Tina LaChapelle, Ph.D.

Survey Researcher

I’m a quantitative social scientist who’s passionate about technology, data, and politics. My area of expertise centers on survey research methods, with a particular emphasis on conducting surveys online using non-probability samples. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University.

I’m currently a research associate in the Polarization Lab at Duke. We are building a social media/LLM research tool that helps us investigate which platform features improve user engagement and make online conversations less toxic. I’m also affiliated with the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology, where I offer guidance to clients on their survey projects.

Prior to graduate school, I interned at public opinion/political consulting firms in Washington DC. I credit my time with Pew Research Center, Lake Research Partners, and Jones Mandel for kickstarting my interest in survey research and data.

Born in the UK 🇬🇧, I am now based in North Carolina 🇺🇸. My proudest accomplishment in life is getting certified as a PADI scuba diver!




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Generative AI in Political Advertisinghttps://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/styles/1400x800/public/2023-11/CB_Brennan_PoliticalAdvertising_1.jpg?itok=8yAhWgogBrennan Center for JusticeOpportunities and pitfalls for political campaigns.AIPolitical Campaignshttps://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/generative-ai-political-advertising2023
COVID-19 Lockdown and Online Surveyscovid_vendors2.pngAmerican Association for Public Opinion ResearchResponse quality from online survey panels declined in 2020.Data QualitySurvey Research2022
Political Advertising on Social Mediamap.pngThe ‘two-faced’ nature of political campaigning online.Political CampaignsSocial Media2022
Diagnosing Survey Response Qualitysurvey_checks.pngHandbook on Politics and Public OpinionBest practices for evaluating data quality issues in surveys.Data QualitySurvey Researchhttps://www.elgaronline.com/edcollchap/book/9781800379619/book-part-9781800379619-11.xml2022


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