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MAPOR Spring 2019 Newsletter

The 2019 Spring issue of MAPOR Newsletter is now available!

The newsletter highlights the call for abstracts for the MAPOR 2019 Conference (DUE JULY 1st!) from Dana Garbarski, our conference chair, analyses from the member survey and more!

Inside this issue:

  • Presidential Address
  • 2019 Conference Call for Abstracts
  • 2018 Conference Review & Member Survey Highlights
  • (New!) MAPOR Mission & Vision Statements

2019 Annual Conference

Where Methods and Substance Meet:

Reflecting the Present and Shaping the Future of Public Opinion and Survey Research

November 22-23, 2019

Embassy Suites, Downtown Chicago, 600 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Conference Chair: Dana Garbarski

Associate Conference Chair: Sara Walsh

The abstract submission site is open!

Abstract Submission Site

All submissions are due by 11:59PM Central Time on July 8, 2019

Please see the Call for Participation below for more information:

Call for Participation

Students, see the link below for the MAPOR Fellows Student Paper Competition:

Student Paper Competition

Book your hotel room at the Embassy Suites by 10/30 in order to get the conference rate:

Hotel Reservations


Information about our past conferences can be found here.

MAPOR April 17 Webinar

Why Machines Matter for Survey and Social Science Researchers:
Exploring How Machine Learning Methods Can Be Applied to
the Design, Collection and Analysis of Social Science Data

Antje Kirchner, Ph.D.
Trent D. Buskirk, Ph.D.,

RTI International

Bowling Green State University

April 17th, 12-1 pm central time

$10 for students, $40 for non-student MAPOR members, $50 for non-members

Register here 

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You’re invited to MAPOR Winter Mixer

View details and reply
Monday, March 25 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery
311 S Main St
Ann Arbor MI 48104


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.

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