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Michael Weeks

Senior Survey Director

Mike Weeks has successfully managed numerous survey projects ranging from small local studies to large national surveys for more than 40 years. He is widely recognized as an expert project manager, and has developed and taught seminars on the management of survey research projects to a variety of federal agencies and private organizations, including a 2-day short course he taught for 12 years through the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He has conducted experiments on a variety of methodological issues in survey research and has reported his findings in numerous professional papers and publications. He has served on the editorial board of Public Opinion Quarterly and on several national expert panels, including two for the National Academies of Science.


MA, Theology, Seminary of the Southwest; BA, Religion, Davidson College.

Latest Publications

Biemer, P., Folsom, R., Kulka, R., Lessler, J., Shah, B., & Weeks, M. (2003). An evaluation of procedures and operations used by the Voter News Service for the 2000 presidential election. Public Opinion Quarterly, 67 (1):32-44.
Edwards, T.P., Suresh, R., & Weeks, M.F. (1998). Automated call scheduling: current systems and practices. In Couper, M.P. (Eds), et al., Computer-Assisted Survey Information Collection (pp. 283-306). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Decoufle, P., Holmgreen, P., Calle, E.E., & Weeks, M.F. (1991). Nonresponse and intensity of follow-up in an epidemiologic study of Vietnam-era veterans. American Journal of Epidemiology, 133 (1):83-95.
Kulka, R.A., & Weeks, M.F. (1988). Toward the development of optimal calling protocols for telephone surveys: a conditional probabilities approach. Journal of Official Statistics, 4 (4):319-332.
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  • Project Management
  • Survey Operations
  • Survey Methods