Stephanie Eckman conducts research into the best ways to collect and analyze survey data. She is especially interested in data quality and using data to answer important questions about society. Her research focuses on frame creation and sample selection methods, the use of geographic information technology in surveys, and how respondent and interviewer motivations affect the data we collect.
Dr. Eckman came to RTI in 2015. Since joining RTI, she has led a project to design a new panel survey in Chile and has worked with UNICEF surveys in Africa through Statistics Without Borders.
Previously, she held various academic and research positions in both the United States and Germany, at the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg, Germany, and the National Opinion Research Center. She has taught sociology at the University of Mannheim in Germany and survey statistics and survey methods around the world. She is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, European Survey Research Association, American Statistical Association, and the World Association for Public Opinion Research.