The Public Opinion Lab is an Institute for Communication & Information Research lab in the College of Communication & Information Sciences. POL is an innovative space for gathering and exploring social media conversations, analyzing engagement, and identifying insights. With a mix of industry technology and academic tools, the POL is a space for scholars and students to do cutting-edge research in the social space.
The POL may be involved in academic research in a variety of roles including: (1) as a collaborator on grants, (2) as a data services contractor/vendor, or (3) as a data collection and analysis resource for C&IS faculty and student projects. The following sections provide information about collaborating with the lab in each capacity.
Collaborating with C&IS Faculty & Students
The POL is a resource available for C&IS faculty and graduate student research. The lab provides resources for social media data collection as well a variety of computational analysis software. Prior to admittance of the use of the POL’s software and facilities, all faculty and students must watch our Sprinklr tutorial video and attend a Public Opinion Lab training session. In order to ensure availability, all activities in the lab must be pre-scheduled. Use the options below to submit training and lab requests.