Local radio coverage of the election campaign 1979

SND-ID: snd0116-1. Version: 1.1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001114

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lennart Brantgärde - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


A new medium took part in the 1979 election campaign: for the first time the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, represented by its subsidiary Swedish Local Broadcasting Corporation, had the possibility to cover all local election campaigns. Primarily the aim was to look into the amount of transmission time every local radio station had used for programs specific for one commune. The information was collected before and during the election campaign and is consequently a measure of transmissions planned by each local radio station.


Shed light on how local radio reported on the three concurrent elections: the parliamentary election, country council elections and local elections.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Swedish municipalities

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1979-08 – 1979-09



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Content coding
  • Description of the mode of collection: Data are collected from the pre-announced plans for election coverage made by the ocal radio stations.
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979 – 1979
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
  • Source of the data: Communications: Public, Communications
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science


  • Funding agency: Swedish Council for Research in the Humanitie and Social Sciences
Topic and keywords

Research area

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Brantgärde, L. (1979) Sveriges lokalradios bevakning av valrörelsen 1979. Report series 1979:5. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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Published: 2012-07-16
Last updated: 2020-01-17