Mick Couper, MSS, PhD, MA



Selected Publications:

Disparities in patient reports of communications to inform decision making in the DECISIONS study
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Couper M, Fagerlin A. Patient Education and Counseling 2011.

The role of perceived benefits and costs in patients' medical decisions
Singer E, Couper M, Fagerlin A, Fowler F, Levin CA, Ubel P 2011.

Ethical considerations in web surveys, in M. Das, P. Ester, & L. Kaczmirek (eds.), Social Research and the Internet
Singer E, Couper M 2011.

Use of the internet and ratings of information sources for medical decisions: Results from the DECISIONS survey
Couper M, Singer E, Levin CA, Fowler F, Fagerlin A, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:106S-114S.

Perceived risk of cancer and patient reports of participation in decisions about screening: The DECISIONS study
Dillard AJ, Couper M, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:96S-105S.

Deficits and variations in patients' experience with making 9 common medical decisions: The DECISIONS survey
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Couper M, Singer E, Ubel P, Ziniel S, Fowler F, Levin CA, Fagerlin A. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:85S-95S.

How does feeling informed relate to being informed? The DECISIONS survey
Sepucha KR, Fagerlin A, Couper M, Levin CA, Singer E, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:77S-84S.

Race, ethnicity, and shared decision making for hyperlipidemia and hypertension treatment: The DECISIONS survey
Ratanawongsa N, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Couper M, VanHoewyk J, Powe NR. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:65S-76S.

Decision-making processes for breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer screening: The DECISIONS study
Hoffman RM, Lewis CL, Pignone MP, Couper M, Barry MJ, Elmore JG, Levin CA, VanHoewyk J, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:53S-64S.

Patients' knowledge about 9 common health conditions: The DECISIONS survey
Fagerlin A, Sepucha KR, Couper M, Levin CA, Singer E, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:35S-52S.

The DECISIONS study: A nationwide survey of United States adults regarding 9 common medical decisions
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Couper M, Singer E, Levin CA, Fowler F, Ziniel S, Ubel P, Fagerlin A. Medical Decision Making 2010;30:20S-34S.

Plans to stop cancer screening tests among adults who recently considered screening
Lewis CL, Couper M, Levin CA, Pignone MP, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2010;25(8):859-864.

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Foreigners traveling to the U.S. for transplantation may adversely affect organ donation: A national survey
Volk M, Warren G, Anspach R, Couper M, Merion RM, Ubel PA. American Journal of Transplantation 2010;10:1468-1472.

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Attitudes of the American public toward organ donation after uncontrolled (sudden) cardiac death
Volk M, Warren G, Anspach R, Couper M, Merion RM, Ubel PA. American Journal of Transplantation 2010;10:675-680.

Prostate cancer screening decisions: Results from the DECISIONS study.
Hoffman RM, Couper M, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Levin CA, McNaughton-Collins M, Helitzer DL, VanHoewyk J, Barry MJ. Archives of Internal Medicine 2009;169(17):1611-1618.

Household-level determinants of survey nonresponse.
Couper M, Groves RM. Quality 2009;30(2):173-88.

Evaluating interviewer performance in a CAPI survey.
Couper M, Hansen SE, Sadosky SA. Survey Measurement and Process Quality 2009.

Changes in interview setting under CAPI.
Couper M. Journal of Official Statistics 2009;12(3):301-16.

Trends in U.S. attitudes toward genetic testing, 1990-2004.
Singer E, Couper M, VanHoewyk J, Antonucci TC. Public Opinion Quarterly 2008;72(3):446-458.

Do incentives exert undue influence on survey participation? Experimental evidence.
Singer E, Couper M. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 2008;3(3):49-56.

Prenotification in web-based access panel surveys: the influence of mobile text messaging versus e mail on response rates and sample composition.
Bosnjak M, Neubarth W, Couper M, Bandilla W, Kaczmirek L. Social Science Computer Review 2008;26(2):213-223.

Risk of disclosure, perceptions of risk, and concerns about privacy and confidentiality as factors in survey participation.
Couper M, Singer E, Groves RM. Journal of Official Statistics 2008;24(2):1-22.

