Conferences and Events

PANJAAPOR
2017 Spring Event:
Taking Stock of the Field of Survey Research

Keynote Address:

David Dutwin

Never before has the field of survey research held so much uncertainty and opportunity. Questions about the reliability and validity of survey estimates abound in an age where single digit response rates are not uncommon. The recent presidential election results have also fueled questions about whether the accuracy of survey estimates has degraded over time. The range of sampling and operational approaches available to survey researchers is at an all-time high, including probability-based sampling by area enumeration, telephone (single and dual frame), address lists, as well as non-probabilistic sampling by empanelment and river-based methods.

So, where are we? Is survey research still reliable? What is the future of telephone research? How do the different approaches compare in terms of data quality and cost? What will survey research look like in 5 years? 10 years?

David Dutwin, PhD, is Executive Vice President and Chief Methodologist for SSRS, a full-service research firm based outside of Philadelphia, PA, and a Senior Fellow at the Program for Opinion Research and Election Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Data for this presentation come from his recent research on data quality in contemporary survey research, culminating in a major paper in the upcoming 2017 Special Issue of Public Opinion Quarterly on the Future of Survey Research, and in papers still under review in other peer-reviewed journals, as well as his work for the AAPOR Task Force on the Future of Telephone Surveys, summarized in a recent article in Survey Practice. The presentation also draws from a range of research presented over the past two years in publications and conferences, as well as a wealth of analysis of data available in the public domain.

Details:

Thursday, March 30th
3:30-5:15: Student Paper Presentation (5th floor)

5:15-6:00: Networking reception and networking event for students and early career professionals (2nd floor lobby atrium)

6:00-7:00: Plenary Speaker David Dutwin (5th floor)

Location:

University of Pennsylvania,
Annenberg School of Communication
3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Annenberg School is easily accessible from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Parking Available here.

PANJAAPOR 2016 Fall Event: Election Post-Mortem

Featuring:

Gary Langer of Langer Research Associates discussing the recent Presidential Election!

Details:

Thursday, December 8th
5:30-6:00: Reception
6:00-7:30: Discussion

Location:

Princeton University,
Robertson Hall, Bowl 001

Parking available in Lot P10
off of William Street

REGISTER HERE

Admission

PANJAAPOR is co-sponsoring a panel on the presidential elections and the state of public opinion research.

JOIN US ON OCT 27!

Panelists:

Natalie Jackson
Senior Polling Editor, The Huffington Post

Scott Keeter
Senior Survey Advisor, Pew Research Center

Joe Lenski
Co-founder and Executive Vice President, Edison Research

Cliff Zukin
Professor of Public Policy and Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University Senior Survey Advisor and Senior Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts


Moderator:

Ashley Koning
Interim Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling


Details:

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
General admission FREE - RSVP required

Register here!


Location:

Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ

Student Paper Competition

The PA/NJ chapter of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is holding a student paper competition. Awards will be presented to the top three papers!

Please indicate intention to submit (with working title) along with any questions to Yvonne Shands at yshands@ssrs.com.

Final paper submissions are to be completed by October 28, 2016.


Details:
Interested students can submit research papers that employ or discuss survey and opinion research, including survey methodology, survey practice, and survey data analysis.

We encourage entries from all fields of study, including political science, public policy, communications, economics, psychology, sociology, marketing, survey methods, and related fields.

Papers will be reviewed/assessed by volunteers from PANJAAPOR. Please indicate intention to submit (with working title) along with any questions to Yvonne Shands at yshands@ssrs.com. Final paper submissions are to be completed by October 28, 2016.


Requirements:
This competition is open to all current graduate and undergraduate students, and to those who have received their degree within the last calendar year. Papers should not exceed 25 pages total.


    First Place Award:
  • A cash award of $300
  • Opportunity to be part of student paper panel at the 2016 National AAPOR Conference
  • Opportunity to present at the PANJAAPOR 2016 Spring Event (date TBD)

  • Second Place Award:
  • A cash award of $125
  • Opportunity to present at the PANJAAPOR 2016 Spring Event (date TBD)

  • Third Place Award*
  • A cash award of $100
  • Opportunity to present at the PANJAAPOR 2016 Spring Event (date TBD)

  • *The third place award will be reserved for the best undergraduate paper as long as it was not already recognized as winning either the first or second place award.



