D3 Presenting at AAPOR Conference

D3 Systems will present three research studies at the 70th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).  The conference will be held from May 14th to 17th at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.

Research Analysts Nina Sabarre and Alicia Boyd will present a poster titled, “Crisis in Iraq: A View from the Groundon Thursday, May 14th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.  Their poster highlights findings from Iraq Futures, a series of nine nationally representative face-to-face surveys collected in July 2012 to May 2014. This study examines Iraqi public opinion during the two years leading up to ISIL’s rise in Iraq and sheds light on how differences in attitudes between ethno-sectarian groups may have set the stage for ISIL’s rapid seizure of Mosul.

Alicia Boyd will also present a poster on “Intercommunity Relations in Kenya,” co-authored with Survey Methodologist Timothy Van Blarcom.  This poster examines data from a nationally representative survey of Kenyans in order to understand opinions of domestic political and security issues.  The authors investigate the attitudes of Kenyans across a wide cross-section of demographic variables – including tribal/ethnic group identity, age, education level, income, and occupational status – to analyze the influence of these variables on relations between ethnic groups, views of the Kenyan President and the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the impact of sending Kenyan troops to Somalia.

Assistant Research Analyst Jessica Beaird will present a paper, “The Implications of Gender on Survey Research in Egypt,” co-authored with Research Analyst Samuel Solomon.  Their paper utilizes data from D3’s national face-to-face survey designed and implemented to study landline and mobile telephone ownership and telephony habits of Egyptians. While dual-mode telephone sampling techniques have been extensively explored and developed in the Western context, data informing sampling plans in countries like Egypt are scarce. This paper explores the role of an interviewer’s gender on participation rates and responses, in order to further inform and improve dual-mode telephone research methodologies in Egypt.

The findings for these studies and more details about their methodologies will be available on our website following the conference. We hope to see you there!