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Computer Use and Compactness in Congressional and Legislative Redistricting 1990-2000 (ICPSR 1317)
Principal Investigator(s): Altman, Micah, Harvard University; MacDonald, Karin, University of California-Berkeley; McDonald, Michael, George Mason University
In order to study the use of computers in redistricting, in the fall of 2004 we surveyed redistricting authorities in all fifty states concerning their use of computers in the 1990 and 2000 rounds of redistricting. This dataset supplements our replication dataset for "Crayons to Computers," and adds the following variables:
- Four variables representing the capabilities of the computer system used: soft_geographic_reports, soft_tabulation, soft_automated_redistricting, and soft_thematic_mapping
- Two measures of plan compactness: compact_reock, compact_pa
- One measure of competitiveness: competitiveness
- Number of districts: number_districts
These data are flagged as replication datasets and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.
These data are freely available.
Altman, Micah, Karin MacDonald, and Michael McDonald. Computer Use and Compactness in Congressional and Legislative Redistricting 1990-2000. ICPSR01317-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-11-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01317.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01317.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: computer use, congressional districts, redistricting
Geographic Coverage: United States
Data Collection Notes:
File submitted is altman-macdonald-mcdonald.zip which contain data and a codebook.
These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-11-28
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