Noppadon Kannika

I was a student in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and received my master's degree in 2004. I studied at the University previously at several of the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques sessions, where I earned certificates in survey sampling and focus groups before joining the master's degree program.

During my studies in the degree program, I was an intern on a number of research projects. I participated in a survey cost modeling project, assisted with the design of the National Survey of American Life, and conducted methodological research for a national survey of instructional improvement conducted by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), a combined effort of five leading research universities (Harvard, Stanford, Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin).

Before joining the Program in 2002, I worked at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand, where I directed the ABAC Poll Research Center. After graduation, I returned to my position at Assumption University, where I continue to direct the ABAC Poll and conduct other research. For example, I am research project director for Thai government and private agency studies (e.g., the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the Ministry of Public Health, The Office of Thai Health Promotion, The Office of Narcotic Control Broad, The National Health Security Office). I also specialize in surveys on consumer's satisfaction with marketing strategies and evaluation research, and conduct surveys on crime, drug abuse, and the quality of Thai youth. My master's studies have allowed me to expand my research interests in these studies in methodological areas such as survey participation and measurement errors in Thailand.

I'm holding some other current official positions including a member of ad hoc committee of Thailand's house of representative on Statistics Act, an expert in researching Thai youth's quality at the Ministry of Education, a research expert at the immigration department of Thailand, a research expert at the highway police department of Thailand, and a research expert at the First Army Area, Royal Thai Military.

I received a PhD in Computer and Engineering Management from Assumption University, and Thammasat University earning a master's degree in sociology in 1994. I have a bachelor's degree in political science from Ramkhamhaeng University and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy (1st honor) from Saengtham College in 1990. I am a lecturer in research methodology at the Graduate School of Business, and a member of the faculty of the Ph.D. program in Computer and Engineering Management, at Assumption University.