Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Paying for Knowledge
It's nice to see someone else working my territory, examining research on political knowledge. Here's a blog entry that looks at a study I also examined some time back. The actual article is here, which looks at how paying someone motivates them to do better on tests of political knowledge. The conclusion of the article is simple: "As a result, existing knowledge measures likely underestimate people’s capacities for informed decision making."