The polls conducted by UMass Poll are informed by rigorous political science research. Below are select publications relating to polling methodology.
Ansolabehere, Stephen and Brian Schaffner. 2015. "Distractions: The Incidence and Consequences of Interruptions for Survey Respondents." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology.
Ansolabehere, Stephen D. and Brian F. Schaffner. 2014. ``Does Survey Mode Still Matter? Findings From a 2010 Multi-Mode Comparison.'' Political Analysis.
Stephen D. Ansolabehere and Brian F. Schaffner. 2010. “Residential Mobility, Family Structure, and the Cell-Only Population.” Public Opinion Quarterly.
Ansolabehere, Stephen, Samantha Luks, and Brian F. Schaffner. ``The Perils of Cherry Picking Low Frequency Events in Large Sample Surveys.'' Electoral Studies. Forthcoming.