Pollitik – based on the approval poll and the concept of realpolitik – is a new student-run political science project lab.
The central goal of Pollitik will be to support and promote the work of the Executive Approval Project (EAP) whose data collection and research efforts are chiefly coordinated by the PPP Lab’s instructor, Ryan Carlin. The EAP is a long-standing group of scholars who collect and analyze the popularity of political leaders throughout the world. It consists of 6 core members and 19 country teams (faculty and students). Students in the Pollitik Lab will work with the instructor and MA/PhD students to identify projects, assign tasks, and create a timeline for completion.
- Theoretical background knowledge on public opinion, macro-politics, political regimes/leadership
- Methodological skills related to measurement, survey methods, basic statistics, data management, and statistical software
- Transferrable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, professionalism, career management, and intercultural fluency