Thursday, April 4, 2019

MPSA 2019 (Part 2)

As the title suggests, this is the second paper I'm presenting at MPSA 2019. (Click here if you want to see the presentation for the first one). This paper looks at whether or not there was a Shy Trump Voter effect in the run-up to the 2016 election. I know that a lot of people are fully convinced that there wasn't one. They'll be pleased to hear that my paper supports that assertion. Although, I honestly expected there to be one when I set out on it. But c'est la vie with science.

A lot of the papers that looked for the presence of Shy Trump Voters in the polls (regardless of whether they asserted the presence of these voters or not) were focused on the different of modes. That is, comparing people who answered to another human being vs a machine or submitted them online. But any insignificance could be due to the fact that White Trump supporters (read: Most Trump supporters) felt no reason to censure themselves when talking to another White individual. Also, few studies look at the effect over time-- and such an effect could be rather volatile. That's where my paper comes in!

I'll post the working paper once I incorporate feedback. That'll probably be sometime in May.

Click here for the presentation.

MPSA 2019 (Part 1)

I'm presenting two papers at MPSA 2019. The first is what I'm calling a methodologically expanded but semantically contracted version of my dissertation prospectus. (That is, more data but fewer words. Which is probably for the best-- the prospectus was literally 70 pages long sans bibliography. I was asked to "convince" my committee that "there's something actually there" and I may have gone a ta overboard). This specific presentation is looking at the effects of video games on political participation.

I'm conflicted about putting a working version of this paper up since it is, in effect, the kernels of two separate papers, one about media effects and another about social capital. Consequently, both sections are more sparse on the lit and theory than I'd like because I had a lot of ground to cover and could really only afford to use broad strokes. I still might for the sake of showing how the project is evolving and to invite feedback on general design, but I hate putting up things bellow a certain threshold of "imperfect" which I think this paper hits. We'll see. But, at the very least, the presentation is here and I'm more than happy to share that!

Friday, March 1, 2019

FPSA 2019

I'm presenting a new paper at the Florida Political Science Association (FPSA-- not to be confused with the FPSA that is the Food Processing Suppliers Association which Google adamantly, inexplicably directs me to). The Paper is titled "Sharp as a Fox: Are visitors Less Politically Knowledgeable." For those interested, there's a link to the presentation bellow. I'll put a link to the working paper once I've incorporated in the feedback from everyone.