Here are the slides for lecture 17.
I’ve put another Iraq poll up on the data page. There seems to have been some coding errors with the first version of the dataset so there is a second, correct version which I have also posted.
In the process of doing this it suddenly dawned on me that I need to do still more for people who don’t have SPSS. I’ve been posting the poll questions which you can’t see in the csv files. But you also need to see the possible answers or else you can’t interpret the numerical answers you see for most questions.
The problem is that I see no easy way to pull these lists of answers from SPSS because, so far as I can tell, I would need to go through question by question, cutting and pasting each time. There has to be an easier way.
Can anyone out there help me on this?
I’m back from travelling and will catch up on the missed Data Dump Fridays. I also should be able to return to topical blogging very soon.
Meanwhile, here is my latest economics of warfare lecture.
Hi everybody. I’m on the road this week and next and realize that I’m lacking certain capabilities on my laptop that I need to do more data postings. So please give me a little extra time and I’ll do a big dump when I get back.
Here is lecture 15 – just 5 more to go.
I managed to get another dataset up on the conflict data page today.
More importantly, I realized that the csv files I’ve been posting for the people who don’t have SPSS were actually not very useful for….errr… people who don’t have SPSS. The reason is that the questions are lost when I do the conversion.
So I’m now posting pdf files with the missing questions. Today this seems to have added about an hour to my dumping activities but after some practice I should be able to move much faster.
Meanwhile, the feeling of despair grow. At the current rate I’ll have a long, grey beard before I finish posting all the data. I’ve gotta look into getting a grant.