Version 3 (Dec 2014)

Versions respond to changes to the dataset for V-Dem variables (A, B, C, D), including new variables, new indices, corrections to existing variables, and new iterations of the measurement model.

 

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Download the Codebook v3 for the Analysis by clicking on the icon to the left. Please note that all variables that V-Dem is compiling are included in the Codebook.

Suggested citation: Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Jan Teorell,David Altman, Michael Bernhard, M. Steven Fish, Adam Glynn, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Kelly McMann, Daniel Pemstein, Megan Reif, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jeffrey Staton, Eitan Tzelgov, Yi-ting Wang. 2014. “Varieties of Democracy Codebook v3”. Varieties of Democracy Project: Project Documentation Paper Series.

 
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Download the Organization and Management v3 by clicking on the icon to the left.

Document includes a brief overview of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project – the team, the web site, outreach to the international community, funding, progress to date, and sustainability.

Suggested citation: Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Jan Teorell. 2014. “Varieties of Democracy Organization and Management v3”. Varieties of Democracy Project: Project Documentation Paper Series.

 
 
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Download the Methodolgy v3 by clicking on the icon to the left. Part I sets forth the V-Dem conceptual scheme. Part II discusses the process of data collection. Part III describes the measurement model along with efforts to identify and correct errors.

Suggested citation: Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Jan Teorell, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, M. Steven Fish, Adam Glynn, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Matthew Kroenig, Kelly McMann, Daniel Pemstein, Megan Reif, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jeffrey Staton, Eitan Tzelgov, Yi-ting Wang. 2014. “Varieties of Democracy Methodology v3”. Varieties of Democracy Project: Project Documentation Paper Series.

 
 
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Download the Country Coding Units v3 by clicking on the icon to the left.

This document lists (a) every country in the eventual V-Dem database, (b) the years for which we have collect data or plan to collect data (in parentheses next to the entry); (c) the polities that comprise each country’s 20th century history (even if falling outside the time-period that we wish to code); and (d) the borders of each country (wherever this might be unclear).

Suggested citation: Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Jan Teorell, Vlad Ciobanu. 2014. “Varieties of Democracy Country Coding Units v3”. Varieties of Democracy Project: Project Documentation Paper Series.

 

If a variable(s) drawn from the V-Dem database plays an important role in your project (published or unpublished) this should be publicly acknowledged. Suggested citation(s) are offered at the end of each entry.