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.

The purpose of DISM is to provide high quality data-collection resources to scholars engaged in original survey research and to bring together survey researcher in the academic, professional, and commercial sectors.

We strive to build a climate of interdisciplinary cooperation and intellectual exchange among researchers across various fields. We provide a number of resources for Duke affiliates, including survey methods consulting 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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Events

  • October 28, 2014:
    Workshop on Mixed-Mode Questionnaires.
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  • October 21, 2014:
    Workshop on Qualtrics Survey Software.
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  • October 14, 2014:
    Workshop on Survey Experiments.
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  • October 7, 2014:
    Workshop on Best Practices in Survey Question Writing.
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  • September 30, 2014:
    Workshop on Survey Research Basics.
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  • February 28 – March 2, 2014:
    Workshop on conducting research using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). 
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  • November 1, 2013:
    Workshop on Census Microdata.
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  • DISM announces funding for qualified students to attend Odum Institute short courses in survey research.
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