Module Identifier IP39420  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Dafydd Trystan-Davies  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours 12 x 1 hour  
  Practical   6 Hours 3 x 2 hours (2 computing practicals and one survey design workshop)  
  Seminar   5 Hours 5 x 1 hour  
Assessment Report of student   Individual analysis of the survey results (1,000 words)   25%  
  Group project   Group project (survey design, data set, achievement of aims and objectives)   25%  
  Essay   1 x 3,000 word essay   50%  

Brief description

Elections are interesting and fun to watch - but difficult to explain! This module aims to give students an introduction to the theory and practice of elections in the UK. Students will be introduced to major theories of voting behaviour, the collection and analysis of data, and will complete group based survey work as part of the assessment.


The aims of this module are :-

10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
David Denver. Elections and voting behaviour in Britain.
Butler, David & Kavannagh, Dennis. The British general election of 1997.