Dataset: Norwegian Election Study 1997-2001, panel

Abstract

The Norwegian election research program was started in the mid-50s by the Institute for social research with Henry Valen and Stein Rokkan as research managers. The election research program collaborated with Norsk Gallup Institutt A/S on the collection of election data from the parliamentary elections in 1957, 1965, 1969 and 1973. The program has collaborated with Statistics Norway since 1977 in the implementation of the election surveys in connection with parliamentary elections. The surveys are meant to provide statistical background material for research on elections and political processes in Norway. Professor Henry Valen has been central in coordinating the surveys throughout the period. From 1985, Bernt Aardal took over as general manager of the election research project.

This is a panel based on the surveys in 1997 and 2001, and contains the 871 persons who answered both surveys. Refer to the individual surveys for more information.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Norwegian Election Study 1997-2001, panel

Identification Number

NSD0990

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Statistics Norway SSB

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2001 Statistics Norway

Date of Production

2011-06-09

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Depositor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation

Series Name

Norwegian Election Studies

Series Information

The Norwegian election research program was started in the mid-50s by the Institute for social research with Henry Valen and Stein Rokkan as research managers. The election research program collaborated with Norsk Gallup Institutt A/S on the collection of election data from the parliamentary elections in 1957, 1965, 1969 and 1973. The program has collaborated with Statistics Norway since 1977 in the implementation of the election surveys in connection with parliamentary elections. The surveys are meant to provide statistical background material for research on elections and political processes in Norway. Professor Henry Valen has been central in coordinating the surveys throughout the period. From 1985, Bernt Aardal took over as general manager of the election research project.

Version

Date: 2011-06-14

Notes

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

Bibliographic Citation

"Norwegian Election Study 1997-2001, panel". Data collected by Statistics Norway. First NSD edition, Bergen 2004.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1997 2001

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1997 2001

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Landsdel

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

See the individual surveys.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Panel

Data Collector

Statistics Norway  (SSB)

Sampling Procedure

The sample in the election survey of 2001 was divided into two parts. Half of the sample is a panel of about 1,500 respondents who were also drawn for the election survey in 1997. In this panel, there will always be departures over time, and it is therefore necessary to supplement the panel to keep the cross section properties. In practice, this means that the panel is complemented with young people and immigrants, who then make up what we call a "mock panel" as opposed to those who participated in 1997, called a "true panel". The other half of the sample was a cross-section consisting of approx. 1500 respondents, who were randomly assigned to the survey in 2001. These will in turn constitute the panel in selecting the 2005 survey. This means that it was drawn 3000 people aged 18-80 years to study, where the condition is that he had to vote in parliamentary elections (this means that people who turned 18 in the current election year could be withdrawn from the study). 20 people dropped out (due to death, resided abroad or outside the target group) before the investigation, which meant that we were left with a gross sample of 2980 people. Before the post-election survey a further 30 people dropped out, and we were left with a gross sample of 2950 people.

The sample was drawn from BEBAS, and according to SSB's general utvalgsplan. The sample plan is the country divided into a set of sample sites, which are grouped into 109 strata. Sampling areas are municipalities or groups of municipalities. Municipalities with low population is merged with other municipalities, so that all sample areas have at least 7 percent of the total population in the stratum of the area to which it belongs. In some cases, smaller surrounding municipalities were merged with the large municipality to one area. All municipalities with more than 30 000 inhabitants and a number of municipalities with between 25 000 and 30 000 inhabitants are taken out as separate strata. The other sample areas are stratified within each county by industry structure, population density, centrality, commuting and shopping patterns, media coverage and communications. In the first step a sample area was drawn from each stratum. Sample areas that make up their own strata is extracted with 100 percent probability. The rest are drawn with a probability proportional to population in the sample area. In the second step is the selection of individuals drawn randomly from the 109 sample areas. The second draw is done in a manner that makes the final sample self-weighting when both steps are seen as a whole.

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview

Weighting

The second draw is done in a manner that makes the final sample self-weighting when both steps are seen as a whole.

Location

Availability Status

Data from "Norwegian Election Study 1997-2001, panel" are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Norwegian Election Study 1997-2001, panel" are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to produver 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 1997-2001, panel". The data are provided by Statistics Norway, and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) Neither Statistics Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/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 adress. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neiter Statistics Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Studies

Norwegian Election Study 1957

Norwegian Election Study 1965

Norwegian Election Study 1969

Norwegian Election Study 1973

Norwegian Election Study 1977

Norwegian Election Study 1981

Norwegian Election Study 1985

Norwegian Election Study 1989

Norwegian Election Study 1997

Norwegian Election Study 1993

Norwegian Election Study 2005

Related Publications

Valgundersøkelsen 2001, Dokumentasjons- og tabellrapport

Aardal, Valen, Karlsen, Kleven, Normann (2003) Valgundersøkelsen 2001, Dokumentasjons- og tabellrapport, Rapport 2003/14, Statistisk sentralbyrå

Valgundersøkelsen 1997, dokumentasjonsrapport

Aardal, Valen og Oppheim (2003) Valgundersøkelsen 1997, Dokumentasjonsrapport, Rapport 99/16, Statistisk sentralbyrå.

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