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Information equivalence in survey experiments

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Survey experiments often manipulate the description of attributes in a hypothetical scenario, with the goal of learning about those attributes’ real-world effects. Such inferences rely on an underappreciated assumption: experimental conditions must be information equivalent (IE) with respect to background features of the scenario. IE is often violated because subjects, when presented with information about one attribute, update their beliefs about others too. Labeling a country “a dem...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/pan.2018.9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Political Analysis Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
4
Pages:
399-416
Publication date:
2018-08-03
Acceptance date:
2018-05-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-4989
ISSN:
1047-1987
Pubs id:
pubs:929835
URN:
uri:f207182b-dcca-4aa3-9f37-7282499a6434
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uuid:f207182b-dcca-4aa3-9f37-7282499a6434
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pubs:929835

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