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Schweizer Wahlstudie (Select)

English title Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects)
Applicant Lutz Georg
Number 128917
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution Fondation FORS Bâtiment Geopolis Université de Lausanne
Institution of higher education Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences - FORS
Main discipline Political science
Start/End 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2010
Approved amount 265'955.00
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Keywords (6)

National election study; Parliamentary elections; Electoral behavior; voting behaviour; Political participation; Swiss Electoral Studies

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects) is a research network of the institutes for political science at the Universities of Zurich, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and FORS. The primary aims of Selects is (1) to secure a continuous collection of data on Swiss national elections, (2) to provide state-of-the-art analyses of developments related to national elections and voting behaviour in Switzerland, (3) to promote the integration of electoral research in Switzerland into international research networks, and (4) to provide relevant information on Swiss elections for the public.Data collection primarily includes post-election surveys of Swiss citizens since 1995. Voters surveys are regularly complemented with coded media-content data. Data collection in the context of 2007 national elections comprised also a parallel survey of candidates running for parliamentary seats for the first time.
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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
119358 Schweizer Wahlstudie (Select) 01.01.2008 Research Infrastructure
133957 Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects) 2011 01.01.2011 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

Swiss Electoral Studies (Selects) is a research network of the institutes for political science at the Universities of Zurich, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and FORS. The primary aims of Selects is (1) to secure a continuous collection of data on Swiss national elections, (2) to provide state-of-the-art analyses of developments related to national elections and voting behaviour in Switzerland, (3) to promote the integration of electoral research in Switzerland into international research networks, and (4) to provide relevant information on Swiss elections for the public.Data collection primarily includes post-election surveys of Swiss citizens. Voters surveys are regularly complemented with coded media-content data. Data collection in the context of 2007 national elections comprised also a parallel survey of candidates running for parliamentary seats for the first time.
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