Robert F. Belli, Ph.D.

Robert Belli

Director, Survey Research and Methodology Program
and UNL Gallup Research Center
Professor, Department of Psychology

934 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0366
Phone: (402) 472-7784
Fax: (402) 472-7764
bbelli2@unl.edu


Areas of Interest

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Survey Interviewing Methodology
  • Autobiographical and Eyewitness Memory
  • Science of Verbal Reports

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 1987; University of New Hampshire (Experimental Psychology)
  • M.A. 1984; State University of New York at Geneseo (General Experimental Psychology)
  • B.A. 1977; University of Notre Dame (Philosophy)

Honors and Awards

  • Visiting Researcher, Mansholt Graduate School of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, March 2010
  • Visiting International Fellowship, Institute of Social Research, University of Surrey, Guildford, England, November 2009
  • Raymond Erickson Lecture for Distinguished Ph.D. Psychology Graduates of the University of New Hampshire, 2006
  • Outstanding Service Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Michigan, 2001-2002
  • Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Creighton University, 1991.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Psychology,Vanderbilt University, 1987 1989.
  • Dissertation Fellowship, University of New Hampshire, 1986-1987.
  • Summer Fellowship for Graduate Teaching Assistants, University of New Hampshire, 1986.
  • Most Outstanding Student Paper, Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, 1984.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research
  • Association for Psychological Science (formerly American Psychological Society)
  • The Psychonomic Society
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Midwestern Association for Public Opinion Research

