In my research, I use survey data, such as World Values Survey, to study social norms and their change in different cultures. At the Institute, I work with Pontus Strimling and Kimmo Eriksson on a project in which we explain moral opinion change by what type of arguments are used in favour or against certain moral position. I specialize in applying advanced statistical and computational methods in social research.
Pontus Strimling, Irina VARTANOVA, Fredrik Jansson, Kimmo Eriksson (in press). The connection between moral positions and moral arguments drives opinion change. To appear in Nature Human Behaviour.
Kimmo Eriksson, Irina VARTANOVA, Pontus Strimling, Brent Simpson (2019). Generosity pays: Selfish people have fewer children and earn less money. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, e-pub before print.
Boris Sokolov, Ronald Inglehart, Eduard Ponarin, Irina VARTANOVA, William Zimmerman (2018). Disillusionment and Anti-Americanism in Russia: From Pro-American to Anti-American Attitudes, 1993-2009. International Studies Quarterly, 62, 3, 534–547.