AIR Survey Research Experts to Present at American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference

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Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present on a variety of public opinion and survey research topics at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 70th annual conference, being held May 14 – 17, 2015 in Hollywood, FL.

Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present on a variety of public opinion and survey research topics at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 70th annual conference, being held May 14 – 17, 2015 in Hollywood, FL.

The theme of the conference, “A Meeting Place,” offers opportunities for experts to learn about the latest trends, innovations and research in the field, as well as discuss the shaping of public opinion and the consequences for individuals and groups.

AIR sessions include:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Concurrent Session A, Session 3: New Directions in Sampling
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 3

·         Surveying the District of Columbia GLBT Community Using Respondent-Driven Sampling
AIR Presenters: Clyde Tucker, Michael P. Cohen, Angelina N. KewalRamani & Sandy Eyster

Concurrent Session A, Session 5: Welcome to the Mainstream? Same-Sex Marriage, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 1

·         What Sex Were You Assigned At Birth on Your Original Birth Certificate? Methods of Identifying Transgender Respondents in a District of Columbia Health Survey
AIR Presenters: Angelina N. KewalRamani, Clyde Tucker, Sandy Eyster & Jeffrey Poirier

Concurrent Session A, Session 7: Methodological Briefs: Advances in Designing Questions in a Brief
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 4

·         Using Item Response Theory Modeling to Evaluate Question Items for Multi-Item Scales in the School Climate Surveys
AIR Presenters: Cong Ye, Yan Wang & Sandy Eyster

·         Asking Sensitive Questions in a GLBT Health Survey: Does Instruction Placement and Length Matter?
AIR Presenters: Mark Masterton & Mengmeng Zhang

Concurrent Session B, Session 8: Evaluating and Compensating for Non-Response Bias
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 5

·         Examining Differences in Response Propensities and Satisficing Among Medical Providers
AIR Presenters: Daniel G. Harwell, Tandrea Hilliard, Alison Huang & Melissa Mannon

Friday, May 15, 2015

Concurrent Session C, Session 4: Health Surveys and Self Reports: Exploring Reliability and Validity
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Regency Ballroom 3

·         Examining Measurement Error in Self-Reports of Receiving Financial Assistance under the ACA
AIR Presenter: Daniel G. Harwell

Concurrent Session C, Session 8: Factors Related to Survey Participation
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 5

·         An Evaluation of the Potential to Reduce Nonresponse and Bias Using the Census Planning Database in Preparation for a Household Survey
AIR Presenters: Cameron McPhee & Celeste Stone

Concurrent Session D, Session 3: ABS Refinements
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 3

·         Exploring the Feasibility of Conducting a Two-Stage Mail Survey in a Single Stage
AIR Presenters: Rebecca Medway & Danielle Battle

Poster Session 2: Mini-Conference Posters
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Great Hall 4-6

·         Money Matters: How Financially Literate Are Our U.S. Teens?
AIR Presenters: David C. Miller & Teresa Kroeger

·         Comparing Methods for Correcting Nonresponse Bias in a School Climate Survey
AIR Presenters: Elisabeth Davis, Daniel G. Harwell, Samantha Neiman & Sandy Eyster

Concurrent Session F, Session 4: Reducing “Grid”-Lock: Advances in Formatting Questions in Grids Versus Alternative Formats
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | Regency Ballroom 3

·         Using Grids Versus Mark All that Apply in a 2014 National Mail Survey
AIR Presenters: Danielle Battle & Mahi Megra

Concurrent Session F, Session 6: Monitoring and Evaluating Survey Quality
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 2

AIR Moderator: Daniel G. Harwell

Concurrent Session F, Session 8: Methodological Briefs: I’ll Do Anything for a Better Response Rate
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 5

·         The Effects of Persuasion Messages in the Advance Letter
AIR Presenter: Cong Ye

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Poster Session 3
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Great Hall 4-6

·         Your Money’s No Good Here: Who Returns a Prepaid Incentive?
AIR Presenters: Ashley Kaiser & Danielle Battle

Concurrent Session I, Session 1: Mini-Conference Panel: AAPOR Big Data Task Force Panel
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Regency Ballroom 2

·         Paradigm Shift and Risks Involved
AIR Presenter: Julia Lane

Concurrent Session I, Session 2: Mode Effects
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Regency Ballroom 1

·         Characteristics of Web, Mail and Phone Responders to a Survey About the Health Insurance Marketplace
AIR Presenters: HarmoniJoie Noel, Stacey Bielick, Daniel G. Harwell & Steven Garfinkel

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Concurrent Session J, Session 1: Mini Conference: Using Latent Class Analysis to Evaluate Survey Quality
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Regency Ballroom 2

AIR Moderator: Clyde Tucker

·         Using a Two-Part Markov Latent Class Model to Examine the Quality of Consumer Expenditure Reports
AIR Presenters: Brian Meekins & Clyde Tucker

Concurrent Session J, Session 7: Interviewers, Interviewing and Data Quality
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 4

·         Accessing Quality of Interviewer Observations in Measuring Subjective Questions
AIR Presenter: Mengmeng Zhang

Concurrent Session K, Session 3: Methodological Briefs: Sampling and Frame Building
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 3

·         Probabilistic Record Linkage to the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System for Data Recovery and Validation in Physician Sampling Frames
AIR Presenters: Akash Desai & Grace Wang

·         To Re-Mail Or Not to Re-Mail: Evaluating Occupancy Status in an Address-Based Household Mail Survey
AIR Presenters: Cameron McPhee, Michelle Cantave & Mark Masterton

Concurrent Session K, Session 8: Maximizing Telephone and Cell Phone Survey Participation
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Diplomat Ballroom 5

·         The Effect of Varying Incentive Amounts on Physician Survey Response
AIR Presenters: HarmoniJoie Noel, Grace Wang, Akash Desai & Alison Huang

For more information about the conference, visit http://www.aapor.org/AAPORKentico/Conference/2015-Conference/Annual-Meeting-Home.aspx.

About AIR

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org.

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