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

Chile (2005) - B3045 (Left-Right - Self)

In the Chile 2005 portion of the CSES Module 2 dataset, variable B3045 (Left-Right - Self), is coded incorrectly. This is due to an error that occurred during CSES processing. As illustrated by the following table, too many cases fall on the Left side of the distribution. Please note that only the 1,200 Chilean cases are affected; no other cases are affected.

Code  Frequency
----- ---------
Left        338
1           470
2           132
3            63
4            31
5            14
6             4
7             0
8             0
9             2
Right         5
98          105
99           36
----- ---------
Total      1200

Code for correcting the problem can be downloaded by clicking here:
CSES_Chile2005_Correction_B3045.zip

Included in the above ZIP file are two files - one for use in SPSS (*.sps) and the other for use in STATA (*.do). These files can be easily adapted for other software programs as necessary.

After the correction code is applied, the frequency distribution for variable B3045 should appear as follows for the 1,200 cases from the Chile 2005 election study:

Code  Frequency
----- ---------
Left         70
1            47
2            76
3           109
4           126
5           271
6            81
7            49
8            75
9            42
Right        64
98          116
99           74
----- ---------
Total      1200