Frauke Kreuter​

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​Frauke Kreuter is Chair of Statistics and Data Science for Social Sciences and Humanities at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany; Co-director of the Social Data Science Center (SoDa), and faculty member in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland, USA. She is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the 2020 recipient of the Warren Mitofsky Innovators Award of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Kreuter is the Founder of the International Program for Survey and Data Science (IPSDS), developed in response to the increasing demand from researchers and practitioners for the appropriate methods and right tools to face a changing data environment and Co-Founder of the Coleridge Initiative, whose goal is to accelerate data-driven research and policy around human beings and their interactions for program management, policy development, and scholarly purposes by enabling efficient, effective, and secure access to sensitive data about society and the economy. She spent her pandemic years developing the Global COVID Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS)

Noemi Altman​

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​FNoemi Altman is a Senior Research Associate at Consumer Reports. She co-leads the Digital Finance team, a new initiative for Consumer Reports which brings a consumer perspective to bear on fintech products and services. Noemi has worked in quantitative social policy research since 2005, focusing on disadvantaged populations, welfare and employment, and children and families. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in quantitative methods from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Administration at New York University.

Marco Angrisani

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Marco Angrisani (Ph.D., Economics), is an Economist at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California. His primary research fields are household finance, labor economics, economics of aging, and applied microeconomics. Some of his current projects focus on analyzing household consumption, saving and investment behavior through both survey and transactional data, as well as on the role of cognitive ability and financial literacy in shaping financial decision making. His work also examines how job demands and the work environment influence retirement decisions. Angrisani’s research agenda features different aspects of survey methodology, from sampling and weighting techniques to measurement properties of questions eliciting household income, wealth, and expenditure. Angrisani is a team member of the Understanding America Study and the Gateway to Global Aging Data Repository. 


Frances Barlas, Ph.D.

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Dr. Frances Barlas is a Senior Vice President and Chief KnowledgePanel Methodologist for Ipsos. Her research interests focus on survey measurement and online survey data quality. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University.

Kyle Berta

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Kyle Berta is an Research Director at SSRS that has nearly 10 years of experience managing and designing survey research projects for a wide variety of clients, including universities, leading news organizations, research centers, consumer organizations, non-profits, public relations firms, and consultants. He is well-informed in probability-based methodologies such as ABS and RDD that utilize web, phone, and/or mail modes. He has extensive experience in quick turnaround media polls, web tracking surveys, and omnibus polling, and particularly specializes in work on probability-based panels. This includes overseeing surveys conducted on probability-based panels as well as playing a key role in the recruitment, maintenance, and management of said panels. Kyle is also the manager of the SSRS Opinion Panel Omnibus.

Nick Bertoni

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Nick Bertoni executes all domestic research conducted by Pew Research Center as Senior Panel Manager of the American Trends Panel, a national probability-based web panel with over 10,000 members. This includes managing the processes for methodological and questionnaire design, sample selection and data quality. His experience includes developing best practices for online mobile optimization, panel recruitment and panel management.

Nicholas Biddle

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Professor Nicholas Biddle is Associate Director of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, head of the methods and survey program in the centre and lead researcher for the Policy Experiments Lab ( He has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Education from Monash University. He also has a PhD in Public Policy from the ANU where he wrote his thesis on the benefits of and participation in education of Indigenous Australians. He previously held a Senior Research Officer and Assistant Director position in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He is currently a Fellow of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute

Ipek Bilgen

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Ipek Bilgen is a Senior Research Methodologist in the Methodology and Quantitative Social Sciences (MQSS) Department at NORC at the University of Chicago. Bilgen directs web and emerging technologies strategic initiative at NORC. She is also responsible for overseeing AmeriSpeak’s methodological research. She has over a decade of experience in applied survey methods and received both her Ph.D. and M.S. from the Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bilgen has published and co-authored articles in Journal of Official Statistics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Survey Practice, Social Currents, Social Science Computer Review, Field Methods, SAGE Research Methods, and Quality and Quantity on issues related to interviewing methodology, web surveys, internet sampling and recruitment approaches, cognition and communication, and measurement error in surveys. Her current research investigates panel recruitment and retention, total survey error sources in probability-based online panels, the use of web and emerging technologies in surveys, and questionnaire design and survey implementation issues. Bilgen is currently serving as Associate Editor of Public Opinion Quarterly (POQ).

