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News - BES Resources

Here you will find a range of resources we think may be helpful in understanding British elections and in analysing BES data. We will be adding podcasts, powerpoint presentations and further information to make the analysis of BES data as straightforward as possible.

The following links may be helpful in accessing statistical software commonly used to analyse social science data:
stata
SPSS
Installing R
RStudio

BES data updates

21/01/2015

The BES team is releasing updated versions of the panel (v1.2), wave 1 (v3.4), wave 2 (v2.4) and wave 3 (v1.2) datasets. This is a minor update that makes a number of small improvements and fixes some errors. The updated datasets are replacing the previous…

Trading places? Left-right placement in Scotland. By Professor Phil Cowley

23/12/2014

‘But what about the SNP?’ That’s what I’ve been asked most, after writing a blog on the way the public see the ideological positions of the parties. With ‘normal’ opinion polls it’s difficult to do sensible inter-country comparisons– because the number of respondents outside of…