Articles by Jonathan Katz

Photo of the authorJonathan Katz works as a survey statistician in the Center for Behavioral Science Methods at the U.S. Census Bureau. His research focuses on questionnaire pretesting, including cognitive interviewing and usability testing of surveys. He earned his M.S. in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland.

Nothing Matters: Design Testing for Reporting Zero in a Web Survey

Abstract When survey respondents have nothing to report for questions asking for a quantity, they should report a lack of quantity instead of skipping the question. Reports of zero can be collected by asking respondents to check a None box. However, the effectiveness of this design has not been supported and, with the growing prevalence […] [Read More]