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May 19 2020
Posted in: American Democracy, IRiSS
Facebook has provided a $351,000 gift to the American National Election Studies (ANES) to gather data on an important topic pertaining to the American electorate: what is the nature of the relationship between social media usage and public opinion? This survey will augment the data collected by the...
May 13 2020
Posted in: IRiSS, Students
IRiSS is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2020-21 Dissertation Fellowships. The 13 members of this year’s cohort of Dissertation Fellows hail from all six social science departments: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. 
Apr 27 2020
Posted in: American Democracy, American Democracy Research, IRiSS
Geologist turned high school teacher turned GSE researcher, IRiSS Center for American Democracy Graduate Fellow Lynne Zummo examines how adolescents' political identities affect their scientific reasoning - particularly about climate change. “We’re at a critical point right now, both with climate...
Apr 22 2020
Posted in: IRiSS
It is with sadness, but with a deep gratitude for his life and contributions, that IRiSS leadership remembers former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy. He passed away yesterday at age 88.
Apr 9 2020
Posted in: Faculty, IRiSS
As policymakers struggle to design and implement policy interventions to battle the spread of COVID-19 and address the accompanying economic crisis, the value of social science research to inform these crucial decisions becomes evermore apparent. Stanford IRiSS invests in research projects that...

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