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ANES 2016 RECRUITMENT PRETEST STUDY

   
DATA
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QUESTIONNAIRES
Online Screenerpdf
Mail Screenerpdf
Pre-electionpdf
Post-electionpdf
DOCUMENTATION
File 1 Codebook pdf
File 2 Codebook pdf
File 3 Codebook pdf
File 4 Codebook pdf
OTHER RESOURCES
User's Guide pdf 
Methodology Report pdf 
  ABOUT THE DATASET:

arrowType of study: ANES Special Study
arrowSample universe: U.S. citizens age 18 or older
arrowDesign: Address-based sample and mail recruitment, and Internet interviews, with experimental manipulation of incentives, invitations, and screening modes
arrowNumber of waves: 2 (to approximate the ANES Times Series pre-election and post-election interviews)
arrowCompletions: "Pre-election": 714; "Post-election": 596
arrowMode: Internet
arrowWeight: HHFACTOR accounts for household selection probability. Post-stratified weights have not been provided

STUDY CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:

The ANES 2016 Recruitment Pretest Study was a methodological test of experimental survey methods to prepare for the internet component of the ANES 2016 Time Series Study. The purpose of the study was to optimize methods to recruit a representative probability sample of adult U.S. citizens by mail to respond to a two-wave panel survey on the Internet, and to achieve a high response rate.

In addition to its test of recruitment methods, the study also, incidentally, administered an entire ANES Times Series-type questionnaire to a representative sample of potential voters during the 2016 presidential campaign season. Data collection for the "pre-election" interview (based on the ANES 2012 Time Series questionnaire) ran from February 1, 2016 to April 4, 2016 for the main sample. Data collection for the "post-election" interview (based on the ANES 2012 Time Series post-election questionnaire) ran from April 6, 2016 to May 27, 2016 for the main sample. For the 200 cases in the supplemental sample, data collection for the "pre-election" interview ran from March 7, 2016 to May 6, 2016, and data collection for the "post-election" interview ran from May 11, 2016 to July 1, 2016.

WEIGHTS SUMMARY:

Use the variable "HHFACTOR" to analyze methodological results. Post-stratified weights to make respondents represent the target population are not provided on the current release but would be needed for the data to accurately represent the population. See User Guide or contact ANES staff for more information.