Friday, December 29, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
With great pleasure we welcome Lance Holbert to the School of Communication and the COPS group as an Associate Professor effective Fall 2007. Lance is an extremely prolific scholar in the field of communication and he will be a great addition to the group. Until he arrives at OSU, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Click on the large "T" in the crosstabs to sort and view tracking data.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Slate's Election Score Card
Slate follows up on their excellent 2004 poll aggregation with a pretty comprehensive look at the nation's top senate and gubernatorial races, as well as a "generic candidate" look at the house. There's also an informative "momentum shift” feature.
Slate basically provides the high points from this site, but you can get more detail here. Not to mention the "Mystery Pollster" blog.
Polling Report posts frequency analyses for virtually every major, popular, public opinion poll. As a result, it's updated on almost a daily basis.
While most of these aren't very "scholarly," they might spark some research ideas, or at least help provide a feel for what the nation's saying in the here and now. I’m sure there are other great sites out there; these are just the ones that I’m currently frequenting.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
According to Gongwer News Service's Ohio Report:
Indecision Ohio: It's official: the Buckeye State is now firmly ensconced in the national conscious as a major player in this year's midterm election cycle. Why else would Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" plan to record a week's worth of installments from the Ohio State University campus in Columbus?
Under the banner of "Indecision 2006," the politically-minded half-hour show of self-described "fake news" will stage its "Battlefield Ohio: The Daily Show's Midwest Midterm Midtacular" at OSU's Roy Bowen Theatre. The Oct. 30-Nov. 2 segments will be taped earlier on those dates for airing at 11 p.m.
Comedy Central said in announcing the show's plans, "Host Jon Stewart will be joined by his team of award-seeking commentators and correspondents as they seek to answer the age-old question: Just what the hell is a buckeye?"
It will be the fifth road trip for the series, which previously taped shows in Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.Volume #75, Report #162, Article #08 --Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Rolling Stone magazine has been getting a lot of attention with its recent cover story by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., asking "Was the 2004 Election Stolen?" While this particular piece adds little new information to the ongoing blogger-debate about the 2004 election problems in Ohio, it does seem to pull together the main sources and threads of previous conversations and allegations and put them in one place. You can find this piece at
RedState.org has wasted no time offering a nasty attack on the Kennedy article.
For those who prefer their controversies prospective rather than retrospective, Andrew Gumbel, writing in The Nation, weighes in on what he sees as continuing election integrity issues in Ohio that he claims will affect the 2006 race for governor. The fact that the Republican candidate for governor is the supervising official for his own election is causing some concern.
Finally, there is a growing shelf of books on the issue of Ohio's role in the 2004 election:
Bleifuss, Joel & Freeman, Steven F. (2006). Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen? Seven Stories Press.
Miller, Mark Crispin (2005). Fooled Again. Basic Books.
Conyers, John (2006). What went wrong in Ohio: The Conyers Report on the 2004 Presidential Election. Academy Chicago Publishers.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Kim, Y. M., & Vishak, J. (2006, June). Just laugh! You don't need to remember: The effects of the entertainment media on political information acquisition and processing. Paper submitted to the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany.
Congratulations Young Mie! (John Vishak, by the way, is an M.A. student in the communication program here, but not a COPS member).
Shah, D. V., Cho, J., Eveland, W. P., & Kwak, N. (2005). Information and expression in a digital age: Modeling internet effects on civic participation. Communication Research 32, 531-565.
Congratulations to Chip!
Monday, May 01, 2006
While this talk does not deal with public opinion or politics, it will deal with some interesting interdisciplinary issues in survey research and will be an opening into that world of research. Particularly if you are interested in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Survey Research, I hope to see you Friday at this talk.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
The Online Commons can be viewed by anyone, although registration is required if you want to post.
For information about registering, go to http://www.electionstudies.org/onlinecommons.htm
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The papers (a one-two punch in the 3rd and 4th issues of 2005) put forth the concept of Willingness to Self-Censor and present evidence for the validity of its measurement. The articles can be downloaded from an OSU computer at:
Willingness to Self-Censor: A Construct and Measurement Tool for Public Opinion Research
Validating the Willingness to Self-Censor Scale: Individual Differences in the Effect of the Climate of Opinion on Opinion Expression
Jim Shanahan of Cornell University was a co-author on the papers.
Congratulations Andrew and Carroll!!!
Monday, March 13, 2006
According to the ANES, the new site suggests that that the project is "an asset of the entire scientific community" and run by scholars from many universities. Some of the material has been rearranged and updated.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
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