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Census at the 2012 American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference

Staying on the leading edge of survey research methodology is vital for the U.S. Census Bureau to remain a leader in this field. Our presence at the 67th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Link to a non-federal Web site meeting provided an opportunity for Census Bureau staff to exchange the latest research findings through poster sessions, talks, and discussions to improve survey methodology.

  • May 17
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    • New Frontiers: Interactive and Gaming Techniques to Improve Surveys
      • Discussant: Peter Miller, Center for Survey Measurement
    • Predicting and Adjusting for Nonresponse Bias
      • From Analysis to Action: Use of Paradata in a CAPI Environment
        • Barbara C. O'Hare, Office of Survey Analytics
    • The External Survey Environment: Measuring and Monitoring the Public
      • Organizer and Chair: Nancy Bates, Associate Director for Research and Methodology
      • Did the 2010 Census Social Marketing Campaign Shift Public Mindsets?
        • Nancy Bates, Associate Director for Research and Methodology
        • Mary Mulry, Center for Statistical Research and Methodology
      • Mindsets Revisited: Results of the Second Iteration of the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Survey
        • Monica J. Wroblewski, Associate Director for Communications
      • Development of the Federal Statistical System Public Opinion Survey
        • Jennifer Hunter Childs, Center for Survey Measurement
        • Monica Wroblewski, Associate Director for Communications
      • Factors of Trust in Statistics That Influence Public Perceptions of Use of Administrative Records
        • Jenny Hunter Childs, Center for Survey Measurement
        • Peter Miller, Center for Survey Measurement
    • Alternative Interviewing Approaches
      • Language Barriers to Conversational Interviewing: Results From the 2010 & 2011 SIPP-EHC Tests
        • Rachael Walsh, Office of Survey Analytics
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Poster Session 1
      • An Examination of the 2010 Census Be Counted Program and its Effects on Census Coverage and Duplication
        • Geoffrey I. Jackson, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Keith M. Wechter, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
      • Measuring the Number of Government Contractors on the Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll
        • Rebecca L. Morrison, Governments Division
        • Jennifer Beck, Associate Director for Economic Programs
        • Kenneth L. Long, Governments Division
        • Lisa Miller, Governments Division
        • Regina Padgett, Governments Division
      • Results from the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Association Recreation (FHWAR) Cell Phone and Debit Card Test: Response Rate
        • Matthew Herbstritt, Demographic Statistical Methods Division
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Conference Chair's Potpourri: Interesting Papers That Didn't Quite Fit Elsewhere in the Conference Program
      • Guidelines for Matching Ethnographers to Targeted Race/Ethnic Sites in Cross-Cultural Survey
      • Evaluations: How Well Did They Work in a 2010 Census Evaluation?
        • Laurie Schwede, Center for Survey Measurement
        • Rodney Terry, Center for Survey Measurement
  • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
    • Plenary Session: Examining the Value of Non-Probability Sampling in Social Research
      • Robert Groves, Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Discussant
  • May 18
  • 8:00am - 9:30am
    • Issues in Survey Nonresponse
      • Who Doesn't Respond When a Survey is Voluntary?
