The author wishes to thank Robert Huckfeldt, Matthew Buttice, and Elizabeth Simas for their help designing and implementing the experiment. The article also benefited from comments by William Berry, David J. Cooper, Brad T. Gomez, Jens Grosser, Benjamin Highton, Jennifer Jerit, Mark Lubell, Anand Sokhey, Walter J. Stone, and the anonymous reviewers at the Journal. Previous versions of this article were presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association and the 2009 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.
Social Networks as a Shortcut to Correct Voting
Article first published online: 5 JUL 2011
©2011, Midwest Political Science Association
American Journal of Political Science
Volume 55, Issue 4, pages 753–766, October 2011
How to Cite
Ryan, J. B. (2011), Social Networks as a Shortcut to Correct Voting. American Journal of Political Science, 55: 753–766. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5907.2011.00528.x
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 5 JUL 2011
•Instructions to Experimental Subjects
•Figure SI1. Network Maps
•The External Validity of the Experiment
•Subject Information Levels
•Figure SI2. Error in initial estimates by information levels.
•Figure SI3. Percent of initial, implied votes that were correct by information level.
•Subject Behavior across Periods
•Figure SI4. Mean Bias in Social Messages by Period and Partisanship
•Figure SI5. Mean Error in First and Final Estimates of Candidates' Global Benefits by Period and Information Level
•Figure SI6. Percent of Subjects Who Vote Correctly by Period and Information Level
•Bias in Estimates of Candidates' Benefits
•Table SI1A. Partisan bias in initial estimates of candidate benefits. OLS model with standard errors corrected for clustering on subjects.
•Table SI1B. Predicted initial estimates of candidate benefits based on model in Table SI1A.
•Error in Estimates of Candidates' Benefits
•Figure SI7. Total error in initial estimates by partisans.
•Figure SI8. Total error in initial estimates by independents.
•Figure SI9. Total error in final estimates by partisans.
•Figure SI10. Total error in final estimates by independents.
•Figure SI11. Total error in subject's initial and final estimates of true candidate benefits by information level.
•Models of Correct Voting
•Table SI2. Determinants of correct voting for partisans.
•The Control Group from Florida State University
•Figure SI12. Replication of Figure 1 with Florida State University control subjects excluded.
•Table SI3. Replication of Table 2 with Florida State University control subjects excluded.
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