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November 13, 2014, a panel of industry leaders will look back over the year, digest the results and the performance of the new methodologies, and examine their implications from different points of view. The panel:
To honor the 2014 winner of the Warren J Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research, the Roper Center Board of Directors has established an endowment fund for the purpose of supporting student research. Kohut Fellows will receive training in public opinion research and mentoring by experts in the field, permitting industrious students an opportunity to continue Mr. Kohut's work well into the future.
The photographs out of Ferguson are new, but the scene is all too familiar: signs, bullhorns, protesters, police. The ongoing demonstrations in Missouri are only the most recent in a long history of American protests. Groups across the political spectrum have used rallies, marches, and picket lines to bring their agendas to the attention of the media, government and fellow citizens. But public attitudes about this form of political engagement have historically been mixed at best.
Observers of the American political scene have long denigrated politicians' reliance on money and the donors who provide it. The influence of money in politics in general and campaigns in particular is a staple of op-ed writers, late-night comedians and armchair pundits. As another Federal Election Commission reporting deadline looms, how bad does the public really think the problem is – and what are they willing to do about it?
The news stories now follow a familiar pattern: an outbreak of a new and frightening disease on another continent, the first cases found in the U.S., the speculation about the risk to the American population. The public has experienced this before: first SARS, then several waves of H1N1, and now Ebola. What did the public think during these earlier outbreaks, and what are they thinking now?
The Roper Award for Research Experience (RARE) is a subcategory of the SHARE (Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience) Award. SHARE and RARE are designed especially for students in the earlier stages of their college careers, to introduce them to research in their chosen fields and to develop the skills they will need for further research projects. RARE teams consist of a faculty mentor and a student apprentice who apply jointly for the program. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on October 27, 2014.
Introduction to Roper Center Services - Tour the various services available through the Center. Learn search strategies for using iPOLL and the Catalog of Dataset holdings as well as a variety of approaches to obtaining cross tabulations.
Using iPOLL - Explore the content and functionality of iPOLL. Learn the nuts and bolts of searching this database to generate results for real research questions. Bring your research questions!
Accessing Datasets at the Roper Center – Experience different methods of identify studies to run detailed data analysis and download datasets. Using SPSS and RoperExplorer, this interactive webinar will run through generating basic crosstabs.
Power of iPOLL Polling 201 Presidential Approval Popular Vote General Social Survey Polling 101 Topics at a Glance Teaching Tools US Elections Search iPOLL Exit Polls Search for Datasets FAQ's Latin American Databank 2012 Election Membership Benefits Faith Matters Survey RoperExplorer