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Population-Based Survey Experiments

Diana C. Mutz


Population-based survey experiments have become an invaluable tool for social scientists struggling to generalize laboratory-based results, and for survey researchers besieged by uncertainties about causality. Thanks to technological advances in recent years, experiments can now be administered to random samples of the population to which a theory applies. Yet until now, there was no self-contained resource for social scientists seeking a concise and accessible overview of this methodology, its strengths and weaknesses, and the unique challenges it poses for implementation and analysis. Drawin ... More

Keywords: population-based survey, survey experiments, random samples, external validity, internal validity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691144511
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana C. Mutz, author
University of Pennsylvania