American Politics; Political Methodology; Participatory Democracy
Betsy Sinclair, Margaret McConnell and Melissa Michelson. 2012. "Local Canvassing and Social Pressure: The Efficacy of Grassroots Voter Mobilization," Political Communication 30 (1): 42-57.
Betsy SInclair, Margaret McConnell, and Donald Green. 2012. "Detecting Spillover in Social Networks: Design and Analysis of Multi-level Experiments," American Journal of Political Science, 56(4): 1055-1068.
Betsy is an Associate Professor in political science at Washington University and the Associate Director of the Center's American Panel Survey (TAPS). Her research interests are located in American politics and political methodology with an emphasis on individual political behavior, with a focus on the social foundations of participatory democracy -- the ways in which social networks influence voting, donating, choosing a candidate, or identifying with a particular party. Professor Sinclair's other interests are broadly defined as those involving voting and elections and range from evaluating the consequences of different voting technologies to developing techniques to draw additional causal inferences in randomized field experiments.