Selected Publications

Book Chapters
  • Belli, R.F. (in press). Autobiographical memory dynamics in survey research. In T.J. Perfect and D.S. Lindsay (eds.), SAGE Handbook of Applied Memory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Belli, R. F., Alwin, D. F., & Stafford, F. P. (2009). The application of calendar and time diary methods in the collection of life course data. In R. F. Belli, F. P. Stafford, & D. F. Alwin (Eds.), Calendar and time diary methods in life course research (pp. 1-12). Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Belli, R. F., & Callegaro, M. (2009). The emergence of calendar interviewing: A theoretical and empirical rationale. In R. F. Belli, F. P. Stafford, & D. F. Alwin (Eds.), Calendar and time diary methods in life course research (pp. 31-52). Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Belli, R. F., James, S. A., VanHoewyk, J., & Alcser, K. H. (2009). The implementation of a computerized event history calendar questionnaire for research in life course epidemiology. In R. F. Belli, F. P. Stafford, & D. F. Alwin (Eds.), Calendar and time diary methods in life course research (pp. 225-238). Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Stafford, F. P., & Belli, R. F. (2009). Future directions in calendar and time diary methods. In R. F. Belli, F. P. Stafford, & D. F. Alwin (Eds.), Calendar and time diary methods in life course research (pp. 307-315). Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage.
Refereed Journals
  • Belli, R.F., Bilgen, I., and Al Baghal, T. (in press). Memory, communication, and data quality in calendar interviews. Public Opinion Quarterly.
  • Belli, R.F., Agrawal, S., & Bilgen, I. (2012). Health status and disability comparisons between CATI calendar and conventional questionnaire instruments. Quality and Quantity.
  • Bilgen, I., & Belli, R. F. (2010). Comparison of verbal behaviors between calendar and standardized conventional questionnaires. Journal of Official Statistics.
  • Sayles, H., Belli, R. F., & Serrano, E. (2010). Interviewer variance between event history calendar and conventional questionnaire interviews. Public Opinion Quarterly, 74, 140-153.
  • Belli, R. F., Smith, L., Andreski, P., & Agrawal, S. (2007). Methodological comparisons between CATI event history calendar and conventional questionnaire instruments. Public Opinion Quarterly. 71, 603-622.
  • Belli, R. F., Moore, S. E., & VanHoewyk, J. (2006). An experimental comparison of question formats used to reduce vote overreporting. Electoral Studies. 25, 751-759.
  • James, S. A., VanHoewyk, J., Belli, R. F., Strogatz, D. S., Williams, D. R., & Raghunathan, T. E. (2006). Lifecourse socioeconomic position and hypertension in African American men: The Pitt County study. American Journal of Public Health. 96, 812-817.
  • Nemeth, R. J., & Belli, R. F. (2006). The influence of schematic knowledge on contradictory versus additive misinformation: False memory for typical and atypical items. Applied Cognitive Psychology 20, 563-573.
  • Yoshihama, M., Gillepsie, B., Hammock, A. C., Belli, R. F., & Tolman, R. M. (2005). Does the Life History Calendar method facilitate the recall of intimate partner violence? Comparison of two methods of data collection. Social Work Research. 29, 151-163.
  • Belli, R. F., Lee, E. H., Stafford, F. P., & Chou, C-H. (2004). Calendar and question-list survey methods: Association between interviewer behaviors and data quality. Journal of Official Statistics 20, 185-218.
  • Birch, S., Sohn, W., Ismail, A. I., Lepkowski, J. M., & Belli, R. F. (2004). Willingness-to-pay for dentin regeneration in a sample of dentate adults. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 32, 210-216.
  • Ismail, A. I., Birch, S., Sohn., Lepkowski, J. M., & Belli, R. F. (2004). Utilities of dentin regeneration among insured and uninsured adults. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 32, 55-66.
  • Martyn, K. K., & Belli, R. F. (2002). Retrospective data collection using event history calendars. Nursing Research 51, 270-274.
  • Ismail, A. I., Belli, R. F., Sohn, W., & Toussiant, L. (2002). Internal consistency and reliability of a questionnaire assessing organizational innovation in two schools of dentistry. Journal of Dental Education. 66, 469-477.
  • Belli, R. F., Traugott, M. W., & Beckmann, M. N. (2001). What leads to voting overreports? Contrasts of overreporters to validated voters and admitted nonvoters in the American National Election Studies. Journal of Official Statistics. 17, 479-498.
  • Belli, R.F., Shay, W. L., & Stafford, F. P. (2001). Event history calendars and question list surveys: A direct comparison of interviewing methods. Public Opinion Quarterly. 65, 45-74. Reprinted (2008) in W. P. Vogt (Ed.), Selecting research methods (Vol 3.): Methods for coding and measuring data (pp. 384-411). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Belli, R. F., Schwarz, N., Singer, E., & Talarico, J. (2000). Decomposition can harm the accuracy of behavioral frequency reports. Applied Cognitive Psychology 14, 295-308.
  • Belli, R. F., Herzog, A. R., & Van Hoewyk, J. (1999). Scale simplification of expectations for survival: Cognitive ability and the quality of survey responses. Cognitive Technology 4, 29-38.
  • Belli, R. F., Traugott, M. W., Young, M., & McGonagle, K. A. (1999). Reducing vote overreporting in surveys: Social desirability, memory failure, and source monitoring. Public Opinion Quarterly. 63, 90-108.
  • Belli, R. F. (1998). The structure of autobiographical memory and the event history calendar: Potential improvements in the quality of retrospective reports in surveys. Memory 6, 383-406.
  • Belli, R. F., Winkielman, P., Read, J. D., Schwarz, N, & Lynn, S. J. (1998). Recalling more childhood events leads to judgments of poorer memory: Implications for the recovered/false memory debate. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 5, 318-323.
  • Prohaska, V., Brown, N. R., & Belli, R. F. (1998). Forward telescoping: The question matters. Memory. 6, 455-465.
  • Winkielman, P., Schwarz, N., & Belli, R. F. (1998). The role of ease of retrieval and attribution in memory judgments: Judging your memory as worse despite recalling more events. Psychological Science 9, 124-126.
  • Belli. R. F., Schuman, H., & Jackson, B. (1997). Autobiographical misremembering: John Dean is not alone. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 11, 187-209.
  • Knäuper, B., Belli, R. F., Hill, D. H., & Herzog, A. R. (1997). Question difficulty and respondents' cognitive ability: The impact on data quality. Journal of Official Statistics 13 (2), 181-199. Belli, R. F., & Schuman, H. (1996). The complexity of ignorance. Qualitative Sociology 19, 423-430.
  • Belli, R. F., Lindsay, D. S., Gales, M. S., & McCarthy, T. T. (1994). Memory impairment and source misattribution in postevent misinformation experiments with short retention intervals. Memory & Cognition. 22, 40-54.
  • Soraci, S. A., Franks, J. J., Bransford, J. D., Chechile, R. A., Belli, R. F., Carr, M., & Carlin, M. (1994). Incongruous item generation effects: A multiple-cue perspective. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 20, 67-78.
  • Belli, R. F. (1993). Failure of interpolated tests in inducing memory impairment with final modified tests: Evidence unfavorable to the blocking hypothesis. American Journal of Psychology. 106, 407-427.
  • Belli, R. F., Windschitl, P. D., McCarthy, T. T., & Winfrey, S. E. (1992). Detecting memory impairment with a modified test procedure: Manipulating retention interval with centrally presented event items. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 18, 356-367.
  • Belli, R. F. (1989). Influences of misleading postevent information: Misinformation interference and acceptance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 118, 72 85.
  • Benassi, V. A., & Belli, R. F. (1989). Statistics and replication experiments: Comparing interaction effects. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 13, 283 294.
  • Belli, R. F. (1988). Color blend retrievals: Compromise memories or deliberate compromise responses? Memory & Cognition. 16, 314 326.
  • Belli, R. F. (1986). Mechanist and organicist parallels between theories of memory and science. The Journal of Mind and Behavior. 7, 63 86.
Edited Works
  • Belli, R. F., Stafford, F. P., & Alwin, D. F. (2009). Calendar and time diary methods in life course research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Belli, R. F., Conrad, F. & Wright, D. (Eds.). (2007). "Cognitive psychology and survey methodology: Nurturing the continuing dialogue between disciplines." Special Issue of Applied Cognitive Psychology. Issue 21.

