Pew Research Center at AAPOR and WAPOR 2019 – Pew Research Center

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

Tuesday, May 21

Thursday, May 16

Kickoff General Session: 2:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom

  • Vice President of Research Claudia Deane will present on a panel 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

  • Research Analyst Hannah Hartig will present “2018 Midterms: Women Voters & Congressional Representation.”

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

  • Research Associate Nikki Graf will present “Attitudes Toward Transgender and Non-Binary People and the Use of Gender-Neutral Pronouns.”

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

  • Research Analyst Jonathan Evans and Research Methodologist Martha McRoy will present “Asking about Ideology: Experiments in Western Europe.”

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

  • Senior Survey Advisor Scott Keeter will present “Comparing Election Survey Sampling Strategies: Random-Digit Dial vs. Voter Files.”

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 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

  • American Trends Panel Manager Nick Bertoni will present “Using Address-Based Sampling to Recruit to Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel.”

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

  • Senior Researcher Mike Barthel will present “Joiners and Leavers: Where is there “Churn” in the Use of Social Media for News?”
  • Research Associate Elisa Shearer will present “Investigating Local News: Findings and Lessons from a Survey of the Local News Habits of Almost 35,000 Americans.”

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

  • Research Associate Kat Devlin will present “Parties on Social Media: The Link Between Ideology and Popularity.”
  • Computational Social Scientist Stefan Wojcik will present “Opinions in the Twittersphere.”

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

  • Computational Social Scientist Onyi Lam will present “Marrying geospatial data with survey analysis.”

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.”

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

  • Senior Writer & Editor Elizabeth Grieco will present a poster entitled “Comparing Estimates of Newsroom Employees in U.S. Government and Private-Sector Surveys.”

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

  • Research Associate Janell Fetterolf will present “Cultural Diversity Is Associated with Greater Support for Nondemocratic Governance.”

Surveying Grad Programs, Less Educated Communities, and Everywhere in Between: 1:45 PM
Location: Provincial North

  • Research Associate Kat Devlin will present “Predicting Confidence in Donald Trump: A Multi-Level Modeling Approach to Cross-National Opinion Estimation.”

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

  • Associate Director of Research Aaron Smith will present “Public Attitudes Toward Algorithmic Decision-Making.”
  • Research Assistant Emma Remy will present “How do Machines See Gender?”

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 Survey Research Courtney Kennedy will deliver remarks at the AAPOR 2019 Awards Banquet.

Sunday, May 19

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

  • Senior Researcher Laura Silver will present data on global views about democracy and populism

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.

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.”

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

  • Senior Researcher Jeffrey Gottfried will present “The Dos and Don’ts of Administrating a Survey-Based Quiz About Factual and Opinion News Statements.”
  • Research Associate Brian Kennedy will present “Evaluating a new measure of science knowledge.”

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

  • Senior Researcher Scott Gardner will present “Investigating Why Western Europeans Accept Muslims, but Support at Least Some Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Religious Clothing.”

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

  • Senior Researcher Scott Gardner will present “How Does Age Affect Views on Social Issues Such as Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage in Europe?”

Tuesday, May 21

Challenges in Cross-National Research I: 2:00 PM
Location: WAPOR – Baker

  • Senior Researcher Laura Silver will present “Weighting the night away? Addressing daytime interviewing and unit nonresponse in a national survey.”

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