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|Title:||Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998|
|Series:||Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey [Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998-]|
|Depositor:||Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. Centre for Social Research|
Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. Centre for Social Research
Dowds, L., Queen's University of Belfast. Centre for Social Research
Research and Evaluation Services
Department of Health and Social Security
Royal Irish Academy. Social Science Research Council
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
University of Ulster
Save the Children Fund
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
|Other acknowledgements:||Gillian Robinson, Ann Marie Gray and Deirdre Heenan, Co-Directors, Life and Times Survey.|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (NILT) series began in 1998, and was the successor to the previous Northern Ireland Social Attitudes series, (available under GN 33235), which was discontinued in 1996.
The main aims of the NILT series are:
NILT originally had a companion series which also began in 1998, the Young Life and Times Survey (YLT) (held under SN 33313), although the YLT methodology changed in 2003. Moreover, NILT forms part of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), although it does not do so every year. Unfortunately, NILT did not run in 2011 due to funding issues, though YLT ran as normal that year; NILT resumed in 2012 (SN 7408). In addition, several open access teaching datasets were created by ARK (Access Research Knowledge) from various years of NILT, covering different topics such as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues, politics and community relations, attitudes to ageing and ageism, and dementia (all held under GN 33312).
Further information about this series may be found on the ARK NILT webpage.
The dataset records the responses of 1800 adults to the 1998 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey. Questions are grouped into 'modules'. This dataset includes questions on respondent's background, rights of the child, public understanding of science, political attitudes, crime and fear of crime, gender and family roles, community relations and religious observance (this module is part of ISSP and is also archived at the German data archive, Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung - 'ZA').
User should note that all respondents were asked every module.
Registrar General's Social Class.
|Dates of fieldwork:||October 1998 - December 1998|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Northern Irish adults
Adults aged 18 and over in Northern Ireland during 1998
Repeated cross-sectional study
One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
|Number of units:||(B) 1800 (obtained)|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
|Weighting:||No information recorded|
|ADOLESCENTS||ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||AID|
|BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY||BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES||BUILDING MAINTENANCE|
|BURGLARY||CARE OF THE SICK||CATHOLICISM|
|CENTRAL GOVERNMENT||CENTRAL HEATING||CITIZENSHIP|
|CRIMINAL DAMAGE||CULTURAL IDENTITY||DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS|
|DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT||DOMESTIC VIOLENCE||DRUG USE|
|ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||ECONOMIC CONDITIONS||EDUCATION|
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS||ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS|
|EMPLOYERS||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY||EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW|
|ETHNIC GROUPS||FACILITIES||FAITH SCHOOLS|
|FAMILY ROLES||FEAR OF CRIME||FIELDS OF STUDY|
|GENDER ROLE||GENETIC SCREENING||GENETICS|
|GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT||GOVERNMENT POLICY||GRANTS|
|GREAT BRITAIN||HIJACKING||HOME OWNERSHIP|
|HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLDS||HOUSING TENURE|
|HOUSING||INCOME DISTRIBUTION||INCOME TAX|
|INTERGROUP RELATIONS||INTERPERSONAL INFLUENCE||KNOWLEDGE (AWARENESS)|
|MARITAL STATUS||NATIONAL IDENTITY||NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICAL PARTIES|
|NORTHERN IRELAND||NORTHERN IRELAND||NUCLEAR ENERGY|
|OCCUPATIONS||PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES||POLICE FORCES|
|POLICE SERVICES||POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE||POLITICAL ATTITUDES|
|POLITICAL INTEREST||POLITICAL ISSUES||POLITICAL LEADERS|
|POLITICAL POWER||POLITICAL SYSTEMS||POLITICIANS|
|PRESCHOOL CHILDREN||PRIVATE SECTOR||PROTESTANTISM|
|PUBLIC EXPENDITURE||PUBLIC SECTOR||PUBLIC TRANSPORT|
|QUALIFICATIONS||RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION||RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE|
|RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR||RELIGIOUS CONFLICT||RELIGIOUS SEGREGATION|
|REPUBLIC OF IRELAND||RIGHTS OF THE CHILD||ROBBERY|
|SCHOOLCHILDREN||SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||SCIENCE|
|SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH||SELF-EMPLOYED||SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR|
|SOCIAL ATTITUDES||SOCIAL INEQUALITY||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS|
|SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS||SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||SPOUSES|
|SUPERVISORY STATUS||TAX AVOIDANCE||TERRORISM|
|THEFT||THERMAL INSULATION||TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||20 December 2000|
|Copyright:||Copyright Access Research Knowledge (ARK) Northern Ireland|
|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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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_4229_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Publications based on NILT, including the Research Updates series and other downloadable items in Acrobat PDF format, are available on the Publications page on the ARK web site.
Books in the Social attitudes in Northern Ireland series contain chapters based on different aspects of NILT research:
Gray, A.M. et al. (2002) Social attitudes in Northern Ireland: the eighth report, London: Pluto Press.
Lloyd, K. et al. (2004) Social attitudes in Northern Ireland: the ninth report, London: Pluto Press.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Kaufmann, E. (2007) The Orange Order: a contemporary Northern Irish history, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Curtice, J., Devine, P. and Ormston, R. (2013) 'Devolution: identities and constitutional preferences across the UK', in A. Park, C. Bryson, E. Clery, J. Curtice and M. Phillips (eds.), British Social Attitudes: 30th Report, London: NatCen Social Research. Retrieved November 28, 2013 from http://www.bsa-30.natcen.ac.uk/read-the-report/devolution/introduction.aspx