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Douglas Williams

Douglas Williams  

Douglas Williams, M.S.

Senior Research Survey Methodologist , Office of Survey Methods Research
  • University of Maryland College Park, 2007, M.S., Survey Methodology
  • University of California San Diego, 2000, B.S., Psychology
Fields of Interest:
  • Survey nonresponse
  • Experimental methods and design
  • Questionnaire design
  • Qualitative testing
  • Paradata
  • Web and mobile survey design
Professional Experience:
  • Senior Research Survey Methodologist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022 -present
  • Director, Behavioral Science Research Center, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020-2022
  • Senior Survey Methodologist, Westat, 2010- 2020
Selected Publications and Working Papers
  • Yan, T. and Williams, D. (2022). Response Burden – Review and Conceptual Framework. Journal of Official Statistics, 38(4), pp.939-961.

  • Graber J.E., Williams, D., Clark, J. (2022). Comparability of in-person and web screening: Does mode affect what households report? PLoS ONE 17(10): e0277017.

  • Aikin, K. J., Sullivan, H. W., Caporaso, A., Hoverman, V., Yan, T., Williams, D., and Crafts, J. (2022). Attention to risk information in direct‐to‐consumer prescription drug print ads: An eye‐tracking study. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.

  • Williams, D., Brick, J.M., Edwards, S., and Giambo, P. (2019). Questionnaire design issues in mail surveys of all adults in a household. In P. Beatty, D. Collins, L. Kaye, J.L. Padilla, G. Willis, and A. Wilmot (Eds.), Advances in questionnaire design, development, evaluation, and testing. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

  • Williams, D., and Brick, J.M. (2018). Trends in U.S. face-to-face household survey nonresponse and level of effort. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 6(2), 186-211.

  • Tourangeau, R., Sun, H., Yan, T., Maitland, A., Rivero, G., and Williams, D. (2018). Web surveys by smartphones and tablets: Effects on data quality. Social Science Computer Review, 36(5), 542-556.

  • Tourangeau, R., Maitland, A., Rivero, G., Sun, H., Williams, D., and Yan, T. (2017). Web surveys by smartphone and tablets: Effects on survey responses. Public Opinion Quarterly, 81(4), 896-929.

  • Williams, D., Brick, J.M., Montaquila, J.M., and Han, D. (2016). Effects of Screening Questionnaire on Response in a Two-phase Postal Survey. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19(1), 51-67. [Advance online publication: 8/26/2014]

  • Brick, J.M., and Williams, D. (2013). Explaining rising nonresponse rates in cross-sectional surveys. ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 645, 36-59.

  • Montaquila, J.M., Brick, J.M., Williams, D., Kim, K., and Han, D. (2013). A Study of Two-Phase Mail Survey Data Collection Methods. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 1: 66-87.

  • Brick, J.M., Montaquila, J.M., Han, D., and Williams D. (2012). Improving Response Rates for Spanish Speakers in Two-Phase Mail Surveys Public Opinion Quarterly, 76(4): 721-732.

  • Brick, J.M., Williams, D., and Montaquila, J.M. (2011). Address-Based Sampling for Subpopulation Surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly, 75(3): 409-428.

Last Modified Date: April 28, 2023