Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3288: Political Science and the Real World

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Practical Guide, Princeton University Press. 2013.

John, Peter. Field Experiments in Political Science and Public Policy: Practical Lessons in Design and Delivery, Routledge, 2017.

Karlan, Dean and Jacob Appel. Failing in the Field, Princeton University Press, 2016.

Gerber, Alan S., and Donald P. Green. Field experiments: Design, analysis, and interpretation. WW Norton, 2012.

Broockman, David E., and Daniel M. Butler. 2017. “The Causal Effects of Elite Position-Taking on Voter Attitudes:

Field Experiments with Elite Communication.” American Journal of Political Science 61.1: 208-221.
Grose, Christian, Pamela Lopez, Sara Sadhwani, and Antoine Yoshinaka. Forthcoming. “Social Lobbying.” Journal of Politics.

Zelizer, Adam. 2019. “Is position-taking contagious? evidence of cue-taking from two field experiments in a state legislature.” American Political Science Review 113.2: 340-352.

Jerit, Jennifer, Jason Barabas, and Scott Clifford. 2013. “Comparing contemporaneous laboratory and field experiments on media effects.” Public Opinion Quarterly 77.1: 256-282.

Gerber, Alan S., Donald P. Green, and Christopher W. Larimer. 2008. “Social pressure and voter turnout: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment.” American Political Science Review: 33-48.

Foos, Florian, and Eline A. De Rooij. 2017. “All in the family: Partisan disagreement and electoral mobilization in intimate networks—A spillover experiment.” American Journal of Political Science 61.2: 289-304.

Braconnier, Ce?line, Jean-Yves Dormagen, and Vincent Pons. 2016. “Voter registration costs and disenfranchisement: experimental evidence from France.” American Political Science Review 111.3: 584-604.