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Title The Professionalism Advantage: Attracting, Fostering, or Retaining Quality?
Post date 08/09/2018
C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale

See pre-analysis plan.

C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested?

Attracting Quality Hypothesis: Professional legislatures attract candidates who are of higher quality.
Fostering Quality Hypothesis: Resources allow incumbents to increase in quality over time. Legislators with more resources increase in quality more quickly.
Retaining Incumbents Hypothesis: Professional legislatures are more likely to retain incumbents because it is a more attractive position.

C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? *

In order to carry out the empirical tests we will use data from the 2014 National Candidate Survey (Broockman and Skovron 2018). See pre-analysis plan for more details.

C4 Country United States of America
C5 Scale (# of Units) not provided by authors
C6 Was a power analysis conducted prior to data collection? No
C7 Has this research received Insitutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee approval? No
C8 IRB Number not provided by authors
C9 Date of IRB Approval not provided by authors
C10 Will the intervention be implemented by the researcher or a third party? not provided by authors
C11 Did any of the research team receive remuneration from the implementing agency for taking part in this research? not provided by authors
C12 If relevant, is there an advance agreement with the implementation group that all results can be published? not provided by authors
C13 JEL Classification(s) not provided by authors