Pew Research Center will be presenting multiple papers at AAPOR’s annual conference this year.

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Pew Research at AAPOR Agenda

Thursday, May 12

Friday, May 13

Saturday, May 14

Sunday, May 15

WAPOR Presentations

Thursday, May 12

Concurrent Sessions A: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session 2: Panel: Public Opinion Quarterly Special Issue: Survey Research, Today and Tomorrow
Location: Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor

Theory and Practice in Nonprobability Surveys: Parallels Between Casual Inference and Survey Inference

  • Andrew Mercer, Pew Research Center
  • Frauke Kreuter, University of Maryland
  • Scott Keeter, Pew Research Center
  • Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins University

Session 6: Racial Attitudes in the U.S. and Abroad
Location: Meeting Room 616 A/B, Sixth Floor

Adapting the Alternative Questionnaire Experiment for a Telephone Survey: Preparing for Changes to the 2020 Census

  • Eileen Patten, Pew Research Center
  • Anna Brown, Pew Research Center
  • Kim Parker, Pew Research Center

Concurrent Sessions B: 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Session 7: Improving Methods to Survey Hispanics
Location: Meeting Room 615 A/B, Sixth Floor

Challenges of Surveying Hispanics: The Importance of Cellphones

  • Anna Brown, Pew Research Center
  • Eileen Patten, Pew Research Center
  • Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center

Friday, May 13

Concurrent Sessions C: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Session 2: Panel: Race in the U.S.: Police, Politics and Prejudice
Location: Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor

Public Views of Racism and Inequality

Concurrent Session D: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session 3: Messaging to Increase Response Rates
Location: Meeting Room 408, Fourth Floor

The Effect of Using Text Messages for Survey Invitations and Reminders

  • Kyley McGeeney, Pew Research Center
  • H. Yanna Yan, University of Michigan

Session 7: Nonprobability Sampling: Fast, Cheap…And Accurate?
Location: Meeting Room 615 A/B, Sixth Floor

Polling: Cost, Speed and Accuracy

  • Solomon Messing, Pew Research Center
  • David Rothschild, Microsoft Research
  • Tobias B. Konitzer, Stanford University
  • Sharad Goel, Stanford University
  • Courtney Kennedy, Pew Research Center

What Explains Variability in Survey Estimates from Nonprobability Samples?

  • Scott Keeter, Pew Research Center
  • Andrew Mercer, Pew Research Center
  • Courtney Kennedy, Pew Research Center
  • Kyley McGeeney, Pew Research Center
  • Nicholas Hatley, Pew Research Center

Session 9: Unpacking Apathy and Cynicism in the United States
Location: Meeting Room 415 A/B, Fourth Floor

Understanding Public Cynicism Toward the Federal Government: What is it About Government that Drives Overall Views?

Concurrent Sessions E: 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Session 2: International Survey Measures
Location: Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor

Exploring a New Way to Detect Data Falsification in Surveys: Assessing the Meaning of “High Matches” between Observations in Survey Data

  • Katie Simmons, Pew Research Center
  • Andrew Mercer, Pew Research Center
  • Steve Schwarzer, Pew Research Center

Session 4: Panel: What Are You? Measuring the Size, M-Pop Characteristics and Attitudes of the Multiracial Population in America
Location: Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Moderator: Richard Morin, Pew Research Center

Measuring Hispanic Racial Identity: A Challenge to Traditional Definitions of Race

The Size, Characteristics and Key Attitudes of Multiracial Americans

Session 6: Preferences and Outcomes in Multi-Mode Research
Location: Meeting Room 616 A/B, Sixth Floor

Mode Effects in American Trends Panel: Bayesian Analysis of a Cross-Classified Item-Person Mixed Model

  • Jeff Gill, Washington University at St. Louis
  • Stanislav Kolenikov, Abt SRBI
  • Kyley McGeeney, Pew Research Center

AAPOR Poster Session 2: 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Governor’s Ballroom, Fourth Floor

Consequences of Dropping the Landline Sample from RDD Surveys: Analysis from Four Years of Public Opinion Data