PANJAAPOR is pleased to announce our spring event, featuring:

PANJAAPOR’s
Student Paper Presentations and a Keynote Address “Hispanics in the 2016 Presidential Election”
given by Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research at Pew


Details:
Monday, March 21
3:30 – 4:45 Student Paper Presentations
5:00 – 5:45 Reception
6:00 – 7:00 Plenary Speaker
Mark Hugo Lopez – Pew Hispanic Center

Location:
3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

PLENARY SPEAKER
Mark Hugo Lopez
Mark Hugo Lopez is director of Hispanic research at Pew Research Center. He studies the attitudes and opinions of Latinos, Hispanic views of identity, the political engagement of Latinos in the nation’s elections, and Latino youth. Lopez also coordinates the Center’s National Survey of Latinos, an annual nationwide survey of Hispanics.

STUDENT PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Our Fall Student Paper Competition winners will be on hand to receive their awards and present their papers.

















PANJAAPOR 2015
Fall Educational and
Networking event:

Probability Panels:
Insights from the Field

The PA/NJ chapter of AAPOR invites you to a reception and panel discussion featuring representatives from our industry’s top research organizations discussing how on-line probability panels fit into the overall research landscape. Topics will include: how these panels originated, why they were created, and how researchers can successfully employ them in their work. Panelists will provide insight into the unique aspects of probability panels as well as address how they are maintained. Please join us for a fun and informative evening!


Date: Thursday, October, 8th, 2015
Time:
Reception: 6:15-7pm
Panel Event: 7-8:30pm

Cost:
Free for students
$15 members
$25 non-members
(includes first year membership)


Panelists:

  • Ned English, Senior Research Methodologist at NORC
  • Mansour Fahimi, Chief Statistician at GfK
  • Chintan Turakhia, Group Vice President of Social Policy and Public Opinion at Abt/SRBI

Moderator:

  • Margie Strickland, Director of Advanced Methods at SSRS

Location:

Princeton University, Wallace Hall, Room 300

Directions and Parking Information:

Wallace Hall is located off of William Street (between Washington Rd & Charlton Street). If coming by car, all are welcome to park in University Lot 10 or Lot 13 just to the north of Wallace Hall. There is also metered parking on William St, Charlton St and Prospect Ave. To arrive by train, stop at Princeton Junction. From there, you can take the TigerPaWW shuttle to campus or take the “Dinky” train to the first and only stop at the edge of the Princeton campus. The walk to Wallace Hall is about ½ mile or you can take a shuttle. For a live, real-time map of the campus shuttle system, click here

To RSVP for the event, please use the paypal link to the right or email panjaapor@panjaapor.org We look forward to seeing you soon!

Event Fee

MAP & Parking Information

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
CALL FOR PAPERS!

We are pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Student Paper Competition. We encourage entries from any fields that employ survey and opinion research, including political science, communications, economics, psychology, sociology, marketing, survey methods, and related fields. Specific research may include substantive findings about public opinion, theory and methods of survey or market research, or statistical techniques in survey research design and analysis.
The competition is open to all current graduate and undergraduate students, and to those who have received their degree within the last calendar year. Eligible papers will be authored by graduate or undergraduate students, currently attending colleges and universities in PANJAAPOR’s geographic region.

First Place Winner:

  • A cash award of $300
  • Opportunity to Present at the 2015 AAPOR Conference
  • Opportunity to present at the PANJAAPOR 2015 Spring Event (date TBD)
Second Place Winner:
  • A cash award of $125
  • Opportunity to present at the PANJAAPOR 2015 Spring Event (date TBD)
Third Place Winner:
  • A cash award of $100
  • Opportunity to present at the PANJAAPOR 2015 Spring Event (date TBD)
*For multiple student authors on a winning paper, the award will be divided among the eligible authors.

Please indicate intention to submit by September 28, 2015 to mmeyn@edisonresearch.com and include a working title along with your name. Final submissions are to be completed by October 26th, 2015 and should not exceed 25 pages total.

If you have any questions please contact Mary Meyn at mmeyn@edisonresearch.com or Yvonne Shands at yshands@strcenter.com

AAPOR 70th Annual Conference

DATE: May 14-17
Hollywood, FL


Annual passing of the gavel. At AAPOR this year, 2014/15 President Susan Sherr passed the gavel to incoming President Robyn Rapoport.













