Aug
12

Polnet – June update

Near the end of June I took a break from working directly on my research in Williamsburg to go on a bit of an adventure in Bloomington, Indiana for the 6th annual Political Networks Conference. I’d written most of this up on the plane back from Indiana, but never got around to posting it, so…
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Aug
12

Designing my pilot test – August update

I’ve spent the past month or continuing to talk to campaigns about my thesis and designing a plan for pilot testing my research mailers before I actually send them out in November. Basically, I am pilot testing my political campaign mailers for two reasons: to make sure that they have the effect I think they…
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Jul
03

Getting a campaign on board – July update

Hi everyone – half the summer has flown by without a single research update from me, so I’m trying to catch up on all of my blogging! I spent the first month of the summer trying to iron out my research design and find campaigns that are willing to work with me to implement my…
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May
01

Increasing the Effectiveness of Political Campaign Mail: A Field Experiment

Hello everyone! My name is Meg Schwenzfeier and I will be working on an honors thesis in Government this summer. Throughout my time at William & Mary, I have been fascinated with political campaigns and political science research, particularly the ways in which political science can improve and inform campaign efforts like canvassing, phone calling,…
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