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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.

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British Election Study Combined Wave 1-20 Internet Panel

  • February 2014 - June 2020
  • N = 101,413
  • Mode: Online survey

A panel dataset including waves 1-20 of the BES Internet Panel.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green, G. Evans, J. Mellon & C. Prosser, R. de Geus, J. Bailey, H. Schmitt and C. van der Eijk (2020) British Election Study Internet Panel Waves 1-20.
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British Election Study Combined Wave 1-20 Internet Panel Legacy Variables

  • February 2014 - June 2020
  • N = 31,468
  • Mode: Online survey

A dataset containing depreciated weights and other variables that have been dropped from the main data set, which we provide here for replication purposes.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green, G. Evans, J. Mellon & C. Prosser, R. de Geus, J. Bailey, H. Schmitt and C. van der Eijk (2020) British Election Study Internet Panel Waves 1-20.
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British Election Study Combined Wave 1-20 Internet Panel open ended response data

  • February 2014 - June 2020
  • N = 101,413
  • Mode: Online survey

British Election Study Combined Wave 1-20 Internet Panel open ended response data

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green, G. Evans, J. Mellon & C. Prosser, R. de Geus, J. Bailey, H. Schmitt and C. van der Eijk (2020) British Election Study Internet Panel Waves 1-20.
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British Election Study Combined Wave 1-19 Internet Panel open ended response data

  • February 2014 - December 2019
  • N = 97,158
  • Mode: Online survey

A dataset containing the data from open ended response questions in waves 1-19 of the BES Internet Panel.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green, G. Evans, J. Mellon & C. Prosser (2020) British Election Study Internet Panel Waves 1-19.
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