48th Annual Conference
Held November 17-18, 2023 at Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown!
“Of Intersections and Opportunities: Exploring the Potentials of Public Opinion Research”
As our research landscape continues to change and evolve since the pandemic, MAPOR hopes to broaden our pursuit of collaboration in the survey and public opinion research disciplines. To continue our learning about the changing research landscape, our conference theme asks the MAPOR community to consider the innovations and changes that have occurred in survey research in recent years. Specifically, we encourage abstract submissions on topics that cut across multiple disciplines and research contexts, such as user/respondent-centered survey design, usability of web or mobile surveys, and the ethical use of public opinion and survey data.
More broadly, we welcome abstract submissions on all facets of research related to public opinion, communication, survey research, and their methodologies. Topics may include, but are not limited to: questionnaire design; interviewers’ role in data collection; respondent behaviors; respondent recruitment for hard-to-reach populations; nonresponse or data quality assessment; total survey error; emerging technologies or methods for data collection; use of administrative records or alternative data sources for surveys; machine learning and data science; politics and public opinion; social media and public opinion; public opinion on social, economic, and political issues; cross-cultural research; and qualitative and mixed-method research techniques.
2023 Conference highlights:
Friday morning short course:
“The Mother of Invention: Design of the General Social Survey from 2020-2022 and Beyond”
René Bautista, NORC at the University of Chicago
Friday midday keynote address:
“Bridging the Gap between Theoretical Rigor and Applied Research Goals: Reflections of a Survey Researcher in the Tech Industry”
Greg Holyk, Google
Saturday morning pedagogy hour:
“Broadening the Horizon: Research and Career Development Opportunities for Social and Behavioral Scientists in the Research Industries”
Gina Walejko, Google
Erin Spottswood, Allstate/Portland State University
Caroline Smith, Morning Consult
Yu-Han Jao, Lundbeck