2024 Asia Pacific Seventh Annual Conference

Sunday, July 28, 2024 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024
2024 WAPOR Asia Pacific Seventh Annual Conference
at Sungkyunkwan University,
Seoul, South Korea, July 28-31, 2024

The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) Asia Pacific chapter is delighted to announce that our Seventh Annual Conference will be held July 28-31, 2024 in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The WAPOR Asia Pacific Seventh Annual Conference will be hosted by SRC at Sungkyunkwan University and co-organized together with the Korean Sociological Association, KOSSDA and ISDPR at Seoul National University, and PMI. The event will be led by the WAPOR Conference Chair Prof. Wolfgang Aschauer (Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria), WAPOR Local Conference Chair Prof. Jibum Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea), and WAPOR Asia Pacific 2024 Conference Chair Prof. Seokho Kim (Seoul National University, Korea).

Conference Theme:
The Soul of Public Opinion Research: Liberty, Quality and Humanity

In the 2024 WAPOR Asia Pacific conference, we will continue our discussion of technology advancement, bring in new topics related to humanistic development, and we will not drop our longstanding ‘classical’ public opinion research topics of importance such as electoral studies, freedom to publish polls, the quality of public opinion research around the world, traditional media research, methodological challenges in public opinion research and so on. We welcome submissions based on quantitative, experimental and computational methods, mixed methods, as well as qualitative methods, and ask that you discuss methods and data sources in your abstract. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. The first day of the conference will be career workshops, followed by two days of in person panel sessions.

Submissions from contexts and countries outside the Asia Pacific region are also welcome. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to February 29, 2024.

Presentation topics include but are not limited to:

  • Protecting the core values of public opinion research
  • Freedom to conduct and publish opinion research
  • Public opinion and conflict resolution
  • Public opinion and public diplomacy
  • Public opinion, policymaking, and survey research
  • Public opinion, elections, and voting
  • Political behavior, participation, and culture in survey research
  • Methodological challenges and improvements in the areas of sampling, measurement, survey design and survey response or non-response
  • Best practices for stakeholder research and expert surveys
  • Panel studies, longitudinal surveys and established survey programs nationally monitoring public opinion
  • Qualitative research
  • Survey research applications
  • Comparative research and international survey projects
  • Cross-cultural concerns in data collection and measurement issues
  • Data archiving for the advancement of humanity
  • News, media, journalism, and public opinion
  • New sources of information on public opinion and the use of social media
  • Public opinion and misinformation
  • Advertising online, media and audience research
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) challenges in public opinion research and survey methods
  • Big data, sentiment analysis and machine learning
  • Public opinion and virtual reality
  • Digitalization and new sources of information in survey research
  • E-voting, e-deliberation, e-panels
  • The potentials and limits of online-surveys
  • New tools for data visualization
  • Alternative methods to express public opinion