The World Event/Interaction Survey Data Collection: A Status Report.
Technical rept. no. 4,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
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Previous reports have outlined the theoretical basis of the program and the research procedures for eventinteraction analysis. The report discusses the status of the data collection. The main data collection consists of 18,007 interaction items coded according to the WEIS World EventInteraction Survey categorization system and taken from the daily New York Times for the three year period 1966, 1967, and 1968. The items are summarized in descriptive form and coded for computer analyses, as outlined in Technical Report no. 1. The descriptive accounts of the interaction items for 1967 are presented as a display of the data included in the collection. The distribution of the items by month for the three year period are presented and indicate an average of 500 items per month.
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