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  • How did the referendum polls get it wrong - again?

    By Professor John Curtice

    John Curtice explains why a clear prediction of the referendum result proved so elusive for many pollsters.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jun 2016

  • How did the referendum polls get it wrong - again?

    How did the referendum polls get it wrong - again? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
    John Curtice explains why a clear prediction of the referendum result proved so elusive for many pollsters.
  • The Eurozone: Magnet or Black Hole?

    By Alan Shipman

    Was the EU's choice to move towards 'one market' and 'one money' a sound one? Why did they do it, what went wrong,...

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    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • The Eurozone: Magnet or Black Hole?

    The Eurozone: Magnet or Black Hole? Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: © Chepko | Dreamstime.com - One Euro Photo
    Updated 08 Mar 2016
    Was the EU's choice to move towards 'one market' and 'one money' a sound one? Why did they do it, what went wrong, what is the 'Euro-crisis' and what are the...
  • Laurie Taylor interview: Why is there such a gap between politics and academic findings?

    By Professor Laurie Taylor

    Social Sciences student, David Sutton asked Laurie Taylor: "Why is there such a gap between politics/policy and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2015

  • Laurie Taylor interview: Why is there such a gap between politics and academic findings?

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    Laurie Taylor interview: Why is there such a gap between politics and academic findings? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
    Social Sciences student, David Sutton asked Laurie Taylor: "Why is there such a gap between politics/policy and academic findings and what can do be done...
  • How lower tax drew trade unionists to the Tories

    By Alan Shipman

    Alan Shipman explains how a substantial number of manual and professional workers also switched to support Thatcher...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Apr 2015

  • How lower tax drew trade unionists to the Tories

    How lower tax drew trade unionists to the Tories Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Newsfocus1 | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Apr 2015
    Alan Shipman explains how a substantial number of manual and professional workers also switched to support Thatcher in the 1979 general election.
  • OU on the BBC: More or Less - Polls, nuns, life partners

    More or Less looks at the supposed increase in catholic nuns, polling data and the best way to find a life partner....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2015

  • OU on the BBC: More or Less - Polls, nuns, life partners

    OU on the BBC: More or Less - Polls, nuns, life partners Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Presiyan Panayotov | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2015
    More or Less looks at the supposed increase in catholic nuns, polling data and the best way to find a life partner. 
  • Is democracy a good thing?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Is democracy the best way to select who runs our country? Is it unequivocally a good thing? Professor Derek Matravers...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2015

  • Is democracy a good thing?

    Is democracy a good thing? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Radub85 | Dreamstime.com under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Apr 2015
    Is democracy the best way to select who runs our country? Is it unequivocally a good thing? Professor Derek Matravers discusses Plato's argument against...
  • There’s more to primary school place shortages than the cost of free schools

    By Dr Jacqueline Baxter

    Is the crisis over primary school places solely due to the Conservative's free school programme? Jacqueline Baxter...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Apr 2015

  • There’s more to primary school place shortages than the cost of free schools

    There’s more to primary school place shortages than the cost of free schools Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Catherine Pain under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Apr 2015
    Is the crisis over primary school places solely due to the Conservative's free school programme? Jacqueline Baxter discusses all the factors that have led to...
  • The Election Debate Visualisation Project

    Even though social media is thoroughly embedded in voters’ culture we have yet to come up with an engaging,...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2015

  • The Election Debate Visualisation Project

    The Election Debate Visualisation Project Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: EDV Project / Party leader images CC Plaid Cymru / Edinburgh Greens / Scottish Government / Gage Skidmore / Ed Miliband
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Apr 2015
    Even though social media is thoroughly embedded in voters’ culture we have yet to come up with an engaging, interactive way to share our feedback on election...
  • Liberals saw their chance to build on an abandoned middle ground

    By Alan Shipman

    In the lead up to the 2015 General Election, Alan Shipman looks back at how the Liberals built on the abandoned...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2015

  • Liberals saw their chance to build on an abandoned middle ground

    Liberals saw their chance to build on an abandoned middle ground Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Davidwatmough | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Apr 2015
    In the lead up to the 2015 General Election, Alan Shipman looks back at how the Liberals built on the abandoned middle ground.
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