Journal History

Survey Practice began in August 2008 as an idea of AAPOR members Bob Groves, Sandy Berry, and a few others who thought that The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) needed a publication that could provide good, sound information to new survey researchers, be relatively flexible, be able to address current issues, and be easy to read. The AAPOR executive council agreed and approved the concept. The mission of Survey Practice is to provide current information on issues in survey research and public opinion that is useful to survey and public opinion practitioners, new survey researchers, and those interested in survey and polling methods.

Survey Practice welcomes all articles related to the practice of survey research and public opinion. Many articles in Survey Practice are written by practicing survey professionals. The articles in Survey Practice:

  • Emphasize useful and practical information designed to enhance survey quality by providing a forum to share advances in practical survey methods, current information on conditions affecting survey research, and interesting features about surveys and people who work in survey research.
  • Are short and written so that all survey researchers and an informed public can understand them.
  • Are not peer reviewed but the editors ensure the articles meet high quality standards.
  • Demonstrate both successful and not so successful survey procedures designed to achieve specified goals. Some research articles provide information to survey managers about the conditions in the field. Other articles are aimed towards providing current information to polling organizations and others who use public opinion data.


ISSN: 2168-0094
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