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|Title:||Qualitative Election Study of Britain, 2010|
|Series:||Qualitative Election Study of Britain, 2010-|
|Depositor:||Winters, K., Birkbeck, University of London. School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy. Department of Politics|
Winters, K., Birkbeck, University of London. School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy. Department of Politics
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This research project recorded the views and concerns of Britons before and after the 2010 General Election. By conducting 14 focus groups with people in England, Scotland and Wales the project investigated, qualitatively, pre- and post-election views. The aim was to generate data that: 1) provided insights into the views and perceptions of citizens on politicians, party leaders, and political issues (e.g. civic duty, political alienation, political activism) before and after the general election; 2) allowed for analysis of the meaning that underlies their assessments, uncover sources of normative values, and make explicit the tacit assumptions participants use to reach their judgements. Three additional focus groups were conducted on the night of the first ever Leaders' Debates and the transcripts record people's expectations in advance of the debates and their reactions afterwards. As well as the focus group transcripts, the collection includes a quantitative file of results from the pre-focus group questionnaire given to participants.
Users should note that although audio and video recordings of some of the focus groups have been deposited, they are held for preservation only and are not available for use.
Topics covered during the focus groups included: people's perceptions of the main party leaders; perceptions of the campaigns; civic duty; the possibility of a hung parliament; and how they came to their vote choice. The questionnaire data covers newspaper readership, political attitudes, government spending and opinions of the main British political party leaders.
|Dates of fieldwork:||2010|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Focus group transcripts
Adults aged over 18, participating in 14 focus groups conducted in the weeks before and after the 2010 General Election, in England, Scotland and Wales (comprising a total of 76 participants).
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Participants were recruited using emails, flyers and snowballing techniques.
|Number of units:||14 focus groups (76 participants)|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Focus group
|ATTITUDE SCALES||CITIZENSHIP||CONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)|
|ELECTION BROADCASTING||ELECTION CAMPAIGNS||GREAT BRITAIN|
|LABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)||LIBERAL DEMOCRATS (GREAT BRITAIN)||MASS MEDIA COVERAGE|
|NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS||PERFORMANCE|
|PERSONALITY TRAITS||PLAID CYMRU||POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE|
|POLITICAL ATTITUDES||POLITICAL COALITIONS||POLITICAL ISSUES|
|POLITICAL LEADERS||POLITICAL PARTIES||POLITICAL POWER|
|PUBLIC DISCUSSION||PUBLIC EXPENDITURE||SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY|
|TELEVISION PROGRAMMES||TRUST IN GOVERNMENT||TRUST|
|VOTING BEHAVIOUR||VOTING INTENTION|
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|First edition:||20 February 2012|
|Copyright:||Copyright K. Winters|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6861_Information.htm||6|
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