This blog is written by Ahmed Goher (Economic Research Forum)
The Economic Research Forum held a three-day training workshop, from May 10-12 at its headquarters in Cairo, on the use of opinion poll data to link norm changes to underlying circumstances, such as family background, ethnicity, gender, generation and place of origin.
More specifically, workshop participants focused on the use of the World Values Survey data sets from the 6th wave, covering 13 MENA countries. Lectures featured Bi Puranen (World Values Survey), Eduard Ponarin (World Values Survey), Irina Vartanova (Saint-Petersburg Higher School of Economics), Ishac Diwan (Paris Dauphine University) and Mohamed Al-Ississ (American University in Cairo) and explored econometric methods with a select review of the economic, political science, and sociological literature that use opinion polls to test theories empirically.
The workshop also covered techniques that include factor and cluster analysis, linear or logistic regression analysis, and structural equation modeling. Participants were also introduced to various types of graphical analysis.
You can watch interviews with some of the speakers below.