Jamie Burnett

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Jamie is head of international research methods at Kantar Public. He works on the development and implementation of numerous large scale multi-national surveys. Most recently he has been part of a core team within Kantar Public responsible for building Public Voice, a pan-European probability-based panel.

Katherine Carman

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Katherine Carman a Senior Economist at RAND in Santa Monica, a Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Director of RAND's Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making. She obtained a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. Her research focuses on Behavioral Economics, Health Economics, and Public Economics. She is particularly interested in how individuals' beliefs, perceptions, and decisionmaking processes affect their choices. Currently she is studying financial decisions and financial well-being, with a particular focus on the impacts of COVID-19 and other disasters. She has also worked extensively in the areas of health insurance and retirement decisions as well as the the effects of peer behavior and characteristics on individual choices.

Alex Cook

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Dr Alex Cook is an Associate Professor in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he is also the Vice Dean of Research and the leader of the Biostatistics and Modelling Domain. He also holds joint appointments at the Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore, at the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS. He works on infectious disease modelling and statistics, including COVID-19, dengue, influenza and other respiratory pathogens, and on population modelling to assess the effect of evolving demographics on non-communicable diseases such as diabetes

Charles Dove

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Charles Dove is a Research Consultant and Life in Australiaâ„¢ Panel Manager, have been working at the Social Research Centre for 11 years.

Mansour Fahimi

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For 30 years, Dr. Mansour Fahimi has been providing statistical expertise and hands-on support for projects from design to delivery, investigating innovative refinements for market and survey research methods, and mentoring staff. Mansour works on design and administration of complex surveys for both public and private sector clients, as well as data enhancement methods, process optimization procedures, and program evaluation tasks. He has extensive experience with advanced data analysis techniques, particularly multivariate procedures for analysis of weighted data from complex surveys. In recent years Dr. Fahimi has been working on online data collection methods where his research and publications have focused on improving the inferential integrity of data from compromised samples. He has developed innovative calibration techniques to compensate for the limitations of data with unspecified representational properties, as well as data quality initiatives and procedures for elimination of fraudulent respondents.

Joelle H. Fong

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Joelle Fong is Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Joelle’s broad research agenda focuses on the economic and health aspects of population ageing, and their implications for policy. Her research interests include pension economics and finance, public and private insurance markets, financial literacy, longevity risk management, retirement security, and long-term care financing. Joelle is currently Chair of the anchor Masters in Public Administration program in LKYSPP, and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association. She worked in the Singapore Civil Service before joining academia.

Margaret Gatz, PhD

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Margaret Gatz, PhD, is Senior Scientist at USC Center for Economic and Social Research and Professor of Psychology and Gerontology. She studies the mental health of older adults, including risk and protective factors for Alzheimer disease, age-related change in depressive symptoms, and evaluation of the effects of interventions. She directs the Study of Dementia in Swedish Twins, a large longitudinal investigation of genetic and environmental factors in Alzheimer disease; she archived the NAS/NRC World War II Twin Registry for use by the scientific community; and she co-organized the international consortium on Interplay of Genes and Environment Across Multiple Studies (IGEMS). She is currently working with the Tsimane Health and Life History Project to study dementia in an indigenous Bolivian population. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Medicine degree from the Karolinska Institutet.

Karen Jaffe

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Karen Jaffe specializes in end-to-end quantitative and qualitative research and has more than two decades of experience designing, executing, analyzing, and reporting on various consumer-centric studies. She currently manages a team of researchers who, together, field nearly 70 surveys and numerous qualitative projects a year. Since joining Consumer Reports in 2008, she has been instrumental in developing surveys and research projects to understand consumer behavior and experiences. Her team specializes in nationally representative surveys across all CR priority areas, as well as service and retailer ratings based on feedback from our members. Karen has expertise in statistical software packages including SAS and SPSS, in addition to a number of qualitative research techniques. Karen holds a BA in Anthropology from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University.

