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Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865; Guildford Poll Books, 1865 and 1866

Title details

SN: 3165
Title: Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865; Guildford Poll Books, 1865 and 1866
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3165-1
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: 3165,

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Subject Categories

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


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. 3165 comprises a computer transcript of the Guildford poll books in order to investigate voting behaviour using nominal record linkage.
Main Topics:
Voting behaviour.
Name; occupation; address; parish; vote; title; generation.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1865 - 1866
Country: England
Geography: Guildford
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 Guildford General Election of 1865 and the Guildford bye-election of 1866.
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 41
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3165_Information.htm 13
READ File read3165.txt 1


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