2017 Agenda

8:00AM – 10:15AM Short Course 1: Mixed Mode Surveys, Leah Christian (Nielsen)
10:30AM – 12:45PM Short Course 2: A Guide for Conducting Web Surveys, Kyley McGeeney (PSB Research) and Sarah Cho, SurveyMonkey (SurveyMonkey)
2:00PM – 3:30PM Panel 1: Sampling, Design & Analysis
Chair: Kelsey White (Survey Sampling International)

Targeted ABS: Methodology & implementation, Ashley Hyon (Marketing Systems Group)

Applying the tailored design method in a randomized control trial experiment survey, Benjamin Messer (Research into Action)

Polling on Rural America: Differences in Self-reported vs. Administrative Definitions, Bryan Wu (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Creating a Framework for Measuring Coverage Bias in Online Panels by Matching to Voter Files, Edward Johnson (Survey Sampling International)

What is the best size for matrix-style questions in online surveys? Rebecca Hofstein Grady (University of California, Irvine)

4:00PM – 5:30PM Panel 2: Workshop on Partisan Criticism of Public Opinion Research
Presenters & Workshop Facilitators: Jill Darling (USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research) and Kyley McGeeney (PSB Research)
 6:00PM – 8:30PM Plenary event: The Future of General Population Telephone Research

Paul Lavrakas

Jill Darling (USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research)

Amy Simon (Goodwin Simon Strategic Research)

 8:30PM – 10:00PM Insights Association / PAPOR Holiday Meet-up:
Chesty’s Bar (top floor of Marines’ Memorial)
Register here! (includes 2 drinks and appetizers)
8:30am – 10:00am Panel 3: The Public’s Views of Health Policy, Aging & Quality of Life
Chair: Edward Johnson (Survey Sampling International)

Polling on Planning for late-life & serious illness: Key considerations and findings, Bianca DiJulio (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Polling on Health Care Policy in 2017, Ashley Kirzinger (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Californians and the Affordable Care Act: Shifting and Solidifying, Lunna Lopes (PPIC)

Does income inequality reduce the quality of life in the post-Great-Recession era? A multi-level analysis of 87 countries with over 150,000 individuals, Eric Lin (University of Nevada, Reno)

 10:45am – 12:15pm Panel 4: Survey Process & Best Practices
Chair: Laura Wronski (SurveyMonkey)

Lessons from a Qual First Segmentation, Shirley Yang (Dropbox)

Information security and data protection, Bob Davis (Davis Research)

Optimizing Mixed Methods Research for Product Information, Jocelyn Landau (Netflix)

Managing Surveys from Start to Finish, Gary Langer (Langer Research Associates)

Making NPS RIP, Tom Wells (Uber)

2:00pm – 3:30pm Panel 5: Populism & National Pride
Chair: Laura Stoker (University of California, Berkeley)

Reflected Glory? National pride and subjective well-being in international perspective, M.D.R. Evans (University of Nevada –

Populism’s foundations are widespread across the developed world: Prejudice against immigrants in Europe, Jonathan Kelley (University of Nevada –

Public Opinion and Attitudes Towards the Conflict Between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus Region of the Former Soviet Union, Berch Berberoglu (University of Nevada –

National pride in international perspective: Multi-level models of influences of individual and national characteristics on facets of pride and pride in general in 33 countries (N>45,000), Ian Nesbitt (University of Nevada –

Registration Rates

PAPOR offers a variety of registration options to fit your schedule and your budget.

  • Short Courses: $80 per course (2 available) or $140 for both
  • Full conference registration: $230
  • Thursday Only: $140
  • Friday Only:  $115

We also offer guest registrations for our Thursday evening Plenary Dinner and Friday Lunch if you would like to invite a colleague.  And we offer special rates for students!

Don’t forget to renew your membership in PAPOR or become a new member – both can be handled as part of your event registration.


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