Neil Carlson

Calvin University

Neil has led the contract research operation of the Calvin University Center for Social Research since 2004, conducting hundreds of social-scientific research projects, from small program evaluations to large multi-year field surveys. A political science Ph.D. educated at Duke University, he specializes in voluntary associations, organizational behavior, workplace culture, and public opinion surveys. But his core expertise is designing custom combinations of data-driven technologies to achieve research goals, from the Qualtrics survey suite to multiple databases to Python applications to data visualization with Tableau and statistical analysis with Stata and R.

Neil Carlson's Sessions at Big Data Ignite 2019