PANJAAPOR 2015 Spring Event

EVENT SUMMARY

PANJAAPOR’s 2015 spring event, held on March 24 at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, was a great success according to all who attended.

Nearly 50 chapter members and guests were treated to presentations by plenary speaker Larry Eichel, Director of the Philadelphia Research Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts and student paper competition winners Elizabeth Kantor, Ying-Chao Kao, and Jacob Goldin, and a light reception.

Kantor of Rutgers, this year’s first place winner of the student paper competition, will represent PANJAAPOR at the National AAPOR conference by participating in the local chapter top student paper award panel. The title of her paper is: “Examining Best Practices for Sampling and Weighting Dual Frame Surveys.”

Larry Eichel’s presentation on Pew’s research in Philadelphia was enjoyed by all, especially his journalist’s take on polling, the Initiative’s research on the city’s libraries and changing middle class, as well as the lively question and answer session that followed.

PLENARY SPEAKER - Larry Eichel,

Director of the Philadelphia Research Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts will be discussing various aspects of Pew’s Philadelphia research initiatives. The goal of this research effort is to provide timely, impartial research and analysis to help Philadelphia’s citizens and leaders understand and address key issues in the life of the city.

STUDENT PAPER PRESENTATIONS

- Our Fall 2014 Student Paper Competition winners will be on hand to receive their awards and present their papers.

DATE: March 24th, 2015

TIME: 3:30pm – 7:00pm

  • Student Paper Presentations from 3:30-4:45
  • Cocktail Reception from 5:00-5:45
  • Plenary Speaker Larry Eichel from 6:00-7:00

LOCATION:

Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania at 3620 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. The Annenberg School is easily accessible from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

COST:

No cost for students, $10 for members, $20 for non-members (includes first year membership) To RSVP please email panjaapor@panjaapor.org or click on the registration link to the left

2014 Fall Student Paper Competition Results

Sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll


First place winner: Elizabeth Kantor of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Elizabeth will represent PANJAAPOR at the National AAPOR conference by participating in the local chapter top student paper award panel.
TITLE: “Examining Best Practices for Sampling and Weighting Dual Frame Surveys”

Second place winner: Ying-Chao Kao of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
TITLE: “Belief, Behavior, and Belonging: How Religious Involvement Differently Influences Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in 40 Countries”

Third place winner: Jacob Goldin and Daniel Reck. The authors are from Princeton University and the University of Michigan, respectively.
TITLE: “Framing Effects in Survey Research: Consistency-Adjusted Estimators”

PANJAAPOR presents an upcoming educational and networking event:

Smartphones and Smarter Surveys: Practical Considerations for Optimizing Mobile Surveys

The PA/NJ chapter of AAPOR is holding a reception followed by a seminar featuring Trent Buskirk of Marketing Systems Group (MSG). In this seminar we will provide an overview of current survey development frameworks that can be used to develop and deploy mobile surveys. We will also discuss 10 practical issues that survey developers and programmers need to be aware of when developing surveys that can be completed on mobile devices including, among others: using native web versus specific survey app for data collection, use of email in the context of mobile survey invitations, scrolling versus pagination, use of images in mobile surveys.

Date: October, 29th, 2014

Time:
Reception: 5:30-6:15pm
Workshop: 6:15-7:30pm

Location: Princeton University, Wallace Hall, Room 300

Directions and Parking Information:

Wallace Hall is located off of William Street (between Washington Rd & Charlton Street). If coming by car, all are welcome to park in University Lot 10 or Lot 13 just to the north of Wallace Hall. There is also metered parking on William St, Charlton St and Prospect Ave. To arrive by train, stop at Princeton Junction. From there, you can take the TigerPaWW shuttle to campus or take the “Dinky” train to the first and only stop at the edge of the Princeton campus. The walk to Wallace Hall is about ½ mile or you can take a shuttle. For a live, real-time map of the campus shuttle system, click here

To RSVP for the event, please email panjaapor@panjaapor.org

We look forward to seeing you soon!

