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Conference on Optimal Coding of Open-Ended Survey Data


Thursday, December 4

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

Friday, December 5

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