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Next Brown Bag

Monday, April 21
Grant Miller: Managerial Incentives in Public Service Delivery

Eleanor Singer's Select Publications

Books

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Couper, Mick P., Eleanor Singer, Frederick G. Conrad, and Robert M. Groves. 2010. "Experimental Studies of Disclosure Risk, Disclosure Harm, Topic Sensitivity, and Survey Participation." Journal of Official Statistics, 26(2): 287-300. PMCID: PMC3134940. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, Mick P. Couper, Trivellore Raghunathan, Toni Antonucci, M. Burmeister, and J. Van Hoewyk. 2010. "The Effect of Question Framing and Response Options on the Relationship between Racial Attitudes and Beliefs about Genes as Causes of Behavior." Public Opinion Quarterly, 74(3): 460-476. PMCID: PMC3045778. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, and Mick P. Couper. 2010. "Communicating disclosure risk in informed consent statements." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 5(3): 1-8. PMCID: PMC3159151. DOI. Abstract.

Zikmund-Fisher, Brian J., Mick P. Couper, Eleanor Singer, Carrie A. Levin, Floyd J, Jr. Fowler, Sonja Ziniel, Peter A. Ubel, and Angela Fagerlin. 2010. "The DECISIONS Study: A Nationwide Survey of United States Adults Regarding 9 Common Medical Decisions." Medical Decision Making, 30: 20S-34S. DOI. Abstract.

Fagerlin, Angela, Karen R. Sepucha, Mick P. Couper, Carrie A. Levin, Eleanor Singer, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher. 2010. "Patients' Knowledge about 9 Common Health Conditions: The DECISIONS Survey." Medical Decision Making, 30(Suppl. 5): 35S-52S. DOI. Abstract.

Sepucha, Karen R., Angela Fagerlin, Mick P. Couper, Carrie A. Levin, Eleanor Singer, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher. 2010. "How Does Feeling Informed Relate to Being Informed? The DECISIONS Survey." Medical Decision Making, 30(Suppl. 5): 77S-84S. DOI. Abstract.

Zikmund-Fisher, Brian J., Mick P. Couper, Eleanor Singer, Peter A. Ubel, Sonja Ziniel, Floyd J. Fowler, and Angela Fagerlin. 2010. "Deficits and Variations in Patients' Experience with Making 9 Common Medical Decisions: The DECISIONS Survey." Medical Decision Making, 30(Suppl. 5): 85S-95S. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., Eleanor Singer, Carrie A. Levin, Floyd J. Fowler, Angela Fagerlin, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher. 2010. "Use of the Internet and Ratings of Information Sources for Medical Decisions: Results from the DECISIONS Survey." Medical Decision Making, 30(Suppl. 5): 106S-114S. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., and Eleanor Singer. 2009. "The role of numeracy in informed consent for surveys." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 4(4): 17-26. PMCID: PMC2857726. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, and Mick P. Couper. 2008. "Do Incentives exert undue influence on survey participation? experimental evidence." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 3(3): 49-56. PMCID: PMC2600442. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, Mick P. Couper, Trivellore Raghunathan, J. Van Hoewyk, and Toni Antonucci. 2008. "Trends in US attitudes toward genetic testing, 1990-2004." Public Opinion Quarterly, 72(3): 446-458. PMCID: PMC3045776. DOI. Abstract.

Bates, Nancy, James Dahlhamer, and Eleanor Singer. 2008. "Privacy Concerns, Too Busy, or Just Not Interested: Using Doorstep Concerns to Predict Survey Nonresponse." Journal of Official Statistics, 24(4): 591-612. Abstract. Public Access.

Couper, Mick P., Eleanor Singer, Frederick G. Conrad, and Robert M. Groves. 2008. "Risk of Disclosure, Perceptions of Risk, and Concerns about Privacy and Confidentiality as Factors in Survey Participation." Journal of Official Statistics, 24(2): 255-275. PMCID: PMC3096944. Abstract. Public Access.

Curtin, Richard, Eleanor Singer, and Stanley Presser. 2007. "Incentives in Random Digit Dial Telephone Surveys: A Replication and Extension." Journal of Official Statistics, 23(1): 91--105. Public Access.

