Nimble, Flexible Design Key to Today’s Surveys: 2018 Adaptive Design Workshop Draws Westat Expertise


What are best practices for implementing adaptive design? Leaders in survey research will gather at an upcoming workshop to answer this question.

The Workshop on Responsive and Adaptive Survey Design will be held at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center in Washington, DC, March 14, 2018. The workshop was organized by the Washington, DC, chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the Journal of Official Statistics/Statistics Sweden.

The event is based on the Special Issue of Journal of Official Statistics (JOS) on Responsive and Adaptive Design, published in September 2017.

Authors and editors will

  • Discuss findings from the articles
  • Present research on merits and drawbacks of responsive and adaptive design in complex surveys and censuses

Douglas Williams, Program Chair of the Washington DC-AAPOR, is on the workshop committee for this event. He is also the Panel Chair for the panel titled Impact of Responsive and Adaptive Designs on the Quality of Estimates.

J. Michael Brick, Ph.D., and Roger Tourangeau, Ph.D., will discuss their article: Responsive Survey Designs for Reducing Nonresponse Bias.