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Caroline Lancaster

Data Verification Specialist

PhD, Political Science

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Caroline Lancaster is a Ph.D candidate, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studies comparative political behavior. Her research focuses on the ways in which ideology operates in societies, with a particular interest in nationalist and anti-immigration attitudes across Europe. Caroline received her MA in political science from UNC in 2018, and her BA from Furman University in Greenville, SC in 2015. Caroline joined the Odum Institute in spring 2019 as a data verifier. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, jewelry-making, coffee shops, and learning more about 20th Century American history, particularly the space race and political scandals.

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Caroline is available to provide consulting and support in the following areas:

  • OLS and generalized linear models
  • Multilevel (hierarchical) models
  • Panel data methods
  • Item response theory
  • Latent class analysis
  • Working with large public opinion surveys
  • R
  • Stata
  • Bayesian modeling via Stan
  • Machine learning in R and Python
  • High performance computing

Caroline Lancaster’s CV