Caroline Roberts


Maître d'enseignement et de recherche

Office 5548

Languages: English, French, German, Italian


Caroline Roberts is Assistant Professor in Survey Methodology in the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne. She teaches courses on survey research methods and questionnaire design for the MA in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology, and quantitative methods for undergraduates. She has a PhD in Social Psychology and a MSc in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to working at UNIL, she worked at the LSE, the UK’s Office for National Statistics, City University London, and Stanford University.


Caroline Roberts is an expert in survey methodology, questionnaire design and the measurement of public opinion. She has worked in the coordinating teams of a number of large-scale surveys, including the European Social Survey and the American National Election Studies, and has extensive experience in the design and implementation of methodological research investigating influences on the quality of survey data. Her research interests relate to the measurement and reduction of different types of survey error.