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İPEK BİLGEN

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Survey Research and Methodology, 2011

M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Survey Research and Methodology, 2006

B.S. Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, Statistics, 2004



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Research Methodologist September 2011 – present

    European Commercial Firms (SECF) Study. Survey Director/Methodology Lead, 08/16-present

  • Managing finances and the project schedule, and monitoring expenditures

  • Direct contact with the client (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business): Coordinating kick-off meeting and project meetings, developing respondent recruitment and data collection plans communicating any potential issues and suggested solutions, providing data collection updates via presenting key indicators

  • Revising the questionnaire from the client, provide recommendations

  • Designing survey recruitment email with client revisions

  • Preparing IRB protocol and working with IRB on revisions

  • Coordinate translations through a vendor (language innovations)

  • Overseeing Web questionnaire programming and design in Voxco A4S

  • Coordinating testing and production of the Web questionnaire

  • Overseeing sample frame construction (revising the sample file which includes half a million email addresses for 35 countries)          

  • Implementing data collection via email invitations, coordinating releasing batches of samples in Voxco A4S.

  • Producing and reviewing weekly reports to monitor web data collection

  • Once the web data collection is completed, writing and implementing programs for data management, cleaning, and analyses

    GSS Internet and Multi-mode Experiments: Survey Director/Methodology Lead, 10/15-present

  • Designing the Web, CATI prompt, and SAQ instruments using the selected items from the face-to-face GSS study and working with Principle Investigator (Tom Smith) on reviews and revisions

  • Overseeing Web and CATI instrument programming and design in Voxco (VCC)

  • Coordinating testing and production of the Web and CATI instruments with project’s Technology Questionnaire Analyst (TQA)

  • Overseeing sample frame construction (working with vendors)           

  • Preparing IRB protocol and working with IRB on revisions

  • Managing finances and the project schedule, and monitoring expenditures

  • Creating survey contact materials (e.g.  Survey invitation letters/emails, thank you postcards and reminder letters/emails) and working with PI on revisions

  • Implementing data collection and coordinating with the vendor (Press America) on printing & mailing web survey invitation letters, thank you postcards, reminder letters, and self-administered questionnaires (along with pre-data collection incentives)

  • Overseeing CATI data collection and receipt control, coordinating with TSSO Production Manager (Ed Sipulski) on CATI data collection

  • Coordinating the self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) data entry and working with TSSO and the vendor (DSI) on SAQ booklet shipments, data entry, and data delivery

  • Producing and reviewing weekly reports to monitor CATI and SAQ data collection

  • Writing and implementing programs for data management, cleaning, and analyses. Writing a methodological and expenditure report with the PI  

    Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) Survey. Survey Methodologist, 1/12-present.

  • Methodology Report: Managing, re-designing, and writing the SED Methodology Report. Production of analyses tables for several chapters of the report and managing the QC assignments and tasks for these tables. Supervising the “other specify” and “respondent comments” coding and 508 compliance formatting of the report. Leading the efforts to create new coding schemes. Communicating with client (National Science Foundation) for chapter-by-chapter revisions.

  • File Preparation and Data Suppression: Working in a research group which is involved in DRF (Delivery Record File) preparation and review for our annual data delivery. Creating automated reports and processes to monitor potential data processing issues. Implementing data suppression via Tau-Argus software for several SED deliverables (including SR, SEI, USDE, DST, and WMPD Tables) and managed the QC assignments and tasks for the suppressed tables.

  • Institution Eligibility: Providing analyses for the research task within SED which examines Institution Eligibility Criteria for the institutions to be included in the SED. As part of this task, examining what would happen if we put in minimum threshold requirements for institutions to be included in the SED. Specifically, consulting with the team regarding analyses and to producing detailed analyses tables for the reports.

  • Field of Study Review: The NSF identifies new fields of study through the ways that doctoral recipients describe their degrees. To be considered as a new or emerging field, NORC identifies if the field description is growing via reviewing the data from previous three SED rounds. In this review my role was to identify emerging fields and putting together final recommendations for NSF’s review for the 2016-17 SED questionnaires.

