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James Wagner

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Wagner's research interests include nonresponse error, quality indicators for survey data, and responsive or adaptive design. He also develops and implements responsive design plans on large surveys.

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Schouten, Barry, Andy Peytchev, and James Wagner. 2017. Adaptive Survey Design. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Wagner, James, Kristen Olson, and Minako Edgar. 2017. "The Utility of GPS data in Assessing Interviewer Travel Behavior and Errors in Level-of-Effort Paradata." Survey Research Methods, 11(3). DOI. Abstract.

McCarthy, Jaki, James Wagner, and Herschel Lisette Sanders. 2017. "The Impact of Targeted Data Collection on Nonresponse Bias in an Establishment Survey: A Simulation Study of Adaptive Survey Design." Journal of Official Statistics, 33(3): 857-871. DOI. Abstract.

Lee, Sunghee, Z. Tuba Suzer-Gurtekin, James Wagner, and Richard L. Valliant. 2017. "Total Survey Error and Respondent Driven Sampling: Focus on Nonresponse and Measurement Errors in the Recruitment Process and the Network Size Reports and Implications for Inferences." Journal of Official Statistics, 33(2): 335-366. DOI. Abstract.

Wagner, James, H. Schroeder, A. Piskorowski, R. Ursano, M. Stein, Steven Heeringa, and L. Colpe. 2017. "Timing the Mode Switch in a Sequential Mixed-Mode Survey: An Experimental Evaluation of the Impact on Final Response Rates, Key Estimates, and Costs." Social Science Computer Review, 35(2): 262-276. DOI. Abstract.

Schouten, B., F. Cobben, P. Lundquist, and James Wagner. 2016. "Does more balanced survey response imply less non-response bias?" Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 179(3): 727-748. DOI. Abstract.

Nishimura, Raphael, James Wagner, and Michael R. Elliott. 2016. "Alternative Indicators for the Risk of Non-response Bias: A Simulation Study." International Statistical Review, 84(1): 43-62. PMCID: PMC4871316. DOI. Abstract.

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