Survey Methodology Research for Surveys and Censuses (Department of Agriculture)
Disability, Time Use, and Well-Being Among Middle Aged and Older Married Couples (Survey Research Center)
Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Dr. Conrad is a survey methodologist whose recent work has focused on respondents' understanding of survey questions. He also studies biases in respondents' judgments about the frequency of their behaviors, the effect of automatic progress feedback on respondents' willingness to continue filling out a questionnaire, and the decision to participate in a survey among potential respondents.
Freedman, Vicki, Frederick G. Conrad, Jennifer Cornman, Norbert Schwarz, and Frank P. Stafford. 2014. "Does Time Fly When You are Having Fun? A Day Reconstruction Method Analysis." Journal of Happiness Studies, 15(3): 639-655. PMCID: PMC4122315. DOI. Abstract.
Lind, Laura H., Michael F. Schober, Frederick G. Conrad, and Heidi Reichert. 2013. "Why do survey respondents disclose more when computers ask the questions?" Public Opinion Quarterly, 77(4): 888-935. DOI. Abstract.
Freedman, Vicki, Jessica Broome, Frederick G. Conrad, and Jennifer Cornman. 2013. "Interviewer and Respondent Interactions and Quality Assessments in a Time Diary Study." Electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, 10(1): 55-75. PMCID: PMC3981108. DOI.
Couper, Mick P., Roger Tourangeau, Frederick G. Conrad, and Chan Zhang. 2013. "The Design of Grids in Web Surveys." Social Science Computer Review, 31(3): 322-345. NIHMSID: NIHMS563847. DOI. Abstract.
Tourangeau, Roger, Mick P. Couper, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2013. ""Up Means Good" the effect of screen position on evaluative ratings in web surveys." Public Opinion Quarterly, 77: 69-88. PMCID: PMC3954164. DOI. Abstract.
Conrad, Frederick G., J. Broome, J. Benki, F. Kreuter, Robert M. Groves, D. Vannette, and C. McClain. 2013. "Interviewer speech and the success of survey invitations." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series a-Statistics in Society, 176: 191-210. DOI. Abstract.
Freedman, Vicki, Frank P. Stafford, Norbert Schwarz, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2013. "Measuring Time Use of Older Couples: Lessons from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Field Methods, 25(4): 405-422. PMCID: PMC3848247. DOI.
Schober, M., Frederick G. Conrad, W. Dijkstra, and Y. Ongena. 2012. "Disfluencies and Gaze Aversion in Unreliable Responses to Survey Questions." Journal of Official Statistics, 28(4): 555-582. Abstract.
Freedman, Vicki, Frank P. Stafford, Frederick G. Conrad, Norbert Schwarz, and Jennifer Cornman. 2012. "Assessing Time Diary Quality for Older Couples: An Analysis of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics’ Disability and Use of Time (DUST) Supplement." Annals of Economics and Statistics, 105/106: 271-289. PMCID: PMC3613756. Abstract.