ESS7 (e2.0): Error in B10 (PRTVTFNL) and B18b (PRTCLENL) for the Netherlands
Four political parties have been assigned incorrect numerical values in the Dutch political party variables. As a consequence, the parties listed in the labels are incorrect for the following parties:
- Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA)
- Socialist Party (SP)
- Christian Union (CU)
- Green Left (GL)
The issue will be corrected in future editions of ESS7. See below for suggested temporary solution to the problem, based on a recoding of edition 2.0 of the ESS7 Integrated file in SPSS (in this example, stored locally in folder "ESS" on the C: drive):
GET FILE 'C:\ESS\ESS7e02.sav'.
RECODE prtvtfnl prtclenl (4=5) (5=4) (7=8) (8=7).