Experimental Methods

Our department, and Northwestern more generally, has a group of faculty members and graduate students interested in developing and applying experimental methods in the social sciences. This includes applications of experimental methods to the study of public opinion, decision-making, political economy, and other topics in all empirical subfields of political science, as well as work on the methodology of survey and online experiments, and on multi-method research designs incorporating experimental elements.

The department has a dedicated experimental laboratory, and Northwestern is the primary institutional home of the Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences.

Scholars at Northwestern who work on experiments in the social sciences include: