Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Multi-Racial and Ethnic Political Surveys


This workshop will focus on designing, conducting and analyzing U.S. based multi-racial/ethnic political surveys using data from the 2008 Collaborative Multi-racial Post-Election Survey (CMPS). The CMPS is a national survey of 4,563 respondents who voted in the November 2008 election and that self-identified as Asian (n=919), Black (n=945), Latino (n=1577), and White (n=1122). The CMPS is the first multiracial and multilingual survey of registered voters across multiple states and regions in a presidential election. The survey was available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

This workshop will discuss developing a multi-racial/ethnic political survey including collaborative funding strategies and project teams, developing the survey instrument; multiple language protocols; conducting random digit dial versus online surveys; and developing a research design project using multi-racial/ethnic politics data.

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring to the workshop their own survey project idea or instrument, or funding proposal. An important part of this workshop will be the collaboration and networking opportunities offered to the participants interested in racial and ethnic politics data collection. Participants will gain full access to the 2008 CMPS data both during and after the workshop.

Application: Applicants must include a one-page statement of their research interests, as well as their curriculum vitae. Graduate students also need to provide a letter of support from their faculty adviser. All supporting materials can be submitted electronically through the Summer Program registration portal on each applicant's Summer Program account page.

Deadline: The application deadline has been extended to Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Fee: There are no tuition fees for accepted participants.

Tags: Multi-ethnic Political Survey

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