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New AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force Report: Quality in Comparative Surveys

To achieve comparability, surveys taking place in multinational, multiregional, and multicultural contexts (“3MC” surveys) need to be carefully designed. In this report, the AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force on Quality of Comparative Surveys identifies the most pressing challenges concerning data quality in 3MC surveys and recommends priorities for future research and collaboration.
AAPOR 2021 Attendees Can Access the Conference Platform Through March 2022

More than 1,200 public opinion and survey research professionals attended the virtual ‎AAPOR 76th Annual Conference May 11-14, 2021. Thank you to everyone who helped make the AAPOR 76th Annual Conference a success. If you registered for the conference, you will have access to the conference platform through March 2022. AAPOR 2021 registrants can log in to the virtual conference platform here

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In Memoriam

Walter K. Lindenmann died on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the age of 84. Walter was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 26, 1936, the son of the late Karl and Elsie Lindenmann. He was an Honorary Life Member of AAPOR. Read more about Walter.

Howard Schuman was a professor in the University of Michigan sociology department for 32 years and directed the Michigan Survey Research Center from 1982-1990. An Honorary Life Member of AAPOR, Howard served as POQ editor (1986-1993) and AAPOR president (1986-1987). Read more about Howard.

Katherine Jenny Thompson Appointed Statistics Editor of Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology

AAPOR and the American Statistical Association welcome Katherine Jenny Thompson of the US Census Bureau as the next statistics editor for the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (JSSAM). Thompson will serve a three-year term beginning in July.

Meet the 2021 Award Winners

AAPOR congratulates all of the leaders of our field who were recognized at the Annual Awards ‎Ceremony during the virtual AAPOR 76th Annual Conference.‎ We especially want to recognize ‎the winners of the 2020 and 2021 AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement who were announced during the Awards Ceremony. 


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