AAPOR Transparency Initiative
As of September 16th, 2015, PolicyInteractive joins AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative (TI) as a charter member. The TI is a quality-control response to the problems associated with the growing existence of substandard polls and surveys, problems like push polling and sampling bias, which because of insufficient reporting fail to inform the public of methodological weaknesses. By conforming to the AAPOR’s TI standards, PolicyInteractive maintains a high quality of survey methodology and public transparency. A full description of AAPOR’s ethical standards of practice and the Transparency Initiative can be accessed here.
“AAPOR has for decades worked to encourage objective survey standards for practice and disclosure. The Transparency Initiative is our approach to the goal of an open science of survey research. We seek to recognize those organizations that pledge to practice transparency in their reporting of survey-based findings. In doing so, AAPOR makes no judgment about the quality or rigor of the methods being disclosed. Rather, we are acknowledging member’s willingness to publicly disclose their procedures.”