American Association for Public Opinion Research

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The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), founded in 1947, is an organization of approximately 1900 survey research professionals from academia, non-profit organizations, polling firms, and government. The membership's professional qualifications are diverse, including research methodologists, statisticians, political scientists, sociologists, public health researchers, and other social scientists. The AAPOR publishes an academic journal called Public Opinion Quarterly. It holds an annual research conference and maintains a code of ethics and professional standards for survey research.

AAPOR maintains a "Code of Professional Ethics and Practices," which members and other research organizations may follow.[1]

On August 1, 2014 the group issued a statement criticizing The New York Times and CBS News for releasing a nationwide poll conducted by YouGov that used an unproven methodology to obtain its results. [2]

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  1. ^ "AAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices". AAPOR. May 2010. 
  2. ^ Shepard, Steven. "CBS, New York Times hit for polling standards". Politico. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Predicting the Outcome of Elections using Actuarial Science"". Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Retrieved September 27, 2013.