  • Courtney Kennedy, Pew Research Center
  • Kyley McGeeney, Pew Research Center
  • Scott Keeter, Pew Research Center
  • Andrew Perrin, Pew Research Center
  • Eileen Patten, Pew Research Center
  • Amanda Lee, Pew Research Center
  • Jonathan Best, Princeton Survey Research Associates International

Concurrent Sessions F: 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Session 9: Panel: The 2015 Great British Polling Disaster – What Have We Learned?
Location: Meeting Room 400/402, Fourth Floor

  • Patrick Sturgis, University of Southampton
  • Michael Traugott, University of Michigan
  • Claire Durand, Université de Montréal
  • Scott Keeter, Pew Research Center

Saturday, May 14

Concurrent Sessions G: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Session 5: Using Paradata to Improve Data Quality
Location: Meeting Room 412, Fourth Floor

Measuring Political, Science and Religious Knowledge with Online Panel Surveys

  • Brian Kennedy, Pew Research Center
  • Cary Funk, Pew Research Center

AAPOR Poster Session 4: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Governor’s Ballroom, Fourth Floor

Coding Open-end Responses: Man vs. Machine

  • Besheer Mohamed, Pew Research Center
  • Elizabeth Sciupac, Pew Research Center
  • Claire Gecewicz, Pew Research Center
  • Dennis Quinn, Pew Research Center

The Effects of Compensation Levels on Sample Demographics on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

  • Nicholas Hatley, Pew Research Center [POSTER]
  • Kyley McGeeney, Pew Research Center

Concurrent Sessions I: 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Session 1: Panel: Nonprobability Samples — Biases and Estimation
Location: Meeting Room 400/402, Fourth Floor

Decomposing Selection Effects in Nonprobability Samples

  • Andrew Mercer, Pew Research Center
  • Scott Keeter, Pew Research Center
  • Frauke Kreuter, University of Maryland, JPSM

Session 3: Matchmaking Survey Data and Big Data
Location: Meeting Room 408, Fourth Floor
Moderator: Claudia Deane, Pew Research Center

Session 5: God and Hillary, Not Necessarily In that Order
Location: Meeting Room 412, Fourth Floor

Religion and Opinion on Social and Political Issues

Measuring Religious Identity Among U.S. Protestants

Concurrent Sessions J: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Session 3: Making Twitter Glitter in Survey Research
Location: Meeting Room 408, Fourth Floor

Regularized Correspondence Analysis: An Ideal Point Model for Massive, Sparse Data with an Application to Twitter

Sunday, May 15

Concurrent Sessions K: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session 6: Global Warming: The National and Global Public Opinion Challenges
Location: Meeting Room 616 A/B, Sixth Floor

Concern and Action: Public Opinion about Global Climate Change around the World

Concurrent Sessions L: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Session 7: Cell Phones: Flags and States
Location: Meeting Room 615 A/B, Sixth Floor

The Effects of Sending Advance Letters to Cell Phone Respondents Using Appended Addresses

  • Kyley McGeeney, Pew Research Center
  • Courtney Kennedy, Pew Research Center
  • Jonathan Best, Princeton Survey Research Associates International
  • Missy Mosher, Survey Sampling International

WAPOR Presentations

Reminder: WAPOR Sessions are located at the Hotel Van Zandt

Wednesday, May 11

Concurrent Sessions B: 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Session 1: Reducing Error in Public Opinion Research
Location: Meriwether I

Reducing Non-response for Income Questions: Results from Testing Different Question Formats in Cross-national Surveys

  • Steve Schwarzer, Pew Research Center
  • Jill Carle, Gibson Consulting Group
  • Katie Simmons, Pew Research Center
  • Gijs van Houten, Pew Research Center

Thursday, May 12

Concurrent Sessions E: 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Session 5: Polling for Global Governments: Polling Data as a Method to Explore the Extended Meaning of Identity, Citizenship, and Governance in the 21st Century
Location: Red River
Chair: Katie Simmons, Pew Research Center

Concurrent Sessions G: 11:20 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Session 4: Political Identity
Location: Davis

Measuring Political Ideology: An Israeli Case Study

  • Angelina Theodorou, Pew Research Center
  • Neha Sahgal, Pew Research Center
  • Kelsey Jo Starr, Pew Research Center