Admission to the Winter School “Public Opinion Research”


Ilia State University and the Georgian Association for Public Opinion Research will hold a Winter School “Public Opinion Research” in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute on November 16-18.

Theme of the Winter School

School participants will study important issues such as: quantitative and qualitative approaches (methods) in public opinion research, including the measurement of error and reliability, data visualization, the importance of ethics and transparency issues, the peculiarities of conducting interviews and focus groups, and how a research instrument is developed using to collect data.

Trainers of Winter School:

  • Professor Michael Traugott, Program Director of the Inter-university Quantitative Research Methods Consortium for Political and Social Science at the University of Michigan; President of the World and American Associations for Public Opinion Research; Professor at the Northwestern University;
  • Peter Miller, former president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR);
  • Alan Gillam, Director of the National Democratic Institute in Georgia; with over 10 years of professional experience in the parliamentary system in the United Kingdom and Scotland.

As well as, professors of Ilia State University and members of the Association for Public Opinion Research, including heads of research teams of leading research organizations operating in Georgia - CRRC, ACT and ANOVA.

See the winter school program at the link:

Who is winter school intended for?

Students of Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral programs in Political and Social Science or Statistics of Ilia State University can participate in the Winter School.


It's desirable for the applicant:

  • to know English at the B2 level;
  • to be interested in public opinion research, or have experience working with research organizations as an interviewer or researcher.

How can I become a participant of the Winter School?

If you meet the above-mentioned qualification requirements, send your resume to the e-mail address: by November 4 of this year.

Deadline for receiving documents: November 4


The participants of the Winter School will be awarded certificates at the annual conference on Public Opinion Research organized by the International Republican Institute on November 18, 2022.

Working language: English

Format: face to face, at Ilia State University



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