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Project Citation: 

Fridkin, Kim, and Gershon, Sarah  Allen. Emotional Reactions to the 2016 General Election Debates. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2020-05-18.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary This experimental study examines emotional reactions to the first and third 2016 presidential debates. Employing both pre/post-test questionnaires and facial recognition software, viewers reactions are tracked in real time during the debate and after the debate is over. Measures include, subject demographic characteristics, political attitudes and pre/post-test attitudes towards the candidates, as well as frame-by-frame tracking of emotional reactions during the debates in the experimental conditions.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources National Science Foundation (1650397)

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Debates; Emotions; experiment
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Data collected at universities in the Southwestern and Southeastern US
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 9/26/2016 – 9/26/2016; 10/19/2016 – 10/19/2016
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 9/26/2016 – 9/26/2016; 10/19/2016 – 10/19/2016
Universe:  View help for Universe Student sample

Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) experimental data


Sampling:  View help for Sampling The student sample was recruited largely from undergraduate political science courses at the 2 sites. Students were randomly assigned to the experimental and control conditions.
Collection Mode(s):  View help for Collection Mode(s) mixed mode
Scales:  View help for Scales Several Likert-type scales were used.
Weights:  View help for Weights none
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation individuals

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