Events - 2015

Abt SRBI Experts Present at the 2015 AAPOR Conference

    Release Date: 4/23/2015

    Abt SRBI survey experts will present thirty-four papers and posters at the upcoming conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), May 14 - 17 in Hollywood, Florida.  AAPOR is the leading professional organization in the area of public opinion measurement and methodology.

    Each year, the AAPOR conference attracts about a thousand survey research professionals for several days of intensive exchanges on research, methodology, best practices, standards, and professional ethics. Abt SRBI is a Platinum sponsor of the conference.
    We will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall of the Diplomat Hotel, the main conference hotel. Please stop by to discuss how Abt SRBI can provide solutions to your research needs.

    Topics to be covered by Abt SRBI researchers include:

    • Non-response adjustments in longitudinal surveys of military veterans;
    • Experiments in reducing item non-response to sensitive questions;
    • Challenges in targeting small areas;
    • Establishing a probability-based internet panel;
    • Effective use of non-monetary incentives on survey participation;
    • Public attitudes toward energy and climate change;
    • Reducing attrition in a study of at-risk teens;
    • Impact of subsamples and excluded flagged-inactive cell phone numbers on survey estimates.
    For the full schedule of Abt SRBI presentations, please click here.

    Abt SRBI researchers are also active on various AAPOR committees, including
    • Courtney Kennedy: Chair, IRB Resources Ad-Hoc Committee; Chair, Code Review Ad-Hoc Committee; former chair, Standards Committee; member, Transparency Initiative Coordinating Committee, Future of Telephone Research Task Force, Reassessing Today’s Survey Methods Task Force, and the Warren J. Mitofsky Innovator Award Committee.
    • Mindy Rhindress, member, Policy Impact Award Committee.
    • Dianne Rucinski, Chair, Student Travel Award Committee; member, Development Committee.
    • Mark Schulman, former AAPOR President; member, Book Award Committee
    • Chintan Turakhia, member, Investment Committee.

    About Abt SRBI

    Abt SRBI, a leading public policy and market research organization, is a subsidiary of Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Abt SRBI is headquartered in New York City, with offices in the Washington, D.C. area, Chicago, IL, Cambridge, MA, Fort Myers, FL, Durham, NC and other cities.

    Caroline Broder
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