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Beyond TV and polling in Russia

43 minutes
Beyond TV and polling in Russia

On this week’s episode of The Naked Pravda, Meduza speaks to anthropologist Jeremy Morris about foreign Russia scholars’ growing reliance on state television as a means of monitoring what is thought to be public opinion. Dr. Morris, a professor of Russian and Global Studies in the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark, argues that researchers should devote more attention to less controlled platforms on social media and exercise more caution when generalizing based on survey data collected in Russia.

For more of Dr. Morris’ methodological insights, check out his blog:

Timestamps for this episode:

  • (4:39) A recent viral video from the Luhansk region released by Graham Phillips
  • (11:19) Viral videos vs. state propagandists’ rants
  • (16:09) Problems with surveys and survey data
  • (28:03) How to use social media for research (responsibly)
  • (33:32) So, how should we measure Russians’ support for the war?

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Production, sound editing, and mixing by Kevin Rothrock

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