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Frederick G. Conrad's Select Publications

Books

Conrad, Frederick G., and Michael F. Schober. 2008. Envisioning the survey interview of the future. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Interscience. Abstract.

Journal Articles

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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. PMCID: PMC3042079. 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.

Blair, J., and Frederick G. Conrad. 2011. "Sample size for cognitive interview pretesting." Public Opinion Quarterly, 75(4): 636-658. DOI. Abstract.

Houle, C.R., C.H. Caldwell, Frederick G. Conrad, T.A. Joiner, E.A. Parker, and N.M. Clark. 2010. "Blowing the Whistle: What do African American Adolescents with Asthma and Their Caregivers Understand by "Wheeze?"." Journal of Asthma, 47(1): 26-32. DOI. Abstract.

Conrad, Frederick G., Mick P. Couper, Roger Tourangeau, and A. Peytchev. 2010. "The impact of progress indicators on task completion." Interacting with Computers, 22(5): 417-427. PMCID: PMC2910434. DOI. 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.

Hanmer, M.J., W.H. Park, M.W. Traugott, R.G. Niemi, P.S. Herrnson, B.B. Bederson, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2010. "Losing Fewer Votes: The Impact of Changing Voting Systems on Residual Votes." Political Research Quarterly, 63(1): 129-142. DOI. Abstract.

Peytchev, A., Frederick G. Conrad, Mick P. Couper, and Roger Tourangeau. 2010. "Increasing respondents' use of definitions in web surveys." Journal of Official Statistics, 26(4): 633–650. PMCID: PMC3570267. Abstract. Public Access.

Conrad, Frederick G., B.B. Bederson, B. Lewis, E. Peytcheva, M.W. Traugott, M.J. Hanmer, P.S. Herrnson, and R.G. Niemi. 2009. "Electronic voting eliminates hanging chads but introduces new usability challenges." International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67(1): 111-124. DOI. Abstract.

Conrad, Frederick G., and Johnny Blair. 2009. "Sources of Error in Cognitive Interviews." Public Opinion Quarterly, 73(1): 32-55. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Norman R., Peter J. Lee, Mirna Krslak, Frederick G. Conrad, Tia G. B Hansen, Jelena Havelka, and John R. Reddon. 2009. "Living in History: How War, Terrorism, and Natural Disaster Affect the Organization of Autobiographical Memory." Psychological Science, 20(4): 399-405. DOI. Abstract.

Conrad, Frederick G., Lance J. Rips, and Scott S. Fricker. 2009. "Seam Effects in Quantitative Responses." Journal of Official Statistics, 25(3): 339-361. Abstract. Public Access.

Galesic, M., Roger Tourangeau, Mick P. Couper, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2008. "Eye-Tracking Data: New Insights on Response Order Effects and Other Cognitive Shortcuts in Survey Responding." Public Opinion Quarterly, 72(5): 892-913. PMCID: PMC3022327. DOI. Abstract.

Herrnson, P.S., R.G. Niemi, M.J. Hanmer, P.L. Francia, B.B. Bederson, Frederick G. Conrad, and M.W. Traugott. 2008. "Voters' evaluations of electronic voting systems - Results from a usability field study." American Politics Research, 36(4): 580-611. DOI. Abstract.

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.

Belli, R.F., Frederick G. Conrad, and D.B. Wright. 2007. "Cognitive psychology and survey methodology: Nurturing the continuing dialogue between disciplines - Introduction." Applied Cognitive Psychology , 21:141-144. DOI. Public Access.

Conrad, Frederick G., M.F. Schober, and T. Coiner. 2007. "Bringing features of human dialogue to web surveys." Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21:165-187. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Tourangeau, Roger, Mick P. Couper, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2007. "Color, labels, and interpretive heuristics for response scales." Public Opinion Quarterly, 71:91-112. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., Frederick G. Conrad, and Roger Tourangeau. 2007. "Visual context effects in web surveys." Public Opinion Quarterly, 71(4): 623-634. DOI. Abstract.

Ehlen, P., M.F. Schober, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2007. "Modeling speech disfluency to predict conceptual misalignment in speech survey interfaces." Discourse Processes, 44(3): 245-265. DOI. Abstract.

Tonn, B.E., and Frederick G. Conrad. 2007. "Thinking about the future: A psychological analysis." Social Behavior and Personality, 35(7): 889-902. 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.

Tonn, Bruce, Angela Hemrick, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2006. "Cognitive representations of the future: Survey results." Futures, 38(7): 810-829. DOI. Abstract.

Conrad, Frederick G., Mick P. Couper, Roger Tourangeau, and Andrey Peytchev. 2006. "Use and non-use of clarification features in web surveys." Journal of Official Statistics, 22(2): 245-269. Abstract. Public Access.

Herrnson, P.S., B.B. Bederson, B. Lee, P.L. Francia, R.M. Sherman, Frederick G. Conrad, M. Traugott, and R.G. Niemi. 2005. "Early Appraisals of Electronic Voting." Social Science Computer Review, 23:274-292. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Conrad, Frederick G., and M.F. Schober. 2005. "Promoting uniform question understanding in today's and tomorrow's surveys." Journal of Official Statistics, 21(2): 215-231. Abstract. Public Access.

Tourangeau, Roger, Mick P. Couper, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2004. "Spacing, Position, and Order - Interpretive Heuristics for Visual Features of Survey Questions." Public Opinion Quarterly, 68(3): 368-393. DOI. Abstract.

Schober, M.F., Frederick G. Conrad, and S.S. Fricker. 2004. "Misunderstanding Standardized Language in Research Interviews." Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18:169-188. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Rips, L.J., Frederick G. Conrad, and S.S. Fricker. 2003. "Straightening the Seam Effect in Panel Surveys." Public Opinion Quarterly, 67:522-554. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Conrad, Frederick G., N.R. Brown, and M. Dashen. 2003. "Estimating the Frequency of Events From Unnatural Categories." Memory & Cognition, 31:552-562. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Tonn, B., and Frederick G. Conrad. 2003. "Using Informants' Judgments to Infer Attributes in Dynamic Domains." Field Methods, 15: 202-217. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Schober, Michael F., and Frederick G. Conrad. 2008. "Survey interviews and new communication technologies." In Envisioning the survey interview of the future. :1-30. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Interscience.

Conrad, Frederick G. 2005. "Standardized interviewing and alternatives." In Polling America: An Encyclopedia of Public Opinion. Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood Press.

Conrad, Frederick G., and J. Blair. 2004. "Aspects of data quality in cognitive interviews: the case of verbal reports." In Questionnaire Development, Evaluation and Testing Methods edited by S. Presser, J. Rothgeb, M. Couper, J. Lessler, E. Martin, J. Martin, and E. Singer. 67-88. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Schober, M.F., and Frederick G. Conrad. 2002. "A collaborative view of standardized survey interviews." In Standardization and Tacit Knowledge: Interaction and Practice in the Survey Interview edited by D. Maynard, H. Houtkoop-Steenstra, and N. C. van der Zouwen. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Bosley, J.J., and Frederick G. Conrad. 2002. "Usability testing of data access tools." In Usability Evaluation and Interface Design: Cognitive Engineering, Intelligent Agents and Virtual Reality edited by M. J. Smith, G. Salvendy, D. Harris, and R. J. Koubek. 978-982. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.