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Here you will find a range of resources that we think may be helpful in analysing BES data.

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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…

Analysing the Effects of Individual Level Registration: BES Partnership with the Electoral...


The British Election Study is partnering with the  Electoral Commission to analyse the impact of the switch to individual electoral registration (IER) which is  being rolled out from Summer 2014. The partnership will involve two streams of work. (i) Individual level analyses explaining the determinants…

British Election Study Mapping Project Collaboration

As part of the successful Manchester-Oxford-Nottingham bid to run the 2015 British Election Study, the BES will include an innovative ‘mapping project’ designed by international BES collaborators Professor Cara Wong and Professor Jake Bowers (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA) and Professor Daniel Rubenson…

About the BES Internet Panel Study

The new BES team is continuing in the footsteps of its predecessors by collecting data via a large online panel study. This BES Internet Panel (BESIP) will follow the same respondents as well as adding to their number to replace those who drop out of…