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Milita published in Political Science Research & Methods

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Assistant Professor Kerri Milita

Assistant Professor Kerri Milita

Assistant Professor of Politics and Government Kerri Milita has a new publication in Political Science Research and Methods. The article is titled “How Gender Affects the Efficacy of Discussion as an Information Shortcut.

This project examines how men and women use social information differently in deciding who to vote for in an election. Using a group-based experiment, the study finds significant gender-based differences in information sharing behavior. Namely, women are significantly more likely to factor in information shared through their social networks when deciding how to vote, even when some of this information is not particularly meaningful or useful. In contrast, men are more likely to reject social information from their decision-making calculus, even when that information would have ultimately been helpful.