Updates

2016

November 23, 2016

List of CSES Module 4 Collaborators updated to include only election studies understood to have successfully included and likely to deposit Module 4.

November 11, 2016

Posted new page listing CSES Secretariat Staff.

November 11, 2016

The final reports of the Module 5 subcommittees (Content, Core and Demographics, Political Knowledge, Macro and District Data, and New Technology and Data Collection) have been posted on the Planning Committee page.

September 14, 2016

The CSES Module 5 (2016-2021) questionnaire, Macro Report, Design Report, and Respondent Booklet are now available for viewing and/or download on the Collaborator Tools page.

September 14, 2016

Posted the agenda, presentations/slides, photographs, and the participants list from the 2016 CSES Plenary Session which was just held in Philadelphia, United States.

September 14, 2016

Updated the Election Study Table with the 12 election studies which were added as of the Third Advance Release of CSES Module 4.

June 22, 2016

CSES Announcement: The Third Advance Release of CSES Module 4 is now available

May 31, 2016

CSES Announcement: New researcher-contributed trend file, renewed CSES Secretariat agreement, tentative Module 5 theme, APSA events, and more

May 27, 2016

CSES Announcement: Winner of the 2016 GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship

April 7, 2016

Revived and updated list of Other Comparative Projects.

April 7, 2016

Added historical information (photos, agendas, presentations, and participants, where available) for the 2012 Belgrade Regional Meeting.

March 31, 2016

Added historical information (photos, agendas, presentations, and participants, where available) for the 2015 Taipei Conference and Planning Committee Meeting and the 2011 Mexico City Conference and Plenary Session.

March 27, 2016

Added historical information (photos, agendas, presentations, and participants, where available) for the 2015 Seattle Planning Committee Meeting, and the 2013 Campinas Planning Committee Meeting.

March 26, 2016

Added historical information (photos, agendas, presentations, and participants, where available) for the 2012 Paris Planning Committee Meeting, the 2010 Tel Aviv Conference and Planning Committee Meeting, and the 2010 Budapest Planning Committee Meeting.

February 24, 2016

CSES Announcement: Fellowship opportunity in Germany using CSES

February 9, 2016

CSES Announcement: Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship

February 5, 2016

A table of variables across modules has been added to the website.

February 3, 2016

A table of election studies appearing in CSES datasets has been added to the website.

2010

December 23, 2010

Posted information, pictures, and presentations from the Supporting Election Studies In Africa meeting held in Accra, Ghana in September 2010.

October 25, 2010

A link for the Making Electoral Democracy Work research project has been added to the list of “Other Comparative Projects” on the About CSES page.

October 24, 2010

CSES Secretariat employee Sebastian Netscher from the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences has written the CSES Technical Report titled “Electoral Turnouts Reported in Modules 1 and 2”. The report contains errata addressing turnout discrepancies in both CSES Module 1 and CSES Module 2.

October 24, 2010

Two new CSES Module 3 errata have been posted for the March 29, 2010 version of the data release: “STATA syntax statements – numeric formats”, and “SPSS portable files”.

October 24, 2010

Two new CSES Module 1 errata have been posted for the August 4, 2003 version of the data release: “Switzerland (1999) – Macro Variables A5031, A5032_1, A5032_3, A5034_1, A5034_3, A5035_1, and A5042”, and “Great Britain (1997) – Macro Variables A5005_A-A5005_E, A5006_A-A5006_E, A5010, A5026_1, and A5027_1”.

October 22, 2010

A member list and contact information for the CSES Module 4 Planning Committee has been added.

October 18, 2010

The Variable List has been updated with variables from the first Advance Release of CSES Module 3 (March 29, 2010 version)

March 29, 2010

CSES Announcement: The First Advance Release of CSES Module 3 is now available for download

January 28, 2010

A new CSES Module 1 erratum has been posted for the August 4, 2003 version of the data release: “United States (1996) – A5005-A5008 (Percent Vote and Seats)”.

January 28, 2010

Three new CSES Module 2 errata have been posted for the June 27, 2007 version of the data release: “Italy (2006) – B3037 (Like-Dislike – Parties) and B3038 (Left-Right – Parties)”, “Chile (2005) – B3005_1 (Presidential Vote Choice in Current Election)”, and “Chile (2005) – B3045 (Left-Right – Self)”.

