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Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science

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James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski, Arthur Lupia, Rose McDermott, Cindy D. Kam, Eric S. Dickson, Shanto Iyengar, John H. Aldrich, Paul M. Sniderman, Alan S. Gerber, Allyson L. Holbrook, Milton Lodge, Charles Taber, Brad Verhulst, Cheryl Boudreau, Kathleen M. McGraw, Thomas E. Nelson, Sarah M. Bryner, Dustin M. Carnahan, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Richard R. Lau, Melissa R. Michelson, David W. Nickerson, Rick K. Wilson, Catherine C. Eckel, Christopher F. Karpowitz, Tali Mendelberg, Kathleen Dolan, Kira Sanbonmatsu, Darren Davis, Vincent L. Hutchings, Spencer Piston, Dennis Chong, Jane Junn, Eric Coleman, Elinor Ostrom, Gary Miller, Rebecca B. Morton, Kenneth C. Williams, Ana L. De La O, Leonard Wantchekon, Daniel Diermeier, Margaret G. Hermann, Binnur Ozkececi-Taner, Brian J. Gaines, Jake Bowers, Betsy Sinclair, Rachel Milstein Sondheimer, John G. Bullock, Shang E. Ha, Donald R. Kinder
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  • Date Published: June 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521174558

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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.

    • The first handbook of experiments in political science
    • No other reference text emphasizes the distinct perspectives of lab, survey and field researchers
    • Many distinguished scholars are contributors to the volume
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    Reviews & endorsements

    “This handbook is a monumental undertaking. It contains something of value for political scientists of every methodological and substantive stripe.”
    – Morris P. Fiorina, Stanford University

    “Once rare outside the psychological laboratory, experimental methods are now used throughout the social sciences. Focusing on experimentation in political science, this handbook provides a state-of-the-art review of the history, logic, and methodology of experimentation, including the implementation of experiments in representative surveys. Comprehensive reviews of what has been learned from experiments in areas as diverse as voter behavior, institutions, identity, and elite bargaining highlight the substantive contributions of experimental research to social science theory testing and development. Written by leading experts in the field, this handbook will be a valuable and authoritative resource for years to come.”
    – Norbert Schwarz, University of Michigan

    “This handbook is a long overdue contribution to a burgeoning area in political science. It will be extremely useful to any political scientist contemplating or currently using experimental methods.”
    – Diana C. Mutz, University of Pennsylvania

    “In the Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science, Druckman, Green, Kuklinski, and Lupia put together thirty-six contributed chapters covering the design, scope, and methods of experimental political science. They have taken on the core issues, such as the trade-offs between internal and external validity. They explore the value of laboratory versus field versus survey experiments. The chapters here show how political science draws from other experimental fields, creating its own broadly unique approach to experimentation. The authors of the chapters here explore the ways in which experiments drawn from the traditions of cognitive science, psychology, and economics take some things for granted and how experiments in each of these traditions assume different things to be consequential. This book should be used in every first-year graduate curriculum, not just as a book on experiments, but as an excellent primer on research design.”
    – Mathew D. McCubbins, University of Southern California

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521174558
    • length: 578 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.99kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    1. Experimentation in political science James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski and Arthur Lupia
    Part I. Designing Experiments:
    2. Experiments: an introduction to core concepts James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski and Arthur Lupia
    3. Internal and external validity Rose McDermott
    4. Students as experimental participants: a defense of the 'narrow data base' James N. Druckman and Cindy D. Kam
    5. Economics vs. psychology experiments: stylization, incentives, and deception Eric S. Dickson
    Part II. The Development of Experiments in Political Science:
    6. Laboratory experiments in political science Shanto Iyengar
    7. Experiments and game theory's value to political science John H. Aldrich and Arthur Lupia
    8. The logic and design of the survey experiment: an autobiography of a methodological innovation Paul M. Sniderman
    9. Field experiments in political science Alan S. Gerber
    Part III. Decision Making:
    10. Attitude change experiments in political science Allyson L. Holbrook
    11. Conscious and unconscious information processing with implications for experimental political science Milton Lodge, Charles Taber and Brad Verhulst
    12. Political knowledge Cheryl Boudreau and Arthur Lupia
    Part IV. Vote Choice, Candidate Evaluations, and Turnout:
    13. Candidate impressions and evaluations Kathleen M. McGraw
    14. Media and politics Thomas E. Nelson, Sarah M. Bryner and Dustin M. Carnahan
    15. Candidate advertisements Shana Kushner Gadarian and Richard R. Lau
    16. Voter mobilization Melissa R. Michelson and David W. Nickerson
    Part V. Interpersonal Relations:
    17. Trust and social exchange Rick K. Wilson and Catherine C. Eckel
    18. An experimental approach to citizen deliberation Christopher F. Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg
    19. Social networks and political context David W. Nickerson
    Part VI. Identity, Ethnicity, and Politics:
    20. Candidate gender and experimental political science Kathleen Dolan and Kira Sanbonmatsu
    21. Racial identity and experimental methodology Darren Davis
    22. The determinants and political consequences of prejudice Vincent L. Hutchings and Spencer Piston
    23. Politics from the perspective of minority populations Dennis Chong and Jane Junn
    Part VII. Institutions and Behavior:
    24. Experimental contributions to collective-action theory Eric Coleman and Elinor Ostrom
    25. Legislative voting and cycling Gary Miller
    26. Electoral systems and strategic voting (laboratory election experiments) Rebecca B. Morton and Kenneth C. Williams
    27. Experimental research on democracy and development Ana L. De La O and Leonard Wantchekon
    Part VIII. Elite Bargaining:
    28. Coalition experiments Daniel Diermeier
    29. Negotiation and mediation Daniel Druckman
    30. The experiment and foreign policy decision making Margaret G. Hermann and Binnur Ozkececi-Taner
    Part IX. Advanced Experimental Methods:
    31. Treatment effects Brian J. Gaines and James H. Kuklinski
    32. Making effects manifest in randomized experiments Jake Bowers
    33. Design and analysis of experiments in multilevel populations Betsy Sinclair
    34. Analyzing the downstream effects of randomized experiments Rachel Milstein Sondheimer
    35. Mediation analysis is harder than it looks John G. Bullock and Shang E. Ha
    Afterword:
    36. Campbell's ghost Donald R. Kinder.

  • Editors

    James N. Druckman, Northwestern University, Illinois
    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, Yale University, Connecticut
    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, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    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, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    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.

    Contributors

    James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski, Arthur Lupia, Rose McDermott, Cindy D. Kam, Eric S. Dickson, Shanto Iyengar, John H. Aldrich, Paul M. Sniderman, Alan S. Gerber, Allyson L. Holbrook, Milton Lodge, Charles Taber, Brad Verhulst, Cheryl Boudreau, Kathleen M. McGraw, Thomas E. Nelson, Sarah M. Bryner, Dustin M. Carnahan, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Richard R. Lau, Melissa R. Michelson, David W. Nickerson, Rick K. Wilson, Catherine C. Eckel, Christopher F. Karpowitz, Tali Mendelberg, Kathleen Dolan, Kira Sanbonmatsu, Darren Davis, Vincent L. Hutchings, Spencer Piston, Dennis Chong, Jane Junn, Eric Coleman, Elinor Ostrom, Gary Miller, Rebecca B. Morton, Kenneth C. Williams, Ana L. De La O, Leonard Wantchekon, Daniel Diermeier, Margaret G. Hermann, Binnur Ozkececi-Taner, Brian J. Gaines, Jake Bowers, Betsy Sinclair, Rachel Milstein Sondheimer, John G. Bullock, Shang E. Ha, Donald R. Kinder

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