Skip to main content

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:
Installing R

2015 British Election Internet Panel Study Wave 1


The British Election Study is pleased to announce the release of the first wave of the Internet Panel. 20,881 respondents were interviewed by YouGov between 20th February 2014 and 9th March 2014. Download the data here. The study design aimed at sampling 12500 English, 5000…

Online data collection contract awarded to YouGov


The contract for the online data collection component of the British Election Study was awarded to YouGov following an open competitive tender process. YouGov will have responsibility for gathering the online internet panel sample of respondents between 2014 and 2017, ensuring maximum wave-on-wave retention rates…