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Mick P. Couper

Funded Research:

American Time Use Survey (ATUS) (Department of Labor)

Social Relations, Aging and Health: Competing Theories and Emerging Complexities (NIA)

NSFG Respondent Incentive Experiment (CDC)

Internet Interviewing and the HRS - USC-RAND (NIA)

Continuity and Change in American Economic and Social Life: The PSID 12-16 (Supplement) (NSF)

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology Years 21-25 (Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary)

Monitoring the Future: A Cohort-Sequential Panel Study of Drug Use, Ages 19-55 (NIDA)

Intensive Measurement of Drug Use During the Transition to Adulthood (NIDA)

Health and Retirement Study Yrs 23-28 (NIA)

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology Year 20 (Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary)

Health, Wealth, and Wellbeing over the Life Course and Across Generations (NIA)

Collaborative Research: Responding to Surveys on Mobile, Multimodal Devices (NSF)

Collaborative Research: Coupled Observation Of The Water Environment: A National Survey Program (NSF)

Improving the Self-Efficacy of African American Parents in Infant Supine Sleep (NICHD)

National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) (CDC)

Health Literacy and Health Disparities Among the Elderly (NIA)

Modifiable Risk and Protective Factors for Suicidal Behaviors in the US Army (NIMH)

How do Peers Influence Each Other's Mental Health and Help-Seeking in College? (Grant, WT)

Michigan Center for Health Communications Research II (NCI)

Electronic Journal Data Collection Technologies for Interdisciplinary Research (NIDA)

Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) (NCRR)

Improving the Design of Health Surveys on the Web (NICHD)

Young Women's Relationships, Contraception, and Unintended Pregnancy (NICHD)

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., University of Cape Town

Dr. Couper's current research interests include survey non-response, design and implementation of survey data collection, effects of technology on the survey process, and computer-assisted interviewing, including both interviewer-adminstered (CATI and CAPI) and self-administered (web, audio-CASI, IVR) surveys. Many of his current projects focus on the design of web surveys.

Recent Publications


Couper, Mick P. 2008. Designing Effective Web Surveys. New York: Cambridge University Press. Abstract.

Groves, Robert M., F.J. Fowler, Mick P. Couper, James M. Lepkowski, Eleanor Singer, and R. Tourangeau. 2004. Survey Methodology. New York: Wiley. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., J. Rothgeb, J. Lessler, E.A. Martin, J. Martin, and Eleanor Singer. 2004. Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questionnaires. New York: Wiley. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Axinn, William, Elyse Ann Jennings, and Mick P. Couper. 2015. "Response of sensitive behaviors to frequent measurement." Social Science Research, 49: 1-15. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, Mick P. Couper, Angela Fagerlin, Floyd J. Fowler, Carrie A. Levin, Peter A. Ubel, John Van Hoewyk, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher. 2014. "The role of perceived benefits and costs in patients' medical decisions." Health Expectations, 17(1): 4-14. DOI. Abstract.

Mavletova, Aigul, and Mick P. Couper. 2013. "Sensitive topics in PC web and mobile web surveys: Is there a difference?" Survey Research Methods, 7(3): 191-205. Abstract. Public Access.

Couper, Mick P. 2013. "Is the sky falling? New technology, changing media, and the future of surveys." Survey Research Methods, 7(3): 145-156. Abstract. Public Access.

Bosnjak, Michael, Iris Haas, Mirta Galesic, Lars Kaczmirek, Wolfgang Bandilla, and Mick P. Couper. 2013. "Sample Composition Discrepancies in Different Stages of a Probability-based Online Panel." Field Methods, 25(4): 339-360. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Sunghee Lee. 2013. "Encouraging Record Use for Financial Asset Questions in a Web Survey." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 1(2): 171-182. PMCID: PMC4181530. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., Roger Tourangeau, Frederick G. Conrad, and Chan Zhang. 2013. "The Design of Grids in Web Surveys." Social Science Computer Review, 31(3): 322-345. NIHMSID: NIHMS563847. DOI. Abstract.

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