Visual context effects in web surveys.
Couper M, Conrad FG, Tourangeau R. Public Opinion Quarterly 2007;71(4):623-634.

Technology and the survey interview/questionnaire.
Couper M. Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future 2007.

Following up nonrespondents to an online weight management intervention: randomized trial comparing mail versus telephone.
Couper M, Peytchev A, Rothert K, Anderson J. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2007;9(2):e16.

Issues of representation in ehealth research (with a focus on web surveys).
Couper M. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2007;32(5):S83-9.

Noncoverage and nonresponse in an internet survey.
Couper M, Kapteyn A, Schonlau M, Winter J. Social Science Research 2007;36(1):131-148.

Color, labels, and interpretive heuristics for response scales.
Tourangeau R, Couper M, Conrad FG. Public Opinion Quarterly 2007;71(1):91-112.

Web survey design: paging versus scrolling.
Peytchev A, Couper M, McCabe SE, Crawford S. Public Opinion Quarterly 2006;70(4):596-607.

Experiments in producing nonresponse bias.
Groves RM, Couper M, Presser S, Acosta GP, Nelson L. Public Opinion Quarterly 2006;70(5):720-36.

Use and non-use of clarification features in web surveys.
Conrad FG, Couper M, Tourangeau R, Peytchev A. Journal of Official Statistics 2006;22(2):245-269.

Race-of-interviewer effects: what happens on the web?
Krysan M, Couper M. International Journal of Internet Science 2006;1(1):5-16.

Technology trends in survey data collection.
Couper M. Social Science Computer Review 2005;23(4):486-501.

Evaluating the effectiveness of visual analog scales: a web experiment.
Couper M, Singer E, Tourangeau R, Conrad FG. Social Science Computer Review 2005;24(2):227-45.

Impact of progress feedback on task completion: first impressions matter.
Conrad FG, Couper M, Tourangeau R, Peytchev A. Proceedings of CHI '05 2005.

Does voice matter? An interactive voice response (IVR) experiment.
Couper M, Singer E, Tourangeau R. Journal of Official Statistics 2004;20(3):551-70.

Spacing, position, and order: interpretive heuristics for visual features of survey questions.
Tourangeau R, Couper M, Conrad FG. Public Opinion Quarterly 2004;68(3):368-393.

Usability testing to evaluate computer-assisted instruments.
Hansen SE, Couper M. Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questionnaires 2004.

Picture this! Exploring visual effects in web surveys.
Couper M, Tourangeau R, Kenyon K. Public Opinion Quarterly 2004;68(2):255-66.

Methods for testing and evaluating survey questionnaires.
Presser S, Couper M, Lessler J, Martin EA, Martin J, Rothgeb J. Public Opinion Quarterly 2004;68(1):109-30.

What they see is what we get: response options for web surveys.
Couper M, Tourangeau R, Conrad FG, Crawford S. Social Science Computer Review 2004;22(1):111-27.

Internet Surveys.
Couper M. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods 2003.

Race in the live and virtual interview: racial deference, social desirability, and activation effects in attitude surveys.
Krysan M, Couper M. Social Psychology Quarterly 2003;66(4):364-83.

Understanding the effects of audio-CASI on self-reports of sensitive behavior.
Couper M, Singer E, Tourangeau R. Public Opinion Quarterly 2003;67(3):385-95.

Humanizing self-administered surveys: experiments on social presence in web and IVR surveys.
Tourangeau R, Couper M, Steiger DM. Coeur et Medecine Interne 2003;19(1):1-24.

Mode effects for collecting alcohol and other drug use data: web and US mail.
McCabe SE, Boyd CJ, Couper M, Crawford S, D.Arcy H 2002;63(6):755-61.

Nonresponse in Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Surveys.
Couper M, deLeeuw ED. Using Surveys Across Cultures and Nations 2002.

Introductory interactions in telephone surveys and nonresponse.
Couper M, Groves RM. Standardization and Tacit Knowledge; Interaction and Practice in the Survey Interview 2001.

