Hello, i’m

Stephen Vaisey

Professor of Sociology and Political Science

Duke University


The main goal of my research is to understand moral and political beliefs: what they are, where they come from, and what they do. I am the founding director of the Worldview Lab and the PI of the Measuring Morality project.

I also think a lot about (and teach a lot about!) statistical methods — especially using panel data. These days I have been thinking a lot about how to use simple patterns in repeated cross-section and panel data to help adjudicate between competing theories of cultural change and socialization.

I also teach several short courses through Statistical Horizons and direct their new Code Horizons initiative.

NEW: Measuring Stability and Change in Personal Culture Using Panel Data