National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Webinar: Designing Survey Questions about COVID-19
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
2:00 PM ET
Learn about the development and testing of COVID-19 survey questions from experts with the Collaborating Center for Questionnaire Design and Evaluation Research (CCQDER) at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
As COVID-19 spread through the United States in early 2020, immediate data collection was essential to understand the magnitude of the pandemic’s effects. Still, the influx of information—with new terms and conflicting messages about the virus—made it particularly difficult to develop good survey questions that all potential respondents could understand. This webinar will feature NCHS question-design experts discussing their evaluation work and key findings from a recent report about the evaluation of COVID-19 survey questions. Presenters also will provide an overview of the CCQDER program, outline question design challenges posed by the pandemic, and offer strategies to improve question design for current and future response efforts.
POQ Special Issue Webinar: Political Communication & Public Opinion
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Join DCAAPOR for a panel event featuring authors from the 2020 Special Issue of Public Opinion Quarterly: “Political Communication and Public Opinion: Innovative Research for the Digital Age”
Authors will discuss their work in the 2020 special issue, as well as what questions and research they have pursued since that publication. Speakers include:
Michael Beam, Kent State University
David Silva, Kent State University
Communication Behaviors During Presidential Elections: An Examination of Time, Events, and Battleground States
Spyros Kosmidis, University of Oxford
Can Social Media Incivility Induce Enthusiasm? Evidence from Survey Experiments
Shannon C. McGregor, University of North Carolina
“Taking the Temperature of the Room”: How Political Campaigns Use Social Media to Understand and Represent Public Opinion
Kjerstin Thorson, Michigan State University
Political Communication and Public Opinion: Innovative Research for the Digital Age
Benjamin Toff, University of Minnesota
All the News That’s Fit to Ignore: How the Information Environment Does and Does Not Shape News Avoidance
More information will be provided for other 2021 events as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you at our future events!