  • Questionnaire Testing: Created automated reports to implement quality assurance checks for the SED instrument and test data. The instrument testing includes examination of the variable and questionnaire updates, code frame updates, checking test and production data via reviewing frequencies for abnormalities in the raw output datasets for each data collection mode.

  • Experiment Proposals: Submitting proposals for client review in order to implement questionnaire and visual design experiments in the SED survey. Currently, working on proposal ideas to implement in the 2015 SED web questionnaire.

    Delaware Contraceptives Access Now (DE-CAN): Methodology Expert, 07/16-present

  • Provide guidance on designing questionnaires for each survey mode

  • Revising the questionnaire from the client

  • Preparing cognitive interview protocols, overseeing cognitive interviews

  • Producing memos on the web questionnaire revisions, drive the discussion of the memo in client meetings, respond to client’s questions and concerns. Working with the client on reviews and revisions of the web instrument

  • Overseeing Web questionnaire programming and design in Voxco A4S

  • Coordinating testing and production of the Web questionnaire with project’s Technology Questionnaire Analysts (TQAs)

  • Overseeing self-administered booklet design

  • Provide consultation relating to study design and multimode design

  • As needed, coordinating with the vendor (Press America) on printing & mailing web survey invitation letters, thank you postcards, reminder letters, and self-administered questionnaires (along with pre-data collection incentives)

  • Producing and reviewing weekly reports to monitor web and SAQ data collection

  • Providing data collection updates via presenting key indicators to the client

  • Coordinate multi-mode data management and produce reports

    NORC Web Initiative Project. Survey Methodologist and Manager. 9/12-present. Assisting PI with the publication papers and/or reports related to web research via reviewing literature, writing sections of publication papers, as well as producing budgets reports and estimates for internal studies. Directing the following internal studies that are produced within the web initiative umbrella:

    2015 Health, Family Life, and Relationship (HFLR) Survey. Survey Director, 1/15 –present. Managing finances and the project schedule, and monitoring expenditures. Developing and designing the Web and SAQ questionnaires and working with Principle Investigator (PI) on reviews and revisions. Overseeing questionnaire programming and design in Voxco. Creating survey contact materials (e.g. Survey invitation letters/emails, thank you postcards and reminder letters/emails). Overseeing sample frame construction. Preparing IRB protocol and working with PI on IRB reviews. Monitoring data collection and working with the vendor (Press America) on survey invitation (along with pre-incentive and card stock insert), thank you postcard, and reminder letter mailing, as well as self-administered questionnaires (along with pre-data collection incentives). Coordinating the self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) data entry and working with TSSO and the vendor (DSI) on SAQ booklet shipments, data entry, and data delivery. Producing and reviewing weekly reports to monitor data collection. Once the data collection is completed, writing and implementing programs for data management, cleaning, and analyses. Writing a methodological report with PI.

    Sequence and Mode of Contact Experiments (A Healthy Illinois Survey). Survey Director, 1/13 –present. Managing finances and the project schedule, and monitoring expenditures. Developing and designing the Web, CATI, and SAQ questionnaires and working with Principle Investigator (PI) on reviews and revisions. Overseeing questionnaire programming and design in Voxco. Creating survey contact materials (e.g. Survey invitation letters/emails, thank you postcards and reminder letters/emails) and working with PI on revisions. Overseeing sample frame construction. Preparing IRB protocol and working with PI on IRB reviews. Monitoring data collection and working with the vendor (Press America) on survey invitation (along with pre-incentive and card stock insert), thank you postcard, and reminder letter mailing, as well as self-administered questionnaires (along with pre-data collection incentives). Overseeing CATI data collection and receipt control, coordinating with TSSO Production Manager on CATI data collection. Coordinating the self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) data entry and working with TSSO and the vendor (DSI) on SAQ booklet shipments, data entry, and data delivery. Producing and reviewing weekly reports to monitor data collection. Writing and implementing programs for data management, cleaning, and analyses. Overseeing data weighting and imputation. Writing a methodological and expenditure reports with PI.

