Pew Research Center’s experts will be presenting multiple papers at AAPOR’s and WAPOR’s 2019 annual conferences in Toronto.

Pew Research Center at AAPOR & WAPOR agenda:

Thursday, May 16

Friday, May 17

Saturday, May 18

Sunday, May 19

Monday, May 20

Thursday, May 16

Kickoff General Session: 2:00 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

  • Director of Survey Research Courtney Kennedy will give remarks at the Kickoff General Session entitled, “Conducting a Census in the Digital Age.”

Identitatem Ex. Machina: Understanding Identity Using Machine Learning: 4:30 PM
Location: Dominion South

  • Computational Social Scientist Stefan Wojcik will moderate a panel entitled “Identitatem Ex. Machina: Understanding Identity Using Machine Learning.”
  • Computational Social Scientist Onyi Lam will present “Deep Learning for Gender Classification in Facebook News Images.”

Issues in Multinational, Multiregional, and Multicultural Surveys: 4:30 PM
Location: Simcoe/Dufferin

  • Research Associate Alexandra Castillo will present “The Implications of Sample-Based Versus Self-Reported Measures of Urbanicity.”
  • Associate Director of Research Aaron Smith and Senior Researcher Laura Silver will present “The internet? Oh, you mean Facebook?: Exploring measures of online connectivity in developing countries.”
  • Research Analyst Jonathan Evans will present “A new scale for measuring tolerance.”

Political Polarization in America: 4:30 PM
Location: Civic Ballroom South

  • Research Associate Brad Jones will present “Whither the Tea Party?”

Friday, May 17

2018 Elections: Year of the Woman: 8:00 AM
Location: Birchwood

Incentives and Their Consequences: 8:00 AM
Location: Pine

  • American Trends Panel Manager Nick Bertoni will chair a session entitled “Incentives and Their Consequences.”

LGBT Issues and Attitudes: 10:00 AM
Location: Simcoe/Dufferin

Partisanship, Ideology, and Consumer Confidence: 10:00 AM
Location: Civic Ballroom South

RBS: Added Value from Validated Votes: 10:00 AM
Location: Birchwood

Election Flashpoints: Religion and Latino Voters: 1:45 PM
Location: Civic Ballroom South

  • Senior Researcher Ana Gonzalez-Barrera and Director of Global Demography and Migration Research Mark Hugo Lopez will present “Latinos in the 2018 Midterm Election: Was there a Trump effect?”
  • Associate Director of Research Greg Smith will present “Voter Turnout Rates Among U.S. Religious Groups.”
  • Research Associate Kiana Cox and Research Analyst Claire Gecewicz will present “Measuring Change in Evangelical Self-Identification in the Trump Era.”
  • Research Assistant Jynnah Radford will present “The diverse views of Latino voters.”

From Apps to ABS to EEG: Recruiting TV Survey Panels: 1:45 PM
Location: Dominion South

Issues in Media and Communication: 1:45 PM
Location: Civic Ballroom North

Measuring Attitudes Using Social Media: 1:45 PM
Location: City Hall

AAPOR to AAPORite: How to become an insider in AAPOR: 3:15 PM
Location: Pine

  • Senior Researcher Jeffrey Gottfried will chair a session titled “AAPOR to AAPORite: How to become an insider in AAPOR.”

Poster Session 2: 3:15 PM
Location: Sheraton Hall/Osgoode

  • Research Assistants Antonio Flores and Nathalie Budiman will present a poster entitled “Demographic changes and obstacles for sampling Latinos for Pew Research’s National Survey of Latinos.”

Attrition and Conditioning in Survey Panels: 4:15 PM
Location: Chestnut

  • Research Analyst Nick Hatley will present “Evaluating Conditioning Effects on Survey Responses in Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel.”

Exiled on Main Street: Politics and Policy at the State and Local Level: 4:15 PM
Location: Civic Ballroom South

  • Research Associate Brad Jones will present “Partisan Bias in Community Descriptions.”

Mode and Measurement: 4:15 PM
Location: Simcoe/Dufferin

  • Research Associate Becka Alper and Associate Director of Research Greg Smith will present “Finding the Signal Amidst the Noise: Disentangling Mode Effects, Differences in Weighting, and Real Change Over Time in Measures of Religious Affiliation.”

