Variable List > Administrative Variables

The following list of variables was produced from the Full Release of CSES Module 1 (August 4, 2003 version), the second Advance Release of CSES Module 2 (December 15, 2004 version), and the first Advance Release of CSES Module 3 (March 29, 2010 version).

The list is being provided to help in understanding what content is available from CSES, and to compare the content available in each module. However, the list is not intended to replace use of the codebook and other study documentation, so please refer instead to those materials when you are ready to begin your analysis of the data.

The first row of each entry, in orange, is the variable label. The second row of each entry, in grey, contains the variable names from the dataset. The third row of each entry, in white, is the variable description or question text. The second and third rows are divided into three columns - the first for Module 1 (1996-2001), the second for Module 2 (2006-2011), and the third for Module 3 (2006-2011).

Because the list merges multiple modules, questions do not necessarily appear in the order in which they were asked, and variables do not necessarily appear in the same order as in the codebooks.

CSES Module 1
(1996-2001)
CSES Module 2
(2001-2006)
CSES Module 3
(2006-2011)

Administrative Variables

DATASET
A1001 B1001 C1001
Dataset. Dataset. Dataset.
DATASET VERSION
A1002 B1002 C1002
Dataset version. Dataset version. Dataset version.
ID VARIABLE - ELECTION STUDY (NUMERIC POLITY)
A1003 B1003 C1003
Election Study Identifier, with Numeric Polity Component. Election Study Identifier, with Numeric Polity Component. Election Study Identifier: Numeric Polity Code and Election Year.
ID VARIABLE - ELECTION STUDY (ALPHABETIC POLITY)
A1004 B1004 C1004
Election Study Identifier, with Alphabetic Polity Component. Election Study Identifier, with Alphabetic Polity Component. Election Study Identifier: Alphabetic Polity Code and Election Year.
ID VARIABLE - RESPONDENT
A1005 B1005 C1005
Respondent Identifier, unique across dataset. Respondent Identifier, unique across dataset. Respondent Identifier.
ID COMPONENT - POLITY
A1006 B1006 C1006
Polity Identifier. Polity Identifier. Polity Identifier.
ID COMPONENT - SAMPLE COMPONENT
A1007 B1007 C1007
In some cases, analysts may wish to consider regions of countries or other sample components as units of analysis, rather than the elections themselves. This variable identifies these sample components. Where these sample components do not exist this variable reports 001. In some cases, analysts may wish to consider regions of countries or other sample components units of analysis, rather than the countries themselves. This variable identifies these sample components. Where these sample components do not exist this variable reports 001. In some cases, analysts may wish to consider regions of countries or other sample components units of analysis, rather than the countries themselves. This variable identifies these sample components. Where these sample components do not exist this variable is coded 001.
ID COMPONENT - ELECTION YEAR
A1008 B1008 C1008
Election year. Election year. Election year.
ID COMPONENT - RESPONDENT WITHIN ELECTION STUDY
A1009 B1009 C1009
Respondent identifier. Respondent identifier. Respondent identifier.
ORIGINAL WEIGHT: SAMPLE
ORIGINAL WEIGHT: DEMOGRAPHIC
ORIGINAL WEIGHT: POLITICAL
A1010_1
A1010_2
A1010_3
B1010_1
B1010_2
B1010_3
C1010_1
C1010_2
C1010_3
     
FACTOR: MEAN OF SAMPLE WEIGHT
FACTOR: MEAN OF DEMOGRAPHIC WEIGHT
FACTOR: MEAN OF POLITICAL WEIGHT
A1011_1
A1011_2
A1011_3
B1011_1
B1011_2
B1011_3
C1011_1
C1011_2
C1011_3
     
POLITY WEIGHT: SAMPLE
POLITY WEIGHT: DEMOGRAPHIC
POLITY WEIGHT: POLITICAL
A1012_1
A1012_2
A1012_3
B1012_1
B1012_2
B1012_3
C1012_1
C1012_2
C1012_3
     
FACTOR: SAMPLE SIZE ADJUSTMENT
A1013 B1013 C1013
     
DATASET WEIGHT: SAMPLE
DATASET WEIGHT: DEMOGRAPHIC
DATASET WEIGHT: POLITICAL
A1014_1
A1014_2
A1014_3
B1014_1
B1014_2
B1014_3
C1014_1
C1014_2
C1014_3
     
ELECTION TYPE
A1015 B1015 C1015
Type of election. Type of election. Type of election.
DATE 1ST ROUND ELECTION BEGAN - MONTH
DATE 1ST ROUND ELECTION BEGAN - DAY
DATE 1ST ROUND ELECTION BEGAN - YEAR
DATE 2ND ROUND ELECTION BEGAN - MONTH
DATE 2ND ROUND ELECTION BEGAN - DAY
DATE 2ND ROUND ELECTION BEGAN - YEAR
A1016
A1017
A1018
A1019
A1020
A1021
B1016
B1017
B1018
B1019
B1020
B1021
C1016
C1017
C1018
C1019
C1020
C1021
Date [first round/second round] election began. Date [first round/second round] election began. Date [first round/second round] election began.
STUDY TIMING
A1022 B1022 C1022
Timing of study relative to election. Timing of study relative to election. Timing of study relative to election.
MODE OF INTERVIEW
A1023 B1023 C1023
Mode of interview. Mode of interview. Mode of interview.
INTERVIEWER WITHIN ELECTION STUDY
A1024 B1024 C1024
Interviewer identification variable, within election study. Interviewer identification variable, within election study. Interviewer identification variable, within election study.
INTERVIEWER GENDER
A1025 B1025 C1025
Gender of interviewer. Gender of interviewer. Gender of interviewer.
DATE QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTERED - MONTH
DATE QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTERED - DAY
DATE QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTERED - YEAR
A1026
A1027
A1028
B1026
B1027
B1028
C1026
C1027
C1028
Date that the questionnaire was administered. Date that the questionnaire was administered. Date questionnaire administered.
DAYS INTERVIEW CONDUCTED POST ELECTION
A2026 B2032 C2032
Number of days after the election interview conducted. Number of days after the election interview conducted. Number of days after the election interview conducted.