Conference Presentations

  • Charoenruk, N., Parkhurst, B., Ay, M., & Belli, R.F. (2012, November). "Interviewer variance of interviewer and respondent behaviors: A new frontier in analyzing the interviewer-respondent interaction." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, Il.
  • Phillips, A.L., Al Baghal, T., & Belli, R.F. (2012, November). "Troubles with time-use: Examining potential indicators of error in the AGUS." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
  • Walton, L., Stange, M., Powell, R., & The Nielsen Company; Mathew Stange, & Belli, R.F. (2012, November). "Exploring interviewer and respondent interactions: An innovative behavior coding approach." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
  • Belli, R.F., Bilgen, I., & Al Baghal, T. (2012, July). "Calendar interviewing in life course research: Associations between verbal behaviors and data quality." Paper presented at the RC-33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Bilgen, I., & Belli, R. F. (2010, May). "Impact of interviewer and respondent verbal behaviors on data quality in different interviewing techniques." Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
  • Ongena, Y., van der Vaart, W., & Belli, R. F. (2010, May). "The effect of ‘do-you-remember’ probes in event history calendar interviews." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
  • Steele, C., Albaghal, T., & Belli, R. F. (2010, May). "The extent of parallel memories in autobiographical knowledge and its manifestation in calendar and conventional surveys." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
  • van der Vaart, W., Glasner, T. J., & Belli, R. F. (2010, May). "The use of landmark events in EHC interviews to enhance recall accuracy." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
  • Coleman, J. T., & Belli, R. F. (2009, November). "Does item typicality affect memory for life script events?" Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.
  • Belli, R. F., Albaghal, T., & Steele, C. (2009, July). "Parallel associations populate the structure of autobiographical knowledge." Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Bilgen, I., Belli, R. F., & Olson, K. (2009, May). "Impact of within-study interviewer experience in different interviewing techniques." Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Hollywood, FL.
  • Miller, D. R., Steele, C., Bilgen, I., & Belli, R. F. (2009, May). "Flexibility and structure in health status measurement via event history calendars: "long time, no status change." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Hollywood, FL.
  • Coleman, J. T., Belli, R. F., & James, S. A. (2008, November). "The structuring effect of cultural life scripts on African Americans memories of unfair treatment." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Miller, D., Belli, R. F., Bilgen, I., & Tang, G. (2008, November). "An evaluation of item nonresponse among event history calendar interviews of life course health status." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago.
  • Belli, R. F., & Bilgen, I. (2008, May). "Do different interviewing techniques and different interviewer and respondent characteristics impact the quality of retrospective reports?" Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, New Orleans.
  • Bilgen, I., & Belli, R. F. (2008, May). "CATI Event History Calendar and conventional questionnaire methods: Retrospective reports of health status." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, New Orleans.
  • Delaney, M., Belli, R. F., & Masuda, A. (2007, November). "Typicality Congruency of Misinformation." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.
  • Bilgen, I., Belli, R. F., & Marincic, J. (2007, November). "What is the impact of different interviewing methods in surveys? A comparison between conventional and event history calendar interviews." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago.
  • Belli, R. F., & Stafford, F. P. (2007, October). "Time and timing of employment and employment activity: Event history calendars in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association of Time Use Research, Washington, DC.
  • Belli, R. F., & Callegaro, M. (2007, March). "Cultural variability in event history calendar and conventional questionnaire interviews." Paper presented at the Fifth International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation, Chicago.
  • Marincic, J., & Belli, R. F. (2006, November). "Do you hear what I hear? Verbal behavior coding of event history calendar and conventional interviews." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago.
  • Belli, R. F., & Callegaro, M. (2006, June). "The emergence of calendar interviewing: A theoretical and empirical rationale." Paper presented at the Michigan Conference on Using Calendar and Diary Methodologies in Life Events Research, Ann Arbor.
  • Belli, R. F., & Stafford, F. P. (2006, May). "When does the Event History Calendar improve the reporting of when events happened?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Montreal.
  • Bilgen, I., McCutcheon, A., Belli, R. F., & Bautista, R. (2006, May). "Understanding vote overreporting: British General Elections, 1992, 1997, 2001." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Montreal.
  • Belli, R. F., & Nemeth, R. J. (2005, November). "Schema consistency and the misinformation effect." Paper presented at annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Belli, R. F., Callegaro, M., & Liao, D. (2005, July). "Verbal behaviors in event history calendar and conventional interviews: Interactions with respondent characteristics." Paper presented at the first conference of the European Association for Survey Research, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Belli, R. F., Lynch, J., Smith, L., Lee, E. H., & Stafford, F. P. (2005, January). "Event history calendar interviewing improves the reporting of when events happened." Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Belli, R. F., & Moore, S. E. (2005, January). "An experimental comparison of question formats used to reduce vote overreporting." Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Chang, M. Y., & Belli, R. F. (2004, November). "The influence of early-life health and social conditions on later health and morbidity." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago.
