A Career Networking Student Event

When: March 21, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, food and refreshments will be provided
Where: Emerson College, Visitor’s Center, 104 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

Register for the event in advance. The event is free, but space is limited!

NEAAPOR is hosting a free career networking event designed for social science and survey research students and young professionals. The event will provide an opportunity to connect New England’s best and brightest students and young professionals with employers in the region.

The event will feature a panel discussion including researchers and social scientists from survey research firms in New England and recent graduates who can share their success stories landing a job.

A networking reception will follow the presentation and provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to speak with representatives from a variety of local employers. A light dinner will be served.

Directions, parking, and transportation information is available from the Emerson College website.

Please RSVP to reserve a spot. The event is free, but space is limited!

Not a member of NEAAPOR? Sign up now! It’s easy to join and memberships are free for students. Go to Membership to find out more.

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NEAAPOR First Annual Winter Mixer

wintermixer

Relax, have fun and celebrate the cold weather with NEAAPOR at Meadhall in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday, January 19th from 6-8 pm. Enjoy good food and drinks at one of the area’s best gastropubs and chat with fellow professionals, students and researchers. The event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve a spot for you and a friend! Plenty of food will be provided for all.

When: Thursday, January 19th from 6-8 pm.

Where:
Meadhall 2nd Floor (Mezzanine level)
4 Cambridge Ctr
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Note: This is a 21+ venue

RSVP for the mixer.

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Upcoming Event: Election Postmortem

UPDATE: Presentation slides from the event have now been made available on our Event Materials page

Join NEAAPOR for a post-election panel to discuss an unprecedented 2016 presidential election. A talented panel of experts will breakdown election polling results, discuss the impact of two historically unpopular candidates on the polls and answer questions about polling and the 2016 presidential race. The event is free and will be held at Brandeis University’s Hassenfeld Conference Center.

When: November 16th, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm

Where:
Levine-Ross Room
Hassenfeld Conference Center
Brandeis University
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453

Cost: Free

Register for the event

Directions to the Hassenfeld Conference Center are available here:

Refreshments will be provided.

Not a member of NEAAPOR? It’s easy to join and free for students. Go to www.neaapor.org/membership to find out how.

About the speakers:

Schaffner Brian Schaffner

Brian Schaffner is Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Director of the UMass Poll. He is author of the book Politics, Parties and Elections in America and co-editor of the book Winning with Words: The Origins & Impact of Political Framing. His research has appeared in more than 20 refereed journal articles. Schaffner has also served as program director for the political science program at the National Science Foundation

Vercellotti Tim Vercelotti

Tim Vercellotti is Professor of Political Science at Western New England University and directs the Polling Institute at Western New England University. He previously directed survey research centers at Rutgers University and Elon University. His research interests include youth political efficacy, the role of emotions in forming policy attitudes, and election administration.

Anderson Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is Co-Founder and President of Anderson Robbins Research, a leading light in the political consulting world — and is a Democratic polling expert for Fox News’ election night decision team.

Smith Andy Smith

Andy Smith is Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire and Director of the UNH Survey Center. His research has focused on survey methodology, elections, and public policy. The Survey Center is nationally known for its election polling. In recent years, the Survey Center has conducted polls for CNN, Fox News, WCVB in Boston, WMUR in Manchester, KYW in Philadelphia, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Upcoming Event: New Frontiers in Health Data Collection

NEAAPOR and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Present

New Frontiers in Health Data Collection

Speakers from Crimson Hexagon and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be discussing the latest advances in health data collection.

When: July 26, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, lunch will be served.
Where: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Yawkey Center Room 306, 450 Brookline Ave, Brookline, MA 02445

 

For those unable to attend, there will be a live webcast of this event. Please click the “Livestream” tab in the menu bar.

 

 

About the speakers:

JP Onnela is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her presentation will focus on the use of smartphones to collect survey and passive behavioral data.

