Current Year Plans

In the 2018-2019 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 rhetoric teams will:

  1. Expand and elaborate on the literature review for the CIPI project
  2. Process and analyze the data collected from the first two lab experiment protocols, fielded in 2014-2016
  3. Code data from the free response section of the nationally representative survey
  4. Help design a new lab experiment protocol to be fielded in 2018 or 2019 using virtual reality technology

Extensions of the Frenemies Project: SNaPP Lab RAs on the social media team will:

  1. Conduct background research about the role of gender in social media usage and polarization
  2. Analyze data to assess differences in the composition of men and women’s discussion networks on Facebook
  3. Help design and execute new experimental studies related to social media

Dialsmith Project: SNaPP Lab RAs on the political rhetoric team will:

  1. Develop a literature review on the use of perception analyzers in political science research
  2. Help design and execute new experimental studies using the Dialsmith equipment