Gabriel Madson

I am a Ph.D. candidate specializing in Political Behavior & Identities, American Politics, and Political Methodology. My dissertation research focuses on how the American public uses issue information to make political decisions, and how this relationship changes based on subjective issue importance. The work relies on a variety of original survey experiments and cross-sectional panel data to better understand how and when voters will rely on policy information over factors like partisanship to inform their political decision-making.

I also have a variety of research interests and projects based in American political behavior and political psychology, including projects on how Americans perceive the credibility of public opinion polls, the true effect of money in Congressional contests, and the association between conservatism and negativity bias.

My research relies on both observational and experimental data. As a member of the Duke Institute for Survey Methodology (DISM), I have a variety of experiences designing and analyzing experiments. I also have experience as a teaching/lab assistant in political methodology at both the graduate and undergraduate level. I also serve as a methods TA for APSA's Ralph Bunche Summer Institute.

More information can be found on my Personal Website and on my CV.

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