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Title V-Dem Update Experiments 2018
Post date 11/12/2018
C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale This pre-analysis plan describes three studies bundled with V-Dem’s annual data collection update in 2018. The first study examines how expert coders respond to different participation inducements, and asks how pay and recruitment language affect participation, attrition, and coder attentiveness. The second study asks if we can leverage experts’ shared notions about democratic institutions to aggregate low-level information about democratic institutions into higher-level measures of democracy. The third study asks if we can use experts’ pairwise rankings of cases with respect to specific V-Dem indicators to recover information consistent with that produced by the standard process (Likert scale response) for eliciting ratings from V-Dem experts.
C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested? See pre-analysis plan.
C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? * See pre-analysis plan.
C4 Country cross-national
C5 Scale (# of Units) 500 (estimated)
C6 Was a power analysis conducted prior to data collection? No
C7 Has this research received Insitutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee approval? Yes
C8 IRB Number 17-1858
C9 Date of IRB Approval 07/24/2017
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? 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