Michael W. Traugott
Research Professor Emeritus/A, CPS
Professor Emeritus, LSA Communication Studies
Professor Emeritus, LSA Political Science
Michael Traugott studies the mass media and their impact on American politics. This includes research on the use of the media by candidates in their campaigns and its impact on voters, as well as the ways that campaigns are covered and the impact of this coverage on candidates. He has a particular interest in the use of surveys and polls, and the way news organizations employ them to cover campaigns and elections.
- WORKSHOP An Interdisciplinary Conference on Using Social Science to Improve Health Outcomes. Kenneth W. Kollman, Arthur Lupia, Michael W. Traugott. 2015-2016.
- Kuru, Ozan, Joshua M. Pasek, and Michael W. Traugott. 2017. "Motivated Reasoning in the Perceived Credibility of Public Opinion Polls." Public Opinion Quarterly 81(2): 422-446.
- Traugott, Michael W. 2014. "Public Opinion Polls and Election Forecasting." PS: Political Science & Politics 47(2): 342-344.
- Traugott, Michael W. 2014. "New Directions in Presidential-Election Research." Public Opinion Quarterly 78(S1): 201-203. (Editorial.)
- Traugott, Michael W. 2013. "Prospects for Pre-election Polls in the Early 2012 Presidential Primaries." Survey Practice 4(6).
- Hanmer, Michael J., Won-Ho Park, Michael W. Traugott, Richard G. Niemi, Paul S. Herrnson, Benjamin B. Bederson, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2010. "Losing Fewer Votes: The Impact of Changing Voting Systems on Residual Votes." Political Research Quarterly 63(1): 129-142.
- Conrad, Frederick G., Benjamin B. Bederson, Brian Lewis, Emilia Peytcheva, Michael W. Traugott, Michael J. Hanmer, Paul S. Herrnson, and Richard G. Niemi. 2009. "Electronic voting eliminates hanging chads but introduces new usability challenges." International journal of human-computer studies 67(1): 111-124.
- Herrnson, Paul S., R. G. Niemi, M. J. Hammer, B. B. Bederson, Frederick G. Conrad, and Michael W. Traugott. 2008. "Voting technology : the not-so-simple act of casting a ballot." Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press.
- Herrnson, Paul S., Richard G. Niemi, Michael J. Hanmer, Peter L. Francia, Benjamin B. Bederson, Frederick G. Conrad, and Michael W. Traugott. 2008. "Voters' Evaluations of Electronic Voting Systems: Results From a Usability Field Study." American Politics Research 36(4): 580-611.
- Herrnson, P. S., B. B. Bederson, B. Lee, P. L. Francia, R. M. Sherman, Frederick G. Conrad, Michael W. Traugott, and R. G. Niemi. 2005. "Early Appraisals of Electronic Voting." Social Science Computer Review 23: 274-292.
- Traugott, Michael W., F. Thomas Juster, Martha Scott Hill, Robert M. Groves, Beth-Ellen Pennell, David Featherman, Donald R. Kinder, David R. Weir, et al. 2002. "How Americans Responded: A Study of Public Reactions to 9/11/01." PS-Political Science & Politics 35(3): 511-516.
- Couper, Mick P., Michael W. Traugott, and Mark J. Lamias. 2001. "Web Survey Design and Administration." Public Opinion Quarterly 65(2): 230-253.
- Belli, Robert F., Michael W. Traugott, Margaret Young, and Katherine A. McGonagle. 1999. "Reducing Vote Overreporting in Surveys: Social Desirablity, Memory Failure, and Source Monitoring." Public opinion quarterly 63(1): 90-108. © Oxford University Press.