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Completion Time and Response Order Effects in Web Surveys
The use of the World Wide Web to conduct surveys has grown rapidly over the past decade, raising concerns regarding data quality, questionnaire design, and sample representativeness. This researchExpand
Publication bias in the social sciences: Unlocking the file drawer
Fully half of peer-reviewed and implemented social science experiments are not published, providing direct evidence of publication bias and identifying the stage of research production at which publication bias occurs: Authors do not write up and submit null findings. Expand
Irrelevant events affect voters' evaluations of government performance
It is found that making people more aware of the reasons for their current state of mind reduces the effect that irrelevant events have on their opinions, underscore the subtle power of irrelevant events in shaping important real-world decisions and suggest ways in which decision making can be improved. Expand
Myopic Voters and Natural Disaster Policy
Do voters effectively hold elected officials accountable for policy decisions? Using data on natural disasters, government spending, and election returns, we show that voters reward the incumbentExpand
Economic Explanations for Opposition to Immigration: Distinguishing between Prevalence and Conditional Impact
What explains variation in individuals’ opposition to immigration? While scholars have consistently shown cultural concerns to be strong predictors of opposition, findings regarding the labor-marketExpand
The Origins and Consequences of Affective Polarization in the United States
While previously polarization was primarily seen only in issue-based terms, a new type of division has emerged in the mass public in recent years: Ordinary Americans increasingly dislike and distru...
Do Statistical Reporting Standards Affect What Is Published? Publication Bias in Two Leading Political Science Journals
Do Statistical Reporting Standards Affect What Is Published? Publication Bias in Two Leading Political Science Journals
Publication Bias in Empirical Sociological Research
Despite great attention to the quality of research methods in individual studies, if publication decisions of journals are a function of the statistical significance of research findings, theExpand
Retrospective Voting Reconsidered
We review advances in the study of retrospective voting, or how citizens evaluate and act on their perceptions of government performance. As a whole, the recent literature provides a more completeExpand
Attributing Blame: The Public's Response to Hurricane Katrina
When government fails, whom do citizens blame? Do these assessments rely on biased or content-rich information? Despite the vast literatures on retrospective voting in political science andExpand