|C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale||When women and people of color run for office, they face two distinct types of discrimination. Donors, party delegates, or voters may be biased against these candidates because of their identities. This is what political scientists typically study when investigating discrimination in politics. But during a primary, candidates must also convince members of their own party that they have the best possible chance of winning the general election. In these conversations, candidates sometimes encounter a second type of discrimination. Even if gatekeepers and primary voters are not themselves be biased against a candidate, they may be concerned that other voters will harbor biases against the candidate, and therefore the candidate will have a hard time winning in the general election. I call this strategic discrimination. Even when party gatekeepers and primary voters value diversity and are not themselves biased, concerns about electability may drive them to strategically prefer white and/or male candidates over women and/or people of color.|
|C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested?||
H1a: When prompted to think strategically about gender and racial discrimination by swing states voters, subjects will increase their support for white, male candidates to be the 2020 Democratic nominee.
|C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? *||
Please see attached document for further explanation.
H1a Operationalization: Compare dependent variables 2a, 2b, 2d, and 2e across Groups 1 (control) and 2 (treatment).
|C4 Country||United States|
|C5 Scale (# of Units)||1,000|
|C6 Was a power analysis conducted prior to data collection?||Yes|
|C7 Has this research received Insitutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee approval?||Yes|
|C8 IRB Number||deemed exempt through self-administered worksheet|
|C9 Date of IRB Approval||Jan. 22, 2019|
|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?||not provided by authors|
|C13 JEL Classification(s)||Z0|