Debbie Kalensky

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Debbie Kalensky has a broad background in consumer, organizational and educational qualitative and quantitative research, assessment, and measurement. As a Senior Research Associate at CR, has moderated several online discussion panels and focus groups and conducted over 80 surveys during her nearly seven years at CR. Prior to joining CR, she served as the Director of Assessment Development, at Questar Assessment, Inc. Debbie earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Georgia.

Seonghoon Kim

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Seonghoon Kimfsw is an associate professor of economics and the deputy director of the Centre for Research on Successful Aging at Singapore Management University. His research area includes health economics, labor economics, and public economics.

Tanja Kimova

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Tanja is an experienced researcher and director with around 15 years of experience. She has directed numerous studies for the EU institutions. Tanja has a broad brief, and has managed and delivered over 100 studies, combining a great diversity of research methods – both quantitative and qualitative. All the studies covered multiple countries and many countries outside the EU. Throughout her career, Tanja has worked with a range of audiences, from the general public to businesses, experts and hard-to-reach and elusive populations such as asylum seekers and Roma. Tanja also actively participates in and leads strands of innovative research and development programmes within Kantar. Most recently she led a team of researchers, programmers and experts to create an integrated end-to-end solution for probability-based online interviewing. This solution now serves as the basis for the build and expansion of our Public Voice probability-based panels in Europe.

Sebastian Kocar

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Sebastian Kocar is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Social Change in the College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE). He specializes in survey methodology and statistics, with particular focus on web surveys and online panels.

Jon A. Krosnick

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Jon Krosnick is Frederick O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor of Communication, Political Science, and Psychology at Stanford University, Director of Stanford’s Political Psychology Research Group, and Research Psychologist at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has expertise in questionnaire design and survey research methodology, voting behavior and elections, and American public opinion. He has taught courses for professionals on survey methods for decades around the world and has served as a methodology consultant to government agencies, commercial firms, and academic scholars. His recent research has focused on how other aspects of survey methodology (e.g., collecting data by interviewing face-to-face vs. by telephone or on paper questionnaires) can be optimized to maximize accuracy. He is a world-recognized expert on the psychology of attitudes, especially in the area of politics and co-principal investigator of the American National Election Study, the nation's preeminent academic research project exploring voter decision-making. For more than 40 years, Dr. Krosnick has studied how the American public's political attitudes are formed, change, and shape thinking and action. As an expert witness, he has evaluated surveys and has conducted surveys to inform courts in cases involving election law, consumer deception, unreimbursed expenses, uncompensated overtime work, exempt/non-exempt misclassification, patent/trademark violation, health effects of accidents, consequences of being misinformed about the results of standardized academic tests, economic valuation of environmental damage, change of venue motions, and other topics. He is winner of the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s lifetime career achievement award in recognition of his work on survey methodology and political psychology.

Paul J. Lavrakas, Ph.D.

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Paul J. Lavrakas, Ph.D. is a research psychologist, and since 2007 has served as a methodological research consultant for several universities, companies, and government agencies. From 2000-2007 he was Vice President and chief methodologist for Nielsen Media Research. He was a tenured Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies at Northwestern University (1978-1996) and Ohio State University (1996-2000), and was the founding faculty director of the Northwestern University Survey Lab (1982-1996) and the OSU Center for Survey Research (1996-2000). Among his many publications, he is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods (Sage, 2008). He served the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) as its President in 2012-2013, was co-winner of the AAPOR Innovators Award in 2003, he received the AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement in 2019, and AAPOR Book Award in 2021.

Ying Liu

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Ying Liu is a Research Scientist at the Center for Economic and Social Research in the University of Southern California. Her research interests include innovations in behavioral statistics and psychometric theories, and their applications in aging-related research.

