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CSES Module 3 Data Set Errata
Posted: May 31, 2012

Updates made to the Advance Release of May 31, 2012, since the Advance Release of March 31, 2011

The third advance release of May 31, 2012 contain additions, updates, and improvements to the second advance release of March 31, 2011. Please do not use files from the previous release with files from the current release. Variable names and attributes, as well as the data, have sometimes been changed.

Some of the changes between the first and second advance releases are listed here, though this is not a comprehensive list:

  1. Eight new election studies have been added to the file, bringing the number of election studies included so far in Module 3 to 37 in total. The studies added as of the third advance release are: Brazil (2010), Denmark (2007), Estonia (2011), Greece (2009), Slovakia (2010), Slovenia (2008), Spain (2008), and Uruguay (2009).
  2. As of 2010 the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) changed the methodology it uses to create its Human Development Index (HDI). The numbers in the CSES release have been updated accordingly. Please see the codebook variable note for C5083 for more information.
  3. In the macro data section, the coding of Norway's electoral tiers has been changed.

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