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RECSM is a multidisciplinary research centre unified by its focus on Social Science Surveys (experimental and non-experimental surveys). Surveys can be a strong tool for gaining insights into the workings of human societies and human behavior. However, they can only live up to their potential if used adequately. RECSM research seeks to advance the quality of surveys and of survey data analysis. Our central research topics deal with improving survey questions and questionnaires, fieldwork strategies, conducting web surveys, and analysing survey data. Our research applies survey data analysis tools to substantive research topics, particularly in the fields of Political Behavior, Social Demography and Social Psychology. RECSM also offers advice and expert knowledge on survey research to academic, governmental and commercial researchers.