  • Belli, R. F. (2004, October). "Improving the quality of retrospective reports: Methodological comparisons and future developments." Nebraska Symposium on Survey Science, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Belli, R. F. (2004, August). "Improving the quality of retrospective reports: Calendar interviewing methodologies." Paper presented at the sixth international conference on logic and methodology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Belli, R. F., Andreski, P., & Agrawal, S. (2004, May). "CATI event history calendar and question list methods: Accuracy of life course retrospective reports." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Phoenix.
  • Callegaro, M., Yu, M., Cheng, F-W., Hjermstad, E., Liao, D., & Belli, R. F. (2004, May). "Comparison of computerized event history calendar and question-list interviewing methods: A two-year hospitalization history study." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Phoenix.
  • Belli, R. F. (2003, November). "Improving autobiographical memory recall in surveys: Calendar interviewing methodologies." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • McCutcheon, A. L., & Belli, R. F. (2003, August). "Social desirability and faulty memory in vote over-reporting: A cross-national comparison of the American and British electorates." Paper presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Belli, R. F., Lee, E. H., & Stafford, F. P. (2003, July). "Calendar temporal cuing and the structure of autobiographical memory." Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Andreski, P., Belli, R. F., & Stafford, F. P. (2003, July). "Computerized calendar and question list methods: Economic and health measures. " Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Yoshihama, M., Gillespie, B., Hammock, A. C., Belli, R. F., & Tolman, R. (2003, July). "Comparison of the Life History Calendar method and a conventional interview method in a study of the lifetime intimate partner abuse." Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Belli, R. F., Lee, E. H., & Stafford, F. P. (2003, May). "Event history calendar interviewing improves the reporting of when events happened." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Nashville.
  • McCutcheon, A. L., & Belli, R. F. (2003, May). "Social desirability and faulty memory in vote over-reporting: A cross-national comparison of the American and British electorates." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Nashville.
  • Belli, R. F., Lee, E. H., Stafford, F. P., & VanHeest, K. (2002, November). "Calendar survey methods: Association between verbal behaviors and data quality." Paper presented at the International Conference on Questionnaire Development, Evaluation, and Testing Methods, Charleston, SC.
  • Belli, R. F. (2001, July). " The structure of autobiographical memory and event history calendar interviewing methodologies." Paper presented at the VIIth European Congress of Psychology, London, England.
  • Belli, R. F., Traugott, M. W., & Beckmann, M. N. (2001, May) "What leads to voting overreports? Contrasts of overreporters to voters and admitted nonvoters." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Belli, R. F., & Van Hoewyk, J. (1999, November). "Cognitive processes and vote overreporting in surveys." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Belli, R. F., Shay, W., & Stafford, F. (1999, July). "Using event history calendar methods to optimize the reports of autobiographical events." Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Boulder, CO.
  • Belli, R. F., Shay, W., & Stafford, F. (1999, May). "Computerized event history calendar methods: A demonstration of features, functions and flexibility." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • Belli, R. F., Shay, W., & Stafford, F. (1999, May). "Event history calendar methods study: Experimental design, analytical and operational results. " Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • Belli, R. F., Traugott, M. W., Young, M., Traugott, S. McGonagle, K., & Rosenstone, S. (1998, May). "Reducing vote overreporting in surveys through reducing source memory confusions." Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, St. Louis.
  • Belli, R. F., & Chardoul, S. A. (1997, May). "The digression of survey actors in a face-to-face health interview." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Norfolk, VA.
  • Belli, R. F., Weiss, P. S., & Lepkowski, J. M. (1997, February). "Dynamics of survey interviewing and the quality of report." Paper presented at the Conference on Cognition, Aging, and Survey Measurement, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Belli, R. F., Winkielman, P., Schwarz. N., & Read, J. D. (1996, July). "Attributions on the completeness of childhood memory. " Paper presented at the second International Conference on Memory, University of Padova, Abano Terme, Italy.
  • Prohaska, V., Brown, N. R., & Belli, R. F. (1996, June). "Question type affects dating bias. " Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Belli, R. F., Schwarz, N., & Singer, E. (1996, May). "Does decomposition improve the accuracy of behavioral frequency reports?" Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Belli, R. F. (1995, July). "Forms of memory impairment: A review of research and testing paradigms. " Paper presented at the first conference of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Vancouver, BC.
  • Belli, R. F., Schuman, H., Blixt, S., & Jackson, B. (1995, May). "The misremembering of important past events." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Knäuper, B., Belli, R. F., & Herzog, A. R., & Hill, D. H. (1995, May). " The quality of survey data as affected by question difficulty and respondents' cognitive capacity. " Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Knäuper, B., Belli, R. F., & Herzog, A. R. (1994, September). "Respondent performance as affected by question difficulty." Paper presented at the AHEAD Early Results Workshop, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Belli, R. F. (1994, August). "Memory impairment due to suggestion: Compromises in the ability to remember encoded original information." Paper presented at the Third Practical Aspects of Memory Conference, College Park, MD.
