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Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865; Worcester Poll Books, 1841-1857

Title details

SN: 3034
Title: Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865; Worcester Poll Books, 1841-1857
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3034-1
Series: Psephological Datatasets, 1702-1865
Depositor: Crompton, F., Worcester College of Higher Education
Principal investigator(s): Crompton, F., Worcester College of Higher Education


The citation for this study is:

Crompton, F. (1995). Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 3034,

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Subject Categories

Election returns - Politics
Local history - History
Political history - History
Population censuses - Population, vital statistics and censuses


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

This series of datasets contains information collected from poll books in the course of research and teaching.
Study No. 3034 comprises a computer transcript of the Worcester poll books in order to investigate voting behaviour using nominal record linkage.
Main Topics:
Voting behaviour.
Name; occupation; address; vote; title.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1841 - 1857
Country: England
Geography: Worcester
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Text units (documents/chapters/words)
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
All electors voting in a single place in the Worcester General Elections of 1841 and 1857.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Poll books

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 16 February 1995
Copyright: No information recorded
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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Title File Name Size (KB)
User guide guide.pdf 29
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3034_Information.htm 13
READ File read3034.txt 2


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