African Social Research Initiative (ASRI) Inaugural Conference
Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town, South Africa
2-3 July 2009
The conference explored the uses of different measurement tools and what they yield across multiple fields of research. Participants explained the applications of survey data, including experimental approaches. They also examined public opinion research and explained the challenges of panel and longitudinal data to measure and explain income dynamics, gender change, and/or democratic governance. As stated above, the conference provided the foundation for the creation of several research partnerships that have already borne fruit.