Current Students

Current Students

Certificate Students

Yukina Benitz

Ph.D.

Bio

Yukina has been employed as a Senior Customer Insights Developer at the Oriental Trading Company in Omaha. Very much on the market research side, she handles every survey Oriental Trading sends out from designing to reporting, and organize focus groups whenever there is a need. She does things such as data analysis work and builds predictive models. She manages outside research vendors when it comes to customers' voice and consolidates everything together to give data supported advice to the executive teams.


Matt Hastings

Matt Hastings

Ph.D. (Expected graduation: May 2018)
Matt.Hastings@nebraska.gov

Bio

Matt is a Ph.D. student in the Survey, Research and Methodology (SRAM) program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he is a Gallup Fellow. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research interests include survey errors of nonobservation, especially nonresponse. For his dissertation research, Mr. Hastings examines nonresponse bias in national survey conducted via SMS or “text messaging”.


Jinyoung Lee

Ph.D. (Expected graduation: May 2018)
jinyoung.lee.2012@gmail.com

Bio

Jinyoung Lee is a Ph.D. student in the program of Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM). As a Graduate Research Assistant with the UNL-Gallup Research Center, she is currently working on paradata obtained from telephone surveys to examine the interaction of interviewers and respondents.

Jinyoung earned her B.A. in Economics and Applied Statistics from Yonsei University, and her M.A. in Women’s Studies from Ewha Womans University in South Korea. Before joining the SRAM program, she participated in several research projects examining gender-related topics such as prostitution, sexual violence, migrant women, and runaway girls. In the long term, she is interested in mixed methods research on asking sensitive questions.

Journal/Conference papers presented:

  • Lee, J. & Belli, R.F. (2017). Does relation of retrieval pathways to data quality differ by self or proxy response status? Paper presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Lee, J. & Belli, R.F. (2017). Associating respondent and household characteristics with interviewing dynamics and data quality in the SIPP Event History Calendar. Paper presented at the Federal Computer-Assisted Survey Information Collection Workshops, Suitland, MD.
  • Lee, J. (2017). Event History Calendar Interviewing Dynamics and Data Quality in the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Paper presented at the Iowa State University Research Data Center Workshop, Ames, IA.
  • Lee, J. & Belli, R.F. (2016). Does relation of retrieval pathways to data quality differ by self or proxy response status? Paper presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lee, J., Seloske, B.C., Cordova Cazar, A.L., Eck, A., & Belli, R.F. (2016). Working with the SIPP-EHC Audit Trails: Sequential and Parallel Retrieval. Poster presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Lee, J., & Seloske, B.C., Belli, R.F. (2016). Using Audit Trails to Evaluate an Event History Calendar Survey Instrument. Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Lee, J., Seloske, B.C., Cordova Cazar, A.L., Eck, A., Kirchner, A., & Belli, R.F. (2016). Data Management and Analytic Use of Paradata: SIPP-EHC Audit Trails. Paper presented at the Federal CASIC Workshops, Suitland, MD.
  • Lee, J., (2016). Audit Trails, Parallel Navigation and the SIPP. Paper presented at the National Science Foundation-Census Research Network (NCRN) Fall Meeting, Suitland, MD.
  • Lee, J., & Olson, K. (2014). Effects of unfamiliar terms on Interviewer and respondent behaviors: Are subsequent items affected?. Paper presented at the 2014 Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Lee, J., & Al Baghal, T. (2013). Examining response time outliers through paradata in online panel surveys. Paper presented at the 2013 American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) conference, Boston, MA.
  • Lee, J. (2013). A cross-cultural study on depression in the Sahel region and Western Asia. Paper presented at the 2013 American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) conference, Boston, MA.
  • Powell, R. J., Córdova-Cazar, A. L., & Lee, J. (2013). An examination of question complexity through paradata. Paper presented at the 2013 American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) conference, Boston, MA.
  • Lee, J. (2013). Daily experience of depression as an indicator of societal insecurity: The Sahel and Western Asia. Paper presented at the Gallup/UNL Symposium, Omaha, NE.

Oluwafisayo Opeoluwa Adeniyan

Oluwafisayo Opeoluwa Adeniyan

Bio

Oluwafisayo is a master's student in the Survey Research and Methodology program. Before joining the program, Oluwafisayo received his Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Biochemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University and Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria respectively. Oluwafisayo is enthusiastic about the SRAM program because of his view of survey data analysis as a critically veritable tool for unbiased decision making with a multifaceted interdisciplinary application in diverse fields of business, marketing, education, governance, and healthcare. He aims to become a top research cum data analyst at the end of the program.

