May 10, 2005
AAPOR Conference: Correspondents Wanted
As I have mentioned a few times in recent weeks, I will be in Miami the latter half of this week to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). AAPOR meetings -- the closest we get to a "pollster convention" -- are seldom the stuff of breaking news, but there is much of interest to the true wonks among us who closely follow public opinion surveys. As such, I will be there hoping to learn and absorb much to share with MP's readers in the coming months.
I am also hoping to post quick daily updates with whatever "headlines" seem appropriate. As with much of MP's activities to date, this will be a bit of an experiment. I'm not exactly sure what form my updates will take or how frequently I will post. True "live blogging" is not likely given the typical technical facilities available and the proclivities of your humble correspondent. However, I am hoping to share what seems most newsworthy at least once a day, especially for those who might like to attend the conference but cannot.
In that spirit, I have two requests for those still reading:
- For those MP readers that will be attending the conference: I could use your help. There are certainly several places in the schedule where I would like to be in two places at once, but of course, cannot. So if you'd like to be an informal "MP correspondent," please drop me an email. Suggestions, tips or hints on what to expect from those presenting papers would also be greatly appreciated.
- For those who will not be attending the AAPOR conference - Are there any particular subject areas that most interest you? True glutton-wonks can download the full final program here (warning: the file is a hefty 18.4 MB). Please email me or leave a comment.
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MP: Have fun at AAPOR. I can't go this year, though I do plan on going to MAPOR in Chicago (a small but fun conference). Maybe when you get back you can share your thoughts on Pew's latest edition of its political typology:
By the way, folks interested in seeing where they fit in can do so here:http://typology.people-press.org/typology/
Posted by: Paul Brewer | May 10, 2005 4:30:24 PM
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