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Congressional Record for 104th-110th Congresses: Text and Phrase Counts (ICPSR 33501)
Principal Investigator(s): Gentzkow, Matthew, University of Chicago, and National Bureau of Economic Research; Shapiro, Jesse, University of Chicago, and National Bureau of Economic Research
This qualitative data collection contains original and processed text from the United States Congressional Record for the 104th-110th Congresses. The Congressional Record includes text from both chambers, the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. For each Congress the archive includes the original tagged text files, parsed files that separate the text into individual speeches, speaker metadata that can be linked to the parsed files, and counts of two-word phrases (bigrams) by speaker, party, and date.
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Gentzkow, Matthew, and Jesse Shapiro. Congressional Record for 104th-110th Congresses: Text and Phrase Counts. ICPSR33501-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-10-23. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33501.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33501.v3
This study was funded by:
- National Science Foundation (SES-0617658 and SES-0922342)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: government, legislative bodies, political speeches, public officials, United States Congress
Smallest Geographic Unit: United States
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: parsed bigrams of congressional records, speaker and speech metadata
Universe: Full-text of the published Congressional Record for both chambers of the 104th-110th Congresses of the United States.
Data Types: administrative records data, aggregate data, text, program source code
Data Collection Notes:
This collection has not been processed by ICPSR and is being released in the original ASCII format for convenience of use; no value labels are present in the data.
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Study Design: Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR User Guide.
Sample: The data are not a sample, as this collection is an aggregation of data on Congressional speech.
Congressional Records obtained from the Government Printing Office
Original ICPSR Release: 2012-12-14
- 2015-10-23 This collection is being updated to include data for the 110th Congress, spanning the years 2007 and 2008.
- 2013-07-08 The User Guide was updated.
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