2nd Annual Conference

26-28 September, 2019 | New Delhi, India

The establishment of WAPOR-ASIA in late 2017 is a milestone in the development of public opinion polling in the region. Its Second Annual Conference will take place in New Delhi, India from September 26 to September 29, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Digital Democracy: The Scope and Limitations of Digital Advancement on Democratization in Asia”, in continuation of our efforts to strengthen WAPOR’s Asia chapter that aims to bring polling scholars and practitioners in Asia together to share their research and practices. Specifically, conference participants may address new challenges to public opinion polling and the opportunities that arise in various dimensions in the face of rising digitisation and emerging technologies. WAPOR invites participants to showcase, share and learn about the challenges and benefits of these issues.

Remembering our dual purpose of safeguarding the freedom to publishing opinion research and promoting professional standards, we saw it as our prerogative and duty to invite participants for the Second Annual Conference with the following sub-themes -

1. WAPOR ASIA Core Values
  • Science and democracy
  • The freedom to publish opinion surveys
  • The quality of conducting and reporting opinion surveys
  • International cooperation
2. Thematic Studies
  • Comparative research
  • Cross-cultural or multi-national studies on the same theme
  • Local studies good for international discussion
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Public policy and public opinion
  • Elections and political behaviour
  • Methodology of public opinion research
  • Applications of public opinion research
3. Breakthrough Studies
  • Improvements of traditional survey methodology
  • Advancing into the domains of civic society, social media, big data analysis
  • New tools for public opinion research and public engagement, participation and culture
  • Straddling the boundary

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