Experimental Research
  • Blais, André, Romain Lachat, Airo Hino, and Pascal Doray-Demers. 2011. “The Mechanical and Psychological Effects of Electoral Systems: A Quasi-Experimental Study.” Comparative Political Studies 44 (December): 1599–1621.

Uses experimental research to explore strategic voting under different electoral systems.

  • Dionne, Kim Yi. 2015. “Social Networks, Ethnic Diversity, and Cooperative Behavior in Rural Malawi.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 27 (4): 522-543.

A fascinating field experiment which tests whether social networks are as strong as co-ethnicity in supporting cooperation, conducted in a rural village in Malawi.

  • Gomez, Brad T., Thomas G. Hansford, and George A. Krause. 2007. “The Republicans Should Pray for Rain: Weather, Turnout, and Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections.” Journal of Politics 69 (August): 649–63.

Uses a quasi-experiment to examine the impact of inclement weather on voter turnout in the United States.

  • Kittel, Bernhard, Wolfgang J. Luhan, and Rebecca B. Morton. 2012. Experimental Political Science: Principles and Practices. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Explores the key principles, applications, and challenges of experimental research in political science.

  • Morton, Rebecca B., and Joshua A. Tucker. Journal of Experimental Political Science.


Publishes research that employs experimental methods or experimental reasoning to study political phenomena.

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