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ANES: The Online Commons Comments Period Has Begun
January 27, 2011

Today begins the 7-day period in which you can help us evaluate the proposals that have been put forward for upcoming American National Election Studies (ANES) questionnaires. You can read the full proposals on the Online Commons.

Between now and February 1, we ask that you make a small, but important contribution to the quality of the 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study by offering advice that we and the proposals' authors can use to increase the effectiveness of our questionnaires. We are most interested in comments that can increase the range of hypothesis tests in which particular questions can be used.

Please note that at the conclusion of the one-week comment period, proposal authors will then have an additional week to revise their proposals in response to any comments that you offer. (Proposal authors can submit revisions, even if no comments are made.) If you can comment on even one of these proposals, it will help a great deal. The ANES PIs and ANES Board will make extensive use of your comments when they select questions for inclusion on the surveys.

All comments must be made through the Online Commons. If you would like to make a comment and are not yet an OC member, signing up is easy. All it takes is filling out a simple form.

The new 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study has the potential to help scholars examine electoral dynamics in an unprecedented way. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to make a productive contribution to the development of the ANES surveys.

We look forward to hearing from you!