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Mick P. Couper

Funded Research:

Development and Deployment of Surveys and Samples (Office of the Director, NIH)

Understanding household finance through better measurement w University of Essex (ESRC)

Follow Up Neuropsychiatric & Cognitive Testing Intensive care Outcomes Nexus (FUNCTION) (NHLBI)

NSFG Year 5 Statement of Work Changes (CDC)

NSFG Year 5-Addl SOW for Interviewer Costs and Sample Systems Updates (CDC)

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

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 (Commerce, Dept of - Office of the Sec)

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)

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)

Michigan Center for Health Communications Research II (NCI)

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.

Select 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. 2015. "Grouping of Items in Mobile Web Questionnaires." Field Methods, 28(2): 170-193. 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.

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