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Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP) Message Board › New Meetup: November 7, 2010 HSGP Meeting

New Meetup: November 7, 2010 HSGP Meeting

Jennifer W.
Group Organizer
Phoenix, AZ
Announcing a new Meetup for Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP)!

What: November 7, 2010 HSGP Meeting

When: Sunday, November 7, 2010 9:00 AM

Where: Home Town Buffet
1312 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 946-7544‎

An Analysis of the Election

Speaker: Dr. Bruce Merrill

Optional brunch is $8 (includes tax and tip -- be sure to tell cashier you're with the Humanists). Free coffee in the meeting room.

Dr. Bruce Merrill last spoke to us in November, 2008, and we are pleased to welcome him back! He is Research Director for Walter Cronkite Media Research Center at Arizona State University. His undergraduate major was mathematics and his master’s is in political science. His doctorate in political behavior is from the University of Michigan, where he trained at the Institute for Social Research.

When the journalism-telecommunication faculty was expanded in 1988, Dr. Merrill -- an ASU faculty member since 1971 -- was sought out because of his reputation as a researcher in the areas of political behavior and political media communications.

Professor Merrill’s first major assignment in fall 1988 was to establish a Media Research Program in the Cronkite School. Under his direction the School launched the Cactus State Poll in conjunction with KAET-TV in 1990. The Media Research Program is used to conduct public opinion polls and to train students in the design and interpretation of the polls.

Dr. Merrill has overseen more than 500 surveys during the past decade and has served as a consultant to scores of newspapers, television stations and corporations. The surveys have focused on a variety of issues as well as marketing and advertising strategies. Results have been disseminated widely by major national and international newspapers and electronic media outlets.

Dr. Merrill teaches courses in public opinion, political communication and quantitative research methodology with an emphasis on survey research. He also has interests in marketing and advertising strategy.

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A former member
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We greatly enjoyed the conversation and presentation by Dr. Merrill this morning. Misty and I look forward to the next meeting.
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