Allan L. McCutcheon, Ph.D.

Allan McCutcheon

Professor, Survey Research and Methodology Program
Donald O. Clifton Chair of Survey Science
Professor, Deptartment of Statistics
Professor, Survey Research and Methodology Program
General Secretary, World Assn. for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR)
Senior Scientist, The Gallup Organization
Research Scientist, UNL Gallup Research Center
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Lincoln, NE 68588-0366
Phone: (402) 472-7793
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amccutcheon1@unl.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D. 1982; University of Chicago (Sociology)

M.A. 1977; University of Chicago (Sociology)

B.S. 1972; Iowa State University (Sociology)

Honors and Awards (selected)

  • Academic Advisory Board, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, 2010-present
  • Fellow, Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, 2007
  • Fellow, the Royal Statistical Society, 2007
  • Wildenmann Gastprofessor, German Survey Research Center, Mannheim, Germany, 2005
  • Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association, 2004
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar research grant to Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 1995-1996
  • Lindbach Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Senior Statistical Director, National Election Pool, 2008. (NEP conducts the exit polls and calls the 2008 elections for ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and the Associated Press)
  • Donald O. Clifton Chair of Survey Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996-present
  • Founding Director, Gallup Research Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996-2004
  • Founding Chair, Survey Research and Methdoology doctoral program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996-2006
  • Senior Scientist, Gallup International Research and Education Center, The Gallup Organization, 1996-present
  • Research Professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, 2001-present
  • Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003-present
  • Senior Decision-maker, National Election Pool, 2004. (NEP called the 2004 elections for ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and the Associated Press)
  • Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001-2003
  • Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996-2005
  • Instructor, European Consortium for POlitical Research's Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection, University of Essex, Colchester, England, 1990-present
  • Visiting Professor, Quantitative Analysis in the Social Sciences, Catholic University Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, 2002-present

Professional Affiliations

  • World Association for Public Opinion Research, 1984- (Life member)
  • American Statistical Association, 1984- (Life member)
  • Royal Statistical Society, 2007-present
  • Eastern Sociological Society, 1978-present
  • Midwest Sociological Association, 1983-1996
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research, 1996-present
  • Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, 1983-present
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1984-present
  • American Political Science Association, 1994-present
  • Midwest Political Science Association, 1996-present
  • International Sociological Association, 1988-present

Selected Publications

  • Olena Kaminska, Allan L. McCutcheon, and Jaak Billiet (2010) "Satisficing Among Reluctant Respondents in a Cross-National Context." Public Opinion Quarterly 74:956-984.
  • Albaghal, T. & Allan L. McCutcheon (2010) Latent Support for Sub-National Military Groups in Pakistan. Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association.
  • Rao, Kumar, Olena Kaminska, and Allan L. McCutcheon (2010) "Recruiting Probability Samples for a Multi-Mode Research Panel with Internet and Mail Components." Public Opinion Quarterly 74: 68-84.
  • Mario Callegaro, Allan L. McCutcheon, and Jack Ludwig (2010) "Who's Calling?: The Impact of Caller-ID Displays on Telephone Survey Results." Field Methods 22: 175-191.
  • Clarke, Harold D., and Allan L. McCutcheon (2009) "The Dynamics of Party Support Reconsidered." Public Opinion Quarterly 73: 704-728.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon (2008) Sampling Bias. In P. Lavrakas (ed.) Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods. Beverly Hills and London: Sage Publications.
  • Jacques A. Hagenaars and Allan L. McCutcheon (2002) Applied Latent Class Analysis. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon and Colin Mills (1998) "Modeling Categorical Data," in E. Scarbrough and E. Tannenbaum (Eds.). Research Strategies in the Social Sciences. Oxford University Press. 
  • Allan L. McCutcheon (1998) "Correspondence Analysis Used Complementary to Latent Class Analysis," in J. Blasius and M. Greenacre (Eds). Visualization of Categorical Data. New York: Academic Press. Pg. 477-488.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon and Jacques A. Hagenaars (1997) "Simultaneous Latent Class Models for Comparative Social Research," in R. Langeheine and J. Rost (Eds). Applications of Latent Trait and Latent Class Models. Waxmann. Pgs. 266-277.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon (1996) "Multiple Group Association Models with Latent Variables: An Analysis of Secular Trends in Abortion Attitudes, 1972-1988," in A. Raftery (Ed). Sociological Methodology, 1996. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell. Pgs. 79-111.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon (1996) "Models for the Analysis of Categorically-scored Panel Data." In Uwe Engel and Jost Reinecke (Eds.). Analysis of Change: Advanced Techniques in Panel Data Analysis.New York: de Gruyter. Pgs. 15-34.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon (1987) Latent Class Analysis. Beverly Hills and London: Sage Publications.
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Conference Presentations/Invited Lectures

