Mick Couper, MSS, PhD, MA



Mick Couper is a Research Professor in the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, at the University of Michigan, and in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He holds a masters in social science from the University of Cape Town, an MA in applied social research from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Sociology from Rhodes University, South Africa.
Mick's research focuses on methods for improving surveys, in particular issues relating to non-response and the use of technology for survey data collection. Currently he’s working on the design and implementation of instruments for data collection via the Internet. Mick's personal interests include travel (especially involving trains) and digital photography.

Recent 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.

Recent Press Coverage:

The DECISIONS Study in the news
October 17, 2010

Doctors often take the decider role, to patients' detriment
USA Today - February 23, 2009

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