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PS: Political Science and Politics

“On the Ethics of Crowdsourced Research”

Vanessa Williamson This article examines the ethics of crowdsourcing in social science research, such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. As these types of research tools become more common in scholarly work, we must acknowledge that many […]

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PS: Political Science and Politics

“Hanging around Us in Plain Sight: The Great American Political Campaign Poster, 1844-2012”

Hal Elliott Wert The new lithographic printing techniques from Germany produced the first hand-colored campaign prints for the 1844 election. The demand for political prints grew and the 1880s color printing innovations produced a revolution […]

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PS: Political Science and Politics

“Improving Accessibility for Students with Visual Disabilities in the Technology-Rich Classroom”

Michael A. Taylor As higher education has increasingly embraced digital technologies, we have been too slow to acknowledge accessibility issues for students with visual disabilities. One of the earliest promises of information and communication technology […]

PS: Political Science and Politics

“I Won’t Back Down,” or Will I? The Law and Politics Surrounding Presidential Candidates Unauthorized or Unwelcomed Use of Musical Artists and Their Songs

Eric T. Kasper Benjamin S. Schoening Music has long been a part of presidential campaigns, but major party candidates for the U.S. presidency have been increasingly using preexisting popular songs for their campaign music. Campaigns […]

PS: Political Science and Politics

Elections as Theater

Mark Chou, Roland Bleiker,Nilanjana Premaratna Elections can make for great theater. Uncertain and performative affairs by design, electoral politics have been known for producing the type of twists and turns equal to the best dramas. Mesmerized, […]

PS: Political Science and Politics

Assessing Over Time: The Political Science Program Review

Michelle D. Deardorff Michelle D. Deardorff (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) discusses the process of program review within political science departments, including a site visit from an external reviewer, from the perspective of someone who […]