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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Alex N. Adams is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. His research interests focus on political psychology and survey methodology.

Prakash Adhikari is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Central Michigan University. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations, with specific focus on civil war, forced migration, and transitional justice.

R. Michael Alvarez is a Professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. His primary research interests are public opinion and voting behavior, election technology and administration, electoral politics, and statistical and computer modeling.

Stephen Ansolabehere is the Frank G. Thompson Professor of Government at Harvard University where he studies elections, democracy, and the mass media. He is a Principal Investigator of the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, and his principal areas are electoral politics, representation, and public opinion.

Lonna Rae Atkeson is a Professor and Regents Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico where she directs the Institute for Social Research and the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy. Her primary interests are the areas of survey methodology, election science and administration, and political behavior.

Pablo Barberá is an Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science in the Methodology Department at the London School of Economics. His primary areas of research include social media and politics, computational social science, and comparative electoral behavior and political representation.

Nicholas Beauchamp is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. He specializes in U.S. politics (political behavior, campaigns, opinion, political psychology, and social media) and political methodology (quantitative text analysis, machine learning, Bayesian methods, agent-based models, and networks).

Lindsay J. Benstead is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at Portland State University, Contributing Scholar in the Women’s Rights in the Middle (p. x) East Program at Rice University, and Affiliated Scholar in the Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) at the University of Gothenburg and Yale University. Her research interests include survey methodology and the Middle East-North Africa region.

Justin A. Berry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Kalamazoo College. His research and teaching interests include American politics, political attitudes & behavior, race & ethnic politics, public opinion, immigration policy, education policy, social movements, and methodology & research design.

Paul Brace is the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science at Rice University. His areas of interest include state and intergovernmental politics, judicial decision making, and the presidency.

Lisa A. Bryant is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Fresno. Her teaching and research interests include political behavior and voter behavior, campaigns and elections, election administration, public opinion, the media, political psychology, state politics, gender politics, and political methodology, focusing on experimental and survey research methods.

Youssef Chouhoud is a PhD student at the University of Southern California in Political Science & International Relations. His research interests include comparative democratization, political tolerance, Middle East politics, and Muslim minorities in the West.

Blake Findley is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University. He does research in political psychology, political communication, and political methodology.

Andrew Gelman is the Higgins Professor of Statistics, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. His research spans a wide range of topics in statistics and social sciences, survey methodology, experimental design, statistical inference, computation, and graphics.

Jeff Gill is a Distinguished Professor, Department of Government, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and member of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University. His research applies Bayesian modeling and data analysis (decision theory, testing, model selection, and elicited priors) to questions in general social science quantitative methodology, political behavior and institutions, and medical/health data.

Kinsey Gimbel is Director of the Customer Experience Division at Fors Marsh Group. Her primary areas of experience are qualitative research, survey design and administration, data analysis and reporting, and program evaluation.

James G. Gimpel is a Professor of Government at the University of Maryland. His interests lie in the areas of political behavior, political socialization, and the political geography of American politics.

D. Sunshine Hillygus is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Initiative on Survey Methodology at Duke University. Her research and teaching specialties include (p. xi) public opinion, political behavior, survey research, campaigns and elections, and information technology and society.

Jonathan Homola is an Assistant Professor at Rice University. He is a political methodologist and a comparativist. His substantive research interests include party competition, representation, political behavior, gender and politics, and immigration.

Natalie Jackson is a Survey Methodologist at JUST Capital with experience running survey research programs in academic, media, and nonprofit settings. She was in charge of the election forecasting models and poll aggregation at The Huffington Post during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles. She has a PhD in political science and researches how people form attitudes and respond to surveys, as well as how the survey process can affect reported attitudes.

William G. Jacoby is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. His main professional interests are mass political behavior (public opinion, political attitudes, and voting behavior) and quantitative methodology (measurement theory, scaling methods, statistical graphics, and modern regression).

Jane Junn is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California. She is the author of five books on political participation and public opinion in the United States. Her research focuses on political behavior, public opinion, racial and ethnic politics, the politics of immigration, gender and politics, and political identity.

Jeffrey A. Karp is a Professor of Political Science at Brunel University in London. He specializes in public opinion, elections, and comparative political behavior.

