Science of Presidential Debates
Scientific analysis of the Sept 26 Presidential Debate on Sept 27 and 28 at 11 a.m. ET both days.
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016, 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room.
Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and any other possible quantitative and/or scientific measures/analysis to compare their performance. These experts research within linguistics, rhetoric, psychology, marketing, political science, communication and public relations. The experts will provide a nonpartisan, scientific investigation of the debate.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11 am ET
|Simon DeDeo||Santa Fe Institute||Cosmology, Linguistics (language analysis)|
|Kristine L. Munoz||University of Iowa||Communications (discourse analysis, persuasion)|
|Tim Ketelaar||New Mexico State University||Psychology (body language)|
|Erik P. Bucy||Texas Tech Communications||Psychology (body language, audience response)|
Wednesday, Sept 28, 11 am ET
|Andrew Kehler||UC, San Diego||Linguistics (language analysis)|
|Patrick Stewart||University of Arkansas||Psychology, Communications (facial displays, humor)|
|Jeff Jarman||Wichita State University||Communications (audience response)|
|Michael Cunningham||University of Louisville||Psychology, Communications (body language)|