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Non-Traditional Candidates and Social Desirability Effects


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*Note: study information below is based on a previous version of codebook, which included mislabeled conditions. Data folder contains only correctly updated version of codebook.

 


Principal Investigator(s):

Yanna Krupnikov
Northwestern University
Email:yanna.krupnikov@northwestern.edu
Home page:http://www.yannakrupnikov.com/

Nichole Bauer
Indiana University
Email:nmbauer@indiana.edu
Home page:http://mypage.iu.edu/~nmbauer/Nichole_Bauer/Home.html

Spencer Piston
University of Michigan
Email:spiston@umich.edu
Home page:http://spencerpiston.com/

Sample size: 1100
Field period: 08/02/2012-10/24/2012


Hypotheses:

Offering individuals a chance to explain their choice affects willingness to select a non-traditional candidate.

Experimental Manipulations:

Structure of choice question

Key Dependent Variables:

Rate of choice

Summary of Findings:

We find that changing the structure of the choice question affects the rate at which individuals choose non-traditional candidates for national office.


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