As a postdoc within the VAVI-project, I investigated the effects of two wording aspects of VAA statements: question polarity (e.g. smoking in cafes should be forbidden versus smoking in cafes should be allowed) and the inclusion or exclusion of a no-opinion filter (smoking in cafes should be forbidden disagree 0 0 0 0 0 agree vs. smoking in cafes should be forbidden disagree 0 0 0 0 0 agree 0 no opinion). I investigated the effects of these variables on the answers users give to VAA statements, on their attitudes about the political landscape and – eventually – on their voting behavior.
Since 2012 I worked as a postdoc on a part-time basis; the other half of my time I spent working as an assistant professor at Tilburg University. You can read more about my teaching activities here. As from Sept 2016, I am a fulltime assistant professor at Tilburg University. From there, I continue to work on Voting Advice Applications, on surveys and on framing.
Before I started working as an assistant professor and postdoc, I wrote a PhD thesis about wording effects in surveys. My PhD thesis is available online, so for more information click here. Some of the chapters of my thesis have been published in English and/or in Dutch. For a list of my publications, click here.
If you have any questions about or suggestions for my research, please contact me via N<dot>kamoen<at>uvt<dot>nl.