May 16 – 19, 2018, Denver, Colorado

Pew Research Center Experts at #AAPOR:


Pew Research Center’s experts will be presenting multiple papers at AAPOR’s 2018 annual conference.

Pew Research Center at AAPOR agenda:

Wednesday, May 16
Thursday, May 17
Friday, May 18
Saturday, May 19

Wednesday, May 16

Exploring Trump’s America: Understanding the U.S. Electorate in the Era of Trump: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 14

  • Senior Researcher Alec Tyson, Research Associate J. Baxter Oliphant, and Associate Director of Research Jocelyn Kiley will present “Educational divides in political views among whites: Economics, culture, or both?”
  • Research Associate Ruth Igielnik will present “Assessing community-type metrics.”

Polarizing Social Issues: Guns, Abortion, and Weed: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 17

Poster Session 1: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Plaza Ballroom A

Thursday, May 17

Error, Erreur, Errore. No Matter How You Say It We Want to Reduce It: 8:00 AM

Location: Director’s Row H

  • Senior Researcher Laura Silver will present a paper titled “More Money, More (Non-response) Problems? A Comparison of Income Measures in Western Europe.”

15 Years of the National Survey of Latinos: 8:00 A.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 16

Moderator: Senior Researcher Ana Gonzalez-Barrera

  • Senior Researcher Ana Gonzalez-Barrera and Director of Hispanic Research Mark Hugo Lopez will present 15 Years of the National Survey of Latinos.

Pitfalls in Data Science and Public Opinion in an Age of Bots: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Director’s Row E

Attitudes and Issues in Brief: Religion and Immigration: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 10

  • Research Assistant Kelsey Jo Starr and Research Analyst Jonathan Evans will give a presentation about measuring secularism and spirituality in Western Europe on a panel titled “Attitudes and Issues in Brief: Religion and Immigration.”
  • Research Assistant Courtney Nelson will present a paper titled “Measuring Religion in Cross-Cultural Contexts.”

Weight! My International Contact Needs a New Sample of Strategies: 1:45 PM

Location: Director’s Row E

  • Research Methodologist Martha McRoy will present a paper titled “Worth the Effort? An Examination of Re-contact Strategies in Face-to-Face and Telephone Surveys.”
  • Research Analyst Danielle Cuddington will present a paper titled “Weighting Adjustments by Educational Attainment: A Cross-cultural Comparison.”
  • Research Analyst Danielle Cuddington will also present a paper titled “Coverage Error in Dual-frame Telephone Surveys.”

Who Says No? Non-response Issues in Election Polls: 1:45 P.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 17

  • Research Associate Bradley Jones and Research Analyst Nick Hatley will present “Addressing non-response bias in longitudinal measures of partisan stability.”

Challenges of Sampling Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Non-English Speakers in the United States: 1:45 P.M.

Location: Director’s Row I

Media, Trust, and America: 1:45 P.M.

Location: Director’s Row H

Automation and Technology in Everyday Life: 4:15 PM

Location: Director’s Row 1

  • Associate Director of Research Aaron Smith will present a paper titled “Automation and Technology in Everyday Life.”

Tinkering with Tradition: Using Machine Learning Methods and Big Data to Refine Survey Designs and Improve Survey Participation: 4:15 P.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 11

  • Data Labs Fellow Dennis Quinn will present “Evaluating Google Maps as a Sampling Frame for Religious Congregations.” Related Report(s): http://www.pewforum.org/

Friday, May 18

Questioning the Questioner: Exploring Interviewer Effects in Surveys: 8:00 AM

Location: Director’s Row H

  • Research Methodologist Martha McRoy will present a paper titled “Interviewer Effects and Social Desirability: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Face-to-Face Surveys.”

Race to Understand America: the Minority Experience and Politics: 8:00 A.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 15

  • Research Analyst Hannah Fingerhut, Associate Director of Research Jocelyn Kiley will present “Examining differences in political attitudes by education among blacks and Hispanics.”

I Bet Your Barista Doesn’t Serve Up These Blends: Comparing Nonprobability and Probability Surveys and Their Combinations: 8:00 A.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 11

  • Senior Research Methodologist Andrew Mercer and Research Analyst Arnold Lau will present, “Measuring the Substantive Consistency of Findings from Online Probability and Opt-in Surveys.”

What do Scientists Know Anyway?: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Director’s Row I

Poster Session 3: 12:45 P.M.

Location: Plaza Ballroom A

Lean Mean Survey Machines-Improving Survey Estimation and Data Processing Using Machine Learning Methods: 1:45 PM

Location: Governor’s Square 11

  • Senior Data Scientist Patrick VanKessel and Computational Social Scientist Adam Hughes will present a paper titled “How Supervised Learning and Topic Models Improve Open-ended Survey Measurement.”

Data Presentation Across the Research Spectrum: 1:45 P.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 12

  • Design Director Peter Bell will discuss data visualization.

Question Your Answers and Probe your Questions: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Director’s Row E

  • Research Analyst Elisa Shearer and Senior Researcher Jeffrey Gottfried will present “Lessons learned from using experience sampling to measure digital news habits.”

Related Report(s): http://www.journalism.org/2017/02/09/how-americans-encounter-recall-and-act-upon-digital-news/

Saturday, May 19

 

Enter the New Exit Polls… Testing New Modes and Samples: 8:30 A.M.

Location: Governor’s Square 14

  • Research Analyst Jonathan Evans will moderate a panel on exit polling.

Time After Time: Advances in Panel Management: 8:30 A.M.

Location:  Director’s Row H

  • Vice President of Research Claudia Deane will moderate a session on panel management.

Many Nations, Many Methods, One Session: 10:15 AM

Location:  Director’s Row E

  • Associate Director of International Research Methods Patrick Moynihan will present a paper titled “Data-quality Assessments Within a Cross-national Context: A Multidimensional Approach.”