A central attribute of the Michigan Population Studies Center is its focus on the creation and improvement of new methods for the collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative empirical data. We have been a leader in the creation of data collection instruments, including questionnaire design, sampling methods, the use of focus groups, and mixed-methods approaches. Innovations in analytical methodology have also been hallmarks of the Center's agenda of research.
Gutmann, Myron, G.D. Deane, Kenneth M. Sylvester, and E.R. Merchant. 2011. Navigating Time and Space in Population Studies. New York : Springer.
Heeringa, Steven, Brady T. West, and Patricia A. Berglund. 2010. Applied survey data analysis. Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis.
Belli, R., Frank P. Stafford, and Duane Alwin. 2009. Calendar and time diary : methods in life course research. Los Angeles: Sage.
Millimet, D., Jeffrey A. Smith, and E. Vytlacil. 2008. Modelling and evaluating treatment effects in econometrics. Amsterdam: JAI.
Couper, Mick P. 2008. Designing Effective Web Surveys. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Conrad, Frederick G., and Michael F. Schober. 2008. Envisioning the survey interview of the future. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Interscience.
Lepkowski, James M. (Ed). 2008. Advances in Telephone Survey Methodology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Gutmann, Myron, and Paul Stern. 2007. Putting People on the Map: Protecting Confidentiality with Linked Social-Spatial Data. Washington DC : National Academy Press.
Zhou, Xiang. 2012. "A Nonparametric Index of Stratification." Sociological Methodology, 42(1): 365-389.
Blair, J., and Frederick G. Conrad. 2011. "Sample size for cognitive interview pretesting." Public Opinion Quarterly, 75(4): 636-658.
Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, and Heather H. Gatny. 2011. "Design and Implementation of an Online Weekly Survey to Study Unintended Pregnancies." Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, 9: 327-334. PMCID: PMC3298188.