1996 TIME SERIES STUDY
|Description:||Updates Made to Previous Dataset Release: 1997-May-19 Version|
Five revised files were put on the ANES downloading page on May 19, 1997.
1. The revised version of appndcbk.txt includes the codes for Appendix E, Master Code 3 (Party-Candidate) that were added for the 1996 study. Some of these codes were inadvertently omitted from the earlier version of this file.
2. The revised versions of the SAS and SPSS data definition statements (nes1996.sas and nes1996.sps) include corrections to the variable labels for V960066 and V960067 (which should refer to, respectively, respondent gender and race, not interviewer gender and race).
3. The revised version of the raw (ASCII) data file (nes1996.dat) includes corrections to one case which had incorrect data in a number of 1994-related variables and another case which had incorrect respondent gender. Users of SAS might wish to run the following recode to fix the old version of the data:
if V960001=1378 then do; V960007=2239; V960009=0; V960010a=2; V960010b=12; V960106b=0; V960122a=372; V960131=4; end; if V960001=3377 then V960066=2;
4. The revised version of the Pre codebook (precbk.txt) includes new marginals for the variables changed in the data, as described above.