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James Wagner

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Wagner's research interests include nonresponse error, quality indicators for survey data, and responsive or adaptive design. He also develops and implements responsive design plans on large surveys.

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Wagner, James, H. Schroeder, A. Piskorowski, R. Ursano, M. Stein, Steven Heeringa, and L. Colpe. Forthcoming. "Timing the Mode Switch in a Sequential Mixed-Mode Survey: An Experimental Evaluation of the Impact on Final Response Rates, Key Estimates, and Costs." Social Science Computer Review. DOI. Abstract.

Schouten, B., F. Cobben, P. Lundquist, and James Wagner. 2016. "Does more balanced survey response imply less non-response bias?" Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 179(3): 727-748. DOI. Abstract.

Nishimura, Raphael, James Wagner, and Michael R. Elliott. 2016. "Alternative Indicators for the Risk of Non-response Bias: A Simulation Study." International Statistical Review, 84(1): 43-62. PMCID: PMC4871316. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William G., Heather Gatny, and James Wagner. 2015. "Maximizing data quality using mode switching in mixed-device survey design: Nonresponse bias and models of demographic behavior." methods, data, analyses, 9(2): 163-184. PMCID: PMC4746010. DOI. Abstract.

Olson, Kristen M., and James Wagner. 2015. "A Feasibility Test of using Smartphones to Collect GPS Information in Face-to-Face Surveys." Survey Research Methods, 9(1): 1-13. DOI. Abstract.

West, Brady T., James Wagner, Frost Hubbard, and Haoyu Gu. 2015. "The Utility of Alternative Commercial Data Sources for Survey Operations and Estimation: Evidence from the National Survey of Family Growth." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 3(2): 240-264. DOI. Abstract.

Wagner, James, Richard L. Valliant, Frost Hubbard, and Li Jiang. 2014. "Level-of-Effort Paradata and Nonresponse Adjustment Models for a National Face-to-Face Survey." International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 2(4): 410-432. DOI. Abstract.

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