Research Psychologist, Human Factors Research Group Center for Behavioral Science Methods U.S. Census Bureau
Shelley is a Research Psychologist in the Center for Behavioral Science Methods at the U.S. Census Bureau, where she focuses on human factors and usability research. She moved to Washington, D.C. from New York City, where she completed her PhD in cognitive psychology from the New School for Social Research (NSSR). In her years at NSSR, she developed an active program of research addressing questions that cross the lines between psychology, human-computer interaction, and survey methodology. Shelley is also passionate about teaching and has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, research methods, and psycholinguistics. Outside academia, Shelley has worked as a User Interface Designer, developing automated speech recognition applications to improve user experience.
With the increasing ubiquity of smartphones, survey practice has quietly been revolutionized. Instead of conducting a phone interview or mailing a questionnaire on paper, more and more surveys are now conducted on the internet with smartphones. Online surveys on smartphones have indisputable advantages, such as convenience to respond, greater coverage, and lower cost. On the […]