Accession Number : AD0761628

Title :   Experiments in the Scaling and Weighing of International Event Data.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : CONSOLIDATED ANALYSIS CENTERS INC ARLINGTON VA POLICY SCIENCES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Rubin,Theodore J. ; Hill,Gary A.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The paper describes a series of experiments in applying alternative procedures to the scaling and weighting of international event data in order to improve the validity of a measure based on such data, namely, a measure of relations between pairs of countries. Scaling is defined as the differentiation among events in terms of intensity along a friendly/hostile continuum. Weighting is defined as the differentiation among events in terms of significance or importance to the national security community. The event data employed were the World Event/Interaction Survey (WEIS) collection of international event interactions, and the experimental case sample consisted of 27 pairs of countries. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*FOREIGN POLICY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), (*GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), INTERACTIONS), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SUBSTITUTES, SCALE, POLITICAL SCIENCE

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE