Local radio coverage of the election campaign 1979

Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Brantgärde - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Abstract:

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.

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Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Brantgärde - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Purpose:

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

Abstract:

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.

Time period(s) investigated:

1979-08 — 1979-09

Collection events:

1979 — 1979 (Content coding)

Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Geographic location:

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Unit of analysis:

Universe/Population:

Swedish municipalities

Kind of data:

Kind of data format:

Numeric

Time Method/Study design:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Funding Agency:

Swedish Council for Research in the Humanitie and Social Sciences

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Brantgärde, L. (1979) Sveriges lokalradios bevakning av valrörelsen 1979. Report series 1979:5. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
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Version 1.1:

2012-07-16 doi:10.5878/001114

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Version 1.0:

1997-05-28 doi:10.5878/001113

Local radio coverage of the election campaign 1979

Citation:

Lennart Brantgärde. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (2012). Local radio coverage of the election campaign 1979. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. https://doi.org/10.5878/001114

Kind of data:

Collection events:

1979 - 1979 (Content coding)

Collection methodology:

Data are collected from the pre-announced plans for election coverage made by the ocal radio stations.

Time period(s) investigated:

1979-08 — 1979-09

Variables:

15

Number of individuals/objects:

277

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Codebook: Swedish