  • Belli, R. F., Franks, J. J., & Panza, S. (1991, November). "Spontaneous remembering: The role of indirect and direct memory tests." Poster presented at the meeting of the Psychonomic Society, San Francisco.
  • Belli, R. F., & Winfrey, S. E. (1990, November). "Memory impairment with the modified test: Centrality and retention interval." Poster presented at the meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans.
  • Franks, J. J., Purdon, S. E., Brailey, K., Belli, R. F., & Bransford, J. D. (1989, June). "Spontaneous intentional remembering." Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Society, Arlington, VABelli, R. F. (1989, May). Interpolated cued recall of postevent information: Evidence for memory impairment. Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Belli, R. F. (1987, June). " In the aftermath of Ebbinghaus: Critical discoveries of the role of meaning in memory." Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Cheiron), Brunswick, ME.
  • Belli, R. F. (1984, August). "Associationism to contextualism: Parallels between theories of memory and science." Paper presented to the convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.
  • Belli, R. F. (1984, April). "The effects of instructional set on memory reconstruction." Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore.
Invited Lectures
  • Retrospective Reporting in Calendar and Conventional Quesionnaire Methods: Data Quality, Memory, and Communication. Presented at a Workshop on Life Event Calendar, Université de Lausanne. Lausanne, Switzerland, December 2010.
  • Collecting Social Science Retrospective Survey Data: Calendar versus Conventional Questionnaire Methods. Presented at the Mansholt Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Wageningen, Wageningen, Netherlands, March 2010.
  • Vote Overreporting as an Outcome of Errors in Source Monitoring. Presented at the Department of Political Science and Research Methods, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, March 2010.
  • Calendar and Conventional Interviewing Methods: Data Quality, Cognition, and Communication. Presented at the Institute of Social Research, University of Surrey, Guildford, England, and at the School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton, England, November 2009.
  • Data Quality and Verbal Behavior Differences between Calendar and Conventional Interviews. Presented at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Colchester, England, November 2009.
  • Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Collecting Social Science Retrospective Survey Data. Presented at the annual Bournemouth conference, Bournemouth, England, November 2009.
  • Autobiographical Memory and Calendar Interviewing Methods. Presented at the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Seminar, University of Essex, Colchester, England, July 2007
  • Calendar Interviewing: Rationale and Results. Presented at the second meeting of the Panel on the Census Bureau"s Dynamics of Economic Well-Being System, Committee on National Statistics, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, April 2007.
  • Calendar Data Collection and the Structure of Autobiographical Memory. Presented at the SHARELIFE Kick-Off Meeting, Mainz, Germany, March 2007.
  • Autobiographical Memory Recall in Surveys: Standardized versus Calendar Interviewing Methodologies. Presented at the Third Annual Raymond Erickson Lecture, University of New Hampshire, Department of Psychology, April 2006.
  • Retrospective Self-Reports using Event History Calendar Interviewing Methodologies: Data Quality and Interviewing Dynamics. Presented at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research Methodology, July 2003.
  • The Application of Event History Calendar Interviewing Methodologies to collect Life Course Retrospective Self-Reports. Presented at the Gallup Organization, Lincoln, September, 2002.
  • Verbal Behavior Coding: A Comparison between Event History Calendar and Question-List Interviews. Presented at the University of Wisconsin, Workshop on Methods for Studying Interaction, Madison, April 2002.
  • Event History Calendar Interviewing Methodologies: Collecting Reliable Retrospective Self-Reports on Key Lifecourse Events. Presented at the National Centre for Social Research, London, England, July 2001.
  • The Occurrence and Reduction of False Autobiographical Remembering. Presented at the State University of New York at Geneseo, Department of Psychology, November 2000.
  • Inaccuracies in Self-Reported Medication Adherence: Findings and Cognitive Processes. Presented at the University of Pittsburgh, Center for Research in Chronic Disorders, conference on Methodological Issues in the Studies of Adherence, October 2000.
  • Improving the Quality of Retrospective Patient Reports: Event History Calendar Interviewing Methodologies. Presented at the Piedmont Research Institute workshop on Applied Psychometrics for Health Outcomes Research, Durham, NC, October 2000.
  • Understanding the Structure of Autobiographical Memory: The Event History Calendar in Surveys. Presented in the Southeastern Workers in Memory (SWIM) lecture series, Southeastern Psychological Association annual conference, New Orleans, March 2000.
  • Application of Behavior Coding in Questionnaire Evaluation. Presented at the Bellcore Measurement Operations Symposium, Chicago, September 1995.
  • Influence of Suggestion on Autobiographical Memory: Misinformation and the False Memory Problem. Presented at the University of Louisville, Department of Psychology, April, 1995.
  • Remembering Childhood Abuse: Suggestibility and the False Memory Issue. Presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, November, 1994.