    Health and Social Life Study (Targeted Sampling and Recruitment through Social Media and Search Engines: Examination of innovative non-probability sampling approaches). Survey Director, 5/14 –12/14. Producing data collection plan, schedule, and budget/cost estimates. Managing finances and the project schedule, and monitoring expenditures, Coordinating Web questionnaire development and design, working with PI on reviews and revisions, and finalizing the Web Questionnaire for programming. Overseeing Web questionnaire programming and coordinating testing and production of the Web questionnaire with project’s Technology Questionnaire Analyst (TQA). Preparing IRB protocol and working with PI on IRB reviews. Coordinating with TSSO for the post-data collection cash incentive mailings and receipt control for the undelivered and/or returned incentives. Creating and designing incentive mailing materials. Implementing data collection and coordinating with Facebook, Google, and Twitter on survey ad design, targeted audience, and client accounts which will enable us to monitor expenditure, daily reports, and update the ads if needed. Producing and reviewing weekly reports to monitor data collection,

    Internet Sampling Experiments (2012 and 2013 NORC Technology Survey). Survey Director, 1/12-06/13. Managed the internet sampling experiments under the supervision of Kirk Wolter. This project is also is a part of web initiative efforts. Managed and monitored the data collection process, analysis, and expenditure for four online respondent recruitment experiments (email blast, ABS, Google and Facebook). Monitored and organized the data collection and analyses for all of the experiments. Wrote and implemented programs for data management (including data cleaning, weighting and imputation) and analyses. Created methodological and expenditure reports for this study. Presented the findings from this study at the 2012 NORC Innovation Days and at the 2013 AAPOR annual conference.

    Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) Experiments. Survey Methodologist, 1/13-12/13. Produced a document which detailed the sample plan and analysis design for four potential experiments for client review. The analyses plan included sections on study background, theoretical justification, hypotheses, sample selection/allocation and stratification, experimental design and protocol, along with analysis plan. The proposed experiments have been approved by the client (National Science Foundation). After the data collection was completed, I have been involved in data analyses and writing experiment reports. As a result of these analyses, we produced two reports currently under client review and have presented two papers at the 2014 AAPOR conference.

    Research on Firearms and Violence. Survey Methodologist. 4/13-5/13. Contributing to methodological section of a technical proposal for the Research on Firearms and Violence. Specifically, worked on sections regarding analyses plan for key research questions and implemented experiments for this research proposal.

    Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health across the U.S. Risk Factor Survey (REACH). Survey Methodologist. 10/11-10/12. Created automated weekly monitoring reports to identify potential data collection issues, to highlight potential outliers for three experiments related to effectiveness of CATI and SAQ contact materials as well as effectiveness of second SAQ mailings (from 01/18/2012 until 10/16/2012). Updated and implemented codes during the frame construction process. In addition, participated in research related to coverage bias and implications for REACH (which turned into JSM presentations and proceedings).

    American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Project. Survey Methodologist, 10/11-1/12. Worked on Questionnaire Development for the Patient Blood Management (PBM) section of the AABB surveys.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Survey Research and Methodology Program (SRAM), LINCOLN, NE

Graduate Teaching Assistant January 2010 – May 2011

  • Professional Development Seminar (Fall, 2010 and Spring 2011): Instructed and graded students in an introductory level SRAM course.

  • Questionnaire Design Course (Spring, 2010): Instructed students in a graduate level SRAM course. Maintained office hours to assist students with assignments.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Gallup Research Center, LINCOLN, NE

Graduate Research Assistant January 2005 – May 2011

  • Project Manager of the Research Project on Event History Calendar Methodology: Managed verbal behavior coding and code development project, worked and led data management and analyses regarding the effectiveness of interviewing approaches between Event History Calendars and Conventional Standardized Questionnaire Surveys and examination of interviewer effects on respondents’ behaviors.

