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Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865; Lynn Regis Poll Books, 1822

Title details

SN: 3179
Title: Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865; Lynn Regis Poll Books, 1822
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3179-1
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. (1994). Psephological Datasets, 1702-1865. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 3179,

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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.
This study comprises a computer transcript of the Lynn Regis poll books in order to investigate voting behaviour using nominal record linkage.
Main Topics:
Voting behaviour
Name; occupation; address; vote; generation.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1822
Dates of fieldwork: January 1994
Country: England
Geography: King's Lynn
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Text units (documents/chapters/words)
Kind of data: Textual data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Lynn Regis poll books in 1882
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Lynn Regis Parliamentary Poll Books (held at Institute for Historical Research, London).

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 13 April 1994
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.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Description of codes deployed in the dataset codes.pdf 13
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3179_Information.htm 13
READ File read3179.txt 1


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