Emily Geisen

Emily Geisen

Emily Geisen is a survey methodologist at RTI International with more than 10 years of experience designing methodological research studies, pretesting survey instruments, managing data collection efforts, and analyzing survey data. She is the manager of RTI’s cognitive/usability laboratory and specializes in evaluating survey instruments to improve data quality and reduce respondent burden. In her tenure at RTI, she had conducted hundreds of usability tests on a variety of projects from the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates to the 2020 Census questionnaires. She was the 2010 conference chair for the Southern Association for Public Opinion Research (SAPOR) and the 2009-2011 secretary of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association. Ms. Geisen recently developed a short course titled Introduction to Usability Testing for Survey Researchers that was taught at the 2011 annual SAPOR conference and is offered at the University of North Carolina’s Odum Institute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Survey Methodologist, RTI International, Durham, North Carolina, USA


Authors: Emily Geisen & Jennifer Romano Bergstrom Release Date: 01 Mar 2017
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