Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Our own S.J. Min is the sole-author of a recent publication in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication entitled Online vs. Face-to-Face Deliberation: Effects on Civic Engagement. The paper, based on an experiment S.J. conducted here at OSU, concludes that both online and FTF deliberation about politics can increase knowledge, efficacy, and willingness to participate in politics.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
We also had some great student research presentations to the group this quarter by Jay Hmielowski; Myiah Hively & Kristen Landreville; Micheal Beam, Kristen Landreville, & Heather LaMarre; and Teresa Myers.
Opportunities for future research abound, as we heard in October from faculty members Lance Holbert, Kelly Garrett, Mike McCluskey, Chip Eveland and Andy Hayes about the many data sets available exclusively to COPS students and faculty for analysis.
Last but certainly not least, COPS was instrumental in attracting soon-to-be Cornell Ph. D. Erik Nisbet to join the School's faculty as an assistant professor in strategic communication starting Autumn 2008. Welcome Erik!
The group has a lot to be proud of already, and we're just getting started -- great work everyone!
Monday, December 03, 2007
I am thrilled to be able to report that Erik Nisbet will be joining the OSU School of Communication as an assistant professor starting in the Fall of 2008. Erik is completing his Ph.D. at Cornell University and conducts research in the intersection of politics, public opinion, public policy, and international media. Erik had multiple offers from good institutions, and his decision to come to OSU reflects the many positives we offer, not the least of which is COPS. So join me in welcoming Erik!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Congratulations to Myiah Hively for her placement in the top two of the MAPOR Fellows Student paper competition this year. I thought this would be a good time to remind everyone that OSU has had at least one student -- but often two -- win a paper award at MAPOR conference for the past five consecutive years. To refresh your memory, here they are:
Hively, M. H. (2007, November). Testing the Gamson hypothesis: The interaction between efficacy and cynicism in predicting participation and protest. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
Myers, T., & Goodall, C. (2006, November). Fear appeals in political communication: An examination of public opinion about social security and global warming. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
Hoffman, L. H. & Reineke, J. B. (2005, November). Coorientation in a public opinion context: Predicting accurate perceptions of community opinion. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
Reineke, J. B. (2005, November). Doing unto others as one does unto one's self: Exploring the association between support for public censorship and self-censorship. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.2004
Hoffman, L. H. (2004, November). Mobilizing information as a link to political participation: A content analysis of online and print newspapers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.2003
Huge, M. (2004, November). Measurable hesitation as a precursor to self-censorship: Replication and extension of the minority slowness effect. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
Hoffman, L. H. & Huge, M. E. (2003, November). Media frames of protest groups: The effects of exposure on perceived legitimacy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
As you all know, among communication programs we have one of the strongest internal methods/stats training programs available in the country. First year students will be enrolling in Andrew Hayes' second level required statistics course in the Winter. And, as enrollment time comes, I wanted to remind senior students about Lance Holbert teaching the COMM 801 Structural Equation Modeling course this Winter as well. Those of you who took COMM 801 last year (with Andrew Hayes as "Advanced Linear Models") are permitted to take this course again since the topic shifts regularly.
Also, you might know that both Andrew and Lance have forthcoming books on advanced stats / methods. Andrew, in addition to his book Statistical Methods for Communication Science, and being an Associate Editor for the journal Communication Methods and Measures, has another book (co-authored with our own Mike Slater) coming out this fall called The Sage Sourcebook of Advanced Data Analysis Methods for Communication Research. Lance's book, which is in progress, is entitled Sourcebook for Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures and Analytical Techniques.
So, take advantage of the resources here (as well as in OSU's Quantitative Psychology program, our Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Survey Research headed by COPS' own Jerry Kosicki, and advanced courses in Political Science and Education as well) and become a methods and stats expert today!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Recent OSU graduate and COPS alumnus Lindsay Hoffman, now an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware, was recently interviewed by a local news station for a story on the use of YouTube by political candidates in local elections.
