OK, the initial response to my quesitons about the internet study was overwhelmingly positive, so I’m going to go ahead with it. I just need one more thing from you. Ordinarily with a study like this, I would run a pilot study to figure out exactly what concepts to include in the final version, but since this is my first time doing this web thing, I don’t want to have a bunch of people spread the word, get a bunch of people who will do it once, and then only have the pilot data. So, I need to come up with a list of concepts related to current political issues. What I need is ten higher-level concepts, like abortion, social security, health care, taxes, or the “war on terror.” So here’s what I need. Send me as many political concepts as you can think of, through email or comments. If you answer in comments, feel free to discuss the concepts. IIn essence, your responses will be my pilot data, and the discussion will be our lab meeting about that pilot data.
While you’re doing that, I’m going to go ahead and start setting up the experiment. If you have any other suggestions, let me know.
UPDATED: I changed what I was asking for slightly, because, as Will notes in comments, I was asking for something that was ultimately what I wanted to study.