Housed in the Center for Social Science Scholarship, the Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR) is the principal center for social science and public policy research at UMBC. MIPAR links the analytical resources of the University with policymakers in the state and region, conducting opinion research, policy analyses, and program evaluations on a variety of topics. MIPAR activities are supported by federal, state, and local governmental agencies, foundations, and corporations. MIPAR also administers the Center for Aging Studies at UMBC.

Recent Submissions

  • An Examination of Vote Verification Technologies: Findings and Experiences from the Maryland Study 

    Sherman, Alan T.; Gangopadhyay, Aryya; Holden, Stephen H.; Karabatis, George; Koru, A. Gunes; Law, Chris M.; Norris, Donald F.; Pinkston, John; Sears, Andrew; Zhang, Dongsong (2006-04-15)
    We describe our findings and experiences from our technical review of vote verification systems for the Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE). The review included the following four systems for possible use together ...