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Genetic applications of an inverse polymerase chain reaction.
A method is presented for the rapid in vitro amplification of DNA sequences that flank a region of known sequence. The method uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), but it has the primers orientedExpand
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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 personalExpand
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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 civicExpand
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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,Expand
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Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation
We learn how to design randomized experiments, analyze the data, and interpret the findings.Written by two leading experts on experimental methods. Expand
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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 workExpand
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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 andExpand
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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 (localExpand
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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 abilityExpand
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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 moreExpand
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