Marko Klašnja is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University, with the joint appointment in the Government Department and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He specializes in comparative politics, political behavior, and political economy of democratic accountability.

Yanna Krupnikov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University. Her research and teaching focus on political psychology, political communication, political persuasion, political behavior, and empirical methodology.

Ines Levin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on quantitative research methods with substantive applications in the areas of elections, public opinion, and political behavior.

Cherie D. Maestas is the Marshall A. Rauch Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she also directs the Public Policy Program. She studies political communication, political psychology, risk attitudes, and legislative responsiveness.

(p. xii) Susanna Makela is a PhD student in the Statistics Department at Columbia University. Her areas of interest include the application of statistical and quantitative methods to global health issues.

Daniel E. Moreno Morales is Executive Director and founding member of Ciudadanía, Comunidad de Estudios Sociales y Acción Pública, a local research NGO in Bolivia. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. He is an expert in public opinion and has worked on areas such as ethnic and national identity, citizenship, democratic values, and quality of democracy.

Jonathan Nagler is a Professor of Politics, Affiliated faculty in the Center for Data Science, and a Co-Director of the Social Media and Political Participation Laboratory at New York University. His areas of interest and research include quantitative methodology, voting behavior, social-media, turnout, and the impact of the economy and information on elections.

Jocelyn Newsome is a Senior Study Director at Westat who manages a range of data collection efforts. She specializes in the use of qualitative methods for questionnaire development, including cognitive testing, behavior coding, and focus groups.

Daniel L. Oberski is an Associate Professor of Data Science Methodology in the Methodology & Statistics Department at Utrecht University. His research focuses on the problem of measurement in the social sciences.

Efrén O. Pérez is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, and a Co-Director of its Research on Individuals, Politics, & Society (RIPS) experimental lab. His research encompasses political psychology and public opinion, with an emphasis on racial and ethnic politics.

Kim Proctor is a Technical Director, Division of Business and Data Analysis (DBDA) at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where she oversees the statistical analysis of Medicaid data and operational information to design analytic studies and inform Medicaid policy. She has a PhD in Political Science from the University of New Mexico.

Armando Razo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University and a Founding Scientific Leadership Team member of the Indiana University Network Science Institute. His research lies within political economy of development, with a focus on the interaction of informal institutions, political-economic networks, and public policies across political regimes.

Anthony M. Salvanto is an Elections & Surveys Director at CBS News. His specialties include U.S. Politics & Elections, Voting, Polling, and Public Opinion.

Brian F. Schaffner is the Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies at Tufts University. His research focuses on public opinion, campaigns and elections, political parties, and legislative politics.

(p. xiii) Saundra K. Schneider is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University and the Director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan. Her main research interests are public policy and methodology, with a focus on state-level program spending, health care policymaking, and public attitudes toward governmental disaster relief.

Mitchell A. Seligson is the Centennial Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University and serves as a member of the General Assembly of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. He is the founder and Senior Advisor of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), which conducts the AmericasBarometer surveys that currently cover 27 countries in the Americas.

Yajuan Si is a Research Assistant Professor in the Survey Methodology Program, located within the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus. Her research lies in cutting-edge methodology development in streams of Bayesian statistics, complex survey inference, missing data imputation, causal inference, and data confidentiality protection.

Betsy Sinclair is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests are American politics and political methodology with an emphasis on individual political behavior.

Steven A. Snell is a Principal Research Scientist and Survey Methodologist at Qualtrics and a fellow at the Qualtrics Methodology Lab. He holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University and researches best practices in online sampling, longitudinal survey methods, and data quality in survey research.

Joshua A. Tucker is a Professor of Politics and affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies and Data Science at New York University, the Director of the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, and a Co-Director of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory. His research interests are mass political behavior, the intersection of social media and politics, and post-communist politics.

Jack Vowles is a Professor of Comparative Politics at Victoria University of Wellington. His research is primarily in comparative political behavior and New Zealand politics.

Christopher Warshaw is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. His areas of research are American politics, representation, public opinion, state and local politics, environmental politics and policy, and statistical methodology.

Herbert F. Weisberg is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University (PhD, Michigan 1968). He joined OSU in 1974 from the University of Michigan where he was a (tenured) Associate Professor. An American politics scholar, he is known for his research and teaching on American voting behavior and Congress, as well as his work on survey research and political methodology.

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