Political Science Professor Presents Native Hawaiian Survey at Association’s Virtual Meeting

Assistant Professor of Political Science Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., presented her preliminary research findings from the Native Hawaiian Survey on Thursday, May 21 at the 2020 Western Political Science Association virtual meeting. 

Phan, who is an expert in survey research, public opinion, and data science, presented alongside other leading political scientists on a panel titled The Power of Ideas: Race and Public Opinion. She spoke on her paper, “Hawaiian Identity and the Native Hawaiian Survey.” Phan is Principal Investigator of the Native Hawaiian Survey, which is the largest survey dataset on Hawaiian identity with over 1,000 respondents of Hawaiian ancestry from Hawai‘i. 

The Native Hawaiian Survey is an example of collaborative, innovative social science research and data science opportunities at Hawai‘i Pacific University. Phan’s undergraduate research team — comprised of Leilani DeLude, La’akea Dedrick, Catherine Jara, and Drew Jones — gained hands-on experience and training with survey design, subject recruitment, and data analysis. 

Students interested in joining professor Phan’s research team and future research projects should email her at ntphan@hpu.edu.