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Title The Short-term Campaign Panel of the German Longitudinal Election Study 2009. Design, Implementation, Data Preparation, and Archiving.
Source GESIS Technical Reports, 2013, 20
Year 2013
Access date 10.11.2014
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The German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) is the largest and most ambitious election study held so far in Germany. The project, which is supported by grants of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V.), aims at observing the political attitudes and predispositions as well as the political behavior of the German electorate in the German elections 2009, 2013, and 2017. The long-term goal is to institutionalize the study as German National Election Study at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences after the 2017 election. The GLES allows to analyze the electoral behavior of the electorate in cross-sectional and longitudinal perspective as well as in regard to short-term dynamics during the election campaign and long-term processes of social and societal change (Schmitt-Beck et al. 2010). Figure 1 gives an overview of the design of the GLES 2009 and 2013. The Short-term Campaign Panel (component 3) investigates – as well as the Rolling Cross-Section Campaign Survey with Post-Election Panel Wave (RCS, component 2) – the short-term dynamics during the election campaign. In contrast to the RCS the Short-term Campaign Panel observes these processes on the level of the individual. Hence, it enables the researcher to observe and analyze intra-individual information processing and decision processes during the election campaign.

Year of publication2013
Bibliographic typeReports, seminars