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Preliminary Schedule of Events

This year AAPOR is offering Concurrent Sessions that fall into several tracks to help you better plan the sessions you attend. Sessions marked with the following abbreviations are a part of the indicated track:
Tracks: Abbreviation:
Data Collection & Sampling Dcol
Data Quality Qual
Innovations & Emerging Methods Inv
Measuring Populations M-Pop
Multinational, Multiregional & Multicultural 3MC
Online, Probability & Nonprobability Prob/Non
Politics & Elections POL
Survey Participation SP
Questionnaire Design & Interviewing Q&I
Attitudes & Issues - Substantive A&I

Wednesday, May 17
Thursday, May 18
Friday, May 19
Saturday, May 20 
Sunday, May 21
  Event   Track:
Wednesday, May 17      
Noon - 5:00 p.m. AAPOR Executive Council Meeting  
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open  
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Short Courses  
  Course 1: Dashboards for Active Survey Monitoring  
  Course 2: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Measurement in Surveys: History and Best Practices from Kinsey to CHIS and NHIS  
  Course 3: Mixed-Mode Surveys: An Overview of Estimation and Adjustment Methods and Empirical Applications  
6:00 p.m. Student & Early Career Early-Arrival Dinner Meet-Up  
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Thursday, May 18      
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open  
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Annual Golf Outing  
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Short Courses  
  Course 4: An Introduction to Practical Text Analytics for Qualitative Research  
  Course 5: Visual Design for Single- and Mixed-Mode Surveys  
  Course 6: Into the Stream: An Introduction to Big Data Access for Survey Researchers and Social Scientists  
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Student & Early Career Early-Arrival Lunch Meet-Up  
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Kickoff General Session Panel
Assessing the Climate for Surveys and Social Science Data Collection: A Conversation
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Beverage Break in the Exhibit Hall  
  Exhibit Hall and Book Store Open  
  Poster Session #1  
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions A  
  Session 1: Enhancing Federal Statistics Using New Data Sources While Respecting Privacy Inv
  Session 2: Practical Advice for Mail Mode Surveys Dcol
  Session 3: Methodological Brief: Experiments and Innovations in Exit and Election Polling Politics/Election
  Session 4: The State of the Glass Ceiling in the Wake of Hillary Clinton's Candidacy A&I
  Session 5: Advances in Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity M-Pop
  Session 6: Survey Mode in Election Polling POL
  Session 7: Asking Questions About Asking Questions: Developments in Cognitive Interviewing Q&I
  Session 8: The M_SSING Link: New Methods for Survey Data Imputation Qual
  Session 9: Using Advance Notification to Effectively Increase Participation SP
  Session 10: Expanding Our Horizons: Attitudes and Opinions from across the Globe 3MC
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. New Member and All Chapter Welcome Mixer and Chef Tasting Party  
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Friday, May 19      
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Committee Meetings  
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall and Book Exhibit Open  
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open  
8:00 a.m. - 9::30 a.m. Concureent Sessions B  
  Session 1: Enhancing the Quality of Internet Data Collection Prob/Non
  Session 2: Interviewer Behaviors, Performance and Effects Q&I
  Session 3: Methodological Brief: Using Incentives to Increase Survey Participation and Reduce Costs SP
  Session 4: AAPOR's Transparency Initiative Qual
  Session 5: Present and the Future of Survey Research with Voter File Data POL
  Session 6: Issues in Opinion Formation and the Media A&I
  Session 7: The U.S. Census Bureau's Planning Database as a Free Tool for Survey Practitioners: Applications of the Planning Database in Government, Academia and the Private Sector Inv
  Session 8: Strategies for Improving Instruments and Increasing Data Quality M-Pop
  Session 9: 90210 Isn't Hollywood! Or Is It? Issues Related to Geographic Specifity of Cell Phone Samples Dcol
  Session 10: Data Collection in an International Context: Lessons Learned from the Field 3MC
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Beverage Break in Exhibit Hall  
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions C  
  Session 1: AAPOR Election Review Panel POL
  Session 2: When Push Comes to Shove: Moving Respondents to the Web Prob/Non
  Session 3: Methodological Brief: Writing Questions to Increase Data Quality Q&I
