2016 Wales Candidate Study

I was the Principal Investigator for the 2016 Wales Candidate Study. It was conducted to collect information on candidates who stood at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales elections, featuring questions on their candidacy, campaign practices, policy positions, attitudes towards representation, and personal background. The questionnaire has overlap with the voter survey component of the 2016 Welsh Election Study.

Documentation

Survey questionnaire in English and Welsh.

Bibliography
Trumm, S. 2018. "The Best of Both Worlds? Evaluating the Campaign Behaviour of Dual Candidates". Electoral Studies, 56: 14-22.
Trumm, S. 2018. "Representation in Wales: An Empirical Analysis of the Policy Divisions between Voters and Candidates". The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 20/2: 425-440.
2015 Estonian Candidate Study

The 2015 Estonian Candidate Study was conducted to collect information on the candidates who stood at the 2015 Estonian parliamentary election. It is now part of the cross-national Comparative Candidates Survey project.

The topics of the survey include attitudes toward political issues, value orientations, campaign practices, preferences for the distribution of authority between national and European levels of policy-making, role-perceptions, attitudes toward representation and party discipline, and personal background.

Documentation

Survey questionnaire in Estonian.

Bibliography
Trumm, S. 2018. "The ‘New’ Wave of Populist Right-Wing Parties in Central and Eastern Europe: Explaining Electoral Support for the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia". Representation, 54/4: 331-347.
2011 Estonian Candidate Study

The 2011 Estonian Candidate Study was conducted to collect information on the candidates who stood at the 2011 Estonian parliamentary election. It is now part of the cross-national Comparative Candidates Survey project.

The topics of the survey include attitudes toward political issues, value orientations, campaign practices, preferences for the distribution of authority between national and European levels of policy-making, role-perceptions, attitudes toward representation and party discipline, and personal background.

Documentation

Survey questionnaire in Estonian.
Data is available as part of Comparative Candidates Survey Wave I.
Bibliography
Trumm, S. 2016. "What Does It Take to Get Elected in a Post-Communist Democracy? Explaining the Success and Failure of Parliamentary Candidates in Estonia". East European Politics and Societies, 30/1: 169-188.
2011 MEP Survey

The 2011 MEP Survey was conducted to collect information about the self and role-perceptions of the Members of the European Parliament in the Seventh Parliament. It was an integral component of my doctoral dissertation "The Dynamics of Voting Behaviour in the Post-2004 European Parliament".

The topics of the survey include attitudes towards representation, voting behaviour, level of interests that different actors show in the voting choices of MEPs and the level of pressure that these actors put on MEPs to cast a particular voting choice in certain voting occasions.

Bibliography
Trumm, S. 2015. "Voting Procedures and Parliamentary Representation in the European Parliament". Journal of Common Market Studies, 53/5: 1126-1142.