Ben Rey, Director of Social Intelligence at Crimson Hexagon, will walk through several case studies where social data has been used by organizations to take strategic action. Crimson Hexagon is the leader in providing insight from social data. Clients like the United Nations, Washington Post and the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate use Crimson Hexagon to understand public opinion and guide policy. Learn more at /www.crimsonhexagon.com/platform/for-non-profits.

 

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Upcoming Event: Career Networking for Students

NEAAPOR

Presents
A Career Networking Student Event

When: March 3, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, a light dinner will be served.
Where: UMass Boston Campus Center, Room 3545, University Dr N., Dorchester, MA 02125

Register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neaapor-career-networking-student-event-tickets-21057956916. The event is free, but space is limited!

The New England chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NEAAPOR) invites you to a free career networking event designed for survey research students and young professionals. The event will provide an opportunity to connect New England’s best and brightest students and young professionals with employers in the region.

The event will feature a panel discussion including hiring managers from survey research firms in New England and recent graduates who can share their success stories landing a job.

A networking reception will follow the presentation and provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to speak with representatives from a variety of local employers. A light dinner will be served.

Directions, parking, and transportation information is available at: http://www.umb.edu/the_university/getting_here.

 

Please RSVP and register at www.neaapor.org. The event is free, but space is limited!

A light dinner will be served.

 

If you are not currently a NEAAPOR member but want to sign up now, please register as a member and contact NEAAPOR Associate Programming Chair and Membership Coordinator, Malaena Taylor, at malaena.taylor@uconn.edu to join. Student memberships are free!

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Upcoming Event: NEAAPOR at WBUR on Tap November 19, 2015

NEAAPOR and WBUR will be hosting an evening of discussion of polling and the Presidential primaries. Please join us at the WBUR studios on November 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

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Join former WBUR political reporter Asma Khalid – now at NPR – and Steve Koczela, President of The MassINC Polling Group, at this months On Tap event, WBUR’s free monthly series, to discuss the presidential race with Radio Boston co-host Anthony Brooks.

WBUR is located at the corner of Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street; the entrance is on St. Paul Street. The nearest T stop is St. Paul Street on the Green B Line, or Buick Street on the 57 bus.

We’ll be serving refreshments, so bring your ID. This event is 21+.

The event is free, but please RSVP HERE.

We hope you will join us!

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Upcoming Event: Data Visualization Workshop

When: July 23, 2015, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, refreshments will be served.
Where: Emerson College’s Tufte Performance and Production Center, Room 1014, 10 Boylston Place, Boston, MA 02116

Sign up here.

Do you ever wonder how you could use your polls to tell a better story or reach a broader audience?  Ever feel frustrated by limitations of basic cross-tab tables and bar charts?  If so then this workshop is for you!

Join NEAAPOR (The New England Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research) for a half day, hands-on workshop with award winning, interactive designer, Nick Harbaugh.  This workshop will include both a large group seminar and small group data visualization exercises, all with a specific focus on the opportunities and challenges of visualizing survey data.

You will leave the workshop understanding:

  • What data visualization is and the various approaches to telling a visual story with data.
  • The different types and techniques of data visualization including static and interactive approaches.
  • How you can enhance visualizations with imagery, voices and storytelling elements.
  • How you can complement your existing survey products and services with data visualization.
  • How you find, engage, and collaborate with a contractor when in-house expertise isn’t available.

Participants will also have the opportunity to work with Nick in small groups to take on different data visualization challenges with a sample dataset. The goal of the exercise will be to brainstorm an effective and creative way to visualize the dataset in order to best convey a sense of understanding to your audience.

The workshop will focus on data visualization concepts that can be applied to a range of topics, types of survey data, and applied using a variety of data visualization software packages from Excel to Adobe Illustrator to Tableau.

