Associate Professor

Dept. of Communication Arts and Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University


Evaluating the Effectiveness of the CIR

Objective 2. Producing Influential Information

Another important form of data needed to evaluate the CIR is electoral outcome data. Once there is a sufficiently large sample of initiative elections with the CIR, the CIR panels should begin to show clear evidence of their influence on elections. Effective panels would produce the following results:

Objective 1. Reaching Sound Judgments

Objective 3. Transforming Public Attitudes and Habits

Objective 4. Inspiring Public Officials

Objective 5. Altering Strategic Political Choices

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