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Virginia M. Lesser

Department Head -Statistics
Director-Survey Research Cntr
Department of Statistics

Virginia M. Lesser

Department Head -Statistics
Director-Survey Research Cntr
Department of Statistics

Background

Education

DrPh Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1992

M.S. Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1987

Research

Research Interests

  • Samping Methods
  • Survey Methodology
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Ecological Monitoring

Research Area

Data Science

Publications

  • Lesser, V. M., Newton, L. D., Yang, D., and Sifneos, J. (2016), "Mixed-mode surveys compared with single mode surveys: trends in responses and methods to improve completion," Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 31(3):7-34.
  • Harding, A. K., Stone, D., Cardenas, A., and Lesser, V. M. (2014), "Risk behaviors and self-reported illnesses among Pacific Northwest surfers," Journal of Water and Health, 13(1): 230-242.
  • McCormick, M., Baker, D., Biemer, P., Carlson, B., DiezRoux, A., Lesser, V. M., McLanahan, S., Saada, G., Stokes, S. L., Trasande, L., and Duncan, G. (2014), "The National Children's Study 2014: Commentary on a Recent National Research Council/Institute of Medicine Report," Academic Pediatrics, 14.6: 545-546.
  • Hildreth, L. A., Genschel, U., Lorenz, F. O., and Lesser, V. M. (2013), "A permutation test for correlated errors in adjacent questionnaire items," Structural Equation Modeling, 20:226-240.
  • Lin, H. M., Kim, H. Y., Williamson, J. M., and Lesser, V.M. (2012), "Estimating Agreement Coefficients from Sample Survey Data," Survey Methodology, 38(1): 63-72.