Political scientists are increasingly using experiments to study important political and social phenomena. The logic of experimentation makes it an appealing and powerful methodological tool that enables scholars to establish causality and probe into the mechanisms underlying observable regularities. Experiments, because of their transparency, also enable researchers to communicate their findings to a broad audience. Although highly technical knowledge is not necessary for understanding the gist of experiments, experiments must be designed, administered, and analyzed with care and attention to detail.
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The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to announce a call for proposals for Fall 2011 POMEPS Research Grants. The competition is open to academic political scientists at any career stage, from graduate students to senior faculty. Awards of up to $4000 can be used to support travel to the Middle East for research.