Understanding Impacts of Data Collection on Everyday Life
Public data collection and survey research is largely misunderstood by the general public. Communities either don’t understand the goal of it, or misinterpret how the data is used, and why it is important to participate. These challenges can lead to declining response rates and impact the quality of data sets.
Participation in public opinion research is highly important to the everyday lives of citizens residing in the United States. The collection of federal data not only informs policy making, but also ensures that the public’s beliefs and attitudes are heard.
To better educate the public on survey goals and data usage, Reddit is conducting its first Ask Me Anything (AMA) series leading up to the 2020 census. Senior Research Survey Methodologist for RTI International, Ashley Amaya, will join Associate Communications Chair for the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Jessica Holzberg, in an AMA to provide expert insight into survey methodology, design, and sources of data. They will be answering questions regarding survey best practices and diving into issues regarding privacy.
To learn more about RTI's survey and data collection capabilities, visit https://www.rti.org/service-capability/surveys-and-data-collection.