Data

This page presents information on original data collection projects I have been involved in. If you are interested in using these datasets for research, please contact me at sasmaz@stanford.edu or aytugsasmaz@gmail.com.

SOCIO-POLITICAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH CARE QUALITY IN LEBANON

  • With Melani Cammett (overall principal investigator), and Carmel Salhi and Lara Jirmanus (advisors for public health and medicine-related question modules)
  • Collected data in 68 primary health care centers in Lebanon
  • Components included: A survey with chief medical officers, a survey with ~220 doctors, a multiple-choice test with ~170 doctors, direct observation of ~1200 patient-doctor interactions, exit interviews with ~1200 patients
  • Supported by the Middle East Initiative and the Emirates Leadership Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Data and code for “Navigating Welfare Regimes…” (Governance, 2021) available here

LOCAL ELECTION CANDIDATE SURVEY – TUNISIA

  • With Alex Blackman and Julia Clark
  • Survey with ~2000 candidates in ~100 municipalities from almost all parties and independent lists, just before the first democratic local elections in Tunisia in 2018
  • More information on data collection can be found here
  • Supported by Democracy International, Freeman Spogli Institute (Stanford), Project on Middle East Political Science, Institute for Quantitative Social Science (Harvard)

LOCAL ELECTION CANDIDATE SURVEY – TURKEY

  • Survey with ~400 candidates in 25 municipalities just before the 2019 local elections (candidates were from the main secular party, CHP, and the main Islamist party, AKP)
  • Question modules included views on political issues, opinions on party organization, individual and family political background, collective orientation, internal political efficacy, among others
  • Question form (in Turkish) can be found here
  • Supported by Institute for Quantitative Social Science (Harvard)

LOCAL ELECTION HOUSEHOLD SURVEY – TURKEY

  • With Tarek Masoud
  • Collected data from 2500 households in 50 districts of Turkey, just before the 2019 local elections
  • Question modules included vote choice, views on political parties and secularism, views on foreign countries and leaders, active political participation, individual and family political background, collective orientation, internal political efficacy, among others
  • Supported by the Middle East Initiative (Harvard Kennedy School)

SURVEY EXPERIMENT ON SUPPORT FOR SUPER-PRESIDENTIALISM IN TURKEY

  • With Alper Yagci and Daniel Ziblatt
  • Collected data from ~2000 households in 125 neighborhoods in Istanbul, Turkey, just before 2018 presidential elections
  • Random assignment to different polling results, outcome variable is change in support for super-presidentialism
  • Supported by Ozyegin University and Center for European Studies (Harvard)