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American Association for Public Opinion Research

July 2015

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by Mollyann Brodie, AAPOR President
AAPOR Next Steps in Response to the Recent FCC Ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Final Revisions to the AAPOR By-Laws and Upcoming Vote of Members Staff Transitions
by Dawn Nelson, 2015 Conference Committee Chair
The 2015 Conference was a very special one. It was the 70th anniversary of our keystone event and we celebrated with a conference theme of “A Meeting Place,” to remind us of the many decades the AAPOR conference has served as a place for public opinion researchers to come together to learn, share and grow.
On Saturday, May 16, attendees of AAPOR’s 70th Annual Conference honored colleagues for their accomplishments in the industry as well as involvement in AAPOR activities.
by Chuck Shuttles, Chair of Education Subcommittee on ResearchHack
Could you create a research plan to help eradicate polio? In three hours?!  Well  our amazing teams of hackers attempted just that.
by Tim Johnson, Chair, Transparency Initiative Coordinating Committee
As of early July, the Transparency Initiative has admitted 46 Charter Members, and we continue to review and process new applications. 
by Kristen Olson, Membership and Chapter Relations Committee Chair
Throughout the conference, MCR members and Executive Committee members connected with conference attendees at the AAPOR Membership Booth.
by Task Force Co-Chairs Reg Baker (Marketing Research Institute International), Mike Brick (Westat), and Scott Keeter (Pew Research Center)
AAPOR is lending a hand as our field works to adapt to changing social habits and new technologies. One prominent effort is the Task Force on Reassessing Today's Survey Methods. Launched in August 2014, this task force was asked to provide guidance to the association, and the profession more broadly, on how our methods should evolve to meet the challenges and take advantages of the opportunities coming our way.
by John Loft, Ad Hoc Code Review Committee Chair and Associate Standards Chair
As we shared with members in June, pursuant to a Council motion passed at the May 2015 meeting, an Ad Hoc Committee on Sponsor Disclosure was convened in June 2015.