Monday, August 27, 2007
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
In the field of communication, there are a couple of awards that are given to scholars who represent the essence and spirit of scholarship and service to the field. One of those awards is the Krieghbaum Under 40 Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. I am pleased and excited to report that this year, Chip Eveland is being honored with this award at the 2007 conference in DC. This award "honors AEJMC members under 40 years of age who have shown outstanding achievement and effort in all three AEJMC areas: teaching, research and public service" (AEJMC call for nominees). Congratulations to Chip! Chip is the second COPS member to receive this award (Carroll Glynn was given this award in 1992).
Monday, May 14, 2007
Congratulations to COPS member Jason Reineke for winning the School of Communication's Morgan Award last week during our Comm Day festivities! This award was given to Jason for his excellence in research during his time here at OSU, which includes multiple papers currently in press, three different top student paper awards, and a dozen conference papers in his four years (two M.A., two Ph.D.) with us so far. Keep up the great work Jason!
Friday, May 04, 2007
Here is the full reference:
Althaus, S. L., & Kim, Y. M (2006). Priming effects in complex information environments: Reassessing the impact of news discourse on presidential approval. Journal of Politics, 68, 960-976.
Friday, April 27, 2007
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR ORIGINAL DATA COLLECTION VIA TESS!
The National Science Foundation, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, is funding opportunities for original data collection for research that has potential relevance to the concerns of DHS. Three broad substantive areas have been identified as relevant and likely avenues for research:
- Risk communication and its effects on disaster preparedness
- Government and individual attributions of responsibility and perceived responsiveness; and
- Inter-group threat and cooperation
Other areas of research with relevance to terrorism, disaster preparedness, or related public health and medical issues will also be considered.
Data collection for these projects will be paid for and conducted with the assistance of Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS). As with other TESS applications, only a short, 5 page proposal is required.
TESS offers researchers opportunities to test their experimental ideas on large, diverse, randomly selected subject populations, or on specific subsamples of the population (based on geographic location, demographics, or other criteria). For more information on this special call or on TESS opportunities more generally, and for examples of TESS studies completed in the past, please visit our home page at www.ExperimentCentral.org.
PLEASE NOTE: For those with other areas of interest, TESS continues to fund data collection for survey-experimental work in all areas of the social sciences, and for graduate student and faculty investigators in all disciplines. These proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and we will continue accepting new proposals as our funding allows.
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Monday, February 26, 2007
COPS has grown in size again. In addition to Lance Holbert, who is joining the faculty and COPS as an Associate Professor in the Fall (see an earlier posting on this blog), the School of Communication has recently hired Kelly Garrett as an Assistant Professor. Kelly is a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Information and 2006 winner of NCA's prestigious G. R. Miller Outstanding Dissertation award. Kelly studies political polarization, contentious politics, and the use of information technology in the political process. He is a welcome addition to the faculty and the group, and we know he'll quickly feel at home here. Until he arrives at OSU, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit his web page here.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Some of you may be interested in this forthcoming book (should be out in February) by Juliann Cortese, a Ph.D. advisee of mine from a few years ago who is now an assistant professor at Florida State. The book is based on her dissertation, and includes some interesting extensions of our work on the implications of Web site design on learning of factual information and knowledge structure density. The content area Juliann writes about in the book is not politics, but the underlying ideas are clearly relevant to the sorts of work done by folks in COPS. It also goes to show you what may come of hard work toward a solid dissertation. You can order the book on Amazon.com here.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Mihye Seo, a founding student member of the COPS group and recent OSU graduate, has accepted a tenure-track job offer in the Department of Communication at the State University of New York - Albany campus. Mihye defended her dissertation on knowledge-based approaches to media priming in December 2006 with COPS faculty Eveland (adviser), Hayes and Kosicki, as well as political science professor Tom Nelson, as committee members. She has been working as a visiting assistant professor at SUNY since September 2006 and will begin as a tenure-track assistant professor in Fall 2007. Congratulations, Mihye!