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Robin Kaplan

Robin Kaplan  

Robin L. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Research Psychologist, Office Of Survey Methods Research
  • University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D., Psychology and Social Behavior
  • University of California, Irvine, 2009, M.A., Social Ecology
  • University of California, San Diego, 2006, B.A., Experimental Psychology
Fields of Interest:
  • Survey design
  • Cognitive sources of measurement error
  • Experimental and qualitative research methods
  • Mode effects
  • Memory retrieval and context effects
  • Usability
  • Respondent burden
Professional Experience:
  • Research Psychologist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013 – present
Selected Publications and Working Papers
  • Kaplan, R.L., Holzberg, J., Eckman, S. and Geisen, D. (2022). Introduction to Special Issue on Respondent Burden. Journal of Official Statistics.

  • Earp, M., Kaplan, R.L., & Toth D. (2022). Modelling the Relationship between Proxy Measures of Respondent Burden and Survey Response Rates in a Household Panel Survey. Journal of Official Statistics Special Issue on Respondent Burden.

  • Kaplan R. L. & Edgar  J. (2020). Multi-mode question pretesting: Using traditional cognitive interviews and online testing as complementary methods in Survey Methods: Insights from the Field, Special issue: ‘Advancements in Online and Mobile Survey Methods’:

  • Kaplan, R. L., and Yu, E. (2020). Exploring the Mind of the Interviewer: Findings from Research with Interviewers to Improve the Survey Process. Chapter published in Interviewer Effects from a Total Survey Error Perspective, Edited by Olson, K., Smyth, J. D., Dykema, J., Holbrook, A. L., Kreuter, F., & West, B. T. CRC Press.

  • Kaplan, R. L., Kopp, B., Phipps, P. (2019). Contrasting Stylized Questions of Sleep with Diary Measures from the American Time Use Survey. Advances in Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing. Edited by P. Beatty, D. Collins, L. Kaye, J. Padilla, G. Willis, and A. Wilmot. Wiley.

  • Holzberg, J., Ellis, R., Kaplan, R. L., Virgil, M., and Edgar, J. (2019).  Can They and Will They? Exploring Proxy Response of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Current Population Survey. Journal of Official Statistics Special Issue on LGBT Populations.

  • Yu, E., Fobia, A. C., Graber, J., Holzberg, J., Kaplan, R. L., Kopp, B., & Scanlon, P. (2019). White Paper: Experiences Using Online Testing to Support Survey-Methods Research and Pre-Testing in the Federal Government. 

  • Kaplan, R. L., Levine, L. J., Lench, H. C., & Safer, M. A. (2016). Forgetting feelings: Opposite biases in reports of the intensity of past emotion and mood. Emotion16(3), 309.

  • Van Damme, I., Kaplan, R. L., Levine, L. J., & Loftus, E. F. (2016). Emotion and false memory: How goal-irrelevance can be relevant for what people remember. Memory, 1-13.

  • Kaplan, R. L., Van Damme, I., Levine, L. J., & Loftus, E. F. (2016). Emotion and false memory. Emotion Review8(1), 8-13.

  • Mockovak, W., & Kaplan, R. L. (2015). Comparing Results from Telephone Reinterview with Unmoderated, Online Cognitive Interviewing. In Proceedings of the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference.

  • Hughes, S., Lyddy, F., Kaplan, R. L., Nichols, A. L., Miller, H., Saad, C. G., & Lynch, A. J. (2015). Highly Prevalent but Not Always Persistent Undergraduate and Graduate Student’s Misconceptions about Psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 42(1), 34-42.

  • Hughes, S., Lyddy, F., & Kaplan, R.L. (2013). The impact of language and response format on student endorsement of psychological misconceptions. Teaching of Psychology, 40(1), 31-37.

  • Levine, L. J., Lench, H. C., Kaplan, R. L., & Safer, M. A. (2012). Accuracy and artifact: Reexamining the intensity bias in affective forecasting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology103(4), 584.

  • Kaplan, R. L., Van Damme, I., & Levine, L. J. (2012). Motivation matters: Differing effects of pre-goal and post-goal emotions on attention and memory. Frontiers in psychology3, 404.

Last Modified Date: October 5, 2022