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|Title:||Welsh Assembly Election Study, 1999|
|Depositor:||National Centre for Social Research|
Jones, R. Wyn, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Department of International Politics. Institute of Welsh Politics
National Centre for Social Research
Heath, A., University of Oxford. Nuffield College
Seyd, B., University College London. School of Public Policy. Constitution Unit
Curtice, J.K., University of Strathclyde. Department of Politics
National Centre for Social Research
Economic and Social Research Council
|Grant number:||R000238070; L327253017|
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Dr. Richard Wyn Jones, Katarina Thomson of the National Centre for Social Research (Natcen) and Professor Anthony Heath acted as Principal Investigators under the main grant. Mr. Ben Seyd, Alison Park and Katarina Thomson of Natcen and Professor John Curtice acted as Principal Investigators under the 'New Electoral Systems' grant. Dafydd Trystan, Department of Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth; David McCrone, Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh; Peter Lynn and Gerry Nicolaas, National Centre for Social Research. The WAES was conducted jointly by the Institute for Welsh Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends (CREST). CREST is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Research Centre based jointly at the National Centre for Social Research (formerly SCPR) and the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. The study was funded by an ESRC grant. The module on the new electoral systems was developed jointly by the Constitution Unit, University College London and CREST and was funded by a separate ESRC grant.
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.This survey was a post-election study of the first election to the Welsh National Assembly in 1999. It was designed in the tradition of British General Election Studies and in close conjunction with the 1999 'Scottish Social Attitudes/Scottish Parliamentary Election Study' (held under SN:4346). The questionnaire covers mainly political behaviour and attitudes, together with a thorough classification section. A separate module of questions dealing with the new electoral systems was fielded in a self-completion booklet to face-to-face respondents.
The survey incorporated a methodological experiment to assess the feasibility of conducting election studies on the telephone in Britain. The sample is therefore made up of three sample types:
Sample A: a clustered sample, selected from the Postcode Address File (PAF) and interviewed face-to-face using laptop computers.
Sample B: selected using Random Digit Dialling (RDD) and interviewed over the telephone.
Sample C: a clustered sample selected from PAF and interviewed over the telephone.
Later Welsh election/Assembly election studies were conducted in 2001 and 2003 under the Wales Life and Times survey series programme (see under study numbers 4546 and 5052). An earlier study of the 1979 general election in Wales is held under SN:1591.
The file contains data from 1,256 respondents of which 522 were interviewed face-to-face and 734 on the telephone. Of those interviewed on the telephone, 399 were selected via PAF, 330 via RDD, and 5 were interviewed in Welsh.
Left-right scale: FairShar, RichLaw, TUNtNeed, PrivEnt, PublcOwn, GovResp1.
Libertarian-authoritarian scale: TradVals, Censor, PubMeet, GaySex, Tolerant, BanParty.
Welsh nationalism scale: SWLearn, SWLiv, SWAshmd, SWCrit, SWProud.
|Dates of fieldwork:||May 1999 - June 1999|
Local Authority Districts
Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults aged 18 years and over resident in Wales during 1999
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Samples A and C; Sample B was chosen by Random Digit Dialling (RDD)
|Number of units:||(A) 900 (target) Sample A;(B) 741 (obtained) Definitely eligible - Sample A;(C) 40 (obtained) Uncertain eligibility - Sample A;(D) 522 (obtained) Sample A;(E) 515 (obtained) Weighted Sample A;(F) 1556 (target) Sample B;(G) 689 (obtained) Definitely eligible - Sample B;(H) 291 (obtained) Uncertain eligibility - Sample B;(I) 330 (obtained) Sample B;(J) 329 (obtained) Weighted Sample B;(K) 1320 (target) Sample C;(L) 807 (obtained) Definitely eligible - Sample C;(M) 328 (obtained) Uncertain eligibility - Sample C;(N) 399 (obtained) Sample C;(O) 404 (obtained) Weighted Sample C|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview; Self-completion
|Weighting:||Weighting factor = WTFACTOR|
|ATTITUDES||BANKS||BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES|
|CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CATHOLIC SCHOOLS||CATHOLICISM|
|CLASS CONFLICT||CONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)||CONSTITUTIONS|
|DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT||DECISION MAKING||DEFENCE|
|DISABLED PERSONS||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||ECONOMIC CONDITIONS|
|EQUAL OPPORTUNITY||EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW||ETHNIC GROUPS|
|EUROPEAN UNION||FINANCIAL RESOURCES||FINANCIAL SUPPORT|
|GENDER||GOVERNMENT MINISTERS||GOVERNMENT POLICY|
|HEALTH SERVICES||HIGHER EDUCATION||HOME OWNERSHIP|
|HOMOSEXUALITY||HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLDS|
|INTERGROUP RELATIONS||INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION||LABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)|
|LAND ECONOMICS||LAND OWNERSHIP||LANDOWNERS|
|LAW ENFORCEMENT||LEGAL SYSTEMS||LIBERAL DEMOCRATS (GREAT BRITAIN)|
|LIFE STYLES||LOCAL GOVERNMENT||MANAGERS|
|MARITAL STATUS||MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT||MIDDLE CLASS|
|MORAL VALUES||NATIONAL IDENTITY||NATIONALISM|
|NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||NEWSPAPERS||ONE-PARENT FAMILIES|
|POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE||POLITICAL ATTITUDES||POLITICAL COALITIONS|
|POLITICAL EXTREMISM||POLITICAL INTEREST||POLITICAL LEADERS|
|POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||POLITICAL POWER||POLITICAL SYSTEMS|
|POOR PERSONS||PRESS||PRIVATE EDUCATION|
|PRIVATE SECTOR||PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION||PROTESTANTISM|
|PUBLIC EXPENDITURE||PUBLIC INFORMATION||PUBLIC OWNERSHIP|
|RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE||RENTED ACCOMMODATION||RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY|
|RETIREMENT||SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY||SELF-EMPLOYED|
|SINGLE EUROPEAN CURRENCY||SOCIAL ATTITUDES||SOCIAL CLASS|
|SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL INEQUALITY||SOCIAL INTEGRATION|
|SOCIAL PROTEST||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION|
|SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||SPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENT||SPOUSES|
|STANDARD OF LIVING||STATE CONTROL||STATE SCHOOLS|
|TELEVISION CHANNELS||TOLERANCE||TRADE UNIONS|
|UNITED KINGDOM||VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES||VOTING BEHAVIOUR|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||14 December 2000|
|Copyright:||Copyright held jointly by University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends.|
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By principal investigator(s):
Thomson, K. et al (2000) Welsh Assembly Election Study 1999: technical report, London: National Centre for Social Research.
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