Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This study examines the impact of political information conveyed through social media. Using the popular social network site (SNS), Facebook, I conduct a quasi-lab experiment, survey experiment, and randomized field experiment involving undergraduate students to explore the extent to which peer-to-peer communication via social media can increase political knowledge, change political attitudes, and mobilize people to vote.
Teresi, Holly, "Wired for Influence: A Series of Experiments Evaluating the Ability of Peer Interaction through Social Network Sites to Influence Political Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior" (2012). Political Science Dissertations. Paper 22.