Articles by Rachel Horwitz

Photo of the authorRachel Horwitz works as a survey methodologist in the Demographic Statistical Methods Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. Her research focuses on experimental design, reducing measurement error, and increasing usability in web surveys. She earned her PhD 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]