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American Association for Public Opinion Research

December 2017

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by Tim Johnson, President
Recently, I was able to participate in the annual conference of another of our seven AAPOR chapters. This time, it was the 42nd annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR). Held every year in Chicago the weekend before Thanksgiving since before I entered graduate school, MAPOR’s conference is another of AAPOR’s regional jewels.
by Trent D. Buskirk, 2018 Conference Chair and Courtney Kennedy, Assoc. Conference Chair
AAPOR – we truly have Denver and the Mile High City in our sights! In fact, this year we took abstract submissions to a new HIGH with a record breaking 770 abstract submissions representing 894 individual presentations across panels, papers, methodological briefs, posters and PORTALs!
Don't miss these exciting short courses at the 73rd Annual Conference in Denver!
by Martha Stapleton
Got mad survey methodology skills? Want to win a $5000 cash prize? Then AAPOR’s Got Talent is for you!
Taking inspiration from reality T.V. talent shows, we believe AAPOR members have the talent to tackle some of the toughest issues in survey research. Teams (or individuals) submit pitches for how to address an important survey research problem and five will be selected to present to a panel of judges in an open session at the 2018 conference.  
by Ana Gonzalez
HISP-AAPOR is an AAPOR affinity group, first formed in 2016 by Ana Gonzalez-Barrera and Rob Santos. HISP-AAPOR is formed by AAPOR members who are of Hispanic-origin or are interested in Hispanic research topics. 
by Morgan Earp, MCR Chair and Emily Geisen, MCR Assoc. Chair
It’s time to renew your AAPOR membership for 2018! Please renew your membership today to continue receiving all the benefits you enjoy including: Professional Connections and Networking; Knowledge and Innovations; Professional Development; High Quality Peer Reviewed Journals; Ethics and Transparency; Real-time Communication with Members; and Affordable Membership Rates.
by Morgan Earp, MCR Chair and Emily Geisen, MCR Assoc. Chair
#10 You'll get bored with all the free time you'll have by not reading AAPORnet. Sure you'll now have time to rewatch season one of "Stranger Things" in time for season two (or three), but otherwise, you'll be really bored.
by Ron Langley, 2017-2018 MAPOR President
MAPOR had another fantastic and productive year! We just completed our 42nd Annual Conference
November 17 - 18, 2017. The conference featured 221 attendees (30% of which were students), a Keynote Address from Mario Callegaro of Google UK, a short course on cross-cultural surveys from Ana Villar of the City University of London, and a Pedagogy Hour with Mollyann Brodie of the Kaiser Family Foundation. The conference also included three panels, our third Respondent-Interviewer Workgroup, a new Machine Learning in Survey Sciences Workgroup, our fourth Networking Lunch, and submissions from 46 different institutions (including 4 international). The Midwest truly is a state of mind!
by Ashley Kirzinger and Tim Triplett, TICC Co-Chairs
ReimerB-(1).jpgAll organizations involved in AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative have agreed to train their employees in TI principles and procedures for compliance. However, NORC at the University of Chicago has taken this TI requirement and made sure that not only are all employees with survey oversight responsibilities trained on TI issues but they complete their TI training on an annual basis. This spotlight focuses on Becky Reimer, a Research Scientist in The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, and the TI training program implemented by her team.