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New and Changing Standards for Survey Research

By: Tom W. Smith NORC at the University/WAPOR ISO Liaison ISO Technical Committee 225 on Market, Opinion, and Social Research held meetings in Madrid at AENOR (AENOR (Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certificacion), the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification) … Continue reading

2016 WAPOR Election Results

This year’s WAPOR elections closed on November 3rd, with 37.4% of WAPOR members voting. Marita Carballo was selected Vice President/President-Elect and Timothy Johnson was re-elected as the Chair of the Professional Standards Committee. Thanks to Mark Gill and Mari Harris … Continue reading

James A. Davis (1929-2016)

James A. Davis was born in Chicago in 1929 and died on September 29, 2016 in hospice at Saint Anthony Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana, surrounded by his family. Jim Davis was an enormously respected figure in the field of … Continue reading

Letter Regarding Levada Center

In September WAPOR issued a joint letter with ESOMAR about the declaration of the Yury Levada Center as a foreign agent by the Russian Federation. You can read the letter in its entirety here: http://wapor.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Levada-Centre-27-09-2016.pdf

Moscow Regional Conference Wrap-Up

The WAPOR regional conference Survey Research and the Study of Social and Cultural Change took place in Moscow (Russia) from 15th till 17th of September. The conference was hosted by the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the National Research … Continue reading

Helen M. Crossley (1921-2016)

“Helen has always retained a fascination with research methodology, and also with the potential of survey research to make new discoveries about humankind, and to bring about positive change in societies around the world.” — George Gallup Jr. Helen M. Crossley … Continue reading

Luis Eduardo González (1945-2016)

Luis Eduardo González (1945-2016) was an outstanding Uruguayan professor and researcher, who was a great contributor to the development of public opinion studies in Uruguay. He was deaf from birth, and therefore also had trouble pronouncing some words properly. But … Continue reading

New and Expanded Cross-Cultural Survey Guidelines

First published in 2008, the Cross-Cultural Survey Guidelines have recently undergone a significant update and expansion (Beta release: July 2016). The new edition includes over 800 pages of content with major updates and the expansion of all existing chapters, as … Continue reading

Call for Applications: Editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research

The International Journal of Public Opinion Research, the flagship journal of the World Association for Public Opinion Research, is seeking an editor to replace Lilach Nir and Hernando Rojas, whose term as co-editors ends autumn 2017. The editor, appointed for … Continue reading

Life after BREXIT?

In the aftermath of Brexit, WAPOR has signed an open letter calling for EU institutions to renew their efforts in citizen-centric and evidence based policy-making. The letter, co-signed by ESOMAR and SYNTEC Etudes and addressed to European Commission President Jean-Claude … Continue reading

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