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Education Committee Update

by Sarah Cho, Education Committee Chair and Brady West, Education Committee Associate Chair
We have lots of exciting news in the world of AAPOR education!
Registration for the annual conference and short courses are officially open, and the following seven short courses will be offered at the May conference:
  • Dashboards for Active Survey Monitoring
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Measurement in Surveys: History and Best Practices from Kinsey to CHIS and NHIS
  • Mixed-Mode Surveys: An Overview of Estimation and Adjustment Methods and Empirical Applications
  • An Introduction to Practical Text Analytics for Qualitative Research
  • Visual Design for Single- and Mixed-Mode Surveys
  • Into the Stream: An Introduction to Big Data Access for Survey Researchers and Social Scientists
  • Designing Surveys to Combat Declining Response Rates and Increasing Data Collection Costs 
Additional details, including course descriptions, times, and instructors can be found here. We are excited about these short courses; each of them will have a very practical focus with emphasis on important take-away points for practice.
Want to learn more, but can’t attend the conference? Sign up for our one of the remaining webinars in 2017 or purchase a discounted subscription to all of them!
  • February 21: How to do Text Message Surveys (Trent Buskirk and Philip Brenner)
  • March 14: Best practices for mixed mode surveys (Don Dillman)
  • April 12: Practical Tools for Web Scraping (Simon Munzert)
  • June 14: Using cell phones for telephone surveys (David Dutwin)
  • July 11: Survey data analysis and visualization in R (Brady West and Yanna Yan)
  • October 11: New technology and data science (Michael Link)
  • November 14: Survey Weighting (beyond dual frame telephone) (Rick Valliant) 
Sign up for our new DC short course on survey weighting, co-sponsored by DC-AAPOR! The cost of registration for these short courses will provide participants with membership in both AAPOR and DC-AAPOR, and we hope to introduce more employees of the federal statistical system to all that AAPOR has to offer via these short courses. Details for the course, taught by David Haziza, can be found here: http://www.aapor.org/Education-Resources/Short-Courses.aspx.