Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science

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James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski, Arthur Lupia
Cambridge University Press, Jun 6, 2011 - Political Science - 562 pages
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Laboratory experiments, survey experiments, and field experiments occupy a central and growing place in the discipline of political science. The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science is the first text to provide a comprehensive overview of how experimental research is transforming the field. Some chapters explain and define core concepts in experimental design and analysis. Other chapters provide an intellectual history of the experimental movement. Throughout the book, leading scholars review groundbreaking research and explain, in personal terms, the growing influence of experimental political science. The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science provides a collection of insights that can be found nowhere else. Its topics are of interest not just to researchers who are conducting experiments today, but also to researchers who think that experiments can help them make new and important discoveries in political science and beyond.
  

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Contents

Part I Designing Experiments
13
chapter 3 Internal and External Validity
27
chapter 4 Students as Experimental Participants
41
CHAPTER 5 Economics versus Psychology Experiments
58
Part II The Development of Experiments in Political Science
71
Chapter 7 Experiments and Game Theorys Value to Political Science
89
chapter 8 The Logic and Design of the Survey Experiment
102
Chapter 9 Field Experiments in Political Science
115
chapter 21 Racial Identity and Experimental Methodology
299
chapter 22 The Determinants and Political Consequences of Prejudice
306
chapter 23 Politics from the Perspective of Minority Populations
320
Part VII Institutions and Behavior
337
chapter 25 Legislative Voting and Cycling
353
Chapter 26 Electoral Systems and Strategic Voting Laboratory Election Experiments
369
Chapter 27 Experimental Research on Democracy and Development
384
Part VIII Elite Bargaining
397

Part III DECISION MAKING
139
CHAPTER 11 Conscious and Unconscious Information Processing with Implications for Experimental Political Science
155
CHAPTER 12 Political Knowledge
171
Part IV Vote Choice Candidate Evaluations and Turnout
185
chapter 14 Media and Politics
201
chapter 15 Candidate Advertisements
214
Chapter 16 Voter Mobilization
228
Part V Interpersonal Relations
241
chapter 18 An Experimental Approach to Citizen Deliberation
258
chapter 19 Social Networks and Political Context
273
Part VI Identity Ethnicity and Politics
287
Chapter 29 Negotiation and Mediation
413
Chapter 30 The Experiment and Foreign Policy Decision Making
430
Part IX Advanced Experimental Methods
443
Chapter 32 Making Effects Manifest in Randomized Experiments
459
Chapter 33 Design and Analysis of Experiments in Multilevel Populations
481
Chapter 34 Analyzing the Downstream Effects of Randomized Experiments
494
Chapter 35 Mediation Analysis Is Harder Than It Looks
508
Afterword
523
Name Index
531
Subject Index
548
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James N. Druckman is Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has published articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Politics. He currently is the editor of Public Opinion Quarterly. Professor Druckman's research focuses on political preference formation and communication, and his recent work examines how citizens make political, economic and social decisions in various contexts.

Donald P. Green is A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is the author of four books and several dozen articles on a wide array of topics, including partisanship, campaign finance, voting and prejudice. Since 1998, his work has focused on the design, implementation and analysis of field experiments.

James H. Kuklinski is Matthew T. McClure Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His interests include citizen decision-making and the formulation of experimental designs that generate more accurate inferences about the external world than the traditional random assignment experiment.

Arthur Lupia is Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He studies politics with a focus on how people make decisions when they lack information. Professor Lupia co-founded TESS (Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences) and served as Principal Investigator of the American National Election Studies.

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