Two major types of outputs have resulted from the project.
1. The data-sets (and supporting documentation) produced. These result from the pre-election and post-election waves of sampling, as well as panel data available for all those respondents who participated in both survey waves. This data constitutes a major on-going research resource for any scholars interested in exploring devolved elections, attitudes to devolution in Wales, and other related topics. The data is freely available via The Data Archive, or via the project web-site.
2. A number of research outputs have been produced by the project team, including:
- A recently-published article in Electoral Studies which uses data generated by the project to help conduct the first ever critical examination of the Three-Wales Model, long the established wisdom about Welsh voting behaviour. This article shows the model to be significantly flawed, and demonstrates 'valence politics' approaches to explain Welsh voting behaviour far better.
- A paper recently submitted to Political Studies that compares Welsh and Scottish voting behaviour in 2011, and attempts to explain the sharply contrasting election results experienced in the two nations. This paper demonstrates that while the factors shaping voting in the two nations were largely common, UK-level politics had more influence on voting decisions in Wales than in Scotland.
- A draft chapter for the Co-Investigators' book on Welsh Politics which explores data on changing public attitudes to devolution in Wales, drawing on some of the innovative questions deployed by the study.
- A short publication (co-authored by the Principal Investigator and an officer of the Electoral Reform Society) which used data generated by the study about voting preferences to investigate the potential impact of alternative electoral systems on National Assembly election results.