Odum Instructor and Survey Methodologist, RTI International
Doug Currivan, a survey methodologist with RTI International, has survey research experience that covers telephone, mail, in-person, and mixed-mode data collection projects for government, academic, and not-for-profit clients. Dr. Currivan’s primary area of specialization is in telephone surveys, and his research interests include nonresponse bias in RDD surveys, improvement of survey measures through T-ACASI (telephone audio computer-assisted self-interviewing) methodology, and the impact of sample design on data collection and survey estimates. He taught a graduate-level course in survey research methods for four years at the University of Massachusetts and teaches courses titled Data Collection Methods in Survey Research at the Odum Institute of the University of North Carolina. He has given numerous professional presentations on survey methods and currently has journal articles under review on the effects of using T-ACASI methods to obtain smoking estimates among teens and the impact of declining response rates on estimates from adult tobacco surveys.