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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 1-19 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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Wave 13 of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel

  • June 2017 - June 2017
  • N = 31,136
  • Mode: Online survey

2017 post-election wave of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel. Update Version 1.5.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green., G. Evans., H. Schmitt, C. van der Eijk, J. Mellon and C. Prosser (2017) British Election Study Internet Panel Wave 13. DOI: 10.15127/1.293723
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Wave 12 of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel

  • May 2017 - June 2017
  • N = 34,394
  • Mode: Online survey

2017 campaign wave of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel. Update version 1.5.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green., G. Evans., H. Schmitt, C. van der Eijk, J. Mellon and C. Prosser (2017) British Election Study Internet Panel Wave 12. DOI: 10.15127/1.293723
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