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Study Report

Study Number: SC-512-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Social Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Middle East political events data, 1979-1995.  [machine-readable data file] / Pevehouse, Jon  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6699

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 24

Comments: This CD-ROM [ICPSR PCD96003] contains recently released new data collections from the ICPSR. Beginning in 1996, ICPSR started periodic production and distribution to Official Representatives of CD-ROMs containing copies of data collections that have been recently acquired and released. Collections, or parts thereof, that are either too large or problematic for the CD-ROM media may not be included. Each collection included on this CD-ROM resides in its own subdirectory. In addition to the collection subdirectories, there are two other subdirectories used to organize information files on this and other Periodic Release CD-ROMs: \INFO and \INDEXES.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; typically includes codebook and/or SAS, SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: This study is a collection of machine-coded events using the coding scheme employed in BEHAVIORAL CORRELATES OF WAR, 1816-1975 (ICPSR 8606) (BCOW) to create a continuous time series of data on interstate interaction covering the Levant area (countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean sea). The collection was produced by a computer program, developed at the University of Kansas, which reads in Reuters News Service reports and parses the first sentence (the lead) into the three main components (subject, verb, and object). The Kansas Events Data System (KEDS) program then recodes these components according to the BCOW coding scheme. This data collection is the first using the BCOW scheme that is completely machine-coded. Each yearly dataset contains four variables: date, source (subject), target (object), and action (verb). Dictionary files that match the actual person, group, or event to the coded value are provided. In addition, the principal investigator has provided information on linking the datasets for longitudinal analysis.

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