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CSES Module 1 Data Set Errata
Posted: January 28, 2010

United States (1996) - A5005-A5008 (Percent Vote and Seats)

In the United States (1996) portion of the CSES Module 1 datafile, the following macro variables were coded incorrectly:

A5005_A >>> PERCENT VOTE - LOWER HOUSE - PARTY A
A5005_B >>> PERCENT VOTE - LOWER HOUSE - PARTY B
A5005_C >>> PERCENT VOTE - LOWER HOUSE - PARTY C
A5007_A >>> PERCENT VOTE - UPPER HOUSE - PARTY A
A5007_B >>> PERCENT VOTE - UPPER HOUSE - PARTY B
A5008_A >>> PERCENT SEATS - UPPER HOUSE - PARTY A

This is due to an error that occurred during CSES processing. We apologize for the error. The corrections that need to be made are:

The coding errors only impact the United States (1996) portion of the CSES Module 1 dataset. To correct the coding errors please adapt the following SPSS or STATA code as necessary for use in your software:

STATA code:

replace A5005_A = 48.1 if A1004=="USA_1996"
replace A5005_B = 47.8 if A1004=="USA_1996"
replace A5005_C = 0.6  if A1004=="USA_1996"
replace A5007_A = 47.4 if A1004=="USA_1996"
replace A5007_B = 50.2 if A1004=="USA_1996"
replace A5008_A = 45   if A1004=="USA_1996"

SPSS code:

DO IF (A1004="USA_1996").
compute A5005_A = 48.1 .
compute A5005_B = 47.8 .
compute A5005_C = 0.6  .
compute A5007_A = 47.4 .
compute A5007_B = 50.2 .
compute A5008_A = 45   .
END IF.
EXECUTE.