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How can I submit items for consideration for the questionnaire?

The British Election Study Team is pleased to invite members of the BES user community to submit applications to include custom designed content to future waves of the BES Internet Panel Study.


Applications should be no longer than 2 pages (A4, font size 12) not including the questions or instruments which may be appended separately. Applications should set out the justification for inclusion in the BESIP, bearing in mind the criteria set out above. All proposals must include full details of the actual questions or experiments (including wording and response categories), rather than examples of possible instruments.


All proposals must be received at least 4 months in advance of the wave in which they are to first appear. This is to allow adequate time for the board to consider proposals, for the team to work with the proposer and with YouGov to finalise and test the instruments.


A decision will normally be made within two months of submission.


For further details on eligibility, criteria and how to submit your questionnaire proposals.