ABOUT THE DATASET:
Type of Study: ANES Merged File (Time Series and Pilot studies)
Sample universe: eligible voters in U.S. households
Sample composition: cross-sections (Time Series), Pilot subsets
Sample selection: per component study
Number of waves: 8 total
Completions: per component study
Modes used: face-to-face (Time Series), telephone (pilots)
Instrument format: paper questionnaire, CATI
Weights: per component study
Auxiliary files: none
STUDY CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:
All variables from the component studies are included except for 1996 contextual variables. For further content details, please consult the documentation for each component study.
STUDY DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS:
Over years 1992-1997, ANES conducted a process of empanelment over the Time Series and Pilot studies. The 1994 Time Series study re-interviewed cases from the 'fresh' component of the 1992 Time Series study sample as part of its overall cross-section, which also included 'fresh' 1994 cases. The 1996 Time Series study similarly combined in its cross-section re-interviews of respondents from the preceding two Time Series studies together with 'fresh' cases. The 1993, 1995, and 1997 pilot studies each re-interviewed a set of cases from the preceding Time Series Study, although the 1995 pilot study only included cases from the 'fresh' component of the 1994 Time Series sample.
Participation over the 6 studies was as follows (2-digit code values are from variable VPARTIC).
For further study design details, please consult the documentation for the component studies.
AUXILARY FILE DESCRIPTION: