ANES Online Commons
HOW TO PREPARE A PROPOSAL
What information must a proposal contain? What criteria will be used to evaluate it?
Some studies have study-specific requirements and criteria in addition to those listed here. To learn these additional requirements for the study that you are interested in, click on the "Proposal Evaluation and Selection" link for that study in the header of the Online Commons pages.
However, at minimum, each proposal must contain the following information, in addition to any study-specific requirements:
Greater specificity about such attributes of your question can help Online Commons readers and the Board more effectively evaluate the likely benefits of including your question on the survey.
How long can a proposal be?
Proposals are limited to ten pages with font no smaller than 12 point, one-inch margins, and double spacing. Of course, scholars may submit multiple proposals.
Scholars who wish to alert people to detailed materials to support their arguments may do so in the text of their proposal. All such references must include a URL for a publicly-accessible website.
How many questions can I discuss in a single proposal?
There is no limit to the number of questions you can discuss in a particular proposal. However, since it is likely that many more questions will be proposed than we can possibly include, your proposal will be more influential if you can provide a strong and clear argument about why every single question you propose can provide value to the ANES user community.
Can I propose that a previously-run ANES question be excluded?
Yes, as long as you provide conceptual and empirical evidence supporting your recommendation.
Is there any limit on the number of proposals I can submit?