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Mick P. Couper

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.

Journal Articles

Moffitt, Robert, Robert F. Schoeni, Charles C. Brown, Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Mick P. Couper, Ana Diez Roux, Erik Hurst, and Judith A. Seltzer. 2015. "Assessing the need for a new nationally representative household panel survey in the United States." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 40(1-4): 1-26. DOI. Abstract.

Mavletova, Aigul, and Mick P. Couper. Online Access 2015. "Grouping of Items in Mobile Web Questionnaires." Field Methods, . DOI. Abstract.

Woo, Youngje, Sunwoong Kim, and Mick P. Couper. 2015. "Comparing a Cell Phone Survey and a Web Survey of University Students." Social Science Computer Review, 33(3): 377-410. DOI. Abstract.

Axinn, William, Elyse Ann Jennings, and Mick P. Couper. 2015. "Response of sensitive behaviors to frequent measurement." Social Science Research, 49: 1-15. PMCID: PMC4247852. DOI. Abstract.

Carere, D., Mick P. Couper, S. Crawford, S. Kalia, J. Duggan, T. Moreno, J. Mountain, J. Roberts, and R. Green. 2014. "Design, methods, and participant characteristics of the Impact of Personal Genomics (PGen) Study, a prospective cohort study of direct-to-consumer personal genomic testing customers." Genome Medicine, 6: 96. PMCID: PMC4256737. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, and Mick P. Couper. 2014. "The Effect of Question Wording on Attitudes toward Prenatal Testing and Abortion." Public Opinion Quarterly, 78(3): 751-760. DOI. Abstract.

Erens, B., S. Burkill, Mick P. Couper, Frederick G. Conrad, S. Clifton, C. Tanton, A. Phelps, J. Datta, C. Mercer, P. Sonnenberg, P. Prah, K. Mitchell, K. Wellings, Allan Griswold Johnson, and A. Copas. 2014. "Nonprobability Web Surveys to Measure Sexual Behaviors and Attitudes in the General Population: A Comparison With a Probability Sample Interview Survey." Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(12): 98-111. PMCID: PMC4275497. DOI. Abstract.

Das, M., and Mick P. Couper. 2014. "Optimizing Opt-Out Consent for Record Linkage." Journal of Official Statistics, 30(3): 479-497. 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.

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