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This collaborative project seeks to understand political and health information seeking during periods of dynamic change, such as the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic. Controlling for socioeconomic and other factors, we are particularly interested in how sources and channels used to obtain, verify, and update information influence individuals’ mental models and factual knowledge about the pandemic and appropriate responses.
Research Team: Johannes M. Bauer (MSU), Bianca C. Reisdorf (UNCC), Grant Blank (Oxford), Shelia R. Cotton (Clemson), Anna Argyris (MSU), Craig T. Robertson (Oxford), Megan Knittel (MSU)
Broadband and Student Performance Gaps is the result of a project designed to understand the repercussions of poor or no home Internet access on student performance and the associated costs to society. The Quello Center at Michigan State University (MSU) and Merit Network, in December 2018, brought together the K12 Citizen Science Working Group, a small group of stakeholders from Michigan school districts.
Research Team: Keith N. Hampton (MSU), Laleah H. Fernandez (MSU), Craig T. Robertson (Oxford), Johannes M. Bauer (MSU)
The Quello Search Project focused on the role of online search in the context of other media and information technologies, such as social media, in shaping access to and the influence of political information. Data was gathered from six EU countries and the US, using Web-based online surveys as well as aggregated trace data from search engines. Quello’s MSU research team is managing the project, which included academics from the University of Oxford and the University of Ottawa as well as MSU.
Research Team: William H. Dutton (Professor Emeritus, USC), Bianca C. Reisdorf (UNC), Elizabeth Dubois (Ottawa), Grant Blank (Oxford), Craig T. Robertson (MSU, now Oxford), Sabrina Ahmad (Ottawa)
Work in this area is dedicated to topics related to broadband access, quality, digital skills and barriers to use, across rural and urban communities, to inform decisions aimed at narrowing digital divides.
Work in this area discusses principles of sound 5G policy that will help harness the tremendous potential of next-generation wireless innovation for business, government, and society.
Work in this area contributes to the development of appropriate policy responses to current and emerging challenges, including digital platform power, privacy, surveillance, data ethics, and the governance of AI.
Together with researchers in computer science and criminal justice we explore the economic, legal, behavioral, technical and policy aspects of cybersecurity, cybercrime, and cyberterrorism.