Singer, Eleanor, Toni Antonucci, M. Burmeister, Mick P. Couper, Trivellore Raghunathan, and J. Van Hoewyk. 2007. "Beliefs about genes and environment as determinants of behavioral characteristics." International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 19(3): 331-353. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., Roger Tourangeau, Frederick G. Conrad, and Eleanor Singer. 2006. "Evaluating the effectiveness of visual analog scales - A web experiment." Social Science Computer Review, 24(2), 227-245. DOI. Abstract.

Groves, Robert M., Mick P. Couper, S. Presser, Eleanor Singer, Roger Tourangeau, G.P. Acosta, and L. Nelson. 2006. "Experiments in producing nonresponse bias." Public Opinion Quarterly, 70(5): 720-736. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, and Robert M. Bossarte. 2006. "Incentives for survey participation - When are they "coercive"?" American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 31(5): 411-418. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor. 2006. "Introduction - Nonresponse bias in household surveys." Public Opinion Quarterly, 70(5): 637-645. DOI.

Curtin, R., S. Presser, and Eleanor Singer. 2005. "Changes in Telephone Survey Nonresponse Over the Past Quarter Century." Public Opinion Quarterly, 69:87-98. DOI. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, J. Van Hoewyk, and Toni Antonucci. 2005. "US Attitudes Toward Genetic Testing, 1990-2000." International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 17:113-125. DOI.

Presser, S., Mick P. Couper, J.T. Lessler, E. Martin, J. Martin, J.M. Rothgeb, and Eleanor Singer. 2004. "Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questions." Public Opinion Quarterly, 68(1): 109-130. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., Eleanor Singer, and R. Tourangeau. 2004. "Does Voice Matter? An Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Experiment." Journal of Official Statistics, 20(3): 551-570. Abstract. Public Access.

Singer, Eleanor, Toni Antonucci, and J. Van Hoewyk. 2004. "Racial and Ethnic Variations in Knowledge and Attitudes About Genetic Testing." Genetic Testing, 8:31-43. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., Eleanor Singer, and Roger Tourangeau. 2003. "Understanding the Effects of Audio-CASI on Self-Reports of Sensitive Behavior." Public Opinion Quarterly, 67(3): 385-395. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Singer, Eleanor, J. Van Hoewyk, and R.J. Neugebauer. 2003. "Attitudes and Behavior - the Impact of Privacy and Confidentiality Concerns on Participation in the 2000 Census." Public Opinion Quarterly, 67:368-384. Abstract.

Tourangeau, Roger, Eleanor Singer, and S. Presser. 2003. "Context Effects in Attitude Surveys - Effects on Remote Items and Impact on Predictive Validity." Sociological Methods & Research, 31:486-513. Abstract.

Singer, Eleanor, and F.J. Levine. 2003. "Protection of Human Subjects of Research: Recent Developments and Future Prospects for the Social Sciences." Public Opinion Quarterly, 67:148-164.

Curtin, R., S. Presser, and Eleanor Singer. 2000. "The Effects of Response Rate Changes on the Index of Consumer Sentiment." Public Opinion Quarterly, 64:413-428. Abstract.

Groves, Robert M., Eleanor Singer, and A. Corning. 2000. "Leverage-Saliency Theory of Survey Participation - Description and an Illustration." Public Opinion Quarterly, 64:299-308.

Chapters

House, James S., F. Thomas Juster, Robert L. Kahn, Howard Schuman, and Eleanor Singer. 2004. "The Development and Contribution of Survey Research as a Scientific Instrument & Social Institution." In Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond edited by J.S. House, F.T. Juster, R.L. Kahn, H. Schuman, E. Singer. Pp. 1-20. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Groves, Robert M., Eleanor Singer, James M. Lepkowski, Steven Heeringa, and Duane Alwin. 2004. "Survey methodology." In A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond edited by James S. House, et al.. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan.

Singer, Eleanor. 2002. "The use of incentives to reduce nonresponse in household surveys." In Survey Nonresponse edited by Robert M. Groves, et al.. New York: Wiley.