Presentations

2019

Improving the generalizability of inferences in quantitative communication research

This paper discusses the quality of quantitative communication research in light of the so-called ‘replication crisis’ that …

An approach for measuring partisan segregation in political media consumption

Despite the amount of research on the topic, there are few direct measurements of partisan segregation in media use. Of those that do …

From political satire to political discussion: Satire talk as mediator and affinity for political humor as moderator

This study tests the indirect effect of exposure to political satire on political discussion, mediated by talking about political …

Racial differences in having and choosing cross-race political discussion partners

Since race is a central factor in politics in the U.S. – being correlated with political perceptions and viewpoints – and talk across …

2018

Short- and long-term trends in the moral and political content of popular music

Research on the content of popular music tends to be cross-sectional, focused on single genres, and forced by practical constraints to …

Does political entertainment produce efficacious, engaged citizens? A mediation analysis using three-wave panel data

For two decades, researchers have investigated the impacts of entertainment media that frequently feature political content. In spite …

2017

Inferring preferences without talking: Using limited visual information to guide political discussant choice via homophily

The study of homophily in political networks is often clouded by problems of causal inference. Is it driven by social influence, …

Partisan media selectivity and partisan identity threat: The role of social and geographic context

While concerns abound regarding the ability for citizens to choose sources of political information that comport with their own views, …

2016

Sharing and discussing politics on Facebook: A user and network-centric approach

This study explores the relationship between social network information and technological affordances of Facebook in the context of …

2015

The political and moral relevance of popular music: Matching worldviews with lyrical content

Music has not frequently been examined by social scientists for its political import, despite a recent increase in research on other …