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<p>This template is modified from Kern, Florian & Skrede Gleditsch, Kristian. (2017). Exploring Pre-registration and Pre-analysis Plans for Qualitative Inference. 10.13140/RG.2.2.14428.69769.</p> <p>@[toc]</p> <h3>General information</h3> <ul> <li>Project title:</li> <li>Authors and Affiliations:</li> <li>Contact details:</li> <li>Abstract and research question(s):</li> <li>Project start date:</li> <li>Estimated project end date:</li> <li>Should this study be gated?</li> <li>If yes, until when?</li> <li>Has this research received approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or ethical board?</li> <li>If yes, please name date and institution of approval:</li> </ul> <h3>Research design specifics</h3> <ul> <li>Please describe the data generating process of the study:</li> <li>Please describe the unit of analysis of the study:</li> <li>Is this project hypothesis-testing or hypothesis-generating (or both)?</li> <li>If hypothesis-testing, please name and describe the hypotheses below:</li> <li>If hypothesis-testing, please describe the methodology you employ for the test:</li> <li>If hypothesis-generating, please name and describe possible outcome hypotheses:</li> <li>If hypothesis-generating, please describe the methodology you employ to generate hypotheses:</li> <li>Please define and describe the outcome variable or concept in your hypotheses:</li> <li>Please define and describe the independent variables or concepts in your hypotheses:</li> <li>Does this project involve fieldwork? </li> <li>If yes, where?</li> <li>Does this project involve archival work? </li> <li>If yes, where?</li> <li>If yes, what are the archival sources you will use?</li> <li>Does this project involve interviews or focus groups?</li> <li>If yes, please describe the target population:</li> <li>If yes, what is the targeted sample size?</li> <li>If yes, please describe the sampling strategy?</li> <li>If yes, please attach a sample questionnaire or sample guidelines:</li> <li>If yes, please attach a copy of your subjects’ informed consent form</li> <li>Does this project involve causal process tracing?</li> <li>If yes, please describe possible outcome causal processes:</li> <li>Does this project involve case studies?</li> <li>If yes, please describe the selection process and criteria for your cases:</li> </ul> <h3>Analysis</h3> <ul> <li>Please describe the analytical tools you use for this project:</li> <li>Does this project involve computer assisted qualitative data analysis?</li> <li>If yes, what software package do you use?</li> <li>If yes, what are the analytical categories and codes used for the analysis?</li> <li>Does this project involve active citation?</li> <li>If yes, give a specific example for how you employ active citation</li> <li>If yes, is this project registered with the Qualitative Data Repository?</li> <li>Does this project involve sensitive data you cannot share?</li> <li>If yes, please describe the nature of this data and why you cannot share it:</li> <li>Do you use any other kind of methodology in your study? (quantitative data, experiments, etc.)</li> <li>If yes, please specify.</li> </ul> <h3>Logistics</h3> <ul> <li>Please define stages in the research process at which you would like to update your registered design:</li> <li>If applicable, please name the policy organizations collaborating with you on the project:</li> <li>If applicable, please name the source of funding for your project:</li> <li>If applicable, please detail the research budget of your project:</li> <li>Please indicate the type and number of outputs and publications planned for this project:</li> <li>Please provide any additional comments on the registration of your research project:</li> <li>Please provide any other supporting documents:</li> </ul> <h3>Certification</h3> <ul> <li>I hereby register my research project and supplementary materials. I confirm that I own the rights to release these materials into the public domain</li> </ul>
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