  • Survey Methodologist and Data Analyst of the Research Project on Event History Calendar (worked with Dr. Robert F. Belli on several papers): Conducted logistic multilevel analyses in order to explain how interviewer and respondent verbal behaviors impact response accuracy in retrospective reports in Event History Calendars and Conventional Standardized Questionnaire Surveys. Analyzed and compared the interviewer effect on response accuracy for Event History Calendar and Conventional Standardized Questionnaire surveys.

  • Worked as a data analyst in “Voter Validation” project directed by Dr. Allan McCutcheon and Dr. Robert F. Belli: Categorical data analysis of datasets of the British and National Electoral Studies (which led to several conference presentations and papers).

  • Worked as a member of research team working with Dr. Janet Harkness in “Translation Assessment in Cross-Cultural Surveys” and worked on Guidelines for translation assessments.

  • Worked as SRAM Seminar Organizer: Coordinated the topics and the speakers for professional seminars in SRAM, contacted the speakers and organized the seminar schedule.

  • Worked as a research assistant on “ISSP Grant Proposal” with Dr. Janet Harkness: Wrote sections of a research proposal on answer scales and using advance translation on answer scales.

  • Participated as a survey methodologist and data analyst in “Survey for the Nebraska Children Home Society Foundation and the Friendship Home” project.

ZUMA (Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen–Centre for Survey Research and Methodology), Mannheim, Germany

Research Intern June 2006 – July 2006

  • Worked on International Social Survey Program (ISSP) Data Wizard and ISSP Background variable documentation

  • Worked on data analyses and sections of an upcoming book chapter on survey methodology.

  • Worked on European Social Survey (ESS) Translation Templates and ESS Frequently Asked Questions on the translation issues.

  • Reviewed translations of the World Mental Health (WMH) Turkish Questionnaires.

PUBLICATIONS

Stern, M. J., Bilgen, I., McClain, C., and Hunscher, B. (forthcoming) Effective Sampling from Social Media Sites and Search Engines for Web Surveys: Demographic and data quality differences in surveys of Google and Facebook users. Social Science Computer Review. Accepted Manuscript.

Stern, M. J., Sterrett, D. and Bilgen, I. (2016) The Effects of Grids on Web Surveys Completed with Mobile Devices. Social Currents. 3(3): 217-233. (http://scu.sagepub.com/content/3/3/217)

Stern, M. J., Bilgen, I., and Dillman, D. A. (2014). The State of Survey Methodology in the 2010s: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Optimal Solutions in the Era of the Tailored Design. Field Methods.  Online Access. (http://fmx.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/05/1525822X13519561.abstract)

Belli R. F., Bilgen I., and Baghal, T. (2013). Memory, Communication, and Data Quality in Calendar Interviews. Public Opinion Quarterly, 77 (S1): 194-219. (http://poq.oxfordjournals.org/content/77/S1/194.abstract)

Stern, M. J., Bilgen, I., and Rookey, B. D. (2012). Toward Understanding Response Sequence in Check-All-That-Apply Web Survey Questions: A Research Note with Results from Client-Side Paradata and Implications for Smartphone Question Design. Survey Practice, 5(4). (http://surveypractice.org/index.php/SurveyPractice/article/view/30)



Bilgen, I., English, N., and Fiorio, L. (2012) Coverage Bias in Mixed-Mode Surveys that use Enhanced ABS Frames. Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, ASA. (http://www.amstat.org/sections/srms/proceedings)

English, N., Bilgen, I., and Fiorio, L. (2012) Coverage Implications of Targeted Lists for Rare Populations. Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, ASA. (http://www.amstat.org/sections/srms/proceedings)

Belli, R. F., Agrawal, S., and Bilgen, I. (2012). Health status and disability comparisons between CATI calendar and conventional questionnaire instruments. Quality and Quantity, 46(3), 813-828.  (http://www.springerlink.com/content/m57700847055153k/). 

