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Virginia M. Lesser

Professor
Director, Survey Research Center
Department of Statistics

Virginia M. Lesser

Professor
Director, Survey Research Center
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.