  Session 4: Leveraging Contact Strategies and Response Propensities to Increase Survey Participation SP
  Session 5: Increasing Data Quality in Web Surveys: Predicting and Managing Undesirable Respondent Behaviors Qual
  Session 6: Measurement Issues Surrounding the Provision of Health Care and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) A&I
  Session 7: B.Y.O.P.: Build Your Own Panel Inv
  Session 8: Reducing Barriers Due to Language and Coverage 3MC
  Session 9: Obtaining Permission and Consent for Hard to Obtain Health Data Dcol
  Session 10: ResearchHack Presentation Panel  
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Presidential Address and Lunch  
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions D  
  Session 1: Behind the Badge: A Nationally Representative Survey of Police Officers A&I
  Session 2: The Survey Combo: Methods for Integrating Surveys and Other Big Data Sources M-Pop
  Session 3: Methodological Brief: Advancing Methods in Emerging Technologies Inv
  Session 4: Developing Cost Effective Data Collection Decisions and Methods Dcol
  Session 5: Race, Tribe and Tribal Enrollment Research for American Indians and Alaska Natives: The Challenges of Measuring a Diverse Population 3MC
  Session 6: Examining Voter Turnout in the 2016 Election POL
  Session 7: Targeting Incentive Use SP
  Session 8: Increasing Data Quality When Collecting Sensitive Data Qual
  Session 9: Using Pretesting Methods to Develop Key Measures Q&I
  Session 10: Who, What, Where and When: Characteristics and Behaviors of Online Responders Prob/Non
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall  
  Book Store Open  
  Poster Session #2  
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Speed Networking Session #1  
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions E  
  Session 1: Using Interaction Coding to Understand and Improve the Survey Measurement Process Q&I
  Session 2: Inbound Call Survey (ICS) - A New Methodology Inv
  Session 3: Methodological Brief: Remind Me Again? Prompting and Reminding to Increase Response Rates SP
  Session 4: At Least a Dozen Things We Learned from the 2016 Elections POL
  Session 5: Recent Experience with Adaptive Design in Federal Surveys Dcol
  Session 6: Marijuana and Public Opinion Change created by PAPOR A&I
  Session 7: Analyzing & Managing Cost With TSE Qual
  Session 8: Partisanship and Ideology in the 2016 Election POL
  Session 9: Maintaining Data Quality for International CAPI Surveys 3MC
  Session 10: Assessing the Health of America: Values, Beliefs, Knowledge and Behaviors M-Pop
6:00 p.m. Student and Early Career Dinner Meet-Up  
6:00 p.m. Evening on your own  
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Saturday, May 20      
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Committee Meetings  
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Student and Early Career Focus Group  
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Fun Walk/Run  
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall and Book Exhibit Open  
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open  
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions F  
  Session 1: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Methods and Technology for Survey Research Inv
  Session 2: Fit Your Purpose: Frameworks and Examples of Alternatives to Probability Sampling Dcol
  Session 3: Methodological Brief: Interviewers, Quality Control & Sample Design Qual
  Session 4: The Election, Polls and the Media POL
  Session 5: Research on Collecting Information About Race and Ethnicity in the 2015 National Content Test M-Pop
  Session 6: Making American Great: Domestic Policy A&I
  Session 7: Innovations in Cognitive Interviewing: Recruitment Strategies and Interviewing Techniques A&I
  Session 8: Questionnaire Design in the 3MC Context 3MC
  Session 9: We Miss You. A Little Too Much, A Little Too Often: Nonresponse Prevention, Evaluation and Adjustment SP
  Session 10: Measurement Effects in Surveys Q&I
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Beverage Break in Exhibit Hall  
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions G  
  Session 1: New Insights on Interviewer Effects in Surveys Q&I
  Session 2: Adaptive/Responsive Design: Predictions and Evaluations Dcol
  Session 3: Driving Them to the Web: Strategies, Techniques and Innovations Prob/Non
  Session 4: Online Polls in the 2016 Election POL
  Session 5: Measuring and Evaluating Nonresponse SP
  Session 6: Whet Your Appetite - Survey Data Collection Using Smartphone Apps Inv
  Session 7: Poll and Poll Aggregration Challenges During the 2016 Election Cycle - DC-AAPOR Submission POL
  Session 8: Race, Religion, Sex and Gender A&I
  Session 9: Over Rated or Under Weighted?  Methods for Improving Inferences from Online Nonprobability Samples Prob/Non