2009

November 23, 2009

Posted working paper from McDonald to the page for the Toronto Conference and Plenary Session.

November 18, 2009

Posted working papers from Gélineau/Morin-Chassé and Shastri to the page for the Toronto Conference and Plenary Session.

November 11, 2009

CSES Announcement: Last Call for Module 4 Proposals (Deadline December 31, 2009)

November 6, 2009

Posted working papers from Kittilson/Anderson, Milner, and Tossutti to the page for the Toronto Conference and Plenary Session.

October 19, 2009

Posted information, pictures, and papers from the Conference and Plenary Session held in Toronto, Canada in September 2009.

August 12, 2009

Posted information, pictures, and papers from the Conference and Planning Committee meeting held in Manchester, United Kingdom in December 2008.

August 10, 2009

CSES Announcement: CSES Conference in Toronto

August 10, 2009

The description on the CSES home page has been translated into German.

August 4, 2009

CSES Announcement: Free APSA Short Course – New Opportunities, New Challenges: The CSES & EES Data Sets

June 5, 2009

CSES Announcement: Citizens, Context, and Choice conference at Cornell University

June 3, 2009

CSES Announcement: Call for Papers

May 14, 2009

CSES Announcement: New CSES Secretariat employees

May 14, 2009

A link for the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network has been added to the list of “Other Comparative Projects” on the About CSES page.

May 5, 2009

CSES Announcement: Book Release – The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, edited by Hans-Dieter Klingemann

May 4, 2009

CSES Announcement: Marie Curie Initial Training Network in Electoral Democracy (ELECDEM)

March 4, 2009

Two half-time CSES positions in Germany are posted on the GESIS job postings website. The application deadline is March 18, 2009.

March 3, 2009

CSES Announcement: New cooperation between GESIS and Michigan on the CSES Secretariat

February 4, 2009

Added Hans Rattinger as an ex-officio member of the CSES Module 3 Planning Committee.

2008

November 28, 2008

Added a link for The Israel National Election Studies to the list of Election Study Links.

November 25, 2008

CSES Announcement: Call for papers for ESRA session

November 25, 2008

A link for the Providing an Infrastructure for Research on Electoral Democracy in the European Union (PIREDEU) project has been added to the list of “Other Comparative Projects” on the About CSES page. At the same location, updated the link for the AsiaBarometer project, and name and link for the Asian Barometer project.

November 24, 2008

CSES Announcement: 2009 Conferences and Deadlines

October 2, 2008

A link for the Constituency-Level Elections Dataset (CLE) project has been added to the list of “Other Comparative Projects” on the About CSES page.

August 19, 2008

CSES Announcement: Outcome of Module 4 Planning Committee Nominations

August 15, 2008

A link for the Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) project has been added to the list of “Other Comparative Projects” on the About CSES page.

August 15, 2008

A link for the Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS) project has been added to the list of “Other Comparative Projects” on the About CSES page.

August 15, 2008

CSES Announcement: Call for Papers for 2009 CSES Plenary Session

June 12, 2008

CSES Announcement: Help Shape the Future of the CSES Project

June 3, 2008

CSES Announcement: CSES short course at APSA 2008 in Boston

June 1, 2008

Posted information, pictures, and papers from the Conference and Planning Committee meeting held in Warsaw, Poland in April 2008.

May 25, 2008

CSES Announcement: Special CSES symposium in the March 2008 issue of the journal Electoral Studies

January 31, 2008

A link to the Arab Barometer project has been added to the list of “Other Comparative Projects” on the About CSES page.

2006

December 4, 2006

Posted papers by McAllister, Shastri, and Suri on the Bangalore 2006 Conference and Planning Committee meeting page.

November 30, 2006

Posted information, pictures, and papers from the Conference and Planning Committee meeting held in Bangalore, India in November 2006.

October 13, 2006

The CSES Bibliography has been updated; it now contains 307 entries.

October 9, 2006

Chinese translations of the CSES homepage and About the CSES are now available.

August 6, 2006

The CSES Bibliography has been updated; it now contains 351 entries.

June 26, 2006

CSES Announcement: Module 3 is available, Module 2 deadline, and IPSA panels

June 5, 2006

The Macro Report and Sample Design and Data Collection Report for CSES Module 3 are now available for download from the Collaborators page.

June 2, 2006

The CSES Bibliography has been updated; it now contains 294 entries.

June 2, 2006

The list of Module 3 Collaborators has been updated.

