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Eleanor Singer

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor Emeritus, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.

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.

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Journal Articles

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.

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, Brady T. 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.

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