1There were 158 distinct political parties in
the study, but not all operated in both parts of the time
period, 1950-1956 and 1957-1962. Those parties that did
operate in both parts were coded separately for each part
on most of the variables and their scores were pooled to
form a maximum sample size of 282. This accounts for
apparent discrepancies between the number of parties
coded and the percentage coded, for in some cases the
relevant N for computing percents is 158 and in other
cases it is 282. In general, all the Institutional
var,ables were coded cwer the entire 1950-1962 time
period, and the relevant N is 158 for all those basic
variables. The only other two variables for which this is
true are 2.07 and 2.08.
- 2 See Table 2.1 for the
scale used to assign adeguacy-confidence
- 3 See note 1. Because of
the differences in the possible number of cases for these
computations, variables 2.07 and 2.08 have been excluded
from the calculations of the mean number of cases coded
for the Governmental Status cluster of variables.
- 4 The social
attraction, concentration and reflection variable
clusters were all based on the same data matrix, and
different formulas were used in computing the scores.
The numbers of parties coded and percentages of
parties coded would be identical across each of the
three concepts, so they were grouped together for
presentation in the table. The adeguacy-confidence
codes are identical fo~ two of the three concepts and
virtually identical for the other, so they were also
grouped together for presentation.