Field Experiments in Comparative Politics and Policy

Field Experiments in Comparative Politics and Policy

by Donald P. Green
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412987253

ISBN-13: 9781412987257

Pub. Date: 04/02/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Standing on the methodological frontier of field experimentation, researchers studying politics face a unique set of challenges. How do field researchers interact with policymakers, public officials, and funding agencies? How do they ensure high standards in the generation and reporting of empirical results? How can they redefine the role that experimental

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Standing on the methodological frontier of field experimentation, researchers studying politics face a unique set of challenges. How do field researchers interact with policymakers, public officials, and funding agencies? How do they ensure high standards in the generation and reporting of empirical results? How can they redefine the role that experimental methodology plays in the study of politics today? This volume of The ANNALS addresses these questions, examining the use and application of the field experiment method in political science and presenting the state of the art in this important field.

This important volume of The ANNALS features provocative and insightful contributions that reflect the ways that field researchers, in an international context, use the method in novel ways and tackle more subtle challenges of design and analysis. This volume is a must-read for researchers of politics and policy – especially those ready to expand the substantive and methodological frontiers of field experimentation. It is also a valuable resource for political scholars and policymakers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412987257
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/02/2010
Series:
ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series, #628
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Donald P. Green and Peter John
Parable of two agencies, one of which randomises - Dominic Pearson, David J. Torgerson, Cynthia Mc Dougall and Roger Bowles
Democracy, Governance, and Randomized Development Assistance - Devra C. Moehler
Translating experiments into Policy - Gerry Stoker
The Promising Integration of Qualitative Methods and Field Experiments - Elizabeth Levy Paluck
The Future of Field Experiments in International Relations - Susan Hyde
Why can’t a Student be more like an Average Person? Sampling and Attrition Effects in Social Science Field and Laboratory Experiments - Marc Hooghe, Dietlind Stolle, Marc Hooghe, Valérie-Anne Mahéo and Sara Vissers
Points of intersection between randomized experiments and quasi-experiments - Jane Green
Reporting methodological items in randomised experiments in political science - Isabelle Boutron, Peter John and David J. Torgerson
Theory, external validity and experimental inference: Some conjectures - Fernando Martel Garcia and Leonard Wantchekon
Expanding the use of experiments on civic behavior: experiments with local government as research partners - Sarah Cotterill and Liz Richardon
Help Me Help You: Conducting Field Experiments With Political Elites - Peter Loewen, Daniel Rubenson, Leonard Wantchekon
Conceptual, design, and statistical complications associated with participant preference - Hannah Ainsworth, David J. Torgeson and Arthur Kang’ombe
Strategies for Dealing with the Problem of Non-overlapping Units of Assignment and Outcome Measurement in Field Experiments - Ana L. De La O and Daniel Rubenson
Enough Already about “Black Box” Experiments: Studying Mediation is More Difficult than Most Scholars Suppose - Donald P. Green, Shang E. Ha and John G. Bullock
Correction to Arceneaux (2005) - Kevin Arceneaux

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