MAPOR Winter 2019 Newsletter

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

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

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

Register here 

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2018 Annual Conference

Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research

See the Program

View the Presentations

November 16-17, 2018

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


Conference Chair: Ned English

Associate Conference Chair: Dana Garbarski


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Keynote Speaker Pedagogy Hour Speaker
The Numbers in the News: On Polling for the Public

Predicting and Understanding Nonresponse

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.

 

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2018 MAPOR @ AAPOR

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.

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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MAPOR Strategic Plan Progress Updates

On October 15, 2014, MAPOR Executive Council adopted MAPOR’s current Strategic Plan. This strategic plan is to identify key initiatives that are underway at MAPOR and set the stage for MAPOR’s growth for the next five years (through 2019). To update our members on our progress on meeting the goals and strategic objectives included in the Plan, in November 2017 MAPOR Executive Council released a Progress Update.  Click here to read more.