  Session 10: Reaching the Hard to Reach: Insights and Solutions M-Pop
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Luncheon and Activities Award Ceremony  
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Committee Meetings  
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speed Networking Session #2  
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall  
  Book Store and Meet the Author  
  Poster Session #3  
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions H  
  Session 1: 2016 Pre-election Polling: Methods and Accuracy in Context POL
  Session 2: Experimentation for Developing Evidence-Based Guidelines for Mobile Survey Instrument Design Inv
  Session 3: Methodological Brief: Web Panel Recruitment, Retention and Response Prob/Non
  Session 4: Evaluating Confidentiality Pledges in an Era of Enhanced Cybersecurity SP
  Session 5: The Disgruntled Voter: Frustration, Anxiety and Candidate Popularity POL
  Session 6: Is It "Xenophobia" or Lack of Knowledge? A&I
  Session 7: Designing & Formatting Questions to Reduce Measurement Error Q&I
  Session 8: Issues Related to Surveying and Interviewing Hispanics in the United States 3MC
  Session 9: Issues in Measurement: Classification, Proxies and Burden M-Pop
  Session 10: Shaping American Society: Effects of Gender, Age, Sexuality and Power A&I
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions I  
  Session 1: Questionnaire Design: Response Options, Response Format and Data Quality Q&I
  Session 2: Priciples and Case Studies for Innovation in Government Statistical Agencies Inv
  Session 3: Evaluating Election Polling Accuracy POL
  Session 4: Mobile Measurement: Scales and Grids Prob/Non
  Session 5: Effective Strategies for Conducting Surveys With Low Income Populations 3MC
  Session 6: The 2016 Election: Explanations and Implications POL
  Session 7: Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI): Where We've Been, Where We're Going and New Insights M-Pop
  Session 8: Improving Data Quality of Health Surveys Dcol
  Session 9: Validating Health Insurance Coverage in Surveys Post-Reform Qual
  Session 10: Professional Development: The Intersection of Inclusive Leadership and Unconscious Bias
Presented by Todd Corley, Founder and Chief Strategist, The TAPO Institute
5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. AAPOR Membership & Business Meeting  
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. President's Reception  
7:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Awards Banquet  
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Post Banquet Cabaret Lounge  
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Poker "Fieldtrip" to Harrah's  
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Sunday, May 21      
8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Registration Desk Open  
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Short Course  
  Course 7: Designing Surveys to Combat Declining Response Rates and Increasing Data Collection Costs  
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions J  
  Session 1: Tracking the Election to Understand Trump's Win POL
  Session 2: More Effects a la "Mode" Dcol
  Session 3: www.BetterWebSurveys.com: Increasing Data Quality for Web Surveys Qual
  Session 4: Cultural Competence in Field Data Collection 3MC
  Session 5: Got This on Your Calendar? Research on Events, Reference Periods and Dates Q&I
  Session 6: Using Paradata to Improve Survey Administration Inv
  Session 7: PANJAAPOR - Panel Session on Panels Prob/Non
  Session 8: Surveying Physicians and Clinicians SP
  Session 9: Diversity: Attitudes and Measurements A&I
  Session 10: Media, Emotion and Measurement: Understanding Drivers in Discourse and Opinion on Abortion A&I
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions K  
  Session 1: How Good Is Cheap?  Evaluating the Quality of Estimates Derived from Non-Probability Samples Prob/Non
  Session 2: Smarter Surveys for Smartphones: Optimizing Data Collection Using Mobile Devices Dcol
  Session 3: Apt. 3, We Pick You. Resident 1, We Pick You Too: Improving ABS Surveys and Household Selection Methods SP
  Session 4: Collecting, Managing and Sharing Data - Using the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Standard across the Survey Research Lifecycle Inv
  Session 5: Survey Nonresponse in 2016 Election Polling POL
  Session 6: The Climate Change "Conspiracy" A&I
  Session 7: Hello! I am Your Interviewer and I May or May Not Affect Your Data Quality Q&I
  Session 8: Internet Data Collection: Compliance and Patterns of Use Qual
  Session 9: Basket of Deplorables: Racism, Sexism and the Vote POL
  Session 10: Stemming the Tide of Nonresponse: Examining Study Design Characteristics that Influence Response Rates SP
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