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The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America (COMM 164, COMM 264, PSYCH 170)

Requirements: 
WAY-SI
124L

Focus is on how politicians and government learn what Americans want and how the public's preferences shape government action; how surveys measure beliefs, preferences, and experiences; how poll results are criticized and interpreted; how conflict between polls is viewed by the public; how accurate surveys are and when they are accurate; how to conduct survey research to produce accurate measurements; designing questionnaires that people can understand and use comfortably; how question wording can manipulate poll results; corruption in survey research.

Subject: 
POLISCI
Course ID: 
212 663
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit