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Field Experiments and the Study of Voter Turnout

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Donald P. Green, Mary C. McGrath, Peter M. Aronow

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Original data includes treatment effects of mail (ITT), canvassing (ATT), and phone (ATT) interventions, and standard errors from published and unpublished field experiments on voter turnout. Includes limited information on study size, election location, and intervention details (e.g. phone call type-robo, volunteer, or professional; advocacy or non-advocacy  (mail only); social pressure or gratitude framing).

Suggested citation: Green, Donald P., Mary C. McGrath, & Peter M. Aronow (2013) Replication Materials for ‘Field Experiments and the Study of Voter Turnout,’ ISPS Data Archive.”

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August 1, 2013
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Population includes all field experiments with validated voter turnout as an outcome variable. The sample was drawn by including all studies found through personal contact with researchers working in the area of voter turnout, and through in searches of: - Thomson Web of Knowledge - Social Science Citation Index (SSCI); Conference Proceedings (CPCI-SSH) [search terms - Topic=(vot* OR turnout) AND Topic=("field experiment" OR random*)] - Proquest - Dissertations & Theses @ Yale University; EconLit; ERIC; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS); PAIS International; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Social Sciences; Social Services Abstracts; Sociological Abstracts; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts [search terms - all((vot* OR turnout)) AND all(("field experiment*" OR random*))] - EBSCO - International Political Science Abstracts; PsycINFO [search terms - (vot* OR turnout) AND ("field experiment*" OR random*)] - PROL - MWPSA; SPSA [search terms - (vot* OR turnout) AND ("field experiment*" OR random*)] - SSRN - SSRN; APSA [search terms - turnout within "field experiment"; vote within "field experiment"; voting within "field experiment"] - Campbell - Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews [search terms - (vot* OR turnout) AND ("field experiment*" OR random*)] - NBER [search terms - (vot* OR turnout) AND ("field experiment*" OR random*) ( OR OR )] - Google Scholar [search terms - (vote OR turnout) AND ("field experiment" OR random)]
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Validated voter turnout
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D116F03 Program file Stata (12.0) .do 2048 Download file
D116F04 Metadata record Adobe Acrobat (10.0.3) .pdf 199680 Download file