The Laboratory of Opinion Research (LORE) is an organization within the University of Gothenburg who conducts data collections through web questionnaires. Our focus is particularly on experiments and panel data collection. The main aim of LORE is to be a service organization for researchers at the University of Gothenburg, and elsewhere, who want to collects data through web surveys: in short a university run academic web survey institute.
Through its surveys, LORE is a complement to other surveys and contributes to the development of research on public opinion, democracy and political behaviour, and to social science research in general. LORE is funded by the University of Gothenburg through the research network MOD (Multidisciplinary research on Opinion and Democracy) and is located at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg.
To collect our data LORE runs a number of web panels. The largest of these is the Citizen Panel at the university of Gothenburg, which at present consists of more than 60 000 active respondents in Sweden. In addition to the Citizen Panel LORE runs other panels, such as the Politician Panel and the Journalist Panel. Your can read more about our web panels on the page Surveys.
We collect different kinds of data based on the demand from researchers both within the University of Gothenburg, and from other universities. LORE also gives feedback and advice concerning the design and content of scientific studies and survey questionnaires. Primarily, LORE collects data through our own web panels. Occasionally we also use other modes of data collection or commission web surveys from other web panels than our own. Your can read more about how you can collaborate with LORE or how you can use LORE in order to collect your own data on the page Use LORE.
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