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Study TitleNew Zealand pre-election Survey, 1978: Dunedin North and Clutha
Primary InvestigatorWood, G. A.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00557
AbstractThe New Zealand Pre-election Survey (Dunedin North and Clutha), 1978, was conducted during the fortnight preceding the general election of 25 November. It was part of a follow-up to the surveys conducted in 1975, but covered only two of the six electorates in the 1975 study. (A third electorate, Lyttelton, was also surveyed independently, with the 1978 survey being the third in a series). The main focus of the survey was 'personal voting'. The respondent was questioned as to his knowledge, contact with, and opinions of candidates standing in his electorate, interest in politics, and likes and dislikes of leaders of the major parties. His opinion about the probable outcome of the election at both a local and national level was sought, as was his perception of important issues at a local and national level. The respondent's political behaviour such as whether he had ever changed his vote, self-identification with a particular party, membership of political parties and participation in politics was investigated. Background variables include: duration of residence in the electorate, sex, further education after leaving school, occupation, spouse's occupation, age, religion, country of birth, self-assessment of class, and voting intention.
Production Date (documentation)1990-02-16
Bibliographic CitationWood, G. A. New Zealand pre-election Survey, 1978: Dunedin North and Clutha [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
CopyrightCopyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
ContactBean, (Dr) C. Division of Demography and Sociology Research School of Social Sciences The Australian National University G.P.O. Box 4 Canberra A.C.T. 2601
Contact AffiliationDivision of Demography and Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsNon-Australian studies;Politics;Election and campaign studies
KeywordsElections: New Zealand;Leadership;New Zealand: Politics;Political parties;Politicians;Politics
Population (Universe)Individuals listed on the electoral rolls for Dunedin North and Clutha Electoral Districts (Otago).
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: End date - Data Collection:
Time Period
Time Period - Start: Time Period - End:
Methodology Content
Sampling Procedurearea cluster sample Random selection of addresses from electoral rolls, used as startpoints, clusters of five interviews from each startpoint, conducted at every third dwelling; alternate (quota) selection of males and females. (Substitutions used).
Data Kindsurvey
Data Access Content
Access ConditionsThe depositor wishes to be informed (by the archive) of use being made of the data, in order to comment on that use and make contact with colleagues of similar interests.
Deposit Information Content
DepositorBean, (Dr) C. Division of Demography and Sociology Research School of Social Sciences The Australian National University G.P.O. Box 4 Canberra A.C.T. 2601
Deposit Date1990-02-16
Other Content
Mode of Data Collectionpersonal interview
CommentThe New Zealand Pre-election Survey (Dunedin North and Clutha), 1978, was conducted during the fortnight preceding the general election of 25 November. It was part of a follow-up to the surveys conducted in 1975, but covered only two of the six electorates in the 1975 study. (A third electorate, Lyttelton, was also surveyed independently, with the 1978 survey being the third in a series). The main focus of the survey was 'personal voting'. The respondent was questioned as to his knowledge, contact with, and opinions of candidates standing in his electorate, interest in politics, and likes and dislikes of leaders of the major parties. His opinion about the probable outcome of the election at both a local and national level was sought, as was his perception of important issues at a local and national level. The respondent's political behaviour such as whether he had ever changed his vote, self-identification with a particular party, membership of political parties and participation in politics was investigated. Background variables include: duration of residence in the electorate, sex, further education after leaving school, occupation, spouse's occupation, age, religion, country of birth, self-assessment of class, and voting intention.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 18:03:34 UTC
Data CollectorsGraduate students of Political Studies Department, University of Otago
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Wood, G. A. New Zealand pre-election Survey, 1978: Dunedin North and Clutha [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)New Zealand pre-election Survey, 1978: Dunedin North and Clutha
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00557
LabelNew Zealand pre-election Survey, 1978: Dunedin North and Clutha
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ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-26
ProducerWood, G. A.
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodcross-sectional (one-time) study partial replication
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