        • Deborah H. Griffin, American Community Survey Office
    • Using Qualitative Methods to Study Census Coverage Issues
      • Chair: Jennifer Hunter Childs, Center for Survey Measurement
      • Characteristics of People Overcounted in the Census
        • Sarah Heimel, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
      • The Coverage Follow-Up Operation and Duplication in the Census
        • Ryan King, Center for Survey Measurement
      • Resolving Duplication: Success of Applying Census Residency Rule to Census 2010 Duplicates' Data
        • Ryan King, Center for Survey Measurement
      • Interviewing Proxy Versus Suspected Duplicate Respondents to Obtain Information Regarding Potential Duplicate Living Situations
        • Jennifer Hunter Childs, Center for Survey Measurement
      • Duplication in the Decennial Census: Using Ethnographic Methods to Understand Duplication of Children
        • Jennifer Hunter Childs, Center for Survey Measurement
      • Managing Quality on a Large Qualitative Research Study With Complex Respondent Recruitment Criteria
        • Sarah Heimel, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
    • Reliability and Validity of Survey Self Reports
      • Findings From a Split-Ballot Experiment on a New Approach to Measuring Health Insurance in the Current Population Survey
        • Joanne Pascale, Center for Survey Measurement
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
    • New Frontiers: Advances in Web Surveys
      • Chair: Rodney Terry, Center for Survey Measurement
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
    • Poster Session 2
      • Statistical Uses of Administrative Records in the 2010 Census of Group Quarters Population
        • Young Chun, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Andre Williams, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Diane Barrett, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
      • Would You Like a Receipt With That? Availability of Respondent Records When Collecting Expenditure Information
        • Christopher Stringer, U.S. Census Bureau
      • Model Based Targeted Address Canvassing: A Simulation Based on the 2009 Address Canvassing Program
        • John L. Boies, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Kevin M. Shaw, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
  • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
    • Internet Data Collection for the American Community Survey and Census
      • Organizer and Chair: Jennifer Guarino Tancreto, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
      • The 2010 Census Quality Survey: Results from a Mixed-Mode Mail and Internet Reinterview
        • Michael Bentley, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Joan Hill, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Samantha Stokes, U.S. Census Bureau
      • Methods for Incorporating an Internet Response Mode into American Community Survey Mailings: A Comparison of Approaches
        • Michelle Ruiter, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Mary Frances Zelenak, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Jennifer Guarino Tancreto, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Mary Davis, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
      • Take Two: Can We Do Better the Second Time Around?
        • Mary Davis, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Brenna Matthews, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Jennifer Guarino Tancreto, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
      • Why Do Survey Participants Choose to Report by Web, Paper or Not at All? Results From an American Community Survey Qualitative Study
        • Elizabeth Nichols, Center for Survey Measurement
      • Use of Paradata to Assess the Quality and Functionality of the American Community Survey Internet Instrument
        • Rachel Horwitz, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Jennifer Guarino Tancreto, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
        • Mary Frances Zelenak, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
  • May 19
  • 8:00am - 9:30am
    • Issues in Cell Phone Surveys
      • The Telephone Point of Purchase Survey Cell Phone Hit Rate Test
        • Aniekan Okon, Demographic Surveys Division
        • James Arthur, Demographic Surveys Division
    • Questionnaire Design: Experiments on Demographic Questions
      • Discussant: Theresa DeMaio, Center for Survey Measurement
  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
    • Poster Session 3
      • Hispanic Self-Identification Among Spanish-Speakers in the U.S.
        • Jennifer Leeman, Center for Survey Measurement
      • Using a Multi-Method Approach for the Redesign and Testing of the 2012 Census of Governments: Finance Component Questionnaire Design
        • Heidi M. Butler, Associate Director for Economic Programs
      • Comparison of the American Community Survey Voluntary vs. Mandatory Estimates
        • Karen E. King, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
  • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
    • Advancing the Methodology for Cognitive Pretesting and Evaluation of Multilingual Survey Instruments
      • Chair: Yuling Pan, Center for Survey Measurement
      • Adapting and Improving Methodology of Managing Cognitive Pretesting of Multilingual Survey Instruments
        • Yuling Pan, Center for Survey Measurement
        • Barbara Lazirko, American Community Survey Office
      • Evaluating Multilingual Survey Translation Quality
        • Yuling Pan, Center for Survey Measurement
        • Marissa Fond, Center for Survey Measurement
  • May 20
  • 8:30am - 10:00am
    • AAPOR Presidents' Roundtable: Looking Ahead to New Frontiers in Public Opinion and Survey Research
      • Peter Miller, AAPOR President 2009-2010, Center for Survey Measurement
    • Case Studies of Address-Based Sampling Designs
      • The 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-associated Recreation (FHWAR) Cell Phone and Debit Card Test Study Logistics and Cost Analysis
        • Elke McLaren, Demographic Surveys Division
        • Aniekan Okon, Demographic Surveys Division
        • Denise Pepe, Demographic Surveys Division
    • Questionnaire Design: Experiments on Response Options and Format
      • Chair: Joanne Pascale, Center for Survey Measurement
  • 10:15am - 11:45am
    • Methods to Improve Web Surveys
      • Usability Issues From Testing a Census Web Survey: Results From Testing of the Census Quality Survey (CQS)
        • Kathleen T. Ashenfelter, Center for Survey Measurement
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Research and Methodology Directorate | census.research@census.gov | Last Revised: April 21, 2014