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Workshop in International Survey Methods

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.

Our flagship series is the Workshop on International Survey Methods (WISM).  This workshop features survey experts from around the world who deliver presentations on cutting-edge methodology, with a focus on research in international contexts. The series is intentionally trans-institutional, engaging scholarship from multiple disciplines, and virtual, allowing participation from researchers across the globe. 

Each workshop begins with a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A. For the 2022-23 academic year, all talks will be given via Zoom on Wednesdays at noon CT.

If you would like to sign up for the mailing list where Zoom invitations are sent, please fill out the form linked here.

LAPOP is now accepting submissions for WISM for the 2022-23 academic year.  Presentations should feature research on survey methods with a focus on international applications.  We welcome submissions from any and all disciplines and backgrounds, including those from academia as well as government, NGO, non-profit, or private sector spaces.  Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.  The deadline for fall presentations is August 15.  Papers submitted later will be considered for the spring semester.  If you would like to present, please submit a proposal 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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