Meta PHoDcast #15: Ana Slavec, sociologist

Sociologist and statistician Ana Slavec discusses the quality of questionnaires. #MetaPHoDcast

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ANA SLAVEC (her Twitter handle is @aslavec) is a sociologist and Junior Researcher at the Centre for Social Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Her research is concerned with improving the wording of questionnaires, with statistics and language corpora as her weapon of choice. She carries out experiments on students and writes for Udomačena statistika, a blog set up by the students of the interfaculty PhD programme in Statistics. She is currently reading up on the daily rituals of famous artists and recommends you go see Foxcatcher. She likes to imagine a world with clearly formulated questionnaires and would encourage you to ask her how to write one while you are still drafting it rather than during the final analysis. And remember: when conducting an online survey, keep the 1KlikAnketa service in mind.


Author: LUKA AUSEC, holds a doctorate in biosciences and can fluently read DNA – and sometimes literature. Enthusiastic about bending the body and the mind in all directions – and sometimes inwards. Enjoys spreading inspiring ideas – sometimes as tweets.


Translated by: Urša Klinc.

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