How Political Organizations Use Branding

How Political Organizations Use Branding

  The self-branding of politicians is creating a new political landscape with the help of internet media. As far as politics, there exists a global platform to say anything at any time. Branding in politics relates to reputation and campaign rallies. The way we...

Sri Lankan Public Opinion

As the American presidential election finally winds down with what appears to be a grudging concession (of sorts) by soon-to-be former President Donald J. Trump, I’ve been thinking about the fickleness of public opinion. Despite pollsters’ valiant attempts...

Polling a ‘Foreign Tribe’

As the US presidential elections wind their way towards a painful and tortuous conclusion, I’ve been thinking a lot about the difference between reporting on a survey that offers a snapshot in time, as opposed to using polls, and past history, to predict what...

From Qual to Quant and Back

I started my professional life as a face-to-face interviewer in communities very different from my own, and then learned to enjoy the power of quantitative research, survey and otherwise, despite its desk-bound nature. Now, I am looking forward to bringing the two research styles together. Thirty years after my first steps as a professional researcher, I’m in a methodological sweet spot. I think it’s going to be fun.

Surveys: Police Critics are not Anti-Capitalists

Surveys: Police Critics are not Anti-Capitalists

By James Ron and Doug Guthrie After protests swept through Kenosha, Wisconsin, we thought it was worth asking: Do supporters of Black Lives Matter (BLM) seek more than police restructuring? Do they actually want to replace the capitalist system with something else...