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BES data used by Democratic Audit

13/03/2014

Richard Berry and Anthony Mcdonnell from the Democratic Audit use data from the 2011 census, the British Election Study and OECD data on voting patterns to comment on how highly educated young people are less likely to vote than older people with much lower levels…

British Election Study in The Guardian Newspaper

11/03/2014

Severin Carrell of the Guardian referred to the British Election Study’s analysis of the Scottish independence as an “exciting aspect” of the ESRC’s Future of UK and Scotland initiative, of which the British Election Study #indyref study is part. Carrell wrote, “In addition the British Election…

Cardiff BES consultation event

10/01/2014

What Welsh Voters Think and How They Behave in Elections: A Consultation on the British Election Study Internet Panel  The British Election Study team organised a seminar on the afternoon of Friday 10th January 2014 at which they set out its plans for analysing Welsh voters’ attitudes…

British Election Study appoints Stakeholder Group

The British Election Study will benefit from the insights and experience of members of a new British Election Stakeholder Group. This group was invited by the BES team to ensure that BES data represents and reaches a broad range of users outside of academia, as…

Online data collection contract awarded to YouGov

10/10/2013

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...

01/10/2013

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…