The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents its next visiting scholar:
Diana C. Mutz teaches and does research on public opinion, political psychology and mass political behavior, with a particular emphasis on political communication. At Penn she holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication, and also serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. Mutz served as founding co-PI of Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), and she wrote Population-Based Survey Experiments (Princeton University Press, 2011). She is also the author ofImpersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Laval Seminar: “Explaining the 2016 Presidential Election”
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:45 am
Pavillon de Koninck Room 3470, Université Laval G1V 0A6
This talk will be livestreamed on the Facebook page.
Brief description: Using data from the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, Professor Mutz will analyze the most prominent explanations offered by the media for the 2016 election outcome in comparison with what survey data suggest about the underlying causes of support for Donald Trump.
UdeM Methods Seminar: “Understanding Population-based Survey Experiments”
Room C-5143. Pavillon Lionel Groulx,
3150 Jean Brillant St, Montréal, QC H3T 1N8
Please register to attend here
Brief description: Professor Mutz will discuss the benefits and common pitfalls involved in executing population-based survey experiments. Using examples from across the social sciences, she will address issues in both the design and analysis of experiments that involve diverse samples of respondents.
(Based on Mutz, Diana C. 2011. Population-Based Survey Experiments. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1881391392090217/
Montreal Speaker Series Talk: “Mass Opinion Toward Trade in the US and Canada“
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 am
Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
3650 McTavish Street, Montreal H3A 1Y2
All are Welcome. Free admission.
The talk will be followed by a lunch.
The talk will be streamed at https://connect.mcgill.ca/r7fmip91a3e/
Abstract: Recent political events have brought attitudes toward international trade to the forefront of public concern. At the same time, recent research suggests that public attitudes are less a function of economic self-interest than of broader psychological factors. Drawing on representative national surveys in both the U.S and Canada, and on results from identical survey experiments in both countries, I shed light on what affects public attitudes toward international economic engagement.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/734196296756179/