Media election survey 2002

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Is part of collection at SND: Media Election Survey

Associated documentation


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kent Asp - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Journalism Media and Communication rorId


Election survey 2002 is the eighth study conducted at general national elections (1979-2002). The survey covers the news on radio, television and the urban press, including Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Nyheter, the major tabloids, Rapport and Aktuellt.

The study is part of the research program Journalism and Democracy where the overall aim is that in a broad perspective to study Swedish journalism based on normative democratic perspective.


To describe, identify and analyse media's reporting of the election campaign 2002.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome


Articles in the metropolitan press, elements of programs on radio and TV

Sampling procedure

Analysen av mediernas innehåll omfattar i princip allt rikspolitiskt material. Politiskt nyhetsmaterial är material där en partipolitisk aktör förekommer som agerande aktör (subjekt) och/eller som omtalad aktör (objekt). I vissa fall ingår även material som behandlat sakfrågor av uppenbar politisk relevans även om någon partipolitisk aktör inte agerar eller omtalas i artikeln/inslaget.

Time period(s) investigated

2002 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Content coding
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2002-08 – 2008-09
  • Source of the data: Communications: Public, Communications
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Topic and keywords

Research area

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political ideology (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Asp, K. (2003) Medieval 2002 : partiskhet och valutgången : en studie av valrörelsens medialisering. Arbetsrapport. Göteborg: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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Published: 2014-06-26
Last updated: 2019-11-28