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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-049-1-1-United States-CPS-2006

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 2006: pilot study.  [machine-readable data file] / Center for Political Studies. University of Michigan  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: ANES2006Pilot

Date Accessioned: 7/12/2007

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This study can be downloaded from ANES web site via its Data Center link.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 7/12/2007

Documentation: View codebook at the ANES site

Abstract: The 2006 ANES Pilot Study was conducted to test new questions and conduct methodological research to inform the design of future ANES studies. Over the years, the ANES has used pilot studies to test new questions that can be included in later national surveys. Data from these studies have been very informative. Some have been used to convey substantive and methodological insights in widely-read publications, while others have served as the basis for technical reports that have directly improved subsequent ANES data collections. The first ever ANES Online Commons allowed interested persons to propose questions for the 2006 ANES Pilot Study. The Online Commons is designed to increase participation in, and the transparency of, the survey development process. The response to this new opportunity was tremendous. Over 300 scholars from a range of scientific disciplines registered for the Online Commons. Collectively, they proposed over 1100 questions - with many coming from younger faculty and graduate students. At the close of the proposal period, an evaluation process commenced, with the knowledge that only about 120 of the 1100 questions could be included on the Pilot Study due to survey length constraints. Data collection for the 2006 ANES Pilot Study began on November 13, 2006, just after the November election, and finished on January 7, 2007. The sample consisted of 1,211 individuals who completed a valid interview in the 2004 ANES time series study. This public-release data set has 675 respondents.

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