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|Title:||Scottish Election Study, 2007|
|Depositor:||Johns, R., University of Strathclyde. Department of Government|
Johns, R., University of Strathclyde. Department of Government
Denver, D.T., Lancaster University. Department of Politics
Mitchell, J., University of Strathclyde. Department of Government
Pattie, C., University of Sheffield. Department of Geography
Economic and Social Research Council
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Scottish Election Study, 2007 (SES) is a major survey of Scottish voters before and after the Scottish Parliament elections on 3 May 2007. The aim of the survey was to explain the electoral decisions of Scottish voters on both whether and how to vote. The survey consists of three different waves. Wave One consists of the pre-election questionnaire, Wave Two is the post-election questionnaire and Wave Three is an additional post-election questionnaire to explore the problems experienced in the election.
The SES was originally designed as a two-wave panel survey, with the same respondents surveyed before and after the election. Then, in the light of the unforeseen problems surrounding the elections, in particular, the soaring number of rejected ballots, the ESRC agreed to fund a third wave of data collection. Wave Three was completed in December 2007 in order to explore respondents perceptions of the elections and the problems that arose, and to investigate whether what happened has had a lasting impact on public attitudes.
The survey was modeled closely on recent British Election Studies (BES) (held at the UKDA under GN 33066). As with the web components of recent BES, the fieldwork for the SES was conducted over the internet, by YouGov. The post-election questionnaire (Wave Two) replicates the 'election study' component of the Scottish Social Attitudes, 2007 (SSA) face-to-face questionnaire (not currently available at the UKDA however previous SSAs are available under GN 33329). This allows for comparison of the results generated by an internet and a face-to-face survey.
Further information is available from the SES 2007 website and the ESRC Scottish Election Study 2007 award page.
Main topics include:
|Dates of fieldwork:||
17 April 2007 - 24 December 2007 -
Wave One: 17 - 23 April 2007; Wave Two: 4 - 10 May 2007; Wave Three: 12 – 24 December 2007
Scottish Electoral Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults resident in Scotland who subscribe to YouGov plc as a panel member, 2007.
Simple random sample; Volunteer sample
|Number of units:||Wave One: 1,872; Wave Two: 1,552; Wave Three: 1,166|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details|
|CENTRAL GOVERNMENT||CONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)||DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT|
|ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES|
|ELECTION BROADCASTING||ELECTION CAMPAIGNS||ELECTION TURNOUT|
|ELECTORAL ISSUES||ELECTORAL SYSTEMS||ELECTORAL VOTING|
|GREEN PARTY (UNITED KINGDOM)||HOUSEHOLD INCOME||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSING TENURE||LABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)||LIBERAL DEMOCRATS (GREAT BRITAIN)|
|MARITAL STATUS||MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT||NATIONAL ELECTIONS|
|NATIONAL IDENTITY||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES|
|PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS||PLACE OF BIRTH||POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE|
|POLITICAL ATTITUDES||POLITICAL COALITIONS||POLITICAL CORRUPTION|
|POLITICAL INTEREST||POLITICAL ISSUES||POLITICAL LEADERS|
|POLITICAL MANIFESTOS||POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||PUBLIC OPINION POLLS|
|RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION||RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE||SCOTLAND|
|SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE||SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT||SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY|
|SCOTTISH NATIONALISM||SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT||SCOTTISH SOCIALIST PARTY|
|SOCIAL ATTITUDES||SOCIAL CLASS||SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|TACTICAL VOTING||TRUST IN GOVERNMENT||VOTING BEHAVIOUR|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||14 November 2008|
|Copyright:||Copyright R. Johns|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6026_Information.htm||19|
By principal investigator(s):
Johns, R. et al. (2008) ‘Valence politics in Scotland: towards an explanation of the 2007 election’, Political Studies. Retrieved November 13, 2008, from http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121489650/abstract
Johns, R. and Carman, C. (2008), ‘Coping with coalitions? Scottish voters under a proportional system’, Representation, 44(4), pp.301–315.
Further papers are available from http://www.scottishelectionstudy.org.uk/paperspubs.htm
Resulting from secondary analysis: