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How Global Legislators Use Twitter: A Discussion with Pew Research Center
Join Research Associate Kat Devlin of Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project for a discussion on the Center’s recent work using computational social science and social media to evaluate what lawmakers around the world think about current international affairs. Devlin will discuss the Center’s method of using the Twitter API to ascertain this elite audience’s views in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

Pew Research Center (https://www.pewresearch.org/) is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It does not take policy positions. The Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts (https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/), its primary funder.

Mar 4, 2021 12:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Kat Devlin
Research Associate @Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
Kat Devlin is a research associate at the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, where she specializes in international public opinion and quantitative research methods. She is involved in all aspects of the research process, including designing survey questionnaires, managing fieldwork, assessing data quality and writing reports. Devlin earned her master’s degree from Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, with concentrations in quantitative research and Chinese studies. Previously, she served as a Fulbright grantee in Malaysia. Devlin has written on numerous topics, including public opinion in India, economic issues in Japan, global attitudes toward China, language learning in Europe and applied data science methods. Her research has been covered in international news outlets such as the BBC, Axios, Forbes, Agence France-Presse and Reuters.