The Scottish Election Study takes the form of a three-wave internet panel survey, with data collection undertaken by YouGov. The aim of the study is to explain the decisions of Scottish voters on 3 May 2007, both whether and for which party they voted. As well as voting behaviour, the survey questionnaires cover the following topics: attitudes to parties and leaders; issue opinions and evaluations; national identity; constitutional preferences; socio-demographic characteristics.
Details of the three waves of data collection are:
The Scottish Election Study (SES) was modelled closely on the British Election Studies (BES) held at the Data Archive (GN 33066).
Department of Government, University of Strathclyde
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Further information is available from the ESRC award web page.
Data available freely from internet. Alternatively users can register their project with the Data Archive and receive a copy of data files.
This article was published on Feb 26, 2013