Accession Number : ADA017030

Title :   A Computer-Based Data Collection for Comparative and International Conflict Studies.

Descriptive Note : Analyses project technical rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Personal Author(s) : Warner,Lester

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The study has as its goal, the collection and necessary management of a standard set of data to be used by the Center for conflict studies. Work has been done on two relatively simple computer-based systems for data storage and manipulation. These two systems have different purposes and are at differing stages of development. The first system, DATASELECTOR (DSEL), is relatively well developed, although simple in concept. It is intended to deal with attribute and aggregate data for nations over years. This system is an extension of work done with data of the type published in the World Handbook, of Political and Social Indicators. The second system is quite undeveloped, but complex in conception. It is intended to deal with uncoded (or as nearly uncoded as possible) event reports, which are abstracts of reports, written in ordinary straight English text.

Descriptors :   *Nations, *Conflict, *Data processing, Computer programming, Data acquisition, Political science, Indicators, Data bases

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE