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Industry and Doctoral Training in Vote Advice Applications


"Doctoral and Industry Training in Voting Advice Applications

In a review of current survey research, Roger Tourangeau (2004) wrote that “Surveys reflect societal change in a way that few other research tools do” (p775). Surveys and the analyses of survey responses are the bread and butter of research into the most challenging social problems. However, the random probability sample survey is sensitive to changes in both technology and lifestyle. From increases in personal wealth, higher mobility, language diversity brought about by immigration and technological changes such as the introduction and widespread adoption of mobile phones has led to challenging methodological issues for survey research. The Doctoral and Industry Training network merges technological advances in online tools with state of the art research on political behaviour to develop new methodologies and techniques for collecting and analysing social data to address this challenge in social research. In VOTEADVICE, we bring together an industry at the forefront of online vote advice applications and doctoral training by a leading UK university to deliver doctoral and complementary training to 3 early stage researchers."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)


The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 833 849,44
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)

Participants (1)

EU contribution
€ 46 926,29
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renske Pronk (Ms.)