Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: EA-001-021-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1983

Subject Area: Instructional Data Sets

Bibliographic Citation: SETUPS: American politics: financing congressional campaigns, 1983-1984.  [machine-readable data file] / Wilcox, Clyde  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8651

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science (SETUPS) for American Politics are computer-related modules designed for use in teaching introductory courses in American government and politics. This dataset is designed to explore various research and policy questions on campaign finance that political scientists have raised in recent years, including the role of political action committees, parties, the candidate's personal resources in financing campaigns, and the relationship between campaign funds and electoral outcomes.

SOURCE: Federal Election Commission data files of candidate, political action committee, and political party reports

UNIVERSE: All major party candidates for 1984 United States House and Senate general election.

NOTE: The data contain negative (-) value codes. V61 is ''Opponent Debts Owed By'' and V62 is ''Opponent Debts Owed To.'' The APSA printed manual defines these two variables incorrectly. The standard format for these data is two cases per race--one for the candidate and one for the opponent. In those cases where the candidate ran unopposed, V46 (Opponent FEC ID) equals ''NULL '' and there is no companion case for the opponent. The data for this instructional subset are distributed by ICPSR through an arrangement with the American Political Science Association (APSA). As with previous SETUPS, manuals for use with the data are available from the APSA Division of Educational Affairs.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + SPSS Control Cards + machine-readable frequency listing.

DATA TYPE: event/transaction data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1983-1984


SUBJECT TERMS: campaign expenditures. campaigns. candidates. congressional attitudes and behavior. congressional elections. election studies. fund raising. political activities. political attitudes and behavior. political organizations. United States.

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