Dataset: Norwegian Election Study 1981

Abstract

The Norwegian Election Research Programme was launched in the middle of the 1950's, under the direction of The Institute for Social Research. Henry Valen and Stein Rokkan were responsible for the programme. The programme co-operated with Norsk Gallup Institute A/S for sample survey data collection in the election studies covering the Storting elections in 1957, 1965, 1969 and 1973. In these first studies interviews were carried out both before and after the elections. Since 1977 the programme has co-operated with Statistics Norway (SSB) for the data collection for these studies. After 1977 interviewing has only been conducted after the elections. The election studies are intended to give statistical data for research purposes on elections and political processes in Norway. Since the start of the Norwegian Election Programme Professor Henry Valen has been the key administrator, but in 1985 Prof.Bernt Aardal took over as executive manager.


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Variable Groups

Full Title

Norwegian Election Study 1981

Identification Number

NSD0063

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Valen, Henry Institute for Social Research
Aardal, Bernt Institute for Social Research

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB

Copyright

Copyright (C) 1982 Statistics Norway

Place of Production

SSB Oslo

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway NFR

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Contact Person

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier
Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste

Depositor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Statistisk sentralbyrå, Oslo SSB

Series Name

Norwegian Election Studies

Series Information

The Norwegian Election Research Programme was launched in the middle of the 1950's, under the direction of The Institute for Social Research. Henry Valen and Stein Rokkan were responsible for the programme. The programme co-operated with Norsk Gallup Institute A/S for sample survey data collection in the election studies covering the Storting elections in 1957, 1965, 1969 and 1973. Since 1977 the programme has co-operated with Statistics Norway (SSB) for the data collection for these studies. The election studies are intended to give statistical data for research covering elections and political processes in Norway. Since the start of the Norwegian Election Programme Professor Henry Valen has been the key administrator, but in 1985 Bernt Aardal took over as executive manager.

Version

Date: 2012-08-13

Notes

Data from Statistics Norway are documented and prepared, third NSD edition.

Bibliographic Citation

"Norwegian Election Study 1981". Data collected by Statistics Norway. Third NSD edition, Bergen 2012.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Elections

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1981

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1981-09-15 1981-10-31

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Part of country

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

People who are entitled to vote under 80 years of age.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey/Panel

Data Collector

Statistics Norway  (SSB)

Sampling Procedure

The sample for the Norwegian Election Survey 1981, was drawn by Statistics Norway, and is a self weighting sample (all individuals in the population has an equal probability of being sampled for the survey). To obtain information about changes in attitudes in the electorate 981 people born from 1902 to 1957 has been drawn from the (gross) sample for the Norwegian Election Survey 1977. This sample was complemented by a selection of 132 persons from the 6 cohorts (born 1958 - 1963) who have achieved the right to vote after the 1977 election. The remainder of the sample, 1095 individuals born from 1902 to 1963, is drawn from the Statistics Norway's selection register. The drawing is performed in such a way that the total sample is self weighting.

Gross sample: 2 208
Net sample: 1 596
Response rate: 78,7%

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview

Type of Research Instrument

Strukturert spørreskjema

Actions to Minimize Losses

Gjenbesøk

Notes

Datainnsamlingen følger SSBs standard utvalgsprosedyre.

Data Set Availability

Media online

Location

Availability Status

Data from ”Norwegian Election Study 1981” are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Extent of Collection

One data file, different formats can be made.

Completeness of Study Stored

En del avledede analysevariable er fjernet i den filen NSD distribuerer

Number of Files

Etter behov, normalt 1 fil

Restrictions

Data from "Norwegian Election Study 1981" are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Norwegian Election Study 1981". The survey was financed by The Research Council of Norway. The data are provided by Statistics Norway, and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither Statistics Norway, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets three copies, alternatively a PDF-file, of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

Application for access to the data has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing, postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Statistics Norway, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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