Why and How to Use Pre-Analysis Plans

8 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2022

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David Yokum

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill

Jake Bowers

Dept of Political Science; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Date Written: December 19, 2022

Abstract

We describe what is a pre-analysis plan (PAP) and why you should use one. We emphasize the potential political uses of PAPs and, in particular, how the PAP is in this respect a uniquely powerful tool for increasing the likelihood that evidence informs policy-making.

Keywords: Pre-analysis plans, open science, motivated reasoning

Suggested Citation

Yokum, David and Bowers, Jake, Why and How to Use Pre-Analysis Plans (December 19, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4307172 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4307172

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Jake Bowers

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National Center for Supercomputing Applications ( email )

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