Lincoln, Neb., April 17, 2002 -- While concern over the role of pre-election polls in political campaigns is not new, there is a growing concern over the accuracy of poll results. A number of innovations have been suggested that may lead to improved pre-election poll accuracy.
The 2002 Nebraska Symposium on Survey Research will bring together leading professional and academic researchers to discuss recent pre-election poll performance, and some of the recently proposed innovations that may improve pre-election polling and forecasting. "The Science of Pre-Election Polling, the Sixth Annual Symposium on Survey Research" will be held May 2-4 at The Gallup Building, F and Ninth streets in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gallup Research Center and The Gallup Organization.
The Nebraska Symposium on Survey Research is an annual seminar focusing on issues of survey and market research in contemporary society. The format of the symposium is designed to encourage discussion and interaction among speakers and symposium participants. The intended audience includes survey and market research professionals, media and governmental specialists in the field of polling, academics who focus on survey and market research, as well as interested members of the public.
Invited speakers include Frank Newport, The Gallup Organization; Donald Green, Yale University; Harold Clark, University of Texas at Dallas; Charles H. Franklin, University of Wisconsin; Kathlene Frankovic, CBS News Poll; Edward H. Kaplan, Yale University; Michael Traugott, University of Michigan; Simon Jackman, Stanford University; George Terhanian, Harris Interactive; and Christopher Wlezien, Oxford University.
For more information contact Allan L. McCutcheon, director, UNL-Gallup
Research Center; (402) 458-2035 (email@example.com), or visit
the center's Web site (www.unl.edu/unl-grc/).
For questions regarding these releases, contact:
(402) 472-8514, Fax: (402) 472-7825