We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Robert Ferber and Seymour Sudman Dissertation Awards.



Allyson Holbrook elected to AAPOR Council

Allyson HolbrookApril 2018: Public Administration Professor Allyson Holbrook has been elected Associate Chair for Education with the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). She will serve on AAPOR’s Council as Associate Chair of Education until May 2019, when she will begin a 1-year term as Education Chair for the Association. Allyson is a long-term member of AAPOR, and has been at UIC since 2002, when she joined the Public Administration Program and the Survey Research Laboratory.


SRL Director Tim Johnson was named AASRO’s 2018 John M. Kennedy Achievement Recipient.



Updated List of Academic and Not-for-Profit Survey Research Organizations (LANSRO) Now Available



SRL a Charter Member of AAPOR's Transparency Initiative

The Survey Research Laboratory was admitted as a charter member of the Transparency Initiative in April 2015. Sponsored by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the Transparency Initiative promotes methodological disclosure in the interest of an open science of survey research. Detailed information about the Transparency Initiative can be found here.


Tim Johnson is President of AAPOR

April 2016: We are very pleased to announce that SRL Director Tim Johnson was elected Vice-President/President Elect of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). AAPOR is the premier professional organization of public opinion and survey research professionals and scholars in the U.S. Its members come from academia, media, government, and the non-profit and commercial sectors. Tim will serve on AAPOR's Executive Council for three years as the VP/President-Elect (2016-2017), President (2017-2018), and Past President (2018-2019). Tim will join a distinguished group of those elected AAPOR President that includes longtime SRL Sampling Director Seymour Sudman; Former Obama-Administration Census Director Bob Groves; George Gallup, the founder of the well-known Gallup Polling Organization; and Warren Mitofsky, who is credited with inventing exit polling. More information can be found on AAPOR’s site:



Wiley Releases Handbook of Health Survey Methods

Edited by Timothy P. Johnson and available as both a hardback and an e-book, Handbook of Health Survey Methods became available in November.

"A unique and self-contained resource, [it] presents techniques necessary for confronting challenges that are specific to health survey research. The handbook guides readers through the development of sample designs, data collection procedures, and analytic methods for studies aimed at gathering health information on general and targeted populations."