Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research

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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


Short Course
Stephanie Eckman – RTI International
Collection and Use of Location Data in Surveys
This course will discuss the use of location data in surveys, at both the macro and micro scale. At the macro scale, data on where populations live can help survey researchers design more efficient samples. Such data might come from nighttime lights data, cell phone tower data, or complex population models. These data are especially valuable in areas where up-to-date census data are not available. At the micro level, surveys can collect location data from respondents at the time of the survey or continuously over a longer study period. Location data about study participants can help make questionnaires less burdensome or improve survey measures of (for example) exercise or church attendance. However, not all survey respondents will agree to the collection of passive location data. We will discuss the promise as well as the challenges in collecting and using location data in surveys

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