The Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology is an interdisciplinary initiative on survey methodology that aims to enhance research and teaching in survey research methods at Duke University.

Its principal goals are to provide high quality data-collection resources to scholars engaged in original survey research and to build connections among the academic, professional, and commercial research communities.

We conceive of "surveys" broadly as any setting in which research participants are asked questions about their attitudes or behaviors, whether in the traditional survey format, experiments, interviews, or focus groups. We strive to build a climate of interdisciplinary cooperation and intellectual exchange among researchers across various fields. With that goal in mind, we provide a number of resources for Duke affiliates, including advising on individual projects, funding opportunities, and training in survey research methods. The future of survey research requires fostering the interaction of the best science across academic fields and engaging the broader community of survey scholars and practitioners. Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology hopes to play a pivotal role in that future.

Who We Are

The Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology was founded in July 2010 by Dr. D. Sunshine Hillygus and is housed at the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University.

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Three-day workshop on conducting research using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). See more here.

Learn about using Census Microdata. See more here.

We have upcoming workshops on topics such as Qualtrics and survey experiments. See more here.

DISM announces funding for qualified students to attend Odum Institute short courses in survey research. See more here.

Past Event: Pollster Gary Langer talks about contemporary election polling at Duke.

Past Event: 2011 Conference on Design Issues in Longitudinal and Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys


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