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Conference on Optimal Coding of Open-Ended Survey Data

Agenda

Thursday, December 4

8:30Continental Breakfast
9:00Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda, Skip Lupia/Jon Krosnick
9:10ANES Open-ended Questions: Wording, Coding Procedures, and Uses, Jon Krosnick
9:35The Challenges of Transparency in Collecting, Coding, and Analyzing Open-ended Survey Data, Skip Lupia
10:00Problems with Open-ended ANES Questions Measuring Factual Knowledge about Politics, James Gibson   View the abstract
10:30Problems with Open-ended ANES Questions Measuring What Respondents Like and Dislike about Candidates and Political Parties, David RePass   View the abstract
11:00Break
11:15Open-ended Questions in the NLSY, Randy Olsen
11:45Open-ended Questions in the GSS, Tom Smith
12:15Lunch
1:15Assessing Inflation Variance Estimates Due to Coder Error Using a Coder Reliability Study, Patrick Sturgis   View the abstract
2:00Coding Verbal Data - What to Optimize, Klaus Krippendorff   View the abstract
2:45Open-ended questions and text analysis, Roel Popping   View the abstract
3:30Break
3:45Matters of Fact, Opinion, and Credibility: Distinguishing Stochastic from Substantive Information in Texts, Carl Roberts   View the abstract
4:30Relations in Texts (and How to Get at Them), Roberto Franzosi   View the abstract
5:15Adjourn
6:30Dinner, Zanzibar, 216 South State Street, Ann Arbor

Friday, December 5

8:30Continental Breakfast
9:00Announcements
9:05Coding Responses Generated by Open-Ended Questions: Meaning Matching or Meaning Inference?, Jim Potter   View the abstract
9:50Classifying Open Occupation Descriptions in the Current Population Survey, Fred Conrad   View the abstract
10:35Break
10:45CATA (Computer Aided Text Analysis) Options for the Coding of Open-Ended Survey Data, Paul Skalski   View the abstract
11:30Computer coding of 1992 ANES Like/Dislike and MIP responses, David Fan   View the abstract
12:15Lunch
1:15Machines that Learn how to Code Open-Ended Survey Data: Underlying Principles, Experimental Data, and Methodological Issues, Fabrizio Sebastiani   View the abstract
2:00CAQDAS, Secondary Analysis and the Coding of Survey Data, Nigel Fielding   View the abstract
2:45Break
3:00The Application of Concept Mapping to Text Analysis: Examples and Validity Issues, Kristin Behfar   View the abstract
3:45Methods for Assessing the Reliability of Coding, Matthew Lombard   View the abstract
4:15Lessons Learned from the Conference and Directions for Future Research, Skip Lupia/Jon Krosnick
5:15Adjourn
6:30Dinner, Gratzi, 336 South Main Street, Ann Arbor