TABLE 7.6b: Early 1950s: BV6.33 Passing Resolutions
TABLE 7.7a: Mid 1950s: BV6.34 Issuing Position Papers
TABLE 7.7b: Early 1950s: BV6.34 Issuing Position Papers
cides with the absence of the activity itself, then one can conclude that many of the parties that were not coded because of an absence of information should have been coded instead as 0. This interpretation implies that we are probably systematically overestimating the incidence of party performance of these activities--as reflected in our mean values for BV631 through BV635--because we have omitted from coding many of the parties that would have been scored 0 if only the writers had bothered to mention that the party did not perform the act. The net effect of all this is that we are more certain when a party did something than when it did not.
Variables 6.41 through 6.44 correspond to arrangements which a party might negotiate with other parties for mutual benefit. These alliances may assume the form of
The status of these variables within the study is comparable to that of the preceding set, "propagandizing ideas and programs," and the argument therein applies here. Parties that pursue tactics of "allying with other parties" may be guided by any or all strategies within the goal orientation cluster. Therefore these again are viewed as "indirect" tactics in the sense that they can serve the diverse strategies of widely different parties.
Operational Definition. The same three-level measure, discussed under the operational definition for BV601 through BV605, is used to express the frequency with which the party engages in each form of cooperative activity:
Coding Results. BV641 through BV644 constitute the last group of variables for which coding was prema-