Italo Lopez Garcia

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Italo Lopez Garcia is a Senior Economist with research interests in labor economics and development economics, with a focus on the study of causes and consequences of human capital investments at different stages over the life cycle. Part of his work involves studying how older workers in the United States make health investments and labor supply decisions, and how these choices impact their long-term well-being. Recently, he has examined how the individual’s abilities and occupational job demands jointly determine work capacity at older ages and implications for labor supply decisions. He has also studied how the timing of retirement affect cognitive decline among individuals with different occupational job demands. In his research, he employs a variety of research designs including randomized control trials, quasi-experimental methods, and structural dynamic behavioral models. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University College of London and prior to joining CESR, he was an Economist at RAND.

Jane Manweiler

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Jane Manweiler is a Senior Research Associate at Consumer Reports. She is a lead contributor to the American Experiences Survey, CR’s monthly nationally representative omnibus, that touches on a variety of issues facing consumers today. She has worked in research, survey methodology, and program evaluation since 2008, including roles in consumer opinion, education, and public health. Jane holds a Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation, and a Certificate in Survey Methodology through the Odum Institute at UNC.

Jenny Marlar

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Jenny Marlar is the Director of Survey Research at Gallup and has been the Chief Methodologist of the Gallup Panel since 2013. Her work focuses on methods for recruiting and retaining probability-based panels and strategies for reaching low incidence or hard to reach populations. Marlar has a Ph.D. in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Sean McKinley

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Sean McKinley, M.A. is a Research Associate at the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and has worked at the UNHSC since 2016. Sean manages the UNH Survey Center's state-level probability panels, such as the Granite State Panel in New Hampshire, and is also an expert in questionnaire design, programming, and using Tableau for data management and analysis.

Katharina Meitinger

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Katharina Meitinger is an Assistant Professor at the department of Methodology & Statistics at Utrecht University. She focuses in her research on quantitative and qualitive approaches to assess comparability of survey measures (web probing and measurement invariance test), open-ended questions, item nonresponse, web surveys, the interplay of cognition and visual design, and voice recordings in web surveys.

Kathleen J. Mullen

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Kathleen J. Mullen is a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California. Her research addresses intersections between health and work. A longstanding focus of her research examines the effects of health on employment, particularly as they relate to disability insurance systems (such as Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers’ Compensation programs) and disability policy more generally. A second strand of research focuses on the role of job demands and working conditions in determining health status and labor force participation, particularly at older ages. A common thread throughout her work is the application of novel econometric and data collection methods to questions of causal inference, combining insights gained from structural modeling, quasi-experimental and experimental approaches. Mullen received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. Education

Dina Neiger

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Dina Neiger is a professional statistician with over 30 years of experience and a track record of achievement in leadership and technical roles at the Social Research Centre, Monash University, Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Biostatistics and Clinical Trials Centre at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Dina's statistical interests include the use of calibration and blending methods to improve accuracy of the non-probability samples, establishment and maintenance of the first Australian Online Probability panel

Michael Ochsner

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Michael Ochsner studied sociology, social pedagogy and environmental sciences and received his PhD in sociology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He worked at ETH Zurich in the field of research evaluation. Since 2013, he has been working at FORS where he is involved in the implementation of the European Social Survey, the International Social Survey Programme and the European Values Study. He is a member of the Standing Group of the European Values Study.

Andrew Parker

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Andrew M. Parker, Ph.D. is a Senior Behavioral Scientist in the RAND Pittsburgh office. His research applies core concepts in behavioral decision research to the understanding of decision-making behavior in complex real-world situations. He has extensive experience in qualitative, experimental, and survey methodologies. Current projects include longitudinal online panel surveys longitudinally assessing how psychological and social factors influence protective behaviors regarding influenza and COVID-19.

Francisco Perez-Arce

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Francisco Perez-Arce is an economist at the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at the University of Southern California. He obtained his PhD in economics from Princeton University and then spent six years at RAND. Some of his research consists of experiments in Internet-based panels that investigate the behavioral responses to policies. In addition, he currently collaborates in the development of the Comprehensive File of the Understanding America Study. His research interests center mostly on the relationship between behavioral economics and public policy in the setting of aging. In a subset of his research, he focuses on how the effects of public policies are shaped by behavioral parameters. He has studied the effectiveness of informational interventions to reduce susceptibility to financial fraud, improve decision-making around Social Security claiming decisions, among other topics. His work has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Labor Economics, the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, and the Journal of Public Administration and Management,, among other.

