Announcement of AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force Report on Quality in Comparative Surveys

Comparative surveys study more than one population with the purpose of comparing various characteristics of the populations. To achieve comparability, surveys taking place in multinational, multiregional, and multicultural contexts (“3MC” surveys) need to be carefully designed. In this report, the AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force on Quality of Comparative Surveys identifies the most pressing challenges concerning data quality in 3MC surveys and recommends priorities for future research and collaboration.

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Chairing Committee:
Lars Lyberg, Demoskop, AAPOR Task Force Chair
Beth-Ellen Pennell, University of Michigan, WAPOR Task Force Chair
Kristen Cibelli Hibben, University of Michigan, Co-Chair
Julie de Jong, University of Michigan, Co-Chair

Dorothée Behr, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Jamie Burnett, Kantar Public
Rory Fitzgerald, City, University of London
Peter Granda, University of Michigan
Linda Luz Guerrero, Social Weather Stations
Hayk Gyuzalyan, Conflict Management Consulting
Tim Johnson, University of Illinois, Chicago
Jibum Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Zeina Mneimneh, University of Michigan
Patrick Moynihan, Pew Research Center
Michael Robbins, Princeton University
Alisú Schoua-Glusberg, Research Support Services
Mandy Sha,
Tom W. Smith, NORC University of Chicago
Ineke Stoop, The Netherlands
Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and CONSIRT at Ohio State University and PAN
Diana Zavala-Rojas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Elizabeth J. Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University, LAPOP

This report was commissioned by the AAPOR and WAPOR Executive Councils as a service to the profession. The report was reviewed and accepted by AAPOR and WAPOR Executive Councils. The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of either council. The authors, who retain the copyright to this report, grant AAPOR a non-exclusive perpetual license to the version on the AAPOR website and the right to link to any published versions.

This report is dedicated to the memory of Lars Lyberg, who has had a profound and lasting influence on our field. He was a generous collaborator, colleague, and mentor, and a great friend.