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Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Research Area: Methodology:
Confidentiality and Data Disclosure

Recent Publications


Gutmann, Myron, and Paul Stern. 2007. Putting People on the Map: Protecting Confidentiality with Linked Social-Spatial Data. Washington DC : National Academy Press.

Journal Articles


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.

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.


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.

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.

Gutmann, Myron, Kristine M. Witkowski, Corey Colyer, O'Rourke JoAnne McFarland, and James McNally. 2008. "Providing Spatial Data for Secondary Analysis: Issues and Current Practices Relating to Confidentiality." Population Research and Policy Review, 27(6): 639-665. PMCID: PMC2600804.