New MAPOR Fellow
Cate Schaeffer was named MAPOR Fellow at the 2015 annual
conference. Dr. Schaeffer is Sewell Bascom Professor of Sociology at
the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she also serves as
Faculty Director of the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, and currently
serves as member of the Public Opinion Quarterly Advisory Board. She
is an active MAPOR member and regularly mentors conference attendees.
2015 Doris A.
Graber Award for Best Public Opinion Paper
MAPOR Fellows have renamed the best public
opinion student paper in honor of Dr.
Doris A. Graber who has been a member and leader of MAPOR
since the first conference 40 years ago.
Virtual vitriol: A
comparative analysis of incivility in discussion of forums of online
mainstream news outlets and political blogs. Natalee Kate Steely, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill.
Relationship of news media
consumption, political efficacy and the moderating effect of
political interest in the U.S. 2012 Presidential election. Min Seon
Jeong, Ohio State University.
Best Methodological Paper
psychosocial correlates of response in panel research: Evidence from
the Health and Retirement Study. Colleen McClain, University of
to view a complete list of past winners
MAPOR Strategic Plan Released
MAPOR Executive Council is pleased to
release the MAPOR Strategic Plan, adopted October 15, 2014. The goal
of this strategic plan is to identify key initiatives that are
underway at MAPOR and set the stage for MAPOR’s growth for the next
five years. Click here
to read more.
MAPOR @ AAPOR
AAPOR is holding its annual
conference from May 13-17 in Hollywood, Florida and MAPORites are participating and contributing!
Click here to
see some highlights of the contributions of MAPOR members.
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2015 Annual MAPOR Conference
MAPOR at 40! Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future
of Public Opinion Research
November 20-21, 2015
MAPOR is turning 40! To celebrate this
milestone and how far we have come since MAPOR began in 1975, our
conference theme focuses on the past, present, and future of public opinion
research. We encourage submissions that focus on trends and changes
in opinion and methodology over time (the “past and present” of our
theme) and especially encourage methodological and substantive
submissions that focus on challenges facing the field as technology
and societal shifts impact how we measure public opinion (the
“future” of our theme).
here for details about the conference,
final program, and call for participation.
The latest MAPOR
newsletter is available here.
Learn about the upcoming 40th annual conference,
2015-2016 Executive Council election, and other plans for MAPOR! To view past
newsletters, click here.
MAPOR Methods & Substance Webinar
and Multi-mode Surveys using Address-Based Sampling: Past, Present,
and Future (Colm O’Muircheartaigh, September 24th,
more about this Webinar here.
more about the 2014 inaugural Webinar series here.
MAPORNet is launched!
MAPOR members have a new benefit – MAPORNet.
MAPORNet is a listserv for MAPOR members to
communicate with each other and subscription is needed. MAPORNet can be used the following ways:
- a forum on which to ask
- for student members and young
professionals to ask for advice from more experienced MAPOR
- a place to share information
about upcoming events or job information
- other communication that may
be of interest to MAPOR members
If you are a MAPOR
member and would like information on how to subscribe to MAPORNet, please contact MAPOR Past President Kristen