New Series! Islam in Asia

    March 19, 2010

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010. 4:00 pm
    Islam in Thailand
    Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf
    Malaysia Chair of islam in Southeast Asia
    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
    Georgetown University
    Program Director, Department of Religion, Graduate School of Philosophy and Religion, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand
    CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St., 1st Floor
    Co-sponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program,

    Check out the new CCES Master Question List

    May 24, 2010

    Go to the Study Data section to see a list of all the questions asked in past CCES Common Content.  You can now compare variables, question wordings, and responses by year.

    JPSM Junior Fellowship Program

    February 5, 2009

    The JPSM junior fellow program is a cooperative venture of the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology.  The Joint Program in Survey Methodology is funded primarily by the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to provide graduate educational programs for the next generation of technical staff in the Federal Statistical System.  Its graduate faculty devote their teaching careers to teaching the multidisciplinary tools …

    US Census Bureau

    February 5, 2009


    • Temporary intern positions
    • Salary based on education and experience
    • Duty location: Suitland, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, D.C.)
    • Applications accepted continually
    • For summer employment: Applicants who submit materials prior to May 1, will have a better chance of employment.


    US Census Bureau: Presidential Management Fellows Program

    February 5, 2009

    For the past 27 years, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program and its predecessor, the Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program, have been attracting outstanding masters, law, and doctoral-level students to the Federal service. The PMF Program seeks candidates who display excellent communication, interpersonal, planning and analytical skills, decision-making ability, and the potential to perform in leadership positions.

    TESS Proposal Opportunities

    February 5, 2009

    TESS is an NSF-funded infrastructure project called Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) that offers researchers opportunities to test their experimental ideas on large, diverse, randomly-selected subject populations.
    Submit proposals on the website.


    Can the State Polls be Trusted? Video Conference

    October 20, 2008

    External Link: On October 7, the New York and New Jersey chapters of AAPOR co-sponsored a panel discussion on state polling for the 2008 presidential election. The panel included Christopher Achen, Associate Chair of the Department of Politics at Princeton University; Larry Hugick, Chairman of Princeton Survey Research Associates International; Andrew Gelman from the Departments of Statistics and Political Science at Columbia University; and Joe Lenski, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Edison Media Research.

    A recording of the event is available on YouTube at:

    PSR Hosts Eric C. Mindich Conference on Survey Quality

    April 14, 2009

    On April 17, 2009, the PSR hosted this year's Eric C. Mindich Conference on Experimental Social Science, which covered the topic of Survey Quality.  Conference speakers included some of the foremost experts in survey methodology, as well as leading experts in survey quality from government and the media.

    The conference was held from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Tsai Auditorium, Center for Government and International Studies South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138. 

    Spring Workshop, April 8: An Introduction to Survey Research for Senior Thesis Writers

    January 28, 2010

    This two-hour workshop, led by PSR's Patrick Moynihan, will present an overview of the survey research process for undergraduate students approaching their senior thesis. This session will focus on some of the unique aspects of survey data, and will acquaint students with the resources within PSR as well as the university more broadly to accomplish a survey-based project.

    The workshop will take place in CGIS-South, Room S-153, from 5-7 pm.

    Contact Patrick Moynihan for more information (617-384-5663,