Kyiv International Institute of Sociology

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Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, KIIS (Ukrainian: Київський міжнародний інститут соціології, КМІС) is a Ukrainian organization conducting sociological research in the following fields:

  • social and socioeconomic research
  • marketing research
  • political research
  • health studies
  • research consulting and auditing

Methods[edit]

In its projects, KIIS uses the following research methods:

  • traditional interviews
  • computer assisted interviews
  • telephone surveys
  • Internet surveys
  • postal surveys
  • street surveys
  • tracking research
  • panel studies
  • interviews at places where products are sold and services delivered
  • exit-polls
  • covert consumer
  • retail sales and service delivery audit
  • measuring flows of people and transport
  • in-depth interviews
  • brainstorming
  • expert surveys
  • hall-tests
  • ethnographic methods
  • content analysis
  • desk research
  • INPOLL online research

KIIS runs an Omnibus survey on a regular basis.

KIIS supports an open research Data Bank with the online key word search that is updated on a regular basis. Besides commissioned research, KIIS specialists conduct original academic research. KIIS Archive contains a collection of national and international publications by KIIS experts. KIIS published a number of books and research manuals. Since 2011, KIIS has been publishing its own journal «KIIS Review».

Structure[edit]

While 40 employees work at the central KIIS office, KIIS also has representative offices in major cities of Ukraine. A team of KIIS interviewers is based at each regional center, with their total number exceeding 500 people. 10 focus group moderators work at KIIS Kyiv and regional offices. KIIS has a focus group research center and a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) center.

Senior management[edit]

History[edit]

Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) was founded in 1990 as a research center of the Sociological Association of Ukraine. In 1992, a partnership was established with the Paragon Research International and thus the research center became a Ukrainian-American research company under the name of KIIS. In 1995, KIIS joined ESOMAR (European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research).

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