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The Generalizability of Survey Experiments*
Abstract Survey experiments have become a central methodology across the social sciences. Researchers can combine experiments’ causal power with the generalizability of population-based samples. Yet,Expand
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Political Parties, Motivated Reasoning, and Public Opinion Formation
A key characteristic of democratic politics is competition between groups, first of all political parties. Yet, the unavoidably partisan nature of political conflict has had too little influence onExpand
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A Source of Bias in Public Opinion Stability
A long acknowledged but seldom addressed problem with political communication experiments concerns the use of captive participants. Study participants rarely have the opportunity to chooseExpand
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Learning More from Political Communication Experiments: Pretreatment and Its Effects
Research on political communication effects has enjoyed great progress over the past 25 years. A key ingredient underlying these advances is the increased usage of experiments that demonstrate howExpand
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The Informational Basis for Mass Polarization
If nothing else, democratic politics requires compromise. Mass polarization, where citizens disagree strongly and those disagreements magnify over time, presents obvious threats to democraticExpand
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Measuring Subgroup Preferences in Conjoint Experiments
Conjoint analysis is a common tool for studying political preferences. The method disentangles patterns in respondents’ favorability toward complex, multidimensional objects, such as candidates orExpand
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Archiving Reproducible Research with R and Dataverse
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We introduce the dvn package, which allows R users to publicly archive datasets, analysis files, codebooks, and associated metadata in Dataverse Network online repositories, an open-source data archiving project sponsored by Harvard University. Expand
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Doing What Others Do
Does rhetoric highlighting social norms or mentioning science in a communication affect individuals’ beliefs about global warming and/or willingness to take action? We draw from framing theory andExpand
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Interpreting Regression Results using Average Marginal Effects with R ’ s margins
Applied data analysts regularly need to make use of regression analysis to understand descriptive, predictive, and causal patterns in data. While many applications of ordinary least squares yieldExpand
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Is Public Opinion Stable? Resolving the Micro/Macro Disconnect in Studies of Public Opinion
Public opinion matters, both as a central element of democratic theory and as a substantive foundation for political representation. The origins and nature of public opinion have long attracted theExpand
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