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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, Survery Research Center, ISR.
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, Frank P. Stafford, Norbert Schwarz, and Frederick G. Conrad. Forthcoming. "Measuring Time Use of Older Couples: Lessons from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Field Methods. NIHMSID: NIHMS439349. DOI.
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.
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.
Freedman, Vicki, Frank P. Stafford, Norbert Schwarz, Frederick G. Conrad, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2012. "Disability, participation, and subjective wellbeing among older couples." Social Science & Medicine, 74(4): 588-596. PMCID: PMC3371257. DOI. Abstract.
Couper, Mick P., Courtney Kennedy, Frederick G. Conrad, and Roger Tourangeau. 2011. "Designing Input Fields for Non-Narrative Open-Ended Responses in Web Surveys." Journal of Official Statistics, 27(1): 65-85. PMCID: PMC3570266. Abstract.
Yan, T., Frederick G. Conrad, Mick P. Couper, and Roger Tourangeau. 2011. "Should I stay or should I go: The effects of progress feedback, promised task duration, and length of questionnaire on completing web surveys." International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 23(2): 131-147. DOI. Abstract.
Houle, C., L.M. Joseph, C.H. Caldwell, Frederick G. Conrad, and E.A. Parker. 2011. "Congruence between urban adolescent and caregiver responses to questions about the adolescent's asthma." Journal of Urban Health, 88(1): 30-40. DOI. Abstract.