UWSC staff participate in the 64th annual AAPOR (American Association for Public Opinion Research) Conference

A large group of UWSC staff presented at the annual meeting of the 2009 conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Hollywood, Florida, on May 14-17. As in previous years, UWSC staff demonstrated their contributions to survey research methodology by delivering short courses and presenting papers and methodological briefs (staff names appear in bold):

  • UWSC Director, Nora Cate Schaeffer, offered the short course “Introduction to Questionnaire Design”
  • Kerryann DiLoreto, Kenneth D. Croes, and Jennifer Dykema, “Factors Predicting Participation in the Collection of Biological Measures in a Survey of Older Adults”
  • Jennifer Dykema, Nora Cate Schaeffer, and Dana Garbarski, “The Effects of Different Question Structures on Interactional Indicators of Respondent and Interviewer Processing of Physical and Mental Health Questions”
  • Kelly Elver, Jennifer Dykema, and John Stevenson, “Effects of Alternative Forms of Addressing Households on Response Rates and Costs in a Mail Survey.”
  • Dana Garbarski, Nora Cate Schaeffer, and Jennifer Dykema, “Using Verbal and Paralinguistic Behaviors to Explain Variation in Self-Reported Health Items”
  • John Stevenson, Jennifer Dykema, Brendan Day, Vence Bonham, and Sherrill Sellers, “The Use of Advance Contact, Monetary Incentives, and Lotteries to Increase Response Rates in a Web Survey of Physicians.”

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