Many staff from the UWSC will participate in the 53rd annual International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IFD&TC) in Tornoto, Canada on May 19 – 22, 2019. Staff will participate by giving presentations, leading panel and round table discussions, and facilitating sessions. In addition, Director of Project Management Kelly Elver and Senior Project Director Kerryann DiLoreto will be working behind the scenes on the Organizing and Program Committees.
An international workshop devoted to survey interviewers and their effects on total survey error was held February 26-28, 2019 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event brought together an international group of …
The Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) held their 13th Annual Meeting hosted by the Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There, participants from academic survey research organizations across the country met to discuss pressing issues and topics relevant to their centers and institutions including spam blocking and other operations-based difficulties and advances, methods to convey the value of our centers to University Leadership, and educational practices and initiatives. Peter Miller, past AAPOR President and former Senior Research for the Survey Measurement at the US Census Bureau, gave a riveting invited talk on “Relevance, Credibility, and Trust.”
Keary Kautzer paints in the American Impressionist style, painting with limited hues to set a mood to draw the viewer in. Living in Sheboygan along the shoreline of Lake Michigan is a main reason why many of his paintings have water related scenes. A career as Executive Director of WSCS, the Sheboygan community television station, has enabled him to transfer his visual experiences into his paintings. Keary studied watercolor painting with James Michael, especially en plein air. Since his retirement in 2016, Keary has traveled through Europe and the United States.
While best practices in mail survey design advise personalizing correspondence, most research predates the use of address-based sampling (ABS) in which a householder’s name either cannot be matched to an address or may be matched incorrectly.
Amy Mietzel’s lifetime love of art began with a cigar box full of crayons in her grandmother’s basement. Amy has shared her love of art with others by earning a teaching degree and teaching young artists in grades K-8 for over 20 years.
John Stevenson, Jennifer Dykema, Nora Cate Schaeffer, and Vicki Lein will represent the University of Wisconsin Survey Center at the 2018 Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) Annual Conference in Chicago this month. The theme for this year’s conference is “Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research” and UWSC will be participating in several capacities at the conference.
Katherine Magnuson, Professor of Social Work and Associate Director of the Institute For Research on Poverty, has conducted research about early child care, working with UWSC. Professor Magnuson and her work were recently featured in the special supplement to the Wisconsin State Journal sponsored by the College of Letters and Science.
In 2017, UWSC conducted Wave 3 of the CalYOUTH study, surveying 616 21-year-old youth. This study follows up on surveys of the same young people when they were approaching the age of majority in California’s foster care system at age 17 and again when they were 19 years old. Similar to Waves 1 and 2, the study collected data on a wide range of youth outcomes in in areas such as physical and mental health, education and employment, and relationships and families.
UWSC’s Nathan Jones will be giving a talk as part of the Center for Demography and Ecology’s Computational Demography summer seminar.