The Office of Survey Methods Research (OSMR) plans and directs activities for evaluating and improving BLS programs, and conducts primary research on statistical and behavioral science issues relevant to the BLS mission.
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|Associate Commissioner||Areas of Research|
|John Eltinge||(202) 691-7404||Estimation and inference with complex sample survey data, nonresponse, measurement error, variance estimation, disclosure limitation, distribution functions and quantiles.|
|Senior Survey Methodologist|
|Polly Phipps||(202) 691-7513||Survey measurement error, data quality measures, questionnaire and forms design, response rates, modeling of nonresponse, nonresponse bias.|
|William Mockovak||(202) 691-7414||Questionnaire design, cognitive interviewing, Web surveys, usability testing, information architecture, CASIC applications, interviewer training.|
|Senior Mathematical Statistician|
|Alan Dorfman||(202) 691-7378||Sampling design and inference, price indices, smoothing techniques, likelihood-based inference, nonparametric regression, prediction theory, quantile estimation.|
|Daniell Toth||(202) 691-7380||Machine learning, nonparametric regression,estimation andinference with complex sample survey data, time series analysis.
|Pamela Douglas||(202) 691-7375|
|Director||Areas of Research|
|Wendy Martinez||(202) 691-7400||Computational statistics, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, outlier detection, statistical pattern recognition, spatial statistics, and the analysis of unstructured text.|
|Mathematical Statisticians||Areas of Research|
|Moon Jung Cho||(202) 691-7384||Resampling variance estimation method, bootstrap variance estimation method, Balanced Repeated Replicate (BRR) method, missing or fragmented data, modeling of survey response rates.
|Dan Gillman||(202) 691-7523||Statistical metadata, metadata standards, automated coding, terminology.
|Jeffrey Gonzalez||(202) 691-7415||Adaptive survey designs, estimation and inference with complex sample survey data, mixed-mode surveys, nonresponse, survey sampling.|
|Steve Miller||(202) 691-7379||Statistical Methods, Measurement Error, Analysis of Data from Complex Surveys, Variance Estimation, and Inference.
|Randall Powers||(202) 691-7381||Nonresponse, variance estimation, responsive design.
|Michael Sverchkov (Contractor)||(202) 691-7374||Estimation and inference with complex sample survey data, variance estimation, small area estimation, calibration, time series analysis.
|Daniel Yang||(202) 691-7530||Mail and web mixed-mode surveys, nonresponse adjustment, survey sampling, propensity scores model, influence from complex surveys
|ASA/NSF/BLS Research Fellows|
|None at this time.|
|Director||Areas of Research|
|Jennifer Edgar||(202) 691-7528||Context effects, qualitative research methods, cognitive sources of measurement error, questionnaire design, interviewer training and evaluation.
|Research Psychologists||Areas of Research|
|Jean Fox||(202) 691-7370||Usability, user experience, user interface design, usability testing, computer-assisted data collection.
|Scott Fricker||(202) 691-7390||Nonresponse and measurement errors, questionnaire and instrument design, cognitive interviewing, usability.
|Brandon Kopp||(202) 691-7514||Nonresponse and measurement errors, questionnaire and instrument design, cognitive interviewing, usability.
|Research Statisticians||Areas of Research|
|John Dixon||(202) 691-7516||Nonresponse, nonsampling error, item nonresponse, measurement error, structural equation models, missing data problems, categorical data, psychometrics, multivariate methods, classification and clustering.
|Morgan Earp||(202) 691-7387||Survey measurement error, nonresponse bias, experimental design, decision tree modeling, structural equation modeling, instrument design, and psychometrics
|Brian Meekins||(202) 691-7594||Total Survey Error/Measurement Error, Latent Variable Models, paradata.
|Stella Godbolt||(202) 691-7524||Schedules participants for studies, maintains database of volunteers, coordinates and assists with studies.
Last Modified Date: August 14, 2012