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Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998

Title details

SN: 4229
Title: Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4229-1
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
Principal investigator(s): Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. Centre for Social Research
Dowds, L., Queen's University of Belfast. Centre for Social Research
Data collector(s): Research and Evaluation Services
Sponsor(s): Department of Health and Social Security
Wellcome Trust
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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The citation for this study is:

Devine, P., Dowds, L. (2000). Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 4229, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-4229-1

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Subject Categories

Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

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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:
  • to monitor public attitudes towards social policy and political issues in Northern Ireland;
  • to provide a time series on attitudes to key social policy areas;
  • to facilitate academic social policy analysis;
  • to provide a freely available resource on public attitudes for the wider community of users in Northern Ireland.

    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.

  • Main Topics:
    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.

    Standard Measures
    Registrar General's Social Class.

    Coverage, universe, methodology

    Dates of fieldwork: October 1998 - December 1998
    Country: Northern Ireland
    Spatial units: No spatial unit
    Observation units: Individuals
    Kind of data: Numeric data
    Individual (micro) level
    Universe: National
    Northern Irish adults
    Adults aged 18 and over in Northern Ireland during 1998
    Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
    Sampling procedures: 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

    Thesaurus search on keywords

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    ABORTION (INDUCED)ADOLESCENTSADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATIONS
    AIDASSAULTASTROLOGY
    ATTITUDESBOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHYBRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES
    BUILDING MAINTENANCEBURGLARYCARE OF THE SICK
    CATHOLICISMCENTRAL GOVERNMENTCENTRAL HEATING
    CITIZENSHIPCOMMUNITIESCOURTS
    CRIME VICTIMSCRIMECRIMINAL DAMAGE
    CULTURAL IDENTITYDEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCEDRUG USEECONOMIC ACTIVITY
    ECONOMIC CONDITIONSEDUCATIONEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMSELECTRIC POWER STATIONSEMPLOYERS
    EMPLOYMENT HISTORYEQUALITY BEFORE THE LAWETHNIC GROUPS
    FACILITIESFAITH SCHOOLSFAMILY ROLES
    FEAR OF CRIMEFIELDS OF STUDYGENDER ROLE
    GENETIC SCREENINGGENETICSGOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT
    GOVERNMENT POLICYGRANTSGREAT BRITAIN
    HIJACKINGHOME OWNERSHIPHOURS OF WORK
    HOUSEHOLDSHOUSING TENUREHOUSING
    INCOME DISTRIBUTIONINCOME TAXINCOME
    INDUSTRIESINSURANCEINTERGROUP RELATIONS
    INTERPERSONAL INFLUENCEKNOWLEDGE (AWARENESS)MARITAL STATUS
    NATIONAL IDENTITYNORTHERN IRELAND POLITICAL PARTIESNORTHERN IRELAND
    NORTHERN IRELANDNUCLEAR ENERGYOCCUPATIONS
    PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATESPOLICE FORCESPOLICE SERVICES
    POLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL INTEREST
    POLITICAL ISSUESPOLITICAL LEADERSPOLITICAL POWER
    POLITICAL SYSTEMSPOLITICIANSPRESCHOOL CHILDREN
    PRIVATE SECTORPROTESTANTISMPUBLIC EXPENDITURE
    PUBLIC SECTORPUBLIC TRANSPORTQUALIFICATIONS
    RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCERELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR
    RELIGIOUS CONFLICTRELIGIOUS SEGREGATIONREPUBLIC OF IRELAND
    RIGHTS OF THE CHILDROBBERYSCHOOLCHILDREN
    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYSCIENCESCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    SELF-EMPLOYEDSEXUAL BEHAVIOURSOCIAL ATTITUDES
    SOCIAL INEQUALITYSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
    SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYSPOUSESSUPERVISORY STATUS
    TAX AVOIDANCETERRORISMTHEFT
    THERMAL INSULATIONTRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRAINING
    TRUSTVOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING INTENTION
    WAGESWEALTH

    Administrative and access information

    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
    Contact: Get in touch

    Documentation

    Title File Name Size (KB)
    User guide 4229userguide.pdf 427
    Study information and citation UKDA_Study_4229_Information.htm 6
    READ File read4229.txt 2
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    Publications

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    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

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