AAPOR 69th Annual Conference

DATE: May 15-18

Anaheim, CA


Thursday May 15th

New Member and All Chapter Reception

TIME: 5:45-7pm

LOCATION: Platinum 5


Friday May 16th

PANJAAPOR Gavel Handoff
Introduction of 2014-15 Council

TIME: ~1:45pm
(after Presidential Address & lunch)

LOCATION: TBD
















PANJAAPOR SPRING EVENT: First Annual Student Paper Competition, Plenary Speaker, and Reception

Sponsored

by SSRS (Social Science Research Solutions)

The PA/NJ chapter of AAPOR (American Association for Public Opinion Research) is holding its first annual student paper competition followed by a cocktail reception and plenary speaker.

DATE: March 25th, 2014

TIME: 3:30pm – 7:00pm

  • Student Paper Presentations from 3:30-4:45
  • Cocktail Reception from 5:00-5:45
  • Plenary from 6:00-7:00; informal discussion after the event is encouraged

LOCATION:

Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania at 3620 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. The Annenberg School is easily accessible from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

Student Paper Competition

The competition is intended to recognize excellence in scholarly research and to encourage active student participation in the chapter. We will announce three winners who will receive cash prizes and honorary one-year membership to PANJAAPOR. Papers related to survey, public opinion, or market research are welcomed. Please indicate intention to submit by Feb. 19th to http://scholar.princeton.edu/mgilens.


PANJAAPOR STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Criteria

Papers related to survey, public opinion, or market research are welcomed. Specific research may include substantive findings about public opinion, theory and methods of survey or market research, or statistical techniques in survey research design and analysis. We encourage entries from any fields that employ survey and opinion research, including political science, communications, economics, psychology, sociology, marketing, survey methods, and related fields.

Eligibility

The competition is open to all current graduate and undergraduate students, and to those who have received their degree within the last calendar year. Eligible papers will be authored by graduate or undergraduate students, currently attending colleges and universities in PANJAAPOR’s geographic region.

Awards

The entries will be judged by a panel of survey and public opinion researchers selected by the PANJAAPOR Executive Council.

First place winner will receive:

  • A cash award of $250
  • Honorary one-year membership to PANJAAPOR

Second & Third place winners will each receive:

  • A cash award of $125
  • Honorary one-year membership to PANJAAPOR
*For multiple student authors on a winning paper, the award will be divided among the eligible authors.

Submission

Please send your paper via e-mail to Thomas Lamatsch at lamatsch@outlook.com by Tuesday, March 12, 2014. The winners will be announced the week before the event. Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Entries should not exceed 25 pages total. There will be no charge for this event. To RSVP please email panjaapor@panjaapor.org or visit our website http://panjaapor.org/.






PANJAAPOR presents an upcoming educational and networking event:

Building Careers in Survey Research

The PA/NJ chapter of AAPOR is holding a reception and panel discussion about careers in survey research. The panel will represent various leaders from academia, political polling, social science, and market research. Our goal is to provide students and young professionals from various disciplines the opportunity to network and receive guidance in building careers in survey research and related fields.

Date:

November 14, 2013

Time:

5:30-7:30pm; informal discussion after the event is encouraged

Location:

Princeton University, Wallace Hall, Room 300
The panel for this discussion will include:
  • Marc Weiner, PhD - Associate Director, Bloustein Center for Survey Research at Rutgers University
  • Susan Sherr – Vice President, SSRS
  • Cynthia Miller – Manager, U.S. and Multi-Country Projects
  • Mary Meyn - Director of Research, Edison Research

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. There will be no charge for this event.


Directions and Parking Information:

Wallace Hall is located off of William Street (between Washington Rd & Charlton Street).

If coming by car, all are welcome to park in University Lot 10 or Lot 13 just to the north of Wallace Hall. There is also metered parking on William St, Charlton St and Prospect Ave.

To arrive by train, stop at Princeton Junction. From there, you can take the TigerPaWW shuttle to campus or take the “Dinky” train to the first and only stop at the edge of the Princeton campus. The walk to Wallace Hall is about ½ mile or you can take a shuttle. For a live, real-time map of the campus shuttle system, click here

To RSVP for the event, please email panjaapor@panjaapor.org.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our inaugural event took place on April 10, 2013.

Featuring a reception and panel on Conducting Surveys Following Natural Disasters

Time:

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location:

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Panel participants included:

Patrick Murray, Director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, Melissa Herrmann, President of SSRS/ICR, and Joe Lenski, Executive Vice President of Edison Research.