May 22, 2006

CSES Module 3 is now officially in use. The questionnaire and respondent booklet are available for download from the Collaborators page.

May 22, 2006

Data collection for CSES Module 2 is now complete. In order to be included in the CSES Module 2 full release, collaborators must deposit datasets and all related documents on or before December 31, 2006. For more information on depositing a Module 2 dataset, please see the Collaborators page.

May 8, 2006

Posted information, pictures, and papers from the international conference and Planning Committee meeting held in Seville, Spain in March 2006.

May 8, 2006

The list of Module 2 Collaborators has been updated.

April 10, 2006

An updated version (the fourth) of the CSES Module 2 Advance Release is now available for download. This release contains six additional election studies – for a total of 32 election studies – among other improvements and additions.

April 6, 2006

Corrected technical issue that was causing some characters to display incorrectly.

March 22, 2006

The list of Module 2 Collaborators and list of Module 3 Collaborators have been updated.

February 6, 2006

CSES Bibliography updated; now contains 253 entries.

February 6, 2006

Posted information and pictures from the 2005 CSES Plenary Session held in Washington DC.

February 6, 2006

Posted information and pictures from the international conference and Planning Committee meeting held in Taipei, Taiwan in April 2005.

February 6, 2006

The CSES Planning Committee webpage has been reorganized.

January 8, 2006

The second in a series of planned Public Opinion Pros articles is now available for viewing in the Bibliography and Results section of this website. The article is titled “The Myth of the Disengaged American” and was written by Russell J. Dalton.

January 8, 2006

A number of the links on the Election Study Links page have been updated.

January 8, 2006

The third in a series of planned Public Opinion Pros articles is now available for viewing in the Bibliography and Results section of this website. The article is titled “Democratic Design: The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Project” and was written by W. Phillips Shively.

2005

October 25, 2005

The Data Center now includes a link to an tool for analyzing CSES Module 1 data online. We would like to thank ASEP and JD Systems in Madrid, who developed this service and are hosting it at no cost to the study.

October 24, 2005

The Results tables have been updated with data from the CSES Module 2 Advance Release of June 29, 2005.

October 24, 2005

A preliminary list of CSES Module 3 Collaborators has been added to the Collaborators Page.

October 24, 2005

The Data Center now includes a list of Election Study Links for those that are interested in obtaining the full, original datasets (if available) for election studies that appear in CSES.

October 24, 2005

The Data Center now includes an area where Researcher Contributions can be downloaded. Researcher Contributions are files specifically related to CSES which have been prepared by individual researchers and made available to the public. The first such contribution is the “CSES Module 1 and Module 2 Macro Booklet” (July 5, 2005 version) by Ana Espírito-Santo, Diogo Moreira, André Freire, Marina Costa Lobo, and Pedro Magalhães.

September 21, 2005

Coverage maps have been added to the pages listing Module 1 Collaborators and Module 2 Collaborators. The list of Module 2 collaborators was updated in the process, and a list of countries likely to be included in future Module 2 releases was added. Last, links to the aforementioned lists are now also available from the main Collaborators page – previously they were only accessible from the Data Center.

September 21, 2005

A link to the European Voter Database has been added to the list of Other Comparative Projects on the About CSES page.

August 18, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 2 dataset (June 29, 2005 version): Sweden (2002) – B3038_E (Left-Right – Party E)

August 18, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 1 dataset (August 4, 2003 version): Denmark (1998) – A3011 (Which Party Do You Feel Closer To)

August 12, 2005

A new version of the CSES Module 3 Stimulus Paper is available on the Planning Committee page.

July 20, 2005

Spanish translations of the CSES homepage and About the CSES are now available.

July 19, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 1 dataset (August 4, 2003 version): Mexico (2000) – Missing Values For A5005, A5007, and A5009

July 19, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 1 dataset (August 4, 2003 version): New Zealand (1996) – Data for Variable A4004_F is Incorrect

July 19, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 1 dataset (August 4, 2003 version): Belgium-Flanders (1999) – Election Study Note For Variables A3004-A3006 and A3009

July 19, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 1 dataset (August 4, 2003 version): Belgium-Flanders (1999) and Belgium-Walloon (1999) – Election Study Notes For Variables A3004-A3006

July 19, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 1 dataset (August 4, 2003 version): Netherlands (1998) – Election Study Notes for Variables A3004-A3006 and A3009-A3012

June 29, 2005

CSES Announcement: A new version of CSES Module 2 is now available

June 29, 2005

New Module 2 erratum: Updates made between the December 15, 2004 and June 29, 2005 releases

June 29, 2005

An updated version (the third) of the CSES Module 2 Advance Release is now available for download. This release contains ten additional election studies, among other improvements and additions.

