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Conflict and Peace Data Bank (COPDAB), 1948-1978

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • Azar, Edward E.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
internal political conflict; international conflict; international relations; political violence; war
  • Abstract

    The Conflict and Peace Data Bank (COPDAB) is a longitudinal computer-based library of daily international and domestic events or interactions. The event records in this file describe the actions of approximately 135 countries in the world, both toward one another and within their domestic environments. A typical descriptive event record, such as an international border clash or domestic press censorship, is coded in nine variables. A COPDAB event record includes date of event, actor initiating the event, target of the event, source from which information was gathered about the event, issue area(s), and textual information about the activity. The event record also contains an evaluation by the coder regarding the type and scale value of the event.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1948 / 1978
    Time period: 1948--1978
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
2009-06-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 12 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Azar, Edward E. (1984): Conflict and Peace Data Bank (COPDAB), 1948-1978. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.