This project (final paper) is a replication and extension of Jamal, Amaney, and Mark Tessler. "Attitudes in the Arab World." Journal of Democracy 19, no. 1 (January 2008): 97–110 and is part of a semester-long project for Duke's Political Science 733 course in Maximum Likelihood Estimation.
Data for the original article comes from the first wave of the Arab Barometer, conducted in 2006-07. The raw data for this replication was downloaded from ICPSR, which restricts all restiribution of its data except when "[y]ou are collaborating with other AUTHORIZED USERS to analyze the data for research or instructional purposes." It may be that this project constitutes collaborative research or instructional purposes, but just to be legally safe, I have not included the full Barometer in this repository.
For the sake of universal replicability,
rebuild_data.R takes the original ICPSR data and cleans it for this analysis, creating a standalone
Barometer.RData file. If you can access the original ICPSR data, you should be able to precisely replicate my (and Jamal and Tessler's) results.
rebuild_data.Rtakes pre-downloaded ICPSR data and cleans it for use in R
replication.Rbuilds all models used in the analysis (see raw model output)
extension.Radd parameters to the replicated model
graphic_functions.Rprovides wrappers for repeated
figureX.Rcreate the figures used in the final paper
sandbox.Rcontains random code I toyed with
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