Experiments in the Scaling and Weighing of International Event Data.
CONSOLIDATED ANALYSIS CENTERS INC ARLINGTON VA POLICY SCIENCES DIV
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The paper describes a series of experiments in applying alternative procedures to the scaling and weighting of international event data in order to improve the validity of a measure based on such data, namely, a measure of relations between pairs of countries. Scaling is defined as the differentiation among events in terms of intensity along a friendlyhostile continuum. Weighting is defined as the differentiation among events in terms of significance or importance to the national security community. The event data employed were the World EventInteraction Survey WEIS collection of international event interactions, and the experimental case sample consisted of 27 pairs of countries. Modified author abstract
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