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Research Professor, ISR
Couper received a PhD in sociology from Rhodes University. His current research interests include survey non-response, design and implementation of survey data collection, effects of technology on the survey process, and computer-assisted interviewing, including both interviewer-administered (CATI and CAPI) and self-administered (Web, audio-CASI, IVR) surveys. Many of his current projects focus on the design of Web surveys.
Groves, R.M., Fowler, F.J. Jr., Couper, M.P., Lepkowski, J.M., Singer, E., and Tourangeau, R. (2009), Survey Methodology, 2nd Edition. New York: Wiley.
Couper, M.P. (2008), Designing Effective Web Surveys. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Groves, R.M., and Couper, M.P. (1998), Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys. New York: Wiley.
Toepoel, V., and Couper, M.P. (2011), "Can Verbal Instructions Counteract Visual Context Effects in Web Surveys?" Public Opinion Quarterly, 75 (1): 1-18.
Couper, M.P. Kennedy, C., Conrad, F.G., and Tourangeau, R. (2010), "Designing Input Fields for Non-Narrative Open-Ended Responses in Web Surveys." Journal of Official Statistics, 27 (1): 1-22.
Couper, M.P., Singer, E., Conrad, F.G., and Groves, R.M. (2010), "An Experimental Study of Disclosure Risk, Disclosure Harm, Incentives, and Survey Participation." Journal of Official Statistics, 26 (2), 287-300.
Couper, M.P., Tourangeau, R., and Marvin, T. (2009), "Taking the Audio out of Audio-CASI." Public Opinion Quarterly, 73 (2): 281-303.