Survey Panels: Care, Feeding, Innovation: 4:15 PM
Location: Provincial North

Saturday, May 18

Results of the AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force on Quality of Comparative Surveys: 8:00 AM
Location: Civic Ballroom North

  • Associate Director of International Research Methods Patrick Moynihan will present “Error Sources and Quality in 3MC Sampling and Field Implementation.”

Maximizing the Benefits of Incentives: 8:00 AM

Location: Birchwood

  • Senior Researcher Alec Tyson will moderate a session entitled, “Maximizing the Benefits of Incentives.”

Hybrid Estimation with Probability and Nonprobability Data: 8:00 AM
Location: Chestnut

  • Senior Research Methodologist Andrew Mercer will present “Evaluating hybrid estimates combining probability and nonprobability samples.”

Accomplishments and Challenges of Exit Polling: 10:00 AM
Location: Civic Ballroom South

  • Director of Survey Research Courtney Kennedy will moderate a session entitled “Accomplishments and Challenges of Exit Polling.”

New Applications for Big Data: 10:00 AM
Location: Birchwood

  • Data Science Analyst Dennis Quinn will present “The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons.”

Interviewing and Question Design Topics: 10:00 AM
Location: Chestnut

  • Research Analyst Anna Brown will present “Rethinking the Classic Social Trust Question Wording.”

Poster Session 3: 12:45 PM
Location: Sheraton Hall/Osgoode

Issues of Governance and Public Opinion: 1:45 PM
Location: Pine

Data Ethics and Algorithmic Bias: 3:30 PM
Location: Pine

Good, Bad, and Otherwise: Respondents and their Impact on Data Quality: 3:30 PM
Location: City Hall

  • Research Analyst Jonathan Evans will moderate a session entitled “Good, Bad, and Otherwise: Respondents and their Impact on Data Quality.”

Membership and Business Meeting: 5:15 PM
Location: Birchwood

  • Director of Survey Research Courtney Kennedy will deliver remarks at the AAPOR 2019 Membership and Business Meeting

Awards Banquet: 7:45 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom

  • Director of Global Demography and Migration Research Mark Hugo Lopez will accept AAPOR’s inaugural Inclusive Voices Award for Pew Research Center’s National Survey of Latinos on behalf of the Center.

Sunday, May 19

AAPOR/WAPOR Plenary: Populism Around the World: 7:45 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom

Joint WAPOR/AAPOR Session on Cross-national Surveys: 9:15 AM
Location: Simcoe/Dufferin

  • Associate Director of International Research Methods Patrick Moynihan will chair a joint WAPOR and AAPOR session on cross-national surveys.
  • Senior Researcher Laura Silver will present “Weighting the night away? Addressing daytime interviewing and unit nonresponse in a national survey.”

Is That Your Final Answer? Understanding Response Options in Surveys: 9:15 AM
Location: City Hall

  • Research Analyst Arnold Lau will present “Evaluating the accuracy and measurement properties of check-all-that-apply and forced choice questions on web surveys.”

Joint WAPOR/AAPOR Session on Public Opinion & Democracy: 9:15 AM
Location: Willow East

  • Research Associate Courtney Johnson will present “O Canada: An Analysis of Canadian Public Opinion in 2017-2018.”

Results of the AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force on Quality of Comparative Surveys: 11:05 AM
Location: WAPOR – Carlyle

  • Associate Director of International Research Methods Patrick Moynihan will present “Error Sources and Quality in 3MC Sampling and Field Implementation.”

Measuring Knowledge on Climate Change and Science: 11:05 AM
Location: Civic Ballroom South

Public Opinion and Democracy: 12:35 PM
Location: WAPOR – Mountbatten Lane

  • Research Associate Courtney Johnson will present “Exploring nuances in Britons’ opinions of Brexit and views of the European Union.”

Public Opinion I: 3:45 PM
Location: WAPOR – Carlyle

Monday, May 20

Methodology IV: 2:00 PM
Location: WAPOR – Baker

  • Research Methodologist Stacy Pancratz will present “I [Don’t] Think We’re Alone Now: Third-Party Presence in European Face-to-Face Surveys.”

Political Behavior I: 9:00 AM
Location: WAPOR – Carlyle