We welcomed a diverse and inter-generational group of about 100 scholars to UCLA for our 2-day Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS) Summer Research Workshop and Planning Meeting. This Workshop was held at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, August 8-10, 2018.
The 2016 CMPS was the first cooperative, 100% user content driven, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, post-election online survey in race, ethnicity and politics (REP) in the United States. We queried more than 10,000 people in five languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. To include the most comprehensive list of over 350 electoral, civic and policy-related survey questions, a team of 86 contributors from 55 colleges and universities across 18 academic disciplines contributed question content.
The Workshop provided CMPS users with an outlet to present their research to a broad group of researchers both inside and outside of academia. Workshop events ranged from research presentations to planning and brainstorming sessions as we gear up for the CMPS 2020. Presentations also featured cross-racial comparative data analysis, from a diverse and inter-generational group of CMPS users from across the country.
We encourage collaboration to strengthen the academic pipeline in the study of race, ethnicity and immigration, through co-authorships and research opportunities, particularly for graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty. This 2-day meeting also served as a professional development and networking opportunity for scholars of race, ethnicity and immigration in the United States. The CMPS is changing the way high-quality survey data is collected among racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Through collaboration and inclusiveness, the CMPS broadens the scope of who has access to high-quality survey data in academia and beyond!