This codebook documents variables in a dataset described in Marsh, McDougal, and Khan (2017) as the “Illicit Small Arms Prices—Transactions” dataset (iSAP-T). The dataset is one of two (the other being the “Illicit Small Arms Prices—Countries”, or iSAP-C, dataset, documented in SADO Working Paper 201604-03) to come out of a joint effort of the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers (NISAT) and the Small Arms Data Observatory (SADO). The iSAP-T has an observational unit of arm(s) sold in a single transaction, whilst the iSAP-C, which derives from the iSAP-T, has the more standard country-year observational unit. The iSAP-T has the advantage that its observations are all directly reported and documented; the data presented is gathered entirely on the basis of verifiable observation.
Peace Research Institute Oslo
TOPHER L. MCDOUGAL
Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego
ISHTIAQ AHMED KHAN
SADO-WPS_201701_02_iSAP-T-Codebook (transactions dataset codebook, PDF format [272 kb])