Pew Research Center at AAPOR agenda:

Pew Research Center experts will present multiple papers at the 2021 annual AAPOR conference, held virtually from May 11-14.

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Tuesday, May 11

Opening Plenary: 10:00 AM EDT, held live

  • Director of Survey Research Courtney Kennedy will moderate the opening conference session titled, “Polling the Electorate During a Pandemic,” examining what was learned about the electorate, voting, election night, and ‎polling in general from the 2020 election season.

Consuming the News: 11:30 AM EDT, with live Q&A at 1:00 PM

  • Senior Researcher Michael Barthel, Research Methodologist Dorene Asare-Marfo and Research Assistant Kirsten Worden will present “Measuring News Consumption in a Digital Era.”

Qualitative Research Methods and Applications: 11:30 AM EDT, with live Q&A at 1:00 PM

  • Research Analyst Kelsey Starr will present “Defining Modernity in Developing India: How Peoples’ Conceptual Understanding of ‘Modernity’ and ‎‎’Modernization’ ‎Affects Survey Research.”

AAPI Research & Affinity Group Coffee Break: 1:30 PM EDT, held live

  • Associate Director of Race and Ethnicity Research Neil Ruiz will host the second gathering of the AAPI Research & Affinity Group, a voluntary AAPOR association with members who are of Asian-American or Pacific Islander origin or are interested in AAPI research topics.

Mini-Conference: ‎Response Patterns Before and During a Pandemic: 3:00 PM EDT, held live

  • Research Methodologist Martha McRoy will present “Examining Response Rates Across Time in A Multinational Telephone Survey – Before and During the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

Wednesday, May 12

Round Table 2: 10:00 AM EDT, held live

  • Associate Director of Race and Ethnicity Research Neil Ruiz will speak during a roundtable discussion titled, “Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Survey Participation: Challenges and Strategies.” 

Question Wording Experiments: 10:30 AM EDT, with live Q&A at 12:00 PM

  • Senior Survey Research Methodologist Ashley Amaya will present “Does Adding a Third Gender Response Option Really Improve Measurement?”
  • Research Analyst Kelsey Starr will present “How to Ask About Caste Attitudes in India: Results from a Split Form Experiment.”

Thursday, May 13

Topics in Probability Panel Surveys: 9:30 AM EDT, with live Q&A at 11:00 AM

  • Senior Panel Manager Nick Bertoni will present “Using IVR to Increase Response Rates for Non-Internet Households in the American Trends Panel.”

Mini-Conference: ‎Data Collection in Developing and Middle-Income Countries During and After COVID-19: 10:00 AM EDT, held live

  • Senior Survey Manager Clark Letterman will moderate a panel titled, “Data Collection in Developing and Middle-Income Countries During and After COVID-19.”

Innovative Approaches in Targeting and Adapting Data Collection Efforts: 1:00 PM EDT, with live Q&A at 2:30 PM

  • Research Methodologist Alexandra Castillo will present, “The Impact of Callback Attempts on Sample Profile and Substantive Outcomes: A Cross-national, European Review.”

Mini-Conference: ‎A Meeting Place and More…: A History of the American Association for Public Opinion Research: 1:30 PM EDT, held live

  • Senior Survey Advisor Scott Keeter will discuss his contributions to a recent book on the history of AAPOR.

Mini-Conference: ‎Understanding the Electorate Through Pre-election Polls: 1:30 PM EDT, held live

  • Senior Researcher Ana Gonzalez-Barrera will present, “Latinos in the 2020 Presidential Election: Was there a Trump effect?”

Sampling, Recruiting and Frame Construction for Telephone Surveys:  3:00 PM EDT, held live

  • Research Methodologist Alexandra Castillo will present, “The Variability in Sample Accuracy, Coverage and Efficiency of ‘Pulsing’ Sample for European CATI Over Time.”

Friday, May 14

Testing Response Formats: 11:30 AM EDT, with live Q&A at 1:00 PM

  • Research Associate Anna Brown will present “Origin and Identity: Analyzing a New 2020 Census Response Option.”

Strategies for Panel Management and Sample Representation: 1:30 PM EDT, with live Q&A at 3:00 PM 

  • Senior Panel Manager Nick Bertoni will moderate a session titled “Strategies for Panel Management and Sample Representation.”
  • Senior Survey Advisor Scott Keeter will present “Gauging Nonresponse Bias in Recruitment to a Probability-Based Online Panel.”

Mini-Conference: ‎Measuring and Tracking Attitudes and Behaviors Throughout the Pandemic: 2:00 PM EDT, held live

  • Senior Researcher Ruth Igielnik will present “Longitudinal Data and Coronavirus: How Americans’ Lives and Views May Have Changed (or not) as a Result of the Pandemic.”