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Kathrin Thomas, PhD

Alumna, Arab Barometer

Areas of Expertise: Survey methodology, comparative politics, electoral behavior

Available for interviews in: English ,German

Kathrin Thomas is an alumna at the Arab Barometer research network where she worked as a research associate from February 2018 through September 2019. In collaboration with the Director, she was responsible for the survey research design and management as well as data processing, cleaning, management, and documentation. Kathrin  joined the AB from City, University of London, where she worked as Research Associate in survey methodology with the European Social Survey and other survey data. She has previously worked on the Austrian National Election Study and the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. Kathrin obtained her PhD at the University of Exeter in 2013 as Early Stage Marie Curie Researcher on the ELECDEM Initial Training Network on Electoral Democracy.

Articles, Publications, Appearances:



Tunisia At A Crossroads

Key Findings: Perceptions of economic conditions have significantly deteriorated since 2011. Trust in the government and parliament are low, but Tunisians have far more confidence in the security services and the judiciary. Nearly all Tunisians say corruption remains rampant, while fewer than half believe the government is taking steps to address the problem. Desire to emigrate is high and growing,…

Surveying the Arab World: Methodological Challenges and (Some) Solutions

This presentation outlines the methodological challenges of surveying in the Arab World, provides insights from field practice, and outlines an agenda for future methodological research and improvements. The presentation was given at the general conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, Hamburg (22 to 25 August 2018).