Papers on Google Scholar
Code for Published Papers on GitHub
|I am employed
as a Senior Survey Research Methodologist at at RTI International. I have a Ph. D. in Survey Methodology from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland.
When I'm not working, I like to run, bike and swim. My fastest half-marathon time is 1:47.
Along with Brad Edwards, I am chair of the 2015 International Total Survey Error Conference, to be held in Baltimore in September 2015. This conference focuses on issues of data quality and is concerned with questions such as:
The conference is concerned not only with error in survey data but with errors in data more broadly, including emerging data sources such as administrative and social media data.
- Errors of observation: How well are the constructs in this data set measured? Do the variables mean what we think they mean? How were these data captured and for what purpose?
- Errors of non-observation: Which information is missing in a given data source, and do these missing data bias our analyses? What population can we make inference to with this data source?
- Connections between error sources: when we strive to expand the representativeness of our data, by including those who are hard to reach, do we sacrifice quality in the data we do capture?
I do statistical consulting work on topics of sample design, weighting and coverage issues. I have consulted on several projects with the World Bank.
For a complete list, see my Google Scholar website.
- Eckman, S. 2015. “Does the Inclusion of Non-Internet Households in a Web Panel Reduce Coverage Bias?” Social Science Computer Review, Special Issue on Survey Error in Probability-based Online and Mixed-Mode Access Panels of the General Population.
- Eckman, S, Kreuter, F, Kirchner, A, Jäckle, A, Tourangeau, R and Presser, S. 2014. “Assessing the Mechanisms of Misreporting to Filter Questions in Surveys” Public Opinion Quarterly Code
- Himelein, K,
Eckman, S and Murray, S. 2014.
“Sampling Nomads: A New Technique for Remote, Hard-to-Reach, and Mobile Populations” Journal of Official Statistics
- Eckman, S
and Kreuter, F. 2013.
“Undercoverage Rates and Undercoverage Bias in Traditional Housing Unit
Listing” Sociological Methods
and Research Code
S, Sinibaldi, J, and Moentmann-Hertz, A. 2013. “Can Interviewers Effectively Rate the Likelihood of Cases to Cooperate?” Public Opinion Quarterly
- Eckman, S and English, N. 2012. “Creating Housing Unit Frames from Address Databases: Geocoding Precision and Net Coverage Rates” Field Methods
My dissertation explored who is missing from our national face-to-face surveys. Data collection was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maryland Population Research Center, and the Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology, among others.