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Title Pre-Analysis Plan for a Difference-in-Difference Design on Increasing Political Ambition and Efficacy in High School Students
Post date 01/13/2019
C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale See attached.
C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested?

Our principal hypothesis is that participation in the program we are studying will increase political ambition and efficacy. We will also examine whether there is an interaction between post-program political ambition and efficacy with gender. While we will report what we find, we are treating this matter as an open research question, not a directional hypothesis.

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C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? * See attached.
C4 Country United States
C5 Scale (# of Units) All participants in the program we are evaluating, which we expect to be around 1,000.
C6 Was a power analysis conducted prior to data collection? No
C7 Has this research received Insitutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee approval? Yes
C8 IRB Number 180459
C9 Date of IRB Approval 11/9/18
C10 Will the intervention be implemented by the researcher or a third party? Researchers, The program is administered by the Religious Action Committee.
C11 Did any of the research team receive remuneration from the implementing agency for taking part in this research? No
C12 If relevant, is there an advance agreement with the implementation group that all results can be published? Yes
C13 JEL Classification(s) not provided by authors