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Title Voter Engagement in Arizona
Post date 11/01/2018
C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale n/a
C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested?

We hypothesize that relational organizing works through its impact on social networks. For that reason, our research contains multiple research arms:

1. We hypothesize that voters of color require a longer conversation and deeper engagement in order to change their voting patterns. We are using field observation to document the nature of these conversations and whether this deeper canvass works to move voters more effectively.
2. We hypothesize that participating as canvassers has a strong impact on canvassers’ sense of political efficacy and on the politicization of their social networks. We are conducting pre-and post-test leadership surveys to test the attitudinal impact. We will also look at network spillover. The dependent variables are change between time 1 and time 2; turnout among canvassers and network/HH members
3. We hypothesize that our partner groups’ supporters will be more responsive to their mobilization message. We will use propensity score matching after the election to test how supporter status, vote propensity, geography, and demographics affected voters’ responsiveness to outreach. Dependent variable is turnout.

C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? * 1. A pre and post-test canvasser survey administered online during training and then after the election. 2. Qualitative observation in the field 3. Propensity score matching after the fact to measure the impact of voter outreach. We will be comparing the groups that used the longer more flexible conversations to those who are using a more traditional GOTV script.
C4 Country United States
C5 Scale (# of Units) the canvasser surveys about 100 canvassers; propensity score matching at least 1,000,000 voters.
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? Researchers
C11 Did any of the research team receive remuneration from the implementing agency for taking part in this research? No
C12 If relevant, is there an advance agreement with the implementation group that all results can be published? No
C13 JEL Classification(s) not provided by authors