Laboratory for Comparative Social Research
The WVS-affiliated Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg and Moscow is the WVS's major capacity building facility.
Directed by EC member Eduard Ponarin with the assistance of PI Tatiana Karabchuk, the LCSR conducted the WVS in Russia and several post-Soviet countries. In close consultation with founding president Ronald Inglehart and president Christian Welzel, the LCSR coaches several dozen young researchers from Russia, the ex-communist world and beyond in analyzing WVS data. For this purpose, the LCSR conducts yearly workshops in spring and fall as well as a summer school.
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