Purpose & History
The Center for Asian Public Opinion Research & Collaboration Initiative (CAPORCI) at Chungnam National University was established as the Social Research Center in 2009, with a focus on research on social surveys. It was renamed in 2015 and aims to contribute to academic exchange and education between Asian countries.
Academic research and surveys
With the support of the Korean National Research Foundation, CAPORCI implemented KAMOS (Korean Academic Multimode Open Survey). Preparation for this survey began in 2015.
CAPORCI has built up a systematic research system for promoting effective communication between policymakers and the public in cooperation with the National Assembly, government agencies and local governments. It is contributing to laying the foundations for policy making and implementation by conducting public opinion surveys on key policies and doing data analysis.
Statistics-Related Research and Education
CAPORCI develops new social survey methods. For example, it participated in several projects related to sampling methods used by Statistics Korea (KOSTAT). CAPORCI also participated in the development of textbooks for KOSTAT and their Statistics Training Institute (STI).
Publication of an International Journal
The Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research (AJPOR) is an international journal, published quarterly in English by CAPORCI since November 2013. As the journal of the Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR), this journal provides a forum for researchers to publish their work related to public opinion research in and about Asian countries.
International Networking Activities
CAPORCI has been engaged in international cooperation and exchanges, particularly through the Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR).