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The Impact of Canvassing During the German Federal Election Campaign in 2017: Evidence From a Field Experiment
Last registered on September 25, 2017

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
The Impact of Canvassing During the German Federal Election Campaign in 2017: Evidence From a Field Experiment
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002457
Initial registration date
September 24, 2017
Last updated
September 25, 2017 2:25 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Oxford
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2017-07-01
End date
2017-10-24
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We evaluate a canvassing field experiment in collaboration with a candidate for parliament for a large German party during the federal election campaign in Germany 2017.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Hensel, Lukas. 2017. "The Impact of Canvassing During the German Federal Election Campaign in 2017: Evidence From a Field Experiment." AEA RCT Registry. September 25. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.2457-1.0.
Former Citation
Hensel, Lukas. 2017. "The Impact of Canvassing During the German Federal Election Campaign in 2017: Evidence From a Field Experiment." AEA RCT Registry. September 25. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2457/history/21763.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The candidate and volunteers will jointly knock on all doors in randomly selected precincts.
Intervention Start Date
2017-07-01
Intervention End Date
2017-09-24
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
candidate and party voteshare, turnout
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
All outcomes are measured using official election results.
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
See preanalysis plan for a detailed description.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomized using random number generator in excel.
Randomization Unit
precinct
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
No
Sample size: planned number of observations
106 precincts
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
53 precincts per treatment arm.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Analysis Plan

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Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials
Relevant Paper(s)
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