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LAPOP Workshops

The LAPOP Lab is a center for excellence in international survey research, located at Vanderbilt University. The lab’s main goals are to produce high-quality public opinion data; develop and implement cutting-edge methods; build capacity in survey research; and generate policy-relevant research.

To support advances in survey methodology, the lab hosts workshops that aim to bring together faculty, students, and other researchers to exchange ideas about topics in survey research. 

This year, LAPOP is proud to announce the launch of the International Survey Methods Workshop. This new series will feature experts from around the world who will deliver presentations on cutting-edge survey methodology, with a focus on research in international contexts. The series is intentionally trans-institutional, engaging scholarship from multiple disciplines.

Each workshop begins with a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A. For the Fall 2021 semester, all talks will be given virtually on Wednesdays at 10:00 am CT.

If you would like to receive a Zoom invitation for the October workshops or receive updates about the LAPOP workshops, please fill out the form linked here.

Spring 2022

Date: 2/9/2022 at 10:00 AM CT

Title: Living Standards Measurement Study: an Overview and Future Priorities in Survey Methods

Presenters: Dr.  Gero Carletto, World Bank

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Date: 3/2/2022 at 10:00 AM CT

Title: Mode Effects on Sensitive Questions: Evidence from Arab Barometer Surveys

Presenters: Dr.  Michael Robbins, Arab Barometer, Princeton University

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Date: 3/30/2022 at 10:00 AM CT

Title: Policy analysis during COVID-19: creative approaches to collecting data in sub-Saharan Africa during the pandemic

Presenters: Dr.  Sarah Hughes, Mathematica Policy Research

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Date: 4/20/2022 at 10:00 AM CT

Title: The Impact of Response Styles on Subjective Socioeconomic Status in Cross-national Research

Presenters: Julie de Jong, University of Michigan

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Fall 2021

Date: 10/6/2021 at 10:00 AM CT

Title: Survey Research Comparing the Results of Experiments Across Countries: Surprising Evidence about International Differences and about the Reliability of Scientific Evidence

Presenter: Dr. Jon Krosnick, Stanford University

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Date: 11/10/2021 at 10:00 AM CT

Title: Dialing into phone: Polling opportunities and challenges during the pandemic

Presenter: Patrick Moynihan, Pew Research

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Date: 12/15/2021 at 10:00 AM CT

Title: Survey and Data Science: Lessons Learned from World‘s Largest Survey on COVID-19

Presenters: Dr. Frauke Kreuter, University of Maryland, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich)

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