UWSC Attends 2022 AASRO Meeting

UW Survey Center (UWSC) Associate Director and current AASRO President John Stevenson presided over the 2022 Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) meeting. Center Directors from across the country met in September in Johnson City, Tennessee at East Tennessee State University to discuss current issues in managing academic survey research organizations (ASROs). ASRO Directors have been meeting since 2007 to:

  • Promote excellence and integrity in the conduct of survey research;
  • Help ASROs advance the research, educational and service goals of their respective colleges and universities by providing both formal and informal education and training for effective organization and administration of ASROs;
  • Ensure the ability of ASROs to educate the next generation of survey researchers by advancing the educational and research role of ASROs;
  • Advance society and the social and behavioral sciences by promoting the values of academic survey research: methodological innovation, scientifically-grounded data collection practices and public dissemination of important survey research results.

Faculty Director Jennifer Dykema, Director of Project Management Kelly Elver and Associate Director John Stevenson shared ideas and experiences to help centers improve the quality of their work, grow their centers, and succeed during and after COVID-19. The UWSC is one of the largest centers in the country. The UWSC  has conducted more than 1,700 survey research projects (and over $100 million in research) for faculty, staff, and Wisconsin state agencies. Its thriving center has been providing world class data collection and methods consultation since 1987.