Kristen Cyffka, a reseach assistant at UWSC, is one of eight recipients of a 2012 Student Travel Scholarship to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Orlanda, Florida, May 17-20. Kristen will be presenting a paper on “SHOW Me the Money? Effects of Preincentives, Differential Incentives, and Envelope Messaging in an ABS Mail Survey”, and is also a co-author on “What are the Odds? Lotteries vs. Cash Incentives. Response Rates, Cost and Data Quality for a Web Survey of Low-Income Former and Current College Students”. Kristen will be graduating with a masters in statistics from UW-Madison in May.
Kristen has been working at the UWSC for the past year and writes of her experience: “Working at the Survey Center has been the highlight of my time at UW-Madison. It’s been a wonderful learning experience, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be involved in original research. I’m excited to present our work at AAPOR, which will be my first conference, and I’m looking forward to hearing about other advances in the field from fellow survey researchers.”