The 2019 Winter issue of MAPOR Newsletter is now available!
The newsletter highlights the first presidential address from our new president (Ipek Bilgen), notes from our previous (Ned English) and current (Dana Garbarski) conference chairs, our student liaison (Colleen McClain), and our Secretary-Treasurer (Kevin Ulrich).
Inside this issue:
- Information on the upcoming MAPOR Events: Winter Mixer in Ann Arbor and Spring Webinar
- Presidential address
- 2018 Annual Conference Review
- 2019 Annual Conference Planning
- Update on MAPOR Member Survey
- Student Corner
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.,
Bowling Green State University
April 17th, 12-1 pm central time
$10 for students, $40 for non-student MAPOR members, $50 for non-members
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Monday, March 25 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery
311 S Main St
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Text Message Interviewing:
Data Quality, Efficiency, and Design Considerations
Michael Schober, Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Research at
The New School, a university in New York City
October 17th, 12-1 pm central time
$10 for students, $40 for non-student MAPOR members, $50 for non-members
Recordings of the webinar will be available for those who cannot attend the event live. If interested, please register and you will receive a link to the recording after the event.
Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research
November 16-17, 2018
Embassy Suites, Downtown Chicago, 600 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Conference Chair: Ned English
Associate Conference Chair: Dana Garbarski
||Pedagogy Hour Speaker
|The Numbers in the News: On Polling for the Public
Predicting and Understanding Nonresponse
||University of Chicago
Vice President and Subsequent President
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Associate Conference Chair and Subsequent Conference Chair
Ashley Hyon is currently the Vice President of Research & Survey Methods at Marketing Systems Group. She provides high level consultation on survey methodology and recruitment strategy. She is keenly familiar with all sampling techniques for both quantitative and qualitative research and works closely with clients to determine the best survey design while establishing and maintaining excellent collaborative partnerships. She graduated in 1994 with a Dual Major BBA in Marketing and International Business from Temple University and has recently completed her Masters in Survey Research at University of Connecticut. Moreover, she is active in various professional organizations and is continuously identifying upcoming trends in survey research to provide insight on the development new products and services.
She is also the Past President of PANJAAPOR and has served on the board for 5 years as the Associate Chair and then Chair of the Program Committee followed by the various stages of presidency. Ashley also volunteers at the national AAPOR conferences any way she can. In previous conferences she volunteered for various roles such as a student poster judge, a docent and ran the 2018 Speed Networking Event in Denver.
Ned English is a Senior Research Methodologist at NORC at the University of Chicago. He is also a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy Research at the University of Chicago, teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in the Social Sciences. Ned earned his M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. in Geography from McGill University.
Ned is currently serving as MAPOR Conference Chair, having been Associate-Conference Chair during the prior year. He also served as MAPOR Secretary-Treasurer and Associate Secretary Treasurer from 2015-17. Ned co-taught a short-course on Address-Based Sampling with Colm O’Muircheartaigh at the 2012 conference. He is involved in AAPOR as well, presenting regularly and is currently the chair of the Standard Definitions Committee. In addition, Ned is a past member of the AAPOR Address-Based Sampling (ABS) Taskforce, past chair of the Chapter Liaison Subcommittee of the Membership and Chapter Relations Committee, and past member of the AAPOR Communications and Standards Committees.
Ned’s primary research interest is the use of GIS and spatial analysis in survey research, focusing on sample design, hard-to-reach populations, address geocoding, linkage to extant social and environmental data, and non-response analysis. Ned was involved with some of the key early research on ABS designs and continues working in this area. His research has been published in journals including Public Opinion Quarterly,Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, Survey Practice, Field Methods, the Journal of Gerontology, and the American Journal of Public Health.
Now a proud Midwest transplant, Ned made the journey from Boston to Chicago (via Montreal and Madison) 17 years ago. When not conducting survey research he enjoys music, travel, and running.
Mary Losch is Professor of Psychology and Director of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR). The Center conducts applied research utilizing numerous types of survey and other quantitative and qualitative methods to support academic research, evaluate programs and inform policy decision-making at the local, state and national level. Mary received her PhD at the University of Iowa (UI) studying attitudes and psychophysiology with John Cacioppo and then entered the private sector as a survey research analyst. From 1988-1998 she was the Program Director at the UI Social Science Institute. At UI, she served as vice-chair of the social science IRB and served on the Ad Hoc Conflict of Interest Committee. In 1998, she joined the faculty at UNI and became Assistant Director of the Center for Social and Behavioral Research where she was named Director in 2014. Mary’s service at UNI has included chairing the IRB committee from 2001-2006. In 2008, she served on the steering committee to establish the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO). Mary has directed dozens of survey and applied research projects in the areas of public policy, health behavior, and program evaluation among others. She serves as a reviewer for a several academic journals including Public Opinion Quarterly and hascontributed to Survey Practiceand many other social science and public health journals.
Mary has been an active member of MAPOR since 2014 and a member of AAPOR since 1991. Mary has served the AAPOR organization in a variety of roles. At annual meetings, she has been a conference presenter, session chair, and discussant. She has served two terms on AAPOR’s Executive Council and on numerous committees. On the Executive Council, she has served as Standards Chair (2008-2009) and in2014-2015 as Secretary-Treasurer. As a member of the Standards Committee (2001-2009), she chaired the IRB Task Force and led the effort to revise and update the AAPOR Statement to IRBs. While Secretary-Treasurer, she also served on the Conference Steering Committee, Development Committee, Financial Oversight Committee, Investment Committee and Ad Hoc Sustaining Sponsorship Committee. Other AAPOR service includes chairing theAd Hoc Committee to Review the Code of Professional Ethics and Practice (2009-2010) and serving as a member of the same committee in 2014-2015. During 2014-2015 she served as a member of the Ad Hoc TCPA Committee and served on the AAPOR Transparency Initiative Coordinating Committee 2012-2018. She was a member of the AAPOR Award Committee in 2014-2015 and a member of the 2018 Policy Impact Award Committee.