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Software, E-Resource The Battle Deaths Dataset

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Title

  • The Battle Deaths Dataset

Summary

  • The Battle Deaths Dataset was compiled by Bethany Lacina and Nils Petter Gleditsch. The data are packaged in different ways in this work: as 1 Excel file for use with UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflicts Dataset 1946-2005 (Gleditsch et al., 2002; Harbom and Wallensteen, 2005); as 9 Excel files for use with the Correlates of War (COW) data on wars 1900-1997 (Sarkees, 2000); as 2 Excel files for use with data on civil wars 1945-1999 compiled by Fearon and Laitin (2001); and as 1 excel file with yearly total battle deaths. A codebook and documentation on coding decisions for the different packages of the data are also included as PDFs. While the website states that there is a PDF file with version history and errata, that PDF is missing.

Names

  • Lacina, Bethany, compiler
  • Gleditsch, Nils Petter, 1942-, compiler
  • International Peace Research Institute, issuing body

Created / Published

  • [Oslo, Norway] : PRIO, 2006.

Contents

  • For use with the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset -- Documentation of Coding Decisions: UCDP/PRIO Data -- For use with the Correlates of War Dataset -- Documentation of Coding Decisions: Correlates of War Data -- For use with the Fearon & Laitin Civil Wars Dataset -- Documentation of Coding Decisions: Fearon & Laitin Data -- Codebook -- Version history and errata -- Yearly Total Battle Deaths

Headings

  • -  Mortality--Statistics
  • -  War casualties--Statistics
  • -  Battle casualties--Statistics
  • -  Civilian war casualties--Statistics

Genre

  • Data sets

Notes

  • -  "This is an update of the Battle Deaths Dataset (V.1.0) first published in 2005."
  • -  "Note that version 2 of dataset does not include a list of battle deaths by participants. Users in need of such data should confer the original v.1.0."
  • -  Downloaded by the Library of Congress on January 23, 2019.
  • -  The link for the Version history and errata PDF on the website will not load (viewed February 4, 2019).
  • -  Title from website home page (viewed January 17, 2020).

Medium

  • textual datasets

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HB1321

Repository

  • s-Online Electronic Resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019205400

Online Format

  • compressed data

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Chicago citation style:

International Peace Research Institute, Issuing Body. The Battle Deaths Dataset. composeds by Lacina, Bethanyiler, and Gleditsch, Nils Petter, Iler [Oslo, Norway: PRIO, 2006] Software, E-Resource. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019205400/.

APA citation style:

International Peace Research Institute, I. B. (2006) The Battle Deaths Dataset. Lacina, B. & Gleditsch, N. P., comps [Oslo, Norway: PRIO] [Software, E-Resource] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019205400/.

MLA citation style:

International Peace Research Institute, Issuing Body. The Battle Deaths Dataset. comp by Lacina, Bethanyiler, and Gleditsch, Nils Petter, Iler [Oslo, Norway: PRIO, 2006] Software, E-Resource. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019205400/>.