About DISM

The Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims to enhance research and teaching in survey research methods.

Founded in 2010 by Dr. D. Sunshine Hillygus, DISM provides high quality data-collection resources to scholars engaged in original survey research and brings together survey researchers in the academic, professional, and commercial sectors. DISM is housed in the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University

We strive to build a climate of interdisciplinary cooperation and intellectual exchange among researchers across various fields. We provide a number of resources for Duke affiliates in keeping with this mission, including training in survey research methods, survey methods consulting on individual projects, and funding opportunities.

The future of survey research requires fostering the interaction of the best science across academic fields and engaging the broader community of survey scholars and practitioners. Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology hopes to play a pivotal role in that future.