New App for Gauging Reactions to the Debates

In collaboration with political scientists Amber Boydstun (University of California, Davis) and Rebecca Glazier (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), and Matthew Pietryka (University of California, Davis), React Labs is planning an educational package for use by instructors during one or more of the presidential or vice-presidential debates in October.

React Labs™ is a new platform for real-time polling.  It runs on smartphones and allows participants to register their in-the-moment reactions to what candidates are saying during a debate, using button taps (e.g. Agree and Disagree), and answering pre- and post-debate survey questions (e.g. partisanship, issue priorities, demographics), as well as questions throughout the event (e.g. “How do you feel about Obama?”).

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