Upcoming Events


DC-AAPOR Book Club 2.0

Running Series

Do you love being on the top of best practices and latest trends in our field but can’t find time for all that?
When you do table your professional reading list, ever wish you could ask the author or editor a direct question?
If you answered “yes!” or even “no, but that sounds intriguing!” to either question, your DC-AAPOR has the must-attend event series for you!

Calling all bookworms! Burrow your way into new or developing survey and public opinion research.
     –   Hear from the authors or editors themselves
     –   Take a sneak peek at details you may have missed
     –   Engage with others of similar interests

Having read the book is not a requirement of attending. You can use the session as an opportunity to learn about the book before you read it!

Please register for each session individually that you plan to attend.

Each session is free to attend.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Barry SchoutenMixed-Mode Official Surveys: Design and Analysis
Publication date: September 2021
About the book:
Mixed-mode surveys have become a standard at many statistical institutes. However, the introduction of multiple modes in one design goes with challenges to both methodology and logistics. Mode-specific representation and measurement differences become explicit and demand for solutions in data collection design, questionnaire design, and estimation. This is especially true when surveys are repeated and are input to long time series of official statistics. So how can statistical institutes deal with such changes? What are the origins of mode-specific error? And how can they be dealt with? In this book, the authors provide answers to these questions, and much more.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Claire McKay BowenProtecting Your Privacy in a Data-Driven World
Publication date: November 2021
About the book:
At what point does the sacrifice to our personal information outweigh the public good?

If public policymakers had access to our personal and confidential data, they could make more evidence-based, data-informed decisions that could accelerate economic recovery and improve COVID-19 vaccine distribution. However, access to personal data comes at a steep privacy cost for contributors, especially underrepresented groups.

Protecting Your Privacy in a Data-Driven World is a practical, nontechnical guide that explains the importance of balancing these competing needs and calls for careful consideration of how data are collected and disseminated by our government and the private sector. Not addressing these concerns can harm the same communities policymakers are trying to protect through data privacy and confidentiality legislation.

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More information will be provided for other events as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you at our future events!