Accession Number : ADA017033

Title :   An Exploration in Systems Analysis of Domestic Conflict.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Firestone,Joseph M. ; McCormick,David

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : This paper describes a strategy for the quantitative, time series and cross sectional analyses of political systems. A study of domestic conflict in 60 nations for 11 years is presented as an illustration of the procedure. It was found that the inclusion of individual 'time variables' in P factor analysis is insufficient for the adequate description of over time variation. Grouping of nations based on over - time similiarity using periodic equations was much more successful.

Descriptors :   *Political science, *Nations, *Conflict, Domestic, Systems analysis, Time series analysis, Cross sections, Factor analysis, Surveys, History, Variables, Mathematical models, Behavioral science

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE