Stanley Presser is interested in the interface between social psychology and survey measurement. His research focuses on questionnaire design and testing, measurement error, survey nonresponse, and ethical issues stemming from the use of human subjects. His books include Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys (with Howard Schuman), Survey Questions (with Jean Converse), and Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questionnaires (chief editor). In addition to teaching in the Sociology Department, he teaches in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, which he founded in 1992 with colleagues at the University of Michigan and Westat, Inc. He has served as editor of Public Opinion Quarterly, was president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, and is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Presser was director of the Maryland Survey Research Center from 1989 to 2000.  See his 2022 Annual Review of Sociology chapter "The Role of Doubt in Conceiving Research: Reflections from a Career Shaped by a Dissertation": /sites/

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