Michael W. Traugott
Research Professor Emeritus/A, CPS
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.
- Lavrakas, P. J., Michael W. Traugott, C. Kennedy, E. D. de Leeuw, and A. Holbrook. 2019. "Experimental Methods in Survey Research: Techniques that Combine Random Sampling with Random Assignment." Wiley.
- Kuru, Ozan, Joshua M. Pasek, and Michael W. Traugott. Forthcoming. "When Polls Disagree: How Competitive Results and Methodological Quality Shape Partisan Perceptions of Polls and Electoral Predictions." International Journal of Public Opinion Research
- Lavrakas, Paul J., Michael W. Traugott, and Peter V. Miller. 2019. "Presidential Polls and the News Media." Routledge.
- Traugott, Michael W. 2019. "Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President-What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know." Public Opinion Quarterly 83(1): 166-168.
- Jardina, Ashley, and Michael W. Traugott. 2019. "The Genesis of the Birther Rumor: Partisanship, Racial Attitudes, and Political Knowledge." Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics 4(1): 60-80.
- Lavrakas, Paul J., Courtney Kennedy, Edith D. de Leeuw, Brady T. West, Allyson L. Holbrook, and Michael W. Traugott. 2019. "Probability Survey-Based Experimentation and the Balancing of Internal and External Validity Concerns." Pp. 1-18 in Experimental Methods in Survey Research, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- 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. 2011. "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.
- Austin, Erik W., Jerome M. Clubb, and Michael W. Traugott. 1981. "Aggregate units of analysis." Pp. 81-103 in Analyzing electoral history: A guide to the study of American voting behavior, edited by Clubb, Jerome M., William H. Flanigan, and Nancy H. Zingale. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
- Traugott, Michael W., Jerome M. Clubb, and Erik W. Austin. 1981. "Computer-readable data sources." Analyzing electoral history: A guide to the study of American voting behavior Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications. Conference Paper.
- How Trump's acquittal could impact his run for reelection
- In lobbying battle for electric vehicle tax credit, it's car makers vs. the oil and gas industry
- Analysis: Joe Biden will have to 'adjust' his behavior
- Why smart people are more likely to believe fake news
- You can trust the polls in 2018, if you read them carefully
- Those who love Trump and those who hate him are paying the most attention to him
- Traugott on national pre-election polling: "You get what you pay for"