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American Association for Public Opinion Research

August 2018

Year-round AAPOR Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor an issue or contribute a general interest article for one of the six annual issues of AAPOR’s online newsletter. The article will include the sponsoring organization logo. Content is subject to advance review. Deadlines will be provided.


 

by David Dutwin, President
To outside appearances, the summer is usually a quiet time for AAPOR. For our conference goers, the work they put into conference…from paper presenting to networking to learning from others…has wound down, and there is breathing room before thinking about what to present and research for the next conference.
by Emily Geisen, MCR Chair
​Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 AAPOR Membership survey!
 
The web survey, hosted by Survey Monkey, was fielded just after the AAPOR conference from May 24 to June 20, 2018. The survey was sent to 2,238 AAPOR members. A total of 815 AAPOR members responded (partially or completely) for an AAPOR RR2 of 36.4%.
by Kyley McGeeney, Education Chair
Are you interested in teaching a short course at the 2019 AAPOR conference?  Or, do you have an idea for a short course that you would like to take?  We are now accepting ideas/abstracts through September 15: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4507156/AAPOR-2019-Short-Course-Submission
 
Upcoming Webinars:
Sept 18 - Visual Design and Layout in Self-Administered Surveys by Jolene Smyth
Oct 18 - Quality Risk Profiles for Unified Survey/Big Data and Their Applications by Paul Biemer
Nov 15 - Evaluating and reducing biases in mixed mode survey data by Thomas Klausch, Barry Schouten
by Courtney Kennedy, Conference Chair
In the last newsletter I mentioned that we were looking to tweak the process for submitting a panel for the annual conference. Here are the details.
by Ashley Kirzinger and Tim Triplett, TICC Co-Chairs
​AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative is very active and ready for additional member organizations. If you are interested in having your organization join, please contact us at [email protected]

Member Spotlight: University of Wisconsin Survey Center
Since 1987, the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) has provided high quality research design and data collection services for researchers at the University of Wisconsin, other universities, and the state and federal government. 
by Valrie Horton, 2018 SAPOR Vice President/President-elect
Hello AAPOR members! I am delighted to bring you greetings from the Southern Chapter of AAPOR (SAPOR). SAPOR includes 14 states spanning from Virginia all the way down to Texas. While many of our members are located in Raleigh/Durham, NC where the chapter began 40 years ago, the SAPOR board has been actively recruiting more members from the rest of the states in our region while also working on adding to our member benefits and networking opportunities. SAPOR’s membership roster includes many states outside of our region as well. If you would like to join SAPOR or learn more about upcoming SAPOR events, please visit our website!