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CSES Module 2 Data Set Errata
Posted: January 28, 2010

Chile (2005) - B3005_1 (Presidential Vote Choice in Current Election)

In the Chile 2005 portion of the CSES Module 2 data file, variable B3005_1 is coded incorrectly. This is due to an error that occurred during CSES processing. The details are that:

Please note that only the 1,200 cases from the Chile 2005 election study are affected.

To correct the coding error, please adapt the following SPSS or STATA code as necessary for use in your software:

STATA code:

recode B3005_1 (2=5) (3=4) (4=8) if B1004=="CHL_2005" 

SPSS code:

DO IF (B1004="CHL_2005").
RECODE B3005_1 (2=5) (3=4) (4=8).
END IF.
EXECUTE.

If the above corrections are executed correctly, the new distribution of B3005_1 for Chile 2005 will appear as follows:

   CURRENT ELECTION: VOTE CHOICE - |
                       PRESIDENT 1 |  Frequency     Percent  Cumulative
-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------
                                 1 |        149       12.42       12.42
                                 4 |        262       21.83       34.25
                                 5 |        536       44.67       78.92
                                 8 |         86        7.17       86.08
         94. INCONSISTENT RESPONSE |         66        5.50       91.58
96. RESPONDENT CAST INVALID BALLOT |         48        4.00       95.58
                    98. DON'T KNOW |          1        0.08       95.67
                       99. MISSING |         52        4.33      100.00
-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------
                             Total |      1,200      100.00