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2021 American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference


Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – Friday, May 14, 2021

Abt Associates is a proud sponsor of the 2021 American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference. AAPOR is the leading professional organization of public opinion and survey research professionals in the United States, with members from academia, media, government, the nonprofit sector, and private industry. The theme of this year’s conference is Data Collection, Measurement, and Public Opinion During a Pandemic.

Visit our virtual booth to chat with our data science and survey experts. You can also engage virtually with our experts during the following sessions:

Bayesian Estimation of Program Specific Impacts in the HPOG Program
Concurrent Session A | Tuesday, May 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m EDT
Presenter: Stas Kolenikov, Abt Associates
Additional Author: David Judkins, Abt Associates

Getting it Right: The Accuracy of Sampling Frame Data and Predicting Survey Contact
Concurrent Session C | Wednesday, May 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Julie Pacer, Abt Associates
Additional Authors: Marci Schalk and Stas Kolenikov, Abt Associates

Web Invitation Pre-Incentives: Preliminary Findings from a Pre-Test with College Students
Concurrent Session C | Wednesday, May 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m EDT
Presenter: Jodi Walton, Abt Associates
Additional Author: David Jernigan, Boston University

Lessons Learned from a Multi-Wave Sequential Mixed-Mode Survey of Apprenticeship Program Participants
Concurrent Session D | Wednesday, May 12, 2:00  – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Jessica Flores Pleasants, Abt Associates
Additional Author: Julie Pacer, Abt Associates

Neurocognitive Assessment Data Collection on the Comparative Health Assessment Interview (CHAI) Research Study
Concurrent Session D | Wednesday, May 12, 2:00  – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: John Sokolowski, Abt Associates
Additional Authors: Aaron Schneiderman and Christopher Hansen, Veterans Health Administration; Nicholas Ruther and Ashley Bradbury, Abt Associates

New York City Community Health Survey (CHS) 2020 and COVID-19: Response to the Pandemic, Obstacles Overcome and Impact on Survey Results
Concurrent Session E | Thursday, May 13, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
Presenter: John Sokolowski, Abt Associates
Additional Authors: Michael L. Sanderson, Steven Fernandez, and Amber Levanon Seligson, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH); Michael Witt, Andrew Burkey, Nicholas Ruther, and Anders Hansen, Abt Associates

Four Key Strategies for Achieving a High Response Rate in the Department of Labor’s Ready to Work Program Evaluation
Concurrent Session E | Thursday, May 13, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
Presenter: Michelle Kahmann, Abt Associates
Additional Authors: Jessica Flores Pleasants and Sandra Hernandez, Abt Associates

Effects of Severe Weather and COVID-19 pandemic on Survey Response Rates and Survey Methods for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Concurrent Session G | Thursday, May 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Gary Lerner, Abt Associates
Additional Authors: Dennis Daly and Matthew Anderson, Abt Associates

Assessing the Importance of Out of Area Cell Phones in State Surveys
Concurrent Session G | Thursday, May 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Seth Brohinsky, Abt Associates

Piloting the Transition from RDD Telephone to ABS Multi-mode Data Capture in the New York City Community Health Survey
Concurrent Session H | Friday, May 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Nicholas Ruther, Abt Associates
Additional Authors: Michael Witt, Abt Associates; Michael Sanderson, Steven Fernandez, New York City DOHMH; Dave Roe, Ashley Bradbury, and John Sokolowski, Abt Associates; Amber Levanon Seligson, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Transitioning from In Person Training to Virtual Training in The Covid-19 Times
Concurrent Session I |Friday, May 14, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT (LIVE)
Presenter: Brenda Rodriguez, Abt Associates

Pandemic Response: The Challenges of Measuring “Stay-at-Home” Behavior
Concurrent Session I |Friday, May 14, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT (LIVE)
Presenter: Michael Link, Abt Associates

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