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Limor Peer, Ph.D., is Associate Director for Research at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University. She oversees research infrastructure and process at ISPS, including the Field Experiment Initiative, which encourages field experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration in the social sciences at Yale. In this capacity, she has led the creation of a specialized research data repository (the ISPS Data Archive). At ISPS, Peer also heads the website team, and is responsible for research-related content on the site. At Yale, she is currently involved in campus-wide efforts relating to research data sharing and preservation, serving as a Research and Data Specialist at the Office of the Provost.
Prior to joining ISPS, Peer was Research Director at Northwestern University’s Media Management Center and Readership Institute, which focuses on applied research primarily in the areas of media audience, content, and management strategy. At Northwestern University, she was also Associate Professor (clinical) at the Medill School of Journalism and held a courtesy appointment in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research interests include the media’s role in democracy and in the public opinion process. She has taught courses on communication theory, public opinion, media and society, the future of the media, and statistics for journalists.
Peer received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Political Science from Tel-Aviv University.
Selected materials relating to the ISPS Data Archive:
International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology, 2015: “New Curation Software: Step-by-Step Preparation of Social Science Data and Code for Publication and Preservation” (coauthored with Stephanie Wykstra) (Slides, PDF)