Stephen Vaisey

Stephen Vaisey, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology and Political Science and the Director of the Worldview Lab at Duke University. He specializes in the use of survey data to measure cultural differences and cultural change.


Vaisey completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. He was an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to Duke University in 2011. He has published papers in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and other top journals.

His substantive research focuses on the measurement, origins, and consequences of moral and political differences. He has also published on the benefits and limitations of using panel data for causal inference.

Vaisey has taught applied statistics courses at the graduate level for over a decade. He takes great pleasure in helping people gain an intuitive and practical understanding of statistical methods and has received outstanding reviews for his teaching.

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