June 28, 2005

The online magazine Public Opinion Pros is planning a series of articles that make use of CSES data. The publisher has granted permission for the articles to be posted in the Bibliography and Results section of CSES website. The first article in the series is titled “Is the Party Over? Spreading Antipathy Toward Political Parties” and was written by Russell J. Dalton and Steven Weldon.

June 23, 2005

The untranslated questionnaire for Spain 1996 is now available, and has been posted in the CSES Module 1 Election Study Archive located in the Data Center.

June 23, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 2 dataset (December 15, 2004 version): Germany (2002) – Macro Report: B5046, B5050

June 23, 2005

A new erratum has been posted for the CSES Module 1 dataset (August 4, 2003 version): Spain (1996 and 2000) – Macro Report: A5051

May 25, 2005

Seven sets of tables and graphs have been added to the Bibliography and Results page to illustrate some of the topics that can be investigated using CSES data.

May 20, 2005

Added a list of links to Other Comparative Projects.

2002

December 5, 2002

Updated The CSES Bibliography – 20 new citations added for a total now of 63 entries.

November 20, 2002

New Module 1 erratum: Korea (2000) – District, Party of Candidate Voted for (A2031)

November 20, 2002

Pippa Norris, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, has requested feedback from the CSES user community on her forthcoming book, “Electoral Engineering: Voting Rules and Political Behavior.” The book examines the role of electoral rules in shaping voting behavior and political representation, using analyses drawn from the CSES. The book is due to be published by Cambridge University Press in Fall 2003.Professor Norris can be reached by sending e-mail to Pippa_Norris@Harvard.edu

October 1, 2002

Added a blank version of the CSES Module 1 Sample Design and Data Collection Report

October 1, 2002

New Module 1 erratum: STATA Data Types/Storage Formats: Data Descriptor Statements for CSES Module 1 Data Set: July 26, 2002 Version

October 1, 2002

New Module 1 erratum: A5003 – Expanded Definition for Code 11: Codebook for CSES Module 1 Data Set: July 26, 2002 Version

October 1, 2002

New Module 1 erratum: Peru (2000) – ‘Parties and Leaders’ Code Definitions Missing: Codebook for CSES Module 1 Data Set: July 26, 2002 Version

October 1, 2002

New Module 1 erratum: Mexico (2000) – ‘Parties and Leaders’ Code Definitions Missing: Codebook for CSES Module 1 Data Set: July 26, 2002 Version

October 1, 2002

New Module 1 erratum: Australia (1996) – District Level Returns Flipped: Datafile for CSES Module 1 Data Set: July 26, 2002 Version

October 1, 2002

New Module 1 erratum: Belgium-Flanders (1999) – Multiple Corrections: Datafile for CSES Module 1 Data Set: July 26, 2002 Version

September 27, 2002

New material added to the CSES Module 1 Election Study Archive (under “Download Data”): untranslated surveys for Spain (2000), Peru (2001), and Portugal (2002); English-language surveys for Russia (1999), Russia (2000), and Sweden (1998); macro reports for Iceland (1999), Japan (1996), Portugal (2002), Russia (1999), Russia (2000), and Spain (2000); and design reports for Denmark (1998), Hungary (1998), Peru (2001), Portugal (2002), Russia (1999) and Russia (2000).

September 26, 2002

Added the Respondent Booklet and a new version of the Macro Report for Module 2

July 27, 2002

CSES Announcement: New Data Set, New Web Page, and APSA Public Meeting

July 1, 2002

CSES Announcement: Module 1 Full Release scheduled for July 31

April 18, 2002

The CSES “Announcements” page is revised.

April 5, 2002

Errata 2: Module 1 CSES Special Interim Dataset

March 23, 2002

Errata 1: Module 1 CSES Special Interim Dataset

March 19, 2002

Country documents added for Hong Kong

March 18, 2002

Release of the Module 1: 1996-2001 CSES Special Interim Dataset

February 4, 2002

Country documents added for Belarus, Belgium-Flanders, and Belgium-Walloonia