Program Area(s): Methods; Experimental Methods; American Politics
Subfield Specialties: Experimental Methods
Mary McGrath studies political behavior, using quantitative methods to investigate processes of political and economic decision-making and opinion formation. Her current focus is on how collaboration can influence group identification and shape distributive preferences. She also has research interests in methodology and epistemology, including the role of replication in the scientific process and how scientific information is incorporated into public opinion and public policy. Recent projects include studies of voter turnout, candidate extremism, and the relationship between economic behavior and partisanship. McGrath is a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and a College Fellow in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.