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The Effects of Canvassing, Telephone Calls, and Direct Mail on Voter Turnout: A Field Experiment
  • A. Gerber, D. Green
  • Political Science
    American Political Science Review
  • 1 September 2000
We report the results of a randomized field experiment involving approximately 30,000 registered voters in New Haven, Connecticut. Nonpartisan get-out-the-vote messages were conveyed through personal
Social Pressure and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment
Voter turnout theories based on rational self-interested behavior generally fail to predict significant turnout unless they account for the utility that citizens receive from performing their civic
Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation
TLDR
Written by two leading experts on experimental methods, this concise text covers the major aspects of experiment design, analysis, and interpretation in clear language to help students achieve a deeper understanding of field experimentation.
Personality and Political Attitudes: Relationships across Issue Domains and Political Contexts
Previous research on personality traits and political attitudes has largely focused on the direct relationships between traits and ideological self-placement. There are theoretical reasons, however,
Get Out the Vote!: How to Increase Voter Turnout
Get Out the Vote! Is a practical guide for anyone trying to mobilize voters or organize at the grass roots. Unlike authors of other campaign advice books, Donald Green and Alan Gerber root their work
The Big Five Personality Traits in the Political Arena
Recent political science research on the effects of core personality traits—the Big Five—contributes to our understanding of how people interact with their political environments. This research
Personality Traits and Participation in Political Processes
Using data from two recent surveys, we analyze the relationship between Big Five personality traits and political participation. We examine forms of participation that differ in domain (local
How Large and Long-lasting Are the Persuasive Effects of Televised Campaign Ads? Results from a Randomized Field Experiment
We report the results of the first large-scale experiment involving paid political advertising. During the opening months of a 2006 gubernatorial campaign, approximately $2 million of television and
Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics
Partisanship seems to affect factual beliefs about politics. For example, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say that the deficit rose during the Clinton administration; Democrats are more
Estimating the Effect of Campaign Spending on Senate Election Outcomes Using Instrumental Variables
To examine the traditional view that challenger spending is more effective than incumbent spending, I reestimate the effects of spending using instrumental variables that affect a candidate's ability
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