R Dataset / Package sem / Bollen

Documentation

On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Bollen data set which pertains to Bollen's Data on Industrialization and Political Democracy. The Bollen data set is found in the sem R package. You can load the Bollen data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Bollen"). This will load the data into a variable called Bollen. If R says the Bollen data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("sem") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Bollen R data set. The size of this file is about 5,734 bytes.


Bollen's Data on Industrialization and Political Democracy

Description

This data set includes four measures of democracy at two points in time, 1960 and 1965, and three measures of industrialization in 1960, for 75 developing countries.

Usage

Bollen

Format

A data frame with 75 observations on the following 11 variables.

y1

freedom of the press, 1960

y2

freedom of political opposition, 1960

y3

fairness of elections, 1960

y4

effectivness of elected legislature, 1960

y5

freedom of the press, 1965

y6

freedom of political opposition, 1965

y7

fairness of elections, 1965

y8

effectivness of elected legislature, 1965

x1

GNP per capita, 1960

x2

energy consumption per capita, 1960

x3

percentage of labor force in industry, 1960

Details

Variables y1 through y4 are intended to be indicators of the latent variable political democracy in 1960; y5 through y8 indicators of political democracy in 1965; and x1 through x3 indicators of industrialization in 1960.

Source

personal communication from Ken Bollen.

References

Bollen, K. A. (1989) Structural Equations With Latent Variables. Wiley.

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Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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Attachment Size
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Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0