Congressbr: An R Package for Analyzing Data from Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and Federal Senate

McDonnell, Robert Myles, Duarte, Guilherme Jardim and Freire, Danilo (2019) Congressbr: An R Package for Analyzing Data from Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and Federal Senate. Latin American Research Review, 54 (4). p. 958. ISSN 1542-4278

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In this research note, we introduce congressbr, an R package for retrieving data from the Brazilian houses of legislature. The package contains easy-to-use functions that allow researchers to query the Application Programming Interfaces of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate, perform cleaning data operations, and store information in a format convenient for future analyses, making a previously difficult task fast and convenient. Congressbr downloads data on legislators, submitted and ratified law proposals, Senate and Chamber commissions, and other information of interest to social scientists across various fields. We outline the main features of the package and demonstrate its use with practical examples.

Keywords:R, Brazil, software, legislative behaviour
Subjects:L Social studies > L243 Politics of a specific country/region
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:46593
Deposited On:13 Oct 2021 14:16

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