEWS
RADIO PROGRAMMESRAILWAY TRANSPORTRATES
REFERENDUMSREGIONAL GOVERNMENTRELIGION
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCERELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR
RELIGIOUS CONFLICTRENTED ACCOMMODATIONREPATRIATION
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYREVOLUTIONARY ACTIONRIOTS
RURAL DEVELOPMENTSATISFACTIONSCHOOL DISCIPLINE
SCHOOL-LEAVING AGESCHOOLSSCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT
SCOTLANDSCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTYSELF-EMPLOYED
SELF-GOVERNMENTSEX DISCRIMINATIONSHARES
SIBLINGSSICK PERSONSSOCIAL ATTITUDES
SOCIAL CHANGESOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL CONFORMITY
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL INEQUALITY
SOCIAL MOBILITYSOCIAL ORIGINSOCIAL POLICY
SOCIAL PROTESTSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SERVICES
SOCIAL STRATIFICATIONSOCIAL STRUCTURESOCIAL VALUES
SOCIAL WELFARESOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPORT
SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYSPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENTSPOUSE'S OCCUPATION
SPOUSE'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSSPOUSESSTANDARD OF LIVING
STATE CONTROLSTATE RESPONSIBILITYSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS
STRIKESSTUDENTSSUPERVISORS
TAXATIONTEACHING METHODSTELEPHONES
TELEVISION NEWSTELEVISION PROGRAMMESTELEVISION VIEWING
TELEVISIONTENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTERRORISM
TIED HOUSINGTRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRADE UNION RIGHTS
TRADE UNIONSTRAININGTRUST
UNEMPLOYEDUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSUNEMPLOYMENT
UNITED KINGDOMUPPER HOUSEUSA
USSRVOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING INTENTION
WAGE DETERMINATIONWAGES POLICYWAGES
WALESWARWEALTH
WILDLIFE PROTECTIONWOMENWOMEN'S RIGHTS
WORKERS PARTICIPATIONWORKING CONDITIONSYOUTH
ZIMBABWE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 25 September 1996
Copyright: Copyright for these data resides with the individual depositors
Access conditions: An online version of BESIS, now covering 1964 to 2001, has fully replaced the previous CD-ROM version. Users should visit the BESIS website to register an account and use the data.
Availability: These data are available from a service other than ESDS, UK Data Archive -
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Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3588_Information.htm 14
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