Benjamin Phillips

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Benjamin Phillips is Chief Survey Methodologist at the Social Research Centre, Australia, where he applies best practices and develops new methods to reduce survey errors and costs and works on Life in Australia™, Australia’s only probability-based online panel. Prior to joining the Social Research Centre, Dr Phillips was a Senior Associate/Scientist at Abt Associates, and previously worked for Abt SRBI and Brandeis University. He holds a BA (Hons) with First Class Honours in Government and Public Administration and Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture from the University of Sydney, Australia, and an MA and Ph.D. in Sociology and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Maria Prados

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Maria Prados is an economist at the USC Center for Economic and Social Research. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and a RCMAR Scholar for the Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center at USC. She specializes in quantitative and applied economics, and her research interests have to do with health, gender, labor economics, and household decisions.

Leigh Reardon

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Leigh Reardon has more than a decade of experience managing public health programs both in the United States and abroad. She currently serves as the Project Manager of Healthy NYC at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Leigh’s background includes experience in program operations, research administration and program evaluation across academic, government and non-governmental settings.

Cesare A. F. Riillo

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The research presented in CIPHER was conducted when I was a researcher in STATEC Research. I am currently serving as Senior Market Intelligence Analyst in LUXINNOVATION. The main objective of my work is to provide solid data and actionable insights for better decision- making.

Maikel Schwerdtfeger

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Research assistant and doctoral student at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Team GESIS Panel

Dr Amanda Selwood

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Amanda Selwood has been a research assistant working for the Older Australian Twins Study (OATS) since March 2020. Before joining OATS, Amanda worked in health services research at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) at Macquarie University and in memory research at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) at UNSW Art & Design. She has a PhD in Human Cognition and Brain Science from Macquarie University, focusing on collaborative remembering and close relationships in twins and siblings.

Bella Struminskaya

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Bella Struminskaya is an assistant professor in methods and statistics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Her research focuses on the design and implementation of online, mixed mode, smartphone surveys and smartphone sensor studies. She has published on data quality, nonresponse and measurement error, passive data collection, smartphone sensor measurement and recruitment and maintenance of online panels.

Randall K Thomas

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Randall K. Thomas is Chief Survey Methodologist and SVP at Ipsos Public Affairs. At Ipsos, he provides methodological leadership for the company in web-based and digital research methods to ensure high quality, accurate research for both non-probability and probability-based samples. Besides providing in-depth consulting and methodological oversight in client projects, Randall designs and oversee research-on-research studies to determine optimal online questionnaire design, especially for mobile devices. Randall is also experienced in building and maintaining probability-based samples for custom online survey research. He has over 30 years of research experience, specializing in experimental questionnaire methodology.

Andrew Warren

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Andrew Warren is a Data Associate at the Financial Health Network, where he contributes to research on consumer financial well-being in the U.S. He has a Master's in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum.

Tess M. Yanisch

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Tess M. Yanisch is a Survey Research Associate at Consumer Reports. With Jane Manweiler, she is a lead contributor to the American Experiences Survey, CR’s monthly nationally representative omnibus that touches on a variety of issues facing consumers today. She also conducts other qualitative and quantitative research, including a six-month trending interview panel with people financially impacted by COVID-19 from 2020. Tess has conducted research both in academia, as lab manager for the Chair of the Applied Psychology Department at New York University, and in the nonprofit sector. She holds a PhD and MPhil in Psychology and Social Intervention from New York University.

Ruoh-rong Yu

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Ruoh-rong Yu is a Research Fellow at the Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Ruoh-rong Yu is also the PI of the Taiwan Panel Study of Family Dynamics (PSFD), which is a nationwide longitudinal survey of families and individuals launched in 1999. My expertise includes survey methodology and family studies.


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