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TESS Announcements

TESS is pleased to announce the winning proposals of our Special Competition for Young Investigators: In total, we received over 100 proposals and a total of 8 were accepted. Congratulations to the winners of the competition and thank you to all who participated and submitted proposals! The winning proposals and authors are listed below (1/2014):

“Effects of Deliberative Minipublics on Public Opinion: Experimental Evidence from a Survey on Social Security Reform”- Sean Ingham and Ines Levin

“Impact of Response Scale Direction on Survey Responses to Factual/Behavioral Questions”- Florian Keusch

“Extreme Policy Proposals and Public Opinion”- Erik Peterson

“A Piece of the Pie: Achievement, Children’s Sex, and Parent Resource Distribution”- Natasha Yurk

“Body Size, Illness, and Blame: Causal Attributions and Social Consequences”- Karen Powroznik

“The Victim Paradox: How Portrayals of Suffering Affect Attitudes about Gay People and Gay Rights”- Seth Goldman

“Work and Democratic Citizenship: A Theory of Ego Depletion and Political Participation”- Benjamin Newman and Christopher Johnston

“Prosocial Motivation, Social Position, and Support for Social Welfare Policy”- Amber Wichowsky and Meghan Condon

New APIs (4/2013): TESS is pleased to announce a new team of associate principal investigators, which includes a diverse array of over 65 individuals spanning across the social sciences. Click here to see TESS's team of APIs.


Call for proposals (12/2012): TESS's Short Studies Program (SSP), a new mechanism for fielding brief population-based survey experiments, is now accepting proposals. Click here for more information.


New Co-PI (10/2012): James Druckman (Northwestern University) is now co-principal investigator of TESS.


Revised limits (12/2011): Limits on the maximum length of TESS experiments have been slightly revised. See here.


New book about population experiments (8/2011): TESS founder Diana Mutz has published Population-Based Survey Experiments with Princeton University Press. The book uses many examples from past TESS studies.


New proposal-handling system (2/2010): TESS is now using the ScholarOne Manuscripts system to handle new proposals.


Searchable archives (8/2009): Summaries of previous studies are now provided in a searchable format.


Expanded limits (5/2009): TESS can now field larger experiments! See our new page on the maximum size of TESS experiments.


New website (3/2009): Along with the new look, we have updated many policies. Check our FAQ if you are planning to propose a TESS project.


New principal investigators (1/2009): Jeremy Freese and Penny Visser have succeeded originators Arthur Lupia and Diana Mutz as the co-PIs of TESS. 

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