An Analysis of the Militarized Interstate Dispute (MID) Dataset, 1816–2001

  title={An Analysis of the Militarized Interstate Dispute (MID) Dataset, 1816–2001},
  author={Douglas M Gibler and Steven V. Miller and E. K. Little},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
This research note discusses a five-year examination of the original coding work of the Militarized Interstate Dispute (MID) project. After strictly applying MID coding rules, we recommend dropping 251 cases (or over 10% of the dataset), as either we were unable to find a militarized incident in the historical record or the dispute appeared elsewhere in the data. We found evidence linking 75 disputes to other cases, and we could not identify 19 cases in the historical record. Among the… 

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