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Experimental Research (Section 42)

The Experimental Research organized section of the American Political Science Association advances pedagogy, research, and scholarly contributions based on randomized or natural experiments. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of published articles in political science that use experiments. Experimentalists are exploring topics that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago.

The rapid growth, development, and celebration of experimental methods in political science presents the opportunity to share a specific vocabulary and toolkit with researchers interested in experimental methods of all kinds. The section is devoted to helping scholars develop and hone these specialized skills and to providing a forum where research based in these techniques can be shared and discussed.

Founded: 2010
Journal: Journal of Experimental Political Science; published 3 times per year; discount for selecting online-only access.
Website: https://connect.apsanet.org/s42/
Newsletter: The Experimental Political Scientist

 

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Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 42. Experimental Research awards to-date »

 

Best Book Award

The Best Book Award recognizes the best book published in 2021 that either uses or is about experimental research methods in the study of politics. A copy of the book should be sent to each member of the selection committee at the addresses provided below. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email

Jose Villalobos

The University of Texas at El Paso [email protected]
Cigdem Sirin The University of Texas at El Paso [email protected]
Marzia Oceno Florida International University [email protected]

Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation completed in calendar year 2021 that utilizes experimental methods on substantive questions about politics or makes a fundamental contribution to experimental methods.
Nomination Instructions: Nominations should come from faculty members although they need not be on the student’s dissertation committee. Nominated dissertations should be emailed to all members of the selection committee at the addresses provided below.
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email

Natalia Garbiras Diaz

European University Institute [email protected]
Anna Wilke Washington Universty in St. Louis [email protected]
Erin Rossiter University of Notre Dame [email protected]

Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award recognizes a paper that was scheduled to be presented at APSA in 2021 and features experimental research.
Nomination Instructions: Chairs of and discussants on panels are especially encouraged to nominate papers, although anyone who is aware of an interesting paper prepared for presentation can make the nomination. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominated papers should be emailed to all members of the selection committee at the addresses provided below.
Deadline for nominations: April, 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email

Nicholas Haas

Aarhus (Denm)ark [email protected]
Emmy Lindstam IE Madrid [email protected]
Nicholas Sambanis University of Pennsylvania [email protected]

Public Service Award

Many experiments only occur thanks to the assistance of non-researchers who provide access to resources and data. This award recognizes a special form of public service, the facilitation of randomized experiments in political science by those outside the academy. Considerations in the evaluation of nominees for this award include (1) their generosity with time, resources, and data and (2) their willingness to permit research transparency (e.g., allowing researchers to publish research without regard to how the results come out).
Nomination Instructions: Researchers should send a one paragraph description of the nominee to all committee members. 
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email

Alex Hartman    

The Policy Lab, Brown University [email protected]
Ana de la O Yale University [email protected]
Peter Van Der Windt New York University-Abu Dhabi [email protected]      

 


Best Replication in JEPS

The Best Replication in JEPS Award recognizes the best replication in JEPS in the prior year. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email

Jenn Jerit

Dartmouth College        [email protected]
Scott Clifford        University of Houston        [email protected]
Bert Bakker        University of Amsterdam     [email protected]

Best PAP-Based Paper in JEPS in 2021

The Best PAP-Based Replication in JEPS Award recognizes the best PAP-Based replication in JEPS in the prior year. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email

Jenn Jerit

Dartmouth College     [email protected]
Scott Clifford     University of Houston     [email protected]
Bert Bakker     University of Amsterdam     [email protected]

Rebecca Morton Award for Best JEPS Article in 2021

The Rebecca Morton Award for Best JEPS Article Award recognizes the best article in JEPS in the prior year. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email

Jenn Jerit

Dartmouth College [email protected]
Scott Clifford University of Houston [email protected]
Bert Bakker University of Amsterdam [email protected]