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SETUPS: Financing Congressional Campaigns, 1983-1984

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • Wilcox, Clyde
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • SETUPS Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
campaign contributions; campaign finance; campaign funds; computer programs; congressional campaigns; fundraising; government; instructional materials; national elections; political action committees; political attitudes; political participation; political parties; politics; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science (SETUPS) for American Politics are computer-related modules designed for use in teaching introductory courses in American government and politics. This dataset is designed to explore various research and policy questions on campaign finance that political scientists have raised in recent years, including the role of political action committees, parties, the candidate's personal resources in financing campaigns, and the relationship between campaign funds and electoral outcomes.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data
    • DS2: Frequencies
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983 / 1984
    Time period: 1983--1984
  • 1983 / 1984
    Collection date: 1983--1984
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All major party candidates for 1984 United States House and Senate general election.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain negative (-) value codes. V61 is "Opponent Debts Owed By" and V62 is "Opponent Debts Owed To." The APSA printed manual defines these two variables incorrectly. The standard format for these data is two cases per race--one for the candidate and one for the opponent. In those cases where the candidate ran unopposed, V46 (Opponent FEC ID) equals "NULL " and there is no companion case for the opponent. The data for this instructional subset are distributed by ICPSR through an arrangement with the American Political Science Association (APSA). As with previous SETUPS, manuals for use with the data are available from the APSA Division of Educational Affairs.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8651 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08651.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Wilcox, Clyde (1988): SETUPS: Financing Congressional Campaigns, 1983-1984. Archival Version. SETUPS Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.