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2015 BES innovations discussed in Montreal

Professor Ed Fieldhouse presented new innovations in the 2015 British Election Study at a workshop of election specialists hosted by Professor Andre Blais (University of Montreal) in March 2014. Ed highlighted innovations in the 2015 BES: User experiments and proposals (‘playground’ items e.g. certainty scales)…

British Election Study Advisory Board

25/04/2014

The British Election Study international Advisory Board includes scholars with considerable experience in running election studies and represents scholars with expertise in Welsh and Scottish politics in the UK. These international and national insights are particularly important given the BES’ focus on international excellence, comparison…

Analysing Social Media Communication

28/03/2014

Members of the BES Scientific Leadership Team participated in a workshop at the MZES, University of Mannheim, March 28-29, 2014. Twitter and Facebook are now widely used forums of social communication. Many people use them for all sorts of purposes, among them the collection of…

‘The Evolution of British Electoral Studies’ by David Butler

20/03/2014

David Butler is Emeritus Professor at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. David ran the first British Election Study survey in 1964 with Professor Donald Stokes. He is viewed by many as the inspiration for the subsequent study of British elections. David is a highly respected colleague and…

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…