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MAPOR Spring 2018 Newsletter
Inside this issue:
  • A mid-year update from MAPOR’s President Ron Langley.
  • 2018 MAPOR conference Embracing the Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research will take place on November 16-17 in Chicago – submit your abstract through June 30!
  • Students: Enter the competition for the Doris A. Graber Award for Best Public Opinion Paper or the Allan McCutcheon Award for Best Methodology Paper.
  • Remembering MAPOR Fellow and Past President Doris A. Graber for her significant contributions to MAPOR for more than forty years.

2018 Annual Conference Hotel Reservations
You can now book your hotel room at the Embassy Suites for the 2018 Annual Conference. Book here for the conference rate.

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2018 Annual Conference

Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research

The conference will be held on November 16-17, 2018 Embassy Suites, Downtown Chicago, 600 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Conference Chair: Ned English Associate Conference Chair: Dana Garbarski

Submit your papers at the following link:

Submit Your Abstract

All submissions are due by 11:59PM Central Time on June 30, 2018

Keynote Speaker Pedagogy Hour Speaker

Jennifer Agiesta Colm O’Muircheartaigh
CNN University of Chicago
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2018 Student Paper Competition

2018 MAPOR Fellows Student Paper Competition

43rd Annual Conference of the

Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research

November 16-17, 2018

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown, 600 N. State Street

The Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research invites eligible students to enter the association’s MAPOR Fellows Student Paper Competition. Two winning papers, one in public opinion and the other in survey research methodology, will receive an award of $200, one free conference registration and one free ticket to the Friday MAPOR luncheon. The winning papers also will be accepted for presentation during a session at the May 2019 AAPOR conference in Toronto, Canada. See past winners here.   Read More

As always, MAPOR members are making a big showing at AAPOR this year in Denver from May 16-19. This year's AAPOR is chaired by former MAPOR president Trent Buskirk and features dozens of presentations by MAPOR members.
Click here for a list of some of the exciting things MAPOR members are doing at AAPOR.
Want to learn more about what is happening at this year's AAPOR conference?
Check out AAPOR's 73rd annual conference here.

MAPOR’s New Look
Welcome to the new redesigned MAPOR website! Our website now features a new look and functionality. Please let us know what you think in the comments below. If you notice any problems with the new site, please let us know by sending an email to Josh Pasek, our webmaster.

In Memory of MAPOR Fellow Doris Graber
Professor Emeritus Doris A. Graber passed away at her Evanston home on February 17, 2018. Dr. Graber, a political scientist who spent most of her academic career at the University of Illinois in Chicago with additional appointments at Northwestern, the University of Chicago and Harvard, was a researcher and prolific author including 15 textbooks and over 50 book chapters and lectures worldwide. She provided seminal work on the effect of public opinion on the presidency and foreign policy, the role of the media in American politics and political psychology. Read More

Winter 2018 Newsletter
The latest MAPOR newsletter is available here. This edition contains updates on what the Executive Council has been working on, 2017 budget update and strategic investments, and the first MAPOR Webinar of the year. It also features MAPOR sponsors and MAPORtraits! To view past newsletters, click here.

2017 MAPOR Fellow

MAPOR named John Stevenson 2017 MAPOR Fellow. He was honored at the 2017 annual conference for having made significant contributions to MAPOR through service to the organization, leadership, and scholarship. John Stevenson is the Associate Director for Research Services at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center.

2017 MAPOR Student Paper Awards
On behalf of the MAPOR Fellows, 2016 Fellows Julie Andsager and Joe Murphy announced the winners of the 2017 student paper awards:  

Doris A. Graber Award for Best Public Opinion Paper

Yangsun Hong, University of Wisconsin-Madison Social media use, exposure to disagreement, and offline expressive participation: The moderating role of self-censorship  

Allan McCutcheon Award for Best Methodology Paper

Felicitas Mittereder, University of Michigan Can previous response behavior predict future breakoff in Web surveys?   Click here for more information on the MAPOR student paper awards and a list of past winners.


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