Web survey design and administration.
Couper M, Traugott M, Lamias M. Public Opinion Quarterly 2001;65(2):230-53.

Designing surveys acknowledging nonresponse.
Groves RM, Couper M. Studies of Welfare Populations: Data Collection and Research Issues 2001.

Web surveys: perceptions of burden.
Crawford S, Couper M, Lamias M. Social Science Computer Review 2001;19(2):146-162.

Computer assisted interviewing.
Couper M, Hansen SE 2001.

The promises and perils of web surveys.
Couper M. The Challenge of the Internet 2001.

Web surveys: a review of issues and approaches.
Couper M. Public Opinion Quarterly 2000.

Usability evaluation of computer assisted survey instruments.
Couper M. Social Science Computer Review 2000;18(4):384-96.

Completion of self-administered questionnaires in a sex survey.
Couper M, Stinson L. The Journal of Sex Research 1999;36(4):321-30.

The application of cognitive science to computer assisted interviewing.
Couper M. Cognition and Survey Research 1999.

A comparison of mail and e-mail for a survey of employees in federal statistical agencies.
Couper M, Blair J, Triplett T. Journal of Official Statistics 1999;15(1):39-56.

The history and development of computer assisted survey information collection.
Couper M, Nicholls WL. Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection 1998.

Participation in the decennial census: politics, privacy, pressures.
Couper M, Singer E, Kulka RA. American Politics Quarterly 1998;26(1):59-80.

Survey introductions anddData quality
Couper M. Public Opinion Quarterly 1997;61(2):317-38.

Contact-level influences on cooperation in face-to-face surveys.
Groves RM, Couper M. Journal of Official Statistics 1996;12(1):63-83.

Social environmental impacts on survey cooperation.
Couper M, Groves RM. Quality and Quantity 1996;30:173-88.

Evaluation of a computer-assisted self-interview (CASI) component in a CAPI survey.
Couper M, Rowe B. Public Opinion Quarterly 1996;60:89-105.

Theoretical motivation for post-survey nonresponse adjustment in household surveys
Groves RM, Couper M. Journal of Official Statistics 1995;11(1):93-106.

Related households, mail handling, and returns to the 1990 census.
Couper M, Mathiowetz NA. International Journal for Public Opinion Research 1995;7(2):172-7.

Interviewer attitudes toward computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI).
Couper M, Burt G. Social Science Computer Review 1994;12(1):38-54.

The impact of privacy and confidentiality concerns on survey participation: the case of the 1990 census.
Singer E, Mathiowetz NA, Couper M. Public Opinion Quarterly 1993;57(4):465-82.

Understanding the decision to participate in a survey.
Groves RM, Cialdini RB, Couper M. Public Opinion Quarterly 1992;56(4):475-95.

Developing systematic procedures for monitoring in a centralized telephone facility.
Couper M, Holland L. Journal of Official Statistics 1992;8(1):63-76.

The role of the interviewer in survey participation.
Couper M, Groves RM. Survey Methodology 1992;18(2):263-77.

Interviewer reactions to alternative hardware for computer-assisted personal interviewing
Couper M, Groves RM. Journal of Official Statistics 1992;8(2):201-10.

South Africans= Perceptions of Political Reform
Rhoodie NJ, Couper M. South Africa: The Challenge of Reform 1988.

White attitudes towards desegregation.
Couper M, Rhoodie NJ. South Africa: The Challenge of Reform 1988.

Whites perceptions of the fundamental issues surrounding the election of 6 May 1987.
Rhoodie NJ, Couper M. South African Election 1987 1987.

White perceptions of socio political change in South Africa.
Rhoodie NJ, DeKock CP, Couper M. South Africa: A Plural Society In Transition 1985.

Black views on socio political change in South Africa.
DeKock CP, Rhoodie NJ, Couper M. South Africa: A Plural Society In Transition 1985.

Indian attitudes towards the new constitutional dispensation and related issues.
Couper M, DeKock CP. South Africa: A Plural Society In Transition 1985.

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Couper M, Hawley ST. Academic Emergency Medicine.

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