Exploring Linkages Between Perceptions of Freedom and Internet Use Globally
Cynthia English, Lee B. Becker, Audris Campbell and Tudor Vlad. Exploring Linkages Between Perceptions of Freedom and Internet Use Globally. Presentation to the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Nov. 18 and 19, 2016, Chicago.
Abstract: Different methods exist for measuring Internet access and use around the world. A widely used source of estimates of Internet penetration is the ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. ITU gathers its data from a variety of sources, including commercial companies and government ministries This paper compares data gathered by the Gallup World Poll against the ITU data to get a sense of the comparability of these two types of data sources. The two sources produce roughly comparable results for the relative standing of countries, but the levels reported in the two sources are different. The researchers conclude that the World Poll data are better because they provide more information about the quality of the data.
Democrat or Republican? Using Political Stereotypes as a Bias Discussion Exercise
Keith Herndon, Charlotte Norsworthy (Grady M.A. student), and Ryan Kor-Sims (Grady M.A., doctoral student at Utah). (2020) Democrat or Republican? Using Political Stereotypes as a Bias Discussion Exercise. Abstract: This innovative practice paper explains a classroom leadership exercise that asks students to identify anonymous people as either Democrats or Republicans based only on brief descriptions. […]
Deceptive Evasion in Politics: Addressing a Divide in Research and Reality
David Clementson was awarded a $9,800 grant from UGA Office of Research’s “Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences” for my proposal entitled “Deceptive Evasion in Politics: Addressing a Divide in Research and Reality.”