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Title: Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2004      
dateReleased:
02-28-2012
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.5/5298
ID:
hdl:1902.5/5298
description:
The Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) survey was launched by the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen, part of the National Centre for Social Research, the largest independent, not-for-profit social research institute in Britain) in 1999, following the advent of devolution. Based on annual rounds of interviews with around 1,500 people drawn using random probability sampling, its aims are to facilitate the study of public opinion and inform the development of public policy in Scotlan d. In this it has similar objectives to the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, which was launched by the National Centre in 1983 (the BSA is held at the Archive under GN 33168). While BSA interviews people in Scotland, there are too few in any one year to permit separate analysis of public opinion in Scotland. SSA is conducted annually and has a modular structure. In any one year it will typically contain four or five modules, each containing 40 questions. Funding for its first two y ears came from the Economic and Social Research Council, while from 2001 onwards different bodies have funded each year’s individual modules. These bodies have included the Economic and Social Research Council, the Scottish Government and various charitable and grant awarding bodies, such as the Nuffield Foundation and Leverhulme Trust. Users should note that the SSA was conducted annually from 1999-2007, and then resumed in 2009, meaning that there is no SSA 2008. Further information on the SSA and links to publications may be found on the Scottish Centre for Social Research Scottish Social Attitudes web pages.
description:
Scottish Centre for Social Research, 2012, "Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2004"
name:
Scottish Centre for Social Research
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997