Publications

  • Adeniyan O.O., Ibukun E.O., Ogunbolude Y., Eseigbe M.I., (2013). Effect of Boiling on the Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Beniseed (Sesamum indicum L.). Food Science and Quality Management Vol. 11 pg. 39-48. View publication
  • Salawu Sule Ola, Eseigbe Mercy Imade, Ige Joseph Kade, Adeniyan Oluwafisayo Opeoluwa, Ogunsina Olabode Isaiah, (2014). Comparative Studies on the Antioxidant Potential of Three Medicinal Plants Commonly Used in the Treatment of Haemorrhoids. Journal of Natural Sciences Research Vol. 4, No. 1, pg 59-66. View publication
  • Eseigbe M.I., Salawu S.O., Adeniyan, O.O., (2014). Thinlayer Chromatography (TLC) and GC-MS Analysis of Some Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Haemorrhoids. Food Science and Quality Management Vol. 34, 2014. View publication

Xuan (Shawn) Dai

Xuan (Shawn) Dai

Bio

Shawn is a masters student in the Survey Research and Methodology program. As a graduate research assistant with the Department of Health and Human Services, she concentrates on enhancing consumer big data collection and analysis with survey methodology. Before joining SRAM, Shawn had 3 years professional experience as market researcher at GfK, Beijing, completed undergraduate degree of Economics at Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics.


Kyle Nelson

Kyle Nelson

(Expected graduation December 2017)

Bio

Kyle is a master’s student in the Survey Research and Methodology program. He works full-time as a Statistician for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. In his ten years in the agency, he has worked in various capacities including survey planning, interviewer training, data collection, and data analysis. He perceives the degree coursework as an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and a fresh perspective.


Anthony Shin

Anthony Shin

Bio

Anthony is a master's student in the Survey Research and Methodology program. He received his B.A. in Computer Science from Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea and his MBA degree from Thunderbird School of Global Business in Arizona. Before joining the SRAM program, he worked at Deloitte as a business consultant and at Hanwha group H.Q. as a tech-driven business strategy manager. At UNL, he is working in the Clifton Strengths Institute as a research assistant. He is interested in measurement error, non-response adjustment, and the use of technology in survey research.

Contact

anthonys.shin@huskers.unl.edu


Mengyang (Mia) Wang

Mengyang (Mia) Wang

Ph.D. (Expected graduation: May 2018)
wangm1@goldmail.etsu.edu

Bio

Mia Wang is a third-year Ph.D. student at the department of Survey Research and Methodology. Mia received her M.S. degree in SRAM at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln, completed undergraduate degree of Mass Communication and Statistics at the East Tennessee State University. Wang’s research since the 2012 is concerned with the data quality for Gallup Web Panel and Gallup World Poll including mode effects of mobile web surveys on data quality and Cross-Cultural Survey.

Journal/Conference papers presented:

  • Mengyang Wang, Williams, L., & McCutcheon, A. (2016). Grids and Mobile Web Surveys. Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Mengyang Wang & McCutcheon, A. (2016). Grids and Online Surveys: Do More Complex Grids Induce Survey Satisficing? Evidence from the Gallup Panel. Paper presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Mengyang Wang, Allan McCutcheon and Laura Allen. (2015). Grids and Online Panels: A Comparison of Device Type from a Survey Quality Perspective. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Hollywood, FL.
  • Mengyang Wang, Allan McCutcheon and Allison Burke. (2015). Culturally-Related Response Styles for Attitude Questions: A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and American Respondents. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Hollywood, FL.
  • Mengyang Wang and Allan McCutcheon. (2014). Data Quality among Devices to Complete Surveys: Comparing Personal Computers, Smartphones and Tablets. Presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR). Chicago, IL.
  • Mengyang Wang. (2014). An Investigation of Survey Satisficing among Devices to Complete a Survey: Comparing Computers and Mobile-Devices. Presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Anaheim, CA.
  • Mengyang Wang. (2014). Public Perception Changes toward Real Estate Consumption in China: A Comparative Analysis of 2006 and 2009. Presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Anaheim, CA.
  • Mengyang Wang and Allan McCutcheon. (2014). The use of Paradata on Likert-type scales. Presented at UNL/SRAM/Gallup Symposium. Omaha, NE.
  • Duane F. Shell, Ian M. Newman, Ana Lucía Córdova-Cazar, Mengyang Wang, Jill M. Heese. (2014). Driver Education and Reduced Teen Crashes and Traffic Violations. Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities.
  • Mengyang Wang, Allan McCutcheon and Leah Ruppanner. (2013). Using “Don’t Know” Response to Detect Survey Satisficing. Presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR). Chicago, IL.
  • Mengyang Wang, Allan McCutcheon and Leah Ruppanner. (2013). Research Note: “Don’t Know” Responses = Survey Satisficing? Evidence from the Gallup Panel Paradata. Presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Boston, MA.
  • Mengyang Wang and Allan McCutcheon. (2013). Public Perception Changes toward Real Estate Consumption in China . Presented at UNL/SRAM/Gallup Symposium. Omaha, NE.
  • Jin Wang, Mengyang Wang. (2010). Interpretation of the Documentary Film "Fahrenheit 911". Journal of Shandong Normal University, Second Author.
  • Mengyang Wang (2010). Pens and Environmental Pollution. Journal of Shandong Normal University.

Steve McMasters

Certificate (Expected completion: May 2018)
smcmasters2@unl.edu

Bio

Steve is a certificate student in the Survey, Research and Methodology Program. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied computer science. He recently worked on writing a computer-based survey application to administer alcohol and drug assessment surveys. He is currently working for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Institutional Research and Planning department and is a member of the UNL Insight Reporting Group.