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American Association for Public Opinion Research

Cross-cultural and multilingual research affinity group


We are AAPOR members who are professional practitioners, government researchers, university faculty members, and students.
Mission: Connect AAPOR researchers and leaders to facilitate a regular dialogue about improved methods, measurement, and research & publication opportunities. 
Vision:  Cultivate an environment where cross-cultural and multilingual research is visible and important to all survey and public opinion researchers.
  • 2018-2019 communication issue (coming soon!)
  • 2017 communication issue
  • Inaugural communication issue (June 2016)
  • WAPOR news: 2018 Special issue on questionnaire translation, edited by DorothĂ©e Behr and Mandy Sha. Many contributors are affinity group collaborators.
  • 2017 June issue of Survey Practice. This issue is dedicated to cross-cultural and multilingual research and is guest-edited by Mandy Sha. The articles highlight current issues and practical guidance on questionnaire pretesting, research participation among racial and ethnic minorities, and non-English language Web survey design and testing. The authors are part of the cross-cultural and multilingual research affinity group and represent various organizations, sectors, tenure in the profession, and demographics of AAPOR membership. Read Editor-in-Chief's introduction here.
  • AAPOR Diversity news (August 2017): Cross-cultural and multilingual research affinity group
Our informal motto: We can do it! We can do more! We can do more together!
For more information, contact:
Mandy Sha (mandy@mandysha.com)
Patricia Goerman, U.S. Census Bureau (patricia.l.goerman@census.gov)
AlisĂș Schoua-Glusberg, Research Support Services (alisu@researchsupportservices.com)