English, N., O’Muircheartaigh, C., Dekker, K., Bilgen, I., Fiorio, L., Clausen, M. and Brooks, T. (2012) Predicting When to Adopt Given Frame Construction Methods: Modeling Coverage and Cost Benefits. Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, ASA (http://www.amstat.org/sections/srms/proceedings)

Olson, K., and Bilgen, I. (2011). The Role of Interviewer Experience on Acquiescence. Public Opinion Quarterly, 75(1), 99-114. (http://poq.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/02/16/poq.nfq067.abstract)

Bilgen, I., and Belli, R. F. (2010). Comparison of Verbal Behaviors between Calendar and Standardized Conventional Questionnaires. Journal of Official Statistics, 26(3), 481-505.
 (http://www.jos.nu/Articles/abstract.asp?article=263481)

Miller, D., Steele, C., Bilgen, I. and Belli, R. F. (2009). Health Status Measurement via Event History Calendars vs. Conventional Questionnaires: “Long Time, No Status Change”. Proceedings of American Statistical Association, Survey Research Methodology Section


(http://www.amstat.org/sections/srms/proceedings/y2009/Files/400069.pdf)

Harkness, J, Pennell, B. E., Villar, A., Gebler, N., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S. and Bilgen, I. (2008). Translation Procedures and Translation Assessment in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative.In Kessler, R.C.; Üstün, T.B. (eds.), The WHO World Mental Health Surveys – Global Perspectives on the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders, pp. 91-113, New York: Cambridge University Press. (http://www.amazon.com/WHO-World-Mental-Health-Surveys/dp/0521884195#reader_0521884195)



REPORTS

Bilgen, I., Latter, M. A., Bowman, M., et al. Methodology Report for the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), Academic Years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. NORC at the University of Chicago.

Bilgen, I., Brown, S. M., and Nielsen, E. (2014). 2013 Survey of Doctorate Recipients Contacting Protocol Experiment Results. Submitted to National Science Foundation.

Nielsen, E., Gebhardt, Z., Bilgen, I. and Grigorian, K. (2014). 2013 Survey of Doctorate Recipients Experimental Revision of Contact Person Information Request in Web and CATI Modes. Submitted to National Science Foundation.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS

Bilgen, I., Stern, M., and Sterrett, D. (2016) Question Grouping and Matrices in Web Surveys. Presented at the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET2) in Miami, FL.

Bilgen, I., Ventura, I. and Fontes, A. (2016) Recruitment of Targeted Populations via Social Media: Examination of Nonprobability Based Sampling Approaches. Presented at the 71st Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Austin, Texas.

English, N., Ventura, I., Bilgen, I., and Stern, M. (2016) Spatial Modeling through GIS to Reveal Error Potential in Survey Data: Where, What, and How Much. Presented at the 71st Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Austin, Texas.

Ventura, I., Bilgen, I., and Stern, M. (2016) Mode and Eligibility Rates in a Dual-mode Web and Mail Survey. Presented at the 71st Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Austin, Texas.

Bilgen, I., Stern, M. J. and Sterrett, D. (2015) Exploring Nonresponse and Coverage in a Web Study. Presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Hollywood, Florida.  

Ventura, I., English, N., Bilgen, I. and Stern, M. J. (2015) Where Does the Platform Matter: The Impact of Geographic Clustering in Device Ownership and Internet Access in Web Surveys. Presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Hollywood, Florida.  



English, N., Ventura, I., Bilgen, I. and Stern, M. J. (2015) Elements of Non-Response across Mode in ABS Surveys: The Use of GIS-Based Modeling to Understand the Importance of Space. Presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Hollywood, Florida.  

Sterrett, D., Stern, M. J., Rugg G., Raker, E., Baek, J., and Bilgen, I. (2015) The Effects of Grids on Web Surveys Completed with Mobile Devices. Presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Hollywood, Florida.  

Bilgen, I. and Stern, M. J. (2014) Question Grouping and Matrices in Web Surveys: Using Response and Auxiliary Data to Examine Question Grouping Decisions. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Anaheim, CA.  

