Current Year Plans

In the 2016-2017 academic year, SNaPP Lab research assistants will be involved in a variety of research tasks on three main projects. For a broader overview of the research, please see the Active Research page.

CIPI Project: SNaPP Lab RAs on the lab experiments and political communication teams will:

  1. Process and analyze the data collected from the first two lab experiment protocols, fielded in 2014-2016
  2. Code data from the free response section of the nationally representative survey
  3. Help design a new lab experiment protocol to be fielded in 2017

Newspaper to News Feed Project: SNaPP Lab RAs on the political communication team will:

  1. Provide assistance to polish and finalize chapters that have already been drafted
  2. Code data from the social network analysis section of the nationally representative survey
  3. Help design and execute new experimental studies

Political Rhetoric Project: In conjunction with Prof. Van der Veen’s STAIR Lab, members of the SNaPP Lab political rhetoric team will continue to work on a project mapping political ideology in political speech aimed at a mass audience in the contemporary American context.

SNaPP Lab RAs on the political rhetoric team will:

  1. Gather and process additional textual data, as necessary
  2. Expand and elaborate on the working draft of the literature review for the project
  3. Contribute to the production of an article manuscript for the project