Central Asia Barometer

Center for Applied Social Research

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What We Do

Since 2012 Central Asia Barometer has been operating in three areas:

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Research

Research

We conduct a wide range of applied social research projects, both on the national and regional levels, based on recognized international quality standards. Over the past ten years, we’ve perfected our procedures for appropriate sampling, data collection, field administration, response coding, data processing, and documentation.

Research

Analytics

Under the Central Asia Barometer (CAB) banner, there is a pool of international experts committed to the principles of scientific and objective analyses. They produce in-depth analytical material based on the surveys and strive to make out the trends, mechanisms, and reasons of regional transformations.

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Dialogue

CAB participates in multiple dialogue and cooperation platforms to create common projects involving government representatives, international organizations, scientists, experts, and activists from around the world. 

Research process

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Research Design
  • Survey objectives, topics, identifying sources
  • Data collection strategies: sampling, selection probabilities, weighing schemes.
  • Methodology Design for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed surveys.
  • Preliminary development & Testing
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Data Collection
  • Polls, in-depth interviews, focus groups, panels, desk analysis, media monitoring.
  • TAPI, PAPI, CATI, and online data collection methods.
  • The briefing, training courses, and development of guidelines for interviewers, survey operators and focus group moderators.
  • Capacity building for national vendor-contractors.
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Quality Control

We guarantee strict, systematic quality control thanks to: 

  • GPS route control, 
  • check-up calls to respondents, 
  • check-up visits to households, 
  • audio/video recordings, 
  • wiretapping recordings, 
  • direct supervision.
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Interpretation & Analysis

Once we have collected quality data, we proceed to its analysis by: 

  • Sorting and weighing data
  • Post-stratification weighting
  • Preparing an analytical and methodological report
  • Providing visualization and cross-tabulations.

Latest Publications

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23.12.2020

Internal migration in Kyrgyzstan Survey Report
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23.12.2020

Kennan Cable No. 56: No Great Game: Central Asia’s Public Opinions on...
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23.12.2020

Summary Report The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Central Asia Conf...
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23.12.2020

Summary Report Value Transformation in Central Asia Conference by the...
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22.12.2020

Russian Media Influence in Central Asia: Easy to Imagine, Difficult to...

Latest News

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13.01.2021

Some insights from the latest CAB snap poll on the presidential elections a...
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24.12.2020

2 October, 2020 Central Asia Barometer has signed a Memorandum on Understan...
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24.12.2020

December 18, 2020 Central Asia Barometer has signed a Memorandum on Underst...
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23.12.2020

December 23, 2020 CAB Media Market and Public Opinion Trends Survey Autumn...
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22.12.2020

BISHKEK, December 21, 2020 - Central Asia Barometer has conducted a public...