Associate Director John Stevenson, Panelist on AAPOR’s Virtual Workshop: “Transitioning CATI to Remote Interviewing” 

UWSC Associate Director, John Stevenson, will be a featured panelist on the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) virtual workshop “Transitioning CATI to Remote Interviewing. The Survey Center began remote interviewing in early April and now has over 70 interviewers working remotely. This workshop is a part of the COVID-19 Changes to Research Practices Workshop Series organized by AAPOR and will cover topics ranging from how centers managed this transition to how COVID-19 will change how phone labs operate in the future.

See information about the event below.

COVID-19 Changes to Research Practices Workshop Series

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, AAPOR’s members and organizations have been facing new issues over the last few months – and looking into the foreseeable future – that we have never faced before. When our 2020 annual conference was forced to move to a virtual format, AAPORites missed out on opportunities to engage with each other about the challenges and opportunities that we, as a field, are facing, and about new data collection efforts.

Within this context, AAPOR is launching a series of 90-minute virtual workshops to encourage conversations about the current issues facing our field. The workshops will have a mix of presentations from the panelists and moderated discussion time among attendees and panelists. These workshops will take place over the next few months.

Registration for each workshop is just $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Space is limited! Register now for our first conversation:

Transitioning CATI to Remote Interviewing

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT


  • Eran Ben-Porath – SSRS
  • John Stevenson – University of Wisconsin Survey Center
  • Lindsey Witt-Swanson – Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Jenny Kelly – NORC at the University of Chicago
    Moderator: Anna Wiencrot – NORC at the University of Chicago

Visit the website to learn more about the panelists.