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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

Books

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. 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. 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.

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.

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