Advisory Board: Howard Lavine (University of Minnesota), Joshua Tucker (NYU), Rick Wilson (Rice University), Elizabeth Zechmeister (Vanderbilt University)
Political scientists are increasingly using experiments to study important political and social phenomena. The logic of experimentation makes it an appealing and powerful methodological tool that enables scholars to establish causality and probe into the mechanisms underlying observable regularities. Experiments, because of their transparency, also enable researchers to communicate their findings to a broad audience. Although highly technical knowledge is not necessary for understanding the gist of experiments, experiments must be designed, administered, and analyzed with care and attention to detail.
The Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science was developed to publish books that educate readers about the appropriate design and interpretation of experiments and books that showcase innovative and important applications of experimental work. We are particularly interested in scholarly monographs, but proposals for edited volumes will also be considered.
The series will showcase experimental work in political science in at least two ways:
By Peter John
January 09, 2017
Field experiments -- randomized controlled trials -- have become ever more popular in political science, as well as in other disciplines, such as economics, social policy and development. Policy-makers have also increasingly used randomization to evaluate public policies, designing trials of tax ...
By Scott Desposato
December 21, 2015
For most of political science's history, discussions about professional ethics had nothing to do with human subjects. Professional ethics involved integrity in the classroom, fair tenure and promotion rule, and the careful avoidance of plagiarism. As most research was observational, there was ...