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Conservative Party Representatives Study, 2002

Title details

SN: 6552
Title: Conservative Party Representatives Study, 2002
Alternative title: CPRS 2002; A Multi-Focus, Quantitative Analysis of the Beliefs, Behaviour and Background of Conservative Party Politicians
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6552-1
Depositor: Meek, N.G., London Metropolitan University. Department of Law, Governance and International Relations
Principal investigator(s): Meek, N.G., London Metropolitan University. Department of Law, Governance and International Relations
Other acknowledgements: The depositor would like to acknowledge the following people: Professor Richard Topf, London Metropolitan University, PhD supervisor; Professor Paul Whiteley, University of Essex, external examiner; and Professor Sam Whimster, London Metropolitan University, internal examiner.

Citation

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Meek, N.G. (2010). Conservative Party Representatives Study, 2002. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 6552, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6552-1

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Subject Categories

Elites and leadership - Social stratification and groupings
Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture

Abstract

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The Conservative Party Representatives Study 2002 is a multi-focus, wholly quantitative analysis of the attitudes, beliefs, behaviour and socio-demographic background of Conservative Party politicians in 2002. A 20-page questionnaire was sent in April 2002 to all Conservative Members of Parliament (MPs), Peers, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), Scottish MPs, Welsh and Greater London Assembly members, local councillors in Scotland and Wales and a 10 per cent random sample of local councillors in England.

The survey covered a range of topics under the headings: United Kingdom; environment; business, labour relations, welfare and the economy; Britain, Europe and the wider world; ethnicity, citizenship and national image; society and culture; conduct of politics; the political parties; religion; and the 2001 Conservative Party leadership contest. There are a small number of experiential items for all respondents and a larger battery of socio-demographic items for local councillors in England. Although they can be used as such, a large proportion of attitudinal items are primarily intended as components of valid and statistically reliable, multi-item scales. These items and scales are designed to determine differences, associations and/or predictors of attitudes, behaviour and socio-demographic background in a range of subject areas covered by a series of thematic chapters.
Main Topics:
The study covers attitudes towards:
  • the United Kingdom
  • the environment
  • business, labour relations, welfare and the economy
  • Britain, Europe and the wider world
  • ethnicity, citizenship and national self-image
  • society and culture
  • the conduct of politics
  • the political parties
  • the 2001 Conservative Party leadership contest
  • religion
Information is also included about the socio-demographic profile of respondents.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 2002
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Conservative MPs, Peers, MEPs, Scottish MPs, Welsh and Greater London Assembly members, local councillors in Scotland and Wales and local councillors in England, 2002
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe); Simple random sample
10 per cent random sample of local councillors in England
Number of units: 505 cases
Method of data collection: Postal survey
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 27 August 2010
Copyright: Copyright N. Meek
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required. Available to all registered users. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Overview 6552overview.pdf 260
Questionnaires 6552questionnaires.pdf 399
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6552_Information.htm 17
READ File read6552.htm 10

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By principal investigator(s):
Meek, N.G. (2012) Conservative Party politicians at the turn of the 20th/21st centuries: their attitudes, behaviour and background, London: Civic Education and Research Trust.

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