Ipek Bilgen of NORC at the University of Chicago Named Associate Editor of the Public Opinion Quarterly Journal
CHICAGO, June 8, 2020 – Ipek Bilgen, PhD, senior research methodologist in the Methodology and Quantitative Social Science department at NORC at the University of Chicago, has been named associate editor of the journal Public Opinion Quarterly (POQ). POQ is one of the flagship journals of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). The journal publishes cutting-edge research in public opinion theory and methods. Bilgen will serve a four-year term as associate editor, effective July 1, and will join the team of associate editors focused on survey methodology.
“We are very pleased to have Ipek as part of the new POQ editorial team that will start accepting manuscripts on July 1,” said Allyson Holbrook, POQ incoming editor. “She brings to POQ significant expertise in important methodological areas, including panel recruitment and retention, total survey error in probability-based panels, web and emerging technologies in surveys, and questionnaire design and survey implementation in mixed-mode surveys. We are grateful for Ipek’s willingness to serve the discipline in this way and to NORC for providing her the support to do so.”
Bilgen will share the task of managing the journal’s scholarly content. She will work with the editors-in-chief, authors, reviewers, and the POQ team to make editorial recommendations regarding submitted papers and promote rigorous and high-quality publications. The associate editor role is a volunteer position that Bilgen will hold in addition to her professional responsibilities at NORC.
“The selection of Ipek for this role at Public Opinion Quarterly reflects her peers’ high regard for her contributions to advancing innovation and rigor in survey methodology,” said Susan Paddock, executive vice president and chief statistician at NORC.
Bilgen is currently serving as AmeriSpeak Panel’s lead methodologist. She received both her PhD and MS from the Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bilgen has published and co-authored articles in the Journal of Official Statistics, POQ, Survey Practice, Social Currents, Social Science Computer Review, Field Methods, and Quality and Quantity on issues related to interviewing methodology, web surveys, internet sampling and recruitment approaches, cognition and communication, and measurement error in surveys.
Bilgen is also currently serving as membership and chapter relations chair within the AAPOR Executive Council and as past president within the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) Executive Council. She has also held numerous elected positions for MAPOR, as well as serving as a member of several AAPOR committees, including AAPOR’s Standards Committee.
For more information on this announcement, please visit the AAPOR website.
“The selection of Ipek for this role at Public Opinion Quarterly reflects her peers’ high regard for her contributions to advancing innovation and rigor in survey methodology.”
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