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The use of voter recall in election studies is unreliable, but shouldn’t be abandoned altogether

Dassoneville, Ruth and Hooghe, Marc (2014) The use of voter recall in election studies is unreliable, but shouldn’t be abandoned altogether. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Pollsters and election researchers routinely make use of voters ‘recall’ of past voting habits, with it often used as a key determinant of how they will vote at subsequent elections. However research shows that voters are often unreliable in accurately recalling how they used their vote. In observing a recent panel study, Ruth Dassoneville and Marc Hooghe argue that this assessment is broadly correct, but that it still has its uses as part of a broader mix of research methods.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 15:23
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63437

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