Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: FE-504-001-3-1-International-ICPSR-1948

Subject Area: Conflict, Violence and Wars

Bibliographic Citation: Conflict and peace data bank (COPDAB), 1948-1978.  [machine-readable data file] / Azar, Edward E.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7767

Date Accessioned: 10/28/1993

Comments: Third ICPSR edition.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook, one copy printed.

Abstract: The Conflict and Peace Data Bank (COPDAB) is a longitudinal computer-based library of daily international and domestic events or interactions. The event records in this file describe the actions of approximately 135 countries in the world, both toward one another and within their domestic environments. A typical descriptive event record, such as an international border clash or domestic press censorship, is coded in nine variables. A COPDAB event record includes date of event, actor initiating the event, target of the event, source from which information was gathered about the event, issue area(s), and textual information about the activity. The event record also contains an evaluation by the coder regarding the type and scale value of the event.

SOURCE: public sources such as newspapers, chronologies, and other historical sources

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text).

DATA TYPE: event/transaction data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: 1948-1978

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1968-1969, 1971-1980

SUBJECT TERMS: aggression. conflict. dyads. interactions. international interactions. nations-over-time. violence. war. Conflict and Peace Data Bank (COPDAB) project.

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: BLANKS

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