David Butler (psephologist)

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Sir David Edgeworth Butler, (born 17 October 1924) is an English social scientist and psephologist, based in Oxford.wikipedia
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1979 United Kingdom general election

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He was a prominent on-screen expert on the BBC's election night coverage from the 1950 election to the 1979 election, and was a co-inventor of the swingometer.
Results for the election were broadcast live on the BBC, and presented by David Dimbleby and Robin Day, with Robert McKenzie on the "Swingometer", and further analysis provided by David Butler.

Jane Eliza Procter Fellowship

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Butler was educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford, and then at Princeton University as a Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellow from 1947 to 1948.

Swingometer

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He was a prominent on-screen expert on the BBC's election night coverage from the 1950 election to the 1979 election, and was a co-inventor of the swingometer.
The device was invented by Peter Milne, and later refined by David Butler and Robert McKenzie.

1950 United Kingdom general election

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He was a prominent on-screen expert on the BBC's election night coverage from the 1950 election to the 1979 election, and was a co-inventor of the swingometer.
On this occasion, Dimbleby was joined in the BBC Lime Grove Studios by R. B. McCallum, Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, and author of The British General Election of 1945 and David Butler, research student of Nuffield College.

2011 New Year Honours

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He was appointed CBE in the 1991 Birthday Honours and knighted in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to political science.

Dennis Kavanagh

From 1974 to 2005, this series was co-authored with Dennis Kavanagh.
With David Butler, he wrote the series of books on British general elections, such as The British General Election of 2010, and most recently, The British General Election of 2015.

Nuffield Election Studies

Butler is the author of many publications, but perhaps his most important work is the Nuffield Election Studies of each United Kingdom General Election since 1945.
David Butler has written extensively in the series.

Hung parliament

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His Governing Without a Majority: Dilemmas for Hung Parliaments in Britain (Sheridan House, 1986) provides an analysis of the phenomenon of the hung parliament in Britain.
Academic treatments of hung parliaments include David Butler's Governing Without a Majority: Dilemmas for Hung Parliaments in Britain (Sheridan House, 1986) and Vernon Bogdanor's 'Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution' (Cambridge University Press, 1983).

1991 Birthday Honours

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He was appointed CBE in the 1991 Birthday Honours and knighted in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to political science.

Nuffield College, Oxford

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He returned to Oxford as a researcher and academic at Nuffield College, where he taught throughout the remainder of his academic career.
Notable fellows have included psephologist David Butler, political philosopher Michael Oakeshott, political theorist and economist G. D. H. Cole, researcher of inequality Tony Atkinson, and statistician David Cox, who served as Warden between 1988 and 1994.

Anthony King (political scientist)

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Early co-authors included Richard Rose and Anthony King.
King was co-author with David Butler of two Nuffield College election studies (those for 1964 and 1966) and author of Britain Says Yes: the 1975 Referendum on the Common Market and Running Scared: Why America's Politicians Campaign Too Much and Govern Too Little.

Marilyn Butler

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She was married to David Butler; the couple had three sons.

Prannoy Roy

He has co-authored A Compendium of Indian Elections and India Decides: Elections 1952–1991 with David Butler.

Psephology

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Sir David Edgeworth Butler, (born 17 October 1924) is an English social scientist and psephologist, based in Oxford.
Notable psephologists include Antony Green; Malcolm Mackerras (who devised the Mackerras pendulum); Michael Barone, who has co-authored The Almanac of American Politics biennially since 1972; David Andrews, who since 1973 has led the Canadian network CTV's analysis and "calling" of dozens of federal and elections and referenda; Nate Silver, whose website FiveThirtyEight tracks U.S. voting trends; Canada's Éric Grenier at threehundredeight.com; David Butler and Robert McKenzie, who co-developed the swingometer; Charlie Cook, publisher of The Cook Political Report; Thomas Ferguson, for his Investment theory of party competition; Indian academic V.C. Sekhar; Curtis Gans, author of Voter Turnout in the United States, 1788–2009 ; and Michael Gallagher (academic) who devised the Gallagher index.

John Ramsden (historian)

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He moved to Nuffield College, Oxford to pursue doctoral research on "the organisation of the Conservative Party in Britain 1910–30", under Robert Blake and David Butler.

Social science

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Sir David Edgeworth Butler, (born 17 October 1924) is an English social scientist and psephologist, based in Oxford.

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Sir David Edgeworth Butler, (born 17 October 1924) is an English social scientist and psephologist, based in Oxford.

St Paul's School, London

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Butler was educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford, and then at Princeton University as a Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellow from 1947 to 1948.

New College, Oxford

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Butler was educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford, and then at Princeton University as a Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellow from 1947 to 1948.

Princeton University

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Butler was educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford, and then at Princeton University as a Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellow from 1947 to 1948.

List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to the United States

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Between 1956 and 1957, Butler served as personal assistant to HM Ambassador in Washington.

List of United Kingdom general elections

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Butler is the author of many publications, but perhaps his most important work is the Nuffield Election Studies of each United Kingdom General Election since 1945.