Accession Number : AD0714637

Title :   Methodological Developments in the Quantification of Events Data,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING COMPUTER INST FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Azar,Edward ; Cohen,Stanley ; Jukam,Thomas ; McCormick,James

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The field of quantitative international politics has, in recent years, focused on developing systematic and rigorous analyses of internation behavior. One vehicle for quantifying strategic internation interactions is the analysis of events data. The investigators have recognized and differentiated two distinct requisite processes: translating internation behavior into events data--the coding procedures, and measuring internation behavior on a particular dimension--scaling. The reliability and validity of the coding scheme and scaling procedures were evaluated and estimated through a series of several experimental investigations. The implications of this methodological work for forecasting levels of internation violence is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), INTERACTIONS), (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, BEHAVIOR), (*FOREIGN POLICY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, CODING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, FACTOR ANALYSIS, FRICTION, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE