Methods and Data Institute


Members of the Methods and Data Institute are involved in a number of research projects and external networks.

The British Election Study

The British Election Study (BES) is one of the longest running election studies world-wide and the longest running social science survey in the UK. It has made a major contribution to the understanding of political attitudes and behaviour over nearly sixty years. Surveys have taken place immediately after every general election since 1964.

The first study conducted by David Butler and Donald Stokes in 1964 transformed the study of electoral behaviour in the UK. Since then the BES has provided data to help researchers understand changing patterns of party support and election outcomes.

Inequalities, Insurance, Incentives and Immigration

Anja Neundorf is part of a consortium that has been funded by Norface for a project on 'Inequalities, Insurance, Incentives and Immigration: Challenges and Solutions for the Welfare State'. 


Methods and Data Institute

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University of Nottingham
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