Stern, M. J., Bilgen, I., and Wolter, K. M. (2014) Do Sequence and Mode of Contact Impact Response Rates for Web Only Surveys? Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Anaheim, CA.  

Bilgen, I., Brown, S. M., Nielsen, E., and Milan, L (2014)  Belt and Suspenders: Evaluating the Efficacy of Sending Initial Contacts via Email Only vs. USPS Letter-Plus-Email to Online Responders in the Survey of Doctorate Recipients. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Anaheim, CA.  

Groenhout B, Bilgen, I., and Latter M. A. (2014) After the Breakoff Part 2: Converting Breakoffs to Completes. Presented at the 48th International Field Directors Conference (IFD&TC) in Pasadena, CA.

Bilgen, I., Stern, M. J., and Wolter, K. M. (2013) How Do Different Sampling Techniques Perform in a Web-Only Survey? Results from a Comparison of a Random Sample Email Blast to an Address Based Sampling Approach. Presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Boston, MA.

Stern, M. J., Bilgen, I. and Wolter, K. M. (2013) Can We Effectively Sample from Social Media Sites? Results from Two Sampling Experiments. Presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Boston, MA.

Groenhout B, Bilgen, I., and Latter M. A. After the Breakoff: Converting Breakoffs to Completes and the Effects on Data Quality. Presented at the 47th International Field Directors Conference (IFD&TC) in Providence, MA.

Fiorio, L., Stern, M. J., English, N., and Bilgen, I., (2013) Are Response Rates to a Web-Only Survey Spatially Clustered? Presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Boston, MA.

Bilgen, I., English, N. and Fiorio, L. (2012). Coverage Bias in Mixed-Mode Surveys that use Enhanced ABS Frames. Presented at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego, CA.

English, N., Bilgen, I. and Fiorio, L (2012). Coverage Implications of Targeted Lists for Rare Populations. Presented at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego, CA. 



Bilgen, I., Copeland, K. R., Santibanez, T. A., and Davis N. (2012). Examination of Recall Error in Reports of H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccination. Presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Orlando, FL.   

English, N., O’Muircheartaigh, C., Dekker, K., Bilgen, I., Fiorio, L., Clausen, M. and Brooks, T.  (2012) Predicting When to Adopt Given Frame Construction Methods: Modeling Coverage and Cost Benefits.  Presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in Orlando, FL.   



Bilgen, I. (2011). Interviewer and Respondent Communication: Exploring CATI Interviews. Presented at the 2011 NORC Innovation Days; Chicago, IL.

Bilgen, I.; Belli, R. F. (2011). The Effect of Interviewer Experience on Response Errors in Standardized and Calendar Interviews. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); Phoenix, AZ.

Stange, M.; Bilgen, I.; Harkness, J. A. (2011) Toward a systematic review of literature on cultural and linguistic groups described as 'hard-to-reach' International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design & Implementation (CSDI). London, UK.



Bilgen, I.; Belli, R. F. (2010). Impact of Interviewer and Respondent Verbal Behaviors on Data Quality in Different Interviewing Techniques. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); Chicago, IL.

Bilgen, I.; Belli, R. F.; Olson, K. (2009). Within-study Interviewer Experience and Verbal Behaviors that occur during an interview. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); Hollywood, Florida.

Miller, D.; Stele, C.; Bilgen I.; Belli, R. F. (2009). Flexibility and Structure in Health Status Measurement via Event History Calendars: “Long Time, No Status Change.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); Hollywood, Florida.

Miller, D., Tang, G., Belli, R. F., and Bilgen I. (2008). A Comparison of Event History Calendar and Conventional Interviews of Life Course Health Status via Don't Know Responses and Related Probes. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR); Chicago, IL.

Bilgen, I.; Belli, R. F. (2008). Do Different Interviewing Techniques & Different Interviewer and Respondent Characteristics Impact the Quality of Retrospective Reports? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); New Orleans, LA.

