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Panel study data

The BES has included panel studies in a relatively small number of most recent periods. These panel studies follow the same survey respondents over time in panel study ‘waves’ of data. Each wave can also be used as a cross-section and surveys include filter variables to find out which respondents are interviewed in all waves, in just one wave or some waves. Panel studies are particularly useful to study within-person change and the evolution of political preferences and electoral behaviours.

British Election Study Combined Wave 1-13 Internet Panel open ended response data

  • February 2014 - June 2017
  • N = 5,300
  • Mode: Online survey

A dataset containing the data from open ended response questions in waves 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of the BES Internet Panel.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green., G. Evans., H. Schmitt, C. van der Eijk, J. Mellon & C. Prosser (2017) British Election Study Internet Panel Waves 1-13. DOI: 10.15127/1.293723
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Wave 8 of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel (2016 EU Referendum Study, Daily Campaign Survey)

  • May 2016 - June 2016
  • N = 31,409
  • Mode: Online survey

The 2016 EU Referendum campaign wave of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel. Version 1.6.

Evans, G., E. Fieldhouse., J. Green., H. Schmitt, C., van der Eijk., J. Mellon and C. Prosser (2016) British Election Study Internet Panel Wave 8 (2016 EU Referendum Study, Daily Campaign Survey). DOI: 10.15127/1.293723
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