University of Michigan Reserach


OMG! Texting Ups Truthfulness, New UM Study Suggests

Text messaging is a surprisingly good way to get candid responses to sensitive questions, according to a new study to be presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012


Faced With Job Loss? Perception Is Everything, UM Says

When faced with job loss, people who consider themselves poor may limit employment prospects by believing they have a smaller social network than they actually do, says a University of Michigan business professor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2012

Cell Phones

Smartphone Battery Life Could Dramatically Improve With UM Invention

A new “subconscious mode” for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled mobile devices could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on the busiest networks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2011