  • AnaLucia Cordova Cazar, Francisco Lopez Burmudez, René Bautista, Lei Huang, Allan McCutcheon, and Tarek Albaghal. " Rule of Law or Rule by Optimism? The Case of the Andean Region. " World Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 11-13 May 2010, Chicago, IL.
  • Lei Huang, René Bautista, Allan McCutcheon, AnaLucia Cordova Cazar, and Tarek Albaghal. " Public Evaluation on the Leadership Performance of the United States and China in East Asia. " World Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 11-13 May 2010, Chicago, IL.
  • Tarek Albaghal, Lei Huang, AnaLucia Cordova Cazar, Allan McCutcheon, and René Bautista. " Latent Support for Sub-National Military Groups in Pakistan. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 13-16 May 2010, Chicago, IL.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon and Robert Tortora. " Beliefs and Misbeliefs About the Causes and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. " World Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 11-13 May 2010, Chicago, IL.
  • Robert Manchin, Bob Tortora, Rejesh Srinivasan, Femke De Keulenaer, Gergely Hideg, Marek Fuchs, Vasja Vehovar, and Allan McCutcheon. " A Review of Developments and Associated Challenges with the Inclusion of Cell Phone Households in Cross National RDD Surveys. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 13-16 May 2010, Chicago, IL.
  • René Bautista, AnaLucia Cordova Cazar, Allan McCutcheon, Tarek Albaghal, and Lei Huang. " Fifty Years After the ‘Civic Culture’: Insights from the Gallup World Poll, 2008-2009. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 13-16 May 2010, Chicago, IL.
  • Kumar Rao and Allan McCutcheon. " Do One-Time Inducements Help Long- Term Survey Participation? – A Case for Survival Analysis. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 13-16 May 2010, Chicago, IL.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon, René Bautista, Joe Lenski, and Clint Stevenson. "First- Time Voters in the 2008 Presidential Election. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 14-17 May 2009, Hollywood, FL.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon, Lee B. Becker, Jenny Marlar, Glenn Phelps, and Tudor Vlad. " Economic Growth and the Human Condition. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 14-17 May 2009, Hollywood, FL.
  • René Bautista, Allan L. McCutcheon, Joe Lenski, Clint Stevenson. " Latino voting patterns in the 2008 Presidential elections: Some results from NEP exit polls. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 14-17 May 2009, Hollywood, FL.
  • Joe Lenski, Clint Stevenson, Allan L. McCutcheon, René Bautista. " Questionnaire Experiments in 2008 Georgia Senate Run-off Exit Poll. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 14-17 May 2009, Hollywood, FL.
  • Clint Stevenson, Joe Lenski, Allan L. McCutcheon, René Bautista. " A Spatial Analysis of Exit Poll Interviewers During the 2008 Presidential Election. " American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 14-17 May 2009, Hollywood, FL.
  • Allan L. McCutcheon, Lee B. Becker, Jenny Marlar, Glenn Phelps, and Tudor Vlad. " Economic Growth and the Human Condition. " World Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. 11-14 September 2009, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • "Hate Crime Victimization in Contemporary Europe: An Analysis of Self-Reported Victimization from the 2005 International Crime Survey." World Association for Public Opinion Research. New Orleans, LA. May 2008.
  • "The Impact of Satisficing among Reluctant Respondents on Cross-National Survey Equivalence." World Asociation for Public Opinion Research/American Association for Public Opinion Research. New Orleans, LA. May 2008. (with Olena Kaminska and Jacques Billiet)
  • "Do Respondents Really have a Preference for Interviewing Mode?" American Association for Public Opinion Research. New Orleans, LA. May 2008. (with Wei Zeng and Olena Kaminska)
  • "Effects of Mode on Extreme Answers." American Association for Public Opinion Research. New Orleans, LA. May 2008. (with An Liu, Olena Kaminska, and Jennie Pearson)
  • "Effects of Incentives, Advance Letters, and Telephone Follow-up, in RDD Recruitment for a Consumer Research Panel." American Association for Public Opinion Reserach. New Orleans, LA. May 2008. (with Kumar Rao, Darby M. Stigler, and Olena Kaminska)
  • "Are National Boundaries Natural Boundaries for Studying European Public Opinion?" Understanding European Public Opinion. Directorate-Genreal of Communication of the European Commission. Madrid, Spain. October 27, 2006.
  • "Is Opinion Research Possible in the 21st Century?" Conference of the Century. Auditoría Democrá tica Andina. Quito, Ecuador. June 1-3, 2006.
  • "Understanding Vote Over-Reporting, A Case Study: British General Elections 1992, 1997 and 2001." American Association for Public Opinion Research. Montreal, Canada. May 2006. (with Ipek Bilgen, Rene Bautista and Robert Belli)
  • "Measurement Equivalence in the Analysis of Cross-National Surveys: A Finite Mixture Approach." World Association for Public Opinion Reserach. Montreal, Canada. May 2006.

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Secretary Treasurer, World Association for Public Opinion Research, 2007-2009
  • General Secretary, World Association for Public Opinion Research (appointed), 2004-present
  • Senior Scientist, Gallup-Europe (appointed), 2003-present
  • President, Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, 2003-2004
  • Secretary Treasurer, American Association for Public Opinion Research, 2003-2004
  • Secretary Treasurer, World Association for Public Opinion Research, 2001-2005

Service

  • Discussant, Session on "Revisiting the Likert Scale." American Association for Public Opinion Research. New Orleans, LA. May 2008.
  • Co-Organizer (with Roger Tourangeau) meeting of "Academic Programs in Survey Methdology." American Association for Public Opinion Research. Anaheim, CA. May 2007.
  • Discussant, Session on "Meta-analysis in Survey Research: Analysis of Multiple Response Rates and Other Applications." Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, WA. August 2006.