Nick Harbaugh is an award winning freelance interactive designer and developer living in Austin, TX. He holds an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Miami and previously worked at both The Associated Press and The New York Times. Examples of his work can be found at: www.nickharbaugh.com.

Please RSVP and register here. Space is limited!

Cost: $20 NEAAPOR members, $55 non-members*. Refreshments will be served.

Sorry, no refunds – but you can send someone in your place!

*If you are not currently a NEAAPOR member but want to sign up now, please register as a member and contact NEAAPOR Associate Programming Chair and Membership Coordinator, Malaena Taylor, at malaena.taylor@uconn.edu to join.

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Upcoming event: Careers in Public Opinion & Survey Research: Panel & Networking Reception

Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

RSVP and Register here

1 Campus Center Way
The Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cape Code Lounge
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

The New England Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NEAAPOR) is hosting a career panel featuring representatives from polling and survey research organizations conducting work in academic, political, marketing, private sector research, and media sectors.

Students can learn about different career opportunities in survey research and ask questions about the field. A reception will provide opportunities to make personal connections.

The event is free and open to graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and career advisors, early career professionals, and anyone interested in meeting the next generation of survey researchers.

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New Frontiers in Preventing, Detecting, and Remediating Fabrication in Survey Research

Participate: Tweet about the event using #NEAAPOR. Your tweets will appear on the livestream webpage. Don’t use Twitter? Use the comments section on the bottom of the livestream page. We will take questions from Twitter and the comments page during the Q&A.

Livestream: The livestream can be viewed here. A video of the proceedings will be posted at a later date.

Location: The event location is as follows (view map).

Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University
Belfer Case Study Room [S -020]
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Materials: Abstracts can be downloaded here.

Schedule: The schedule is as follows. Please note we will be starting with a 30 minute delay to allow for travel in the snow-bound Boston

8:30-9:00         Breakfast and Networking
9:00-9:10          Welcoming remarks
9:10-9:25          Fritz Scheuren, NORC — Framing remarks
9:25-9:50          Gina Faranda, US Department of State “The Cheater Problem Revisited: Lessons from Six Decades of State Department Polling”
9:50-10:15        Rita Thissen, RTI International “Systems and Processes for Assuring Data Quality”
10:15-10:40      Michael Robbins, Arab Barometer “Preventing Data Falsification in Survey Research: Lessons from the Arab Barometer”
10:40-10:50     Break
10:50-11:05       Alan Zaslavsky, Harvard — discussion
11:05-11:20        Fritz Scheuren, NORC — discussion
11:20-11:55         Q&A with panel, discussants

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February Data Fabrication Event Details (Revised)

Registration is ongoing for the event on February 13th, “New Frontiers in Preventing, Detecting, and Remediating Fabrication in Survey Research”. There is still time to sign up to attend in person, or to view the live stream. Register here.

Abstracts for the presentations are now posted here, and the schedule of speakers and discussants is below. Please note the schedule has been revised and that the program will now begin at 9:00 AM. 

8:30-9:00         Breakfast and Networking
9:00-9:10          Welcoming remarks
9:10-9:25          Fritz Scheuren, NORC — Framing remarks
9:25-9:50          Gina Faranda, US Department of State “The Cheater Problem Revisited: Lessons from Six Decades of State Department Polling”
9:50-10:15        Rita Thissen, RTI International “Systems and Processes for Assuring Data Quality”
10:15-10:40      Michael Robbins, Arab Barometer “Preventing Data Falsification in Survey Research: Lessons from the Arab Barometer”
10:40-10:50     Break
10:50-11:05      Alan Zaslavsky, Harvard — discussion
11:05-11:20       Fritz Scheuren, NORC — discussion
11:20-11:55       Q&A with panel, discussants

 

Finally, if you are planning to view the live stream, the link is here. During the event, please Tweet questions, comments, and feedback using #NEAAPOR. We will take questions from Twitter as well as the comments section on the live stream page during the Q&A to ask the presenters.

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