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CSES Module 4 Third Advance Release: Data Set Errata
Posted: June 22, 2016

List of known minor issues in the Third Advance Release of June 22, 2016.

The following minor issues were discovered late in processing of the Third Advance Release, and will be researched and corrected as appropriate in a future release:

  1. The storage format for variables D5014, D5015, D5046_1, D5104, and D5105 is not optimized appropriately and may display with more decimal points than are necessary, but the data are correct.

  2. When reading the raw data into STATA using the associated syntax users, STATA may assign more decimal places and precision than are present in the original data due to the methods by which STATA stores data. This is just how STATA works. But we think it should not change analyses substantively, in any case.

  3. Variable D5023_1 (DATE ELECTION SCHEDULED - MONTH) For Israel (2013) is coded for all cases as "22" when in fact the data the election was scheduled was October 22, 2013.

  4. One case in variable D1028 (DATE QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTERED) is coded as "99".

  5. In variable D5080_1 (GDP GROWTH), Portugal (2015) is coded as "999" whereas the missing data code for that variable is "99". In variable D5081_1 (GDP PER CAPITA) and D5081_2, Portugal (2015) is coded as "999" whereas the missing data code for that variable is "9999". In D5084_1 (POPULATION, TOTAL), Portugal (2015) is coded as "999" instead of the correct missing data code.(

  6. In variable D5081_1 (GDP PER CAPITA), Norway (2013) is coded as "99999" whereas the missing data code for that variable is "9999". In variables D5081_2 and D5081_3, Norway (2013) is coded as a number larger than the missing data value and should be discarded as missing data.

  7. In variable D5084_1, Turkey (2015) and Mexico (2015) are assigned unreasonably large scores and they should instead be assigned to missing (999999999).

  8. We are aware of some erorrs in variable D5091_1 (HEALTH EXPENDITURE) for a number of election studies.

  9. Austria (2013) has 96 cases which show 0 seats in the district (variable D4001).

  10. In variable D4005, Turkey (2015) has a single case with a turnout of "0".

  11. There are ten cases who list that they came to the country prior to when they were born (variables D2001 and D2034).