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Eleanor Singer

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Adjunct Professor, Sociology.

Ph.D., Columbia University

Dr. Singer works primarily in two areas of research with implications for population research: knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs with respect to genetics and genetic testing, and the ethical and practical implications of concerns about confidentiality on response rates to surveys. In the first area, she has focused on differences between ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. Her research on confidentiality has focused on how beliefs and attitudes interact with topic sensitivity and disclosure limitation practices to affect willingness to participate in survey research.

Recent Publications

Books

House, James S., F. Thomas Juster, Robert Kahn, Howard Schuman, and Eleanor Singer. 2004. A Telescope on Society: Survey Research & Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan 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

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.

Patrick, Megan E., Eleanor Singer, Carol J. Boyd, James A. Cranford, and Sean Esteban McCabe. 2013. "Incentives for college student participation in web-based substance use surveys." Addictive Behaviors, 38(3): 1710-1714. PMCID: PMC3558561. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., and Eleanor Singer. 2013. "Informed Consent for Web Paradata Use." Survey Research Methods, 7(1): 57-67. PMCID: PMC3790572. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, and C. Ye. 2013. "The Use and Effects of Incentives in Surveys." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 645(1): 112-141. DOI. Abstract.

Groves, Robert M., S. Presser, Roger Tourangeau, B. West, Mick P. Couper, Eleanor Singer, and C. Toppe. 2012. "Support for the Survey Sponsor and Nonresponse Bias." Public Opinion Quarterly, 76(3): 512-524. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor. 2011. "Editing Public Opinion Quarterly, 1972-1986." Public Opinion Quarterly, 75(5): 823-831. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor. 2011. "Toward a Benefit-Cost Theory of Survey Participation: Evidence, Further Tests, and Implications." Journal of Official Statistics, 27(2): 379-392. Abstract.

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