Kephart, K.; Kaminska, O.; Rao, K.; Bilgen, I. (2008). Mode, Measurement, and Mayhem: A Closer Look at Measurement Error in Mixed Mode Study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); New Orleans, LA.

Belli, R. F; Bilgen, I. (2008). CATI Event History Calendar and Conventional Questionnaire Methods: Retrospective Reports of Health Status. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); New Orleans, LA.

Bilgen, I.; Belli, R. F.; Marincic; J. (2007). What is the impact of different interviewing methods? : A verbal behavior comparison between calendar and standardized interviews. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR); Chicago, IL.

Bilgen, I.; Scholz, E. (2007). Cross-National Harmonisation of Socio-Demographic Variables in the International Social Survey Program (ISSP). Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); Anaheim, California.

Marincic, J.; Belli R. F.; Bilgen I. (2007). Everybody’s Talkin’: The impact of verbal behaviors in conventional and event-history calendar interviews. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); Anaheim, California.



McCutcheon, A.; Bilgen, I.; Bautista, R.; Belli, R. F. (2007). Social Desirability, Faulty Memory, and Satisficing in Vote Over-Reporting: A Cross-National Comparison of the American and British Electorates. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); Anaheim, California.

Bilgen, I.; Scholz, E. (2006). Cross-National Harmonisation of Socio-Demographic Variables in the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) Annual Conference; Chicago, IL.

Bilgen, I.; McCutcheon, A.; Belli, R. F.; Bautista, R. (2006). Vote Over-Reporting in British General Elections. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR); Montreal, Canada.

Bilgen, I.; McCutcheon, A.; Bautista, R. (2005). Understanding Vote Over-Reporting, A Case Study: British General Elections 1992, 1997 and 2001. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR); Chicago, IL.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Turkish – native fluent; English – fluent; German – basic

COMPUTER SKILLS

SAS, SPSS (Data Management and Statistical Analysis) – Advanced

Mplus (Statistical Analysis) – Advanced

MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, Power Point) – Advanced

Harvard Graphics (Professional Presentations and Graphics) – Advanced

IVEWARE (Statistical Analysis that accounts for complex sample design) – Intermediate

Minitab, Stata, R (Statistical Analysis) – Basic

Turbo Pascal (Programming Language) – Basic

HONORS & AWARDS

2015 Idea Lab Awards (Rounds 1 and 2), NORC at the University of Chicago. Awarded two grants by NORC’s Idea Lab to examine best practices for recruiting samples using non-probability based methods.
2015 NORC Working Paper Grant: Stipend to work on academic research for journal publication.
2014 Employee Recognition Award, NORC at the University of Chicago.
Cannell Fund Award (2009-2010). Awarded a grant of $9,377 in support of dissertation research by Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan (http://home.isr.umich.edu/education/fellowships-awards/the-charles-cannell-fund-in-survey-methodology/).
Research and Teaching Assistantship (2007-2011), with full Academic Scholarship (by Gallup Institute), funded during Ph.D. in the Survey Research & Methodology (SRAM) Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Research Assistantship (2005-2006), with full Academic Scholarship (by Gallup Institute), funded during M.S. in the Survey Research & Methodology (SRAM) Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

PEER-REVIEWING SERVICE

Field Methods

Information, Communication, and Society

Journal of Official Statistics

Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology

National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal Review

Public Opinion Quarterly

Survey Methodology

Survey Research Methods

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR)

Elected Conference Chair, 2017 (Associate Conference Chair, 2016)

Elected Secretary-Treasurer, 2015 (Associate Secretary-Treasurer, 2014)

American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)

Member of Standards Committee (May 2016 – May 2019)

Member of Membership and Chapter Relations Committee (May 2014 - May 2017)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

Elected Student Representative for the SRAM Program Committee (2009-2011)

Elected President of UNL Turkish Student Association (Spring and Fall, 2007)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

American Statistical Association (ASA) since 2006

American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) since 2005

Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) since 2005



NORC at the University of Chicago


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