VIENNA, Virginia, March 7, 2013 – D3 Systems, Inc. will present four papers at the 66th annual World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) Conference and the 68th annual American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Conference. Both conferences are to be held in Boston, Massachusetts this coming May. The D3 team looks forward to making presentations about some its current research projects, including:
“Issues of Field Work and Quality Control in Multi-Country Surveys” will be presented by David Jodice, Matthew Warshaw, and John Richardson. This study explores the promise and pitfalls of employing multi-mode interviewing and discusses conditions under which multi-method approaches may be suitable or un-suitable to ensure higher quality sample surveys of global and regional populations. [WAPOR]
Matthew Warshaw will also participate in a roundtable discussion about international research, where he will present “Data Collection in Developing Nations: What Every Analyst Needs to Know,” drawing upon the experience of D3 Systems in establishing and enhancing data-collection operations in conflict and post-conflict environments, such as Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen. From sampling sources to considerations of logistics and ethno-linguistics, this presentation will offer essential insights for researchers focusing on the developing world. [WAPOR]
“Indicators of State Legitimacy in Afghanistan,” written by Nina Sabarre, Samuel Solomon, and Timothy Van Blarcom will contribute to the discourse of policy implementation in Afghanistan through a quantitative analysis of variables that influence indicators of state legitimacy. Perceptions of state legitimacy are critical for policy implementation in Afghanistan, as its absence requires the central government to devote resources to maintaining sovereignty against a bold insurgency rather than applying them to effective governance. Looking at 125 different variables, the authors of this paper will present logistic regression models that demonstrate indicators of state legitimacy in Afghanistan. [AAPOR]
In the presentation titled, “South Sudan: Evolving Opinions after a Year of Independence,” Brian Kirchhoff and Samantha Chiu will share an analysis of longitudinal survey results comparing trends in South Sudan during its first year of independence. In 2011, a honeymoon period produced largely positive opinions, but a year later opinions on multiple topics have shifted. The research topics include political stability, hydrocarbon policy, delivery of services and resources to a largely rural population, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, regional drought and famine, the regional spread of terrorism and a perennially contentious relationship with Sudan. [AAPOR]
The complete papers will be available after the AAPOR and WAPOR Conferences in May 2013.