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Philippine Supreme Court SCRA Database, 1961-1987
Principal Investigator: C. Neal Tate, Vanderbilt University
This database contains a record for each of the more than 15,000 decision handed down by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and reported in the Philippines' reporter of record, the Supreme Court Reports Annotated
(Manila: Central Lawbook Publishing Company - Available in the United States from Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, New York) from 1961-1987.
The SPSS version of the dataset is fully documented: users can produce a usable codebook WITH the SPSS DISPLAY DICTIONARY command. The SPSS data set can be secured following the instructions given below. However, users may be interested in having a copy of the original codebook that guided the coding of the data. This document explains coding procedures in detail, It is available (below) for downloading as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file. (You will need to obtain a copy of the free Acrobat Reader program to read the codebook, if you do not already have one.)
The Philippine Supreme Court SCRA Database was created with the support of a grant from the Law and Social Science Program of the National Science Foundation. It is a public access database, freely available for use by any interested person. The principal investigator requests that those using these data fully and properly acknowledge their source. The following would be an appropriate form for such an acknowledgement:
C. Neal Tate. 2007. Philippine Supreme Court SCRA Database, 1961-1987
. Version 1.1. Accessed at http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/site/d5YnT2/data_sets on [date].
Right click on the following and choose "Save Link Target as . . . (Netscape) or "save Target As . . ." (Explorer) to download the SPSS data set to your computer.
Philippine Supreme Court SCRA Dataset, 1961-1987, SPSS Save File Version
Click on the following link to download the Acrobat .pdf version of the original codebook to your computer.
Philippine Supreme Court SCRA Database Original Codebook, .pdf Version 1-2