Professional Development Activities

  • Designing Scales for Survey Questionnaires, Short Course by Jon A. Krosnick. American Association of Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting. May 12, 2005.
  • National Longitudinal Survey Young Adult Data Workshop. Columbus, OH. June 27-30, 2005.

Service

Editorship
  • North American and SARMAC Editor, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2004-2009
Consulting Editorships
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology, 1998-2004; 2009-present
  • Memory & Cognition, 1995-1997
Consultant
  • Center for the Study of Youth and Political Violence, University of Tennessee. May 2010-present.
  • Development of Behavior Coding Scheme for American Time Use Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics. February 2009-February 2010.
  • Survey methodology reviewer of the "National Aviation Operations MOnitoring Service" survey, U.S. Government Accounting Office. August 2008-September 2008.

Committee Service

Chairperson
  • Graduate Committee, Survey Research and Methodology, 2006-2009
  • Survey Research and Methodology Ph.D. Curriculum Committee, 2002-2003
  • UNL Gallup Research Center Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee, 2002-2003; 2004-2005
  • Executive Committee, Survey Research and Methodology, 2005-2006
Member
  • SRAM/GRC Board of Fellows, 2008-2009
  • Statistics, Survey Research, and Psychometrics Core Facility Advisory Committee, 2005-2006
  • SRAM/GRC Transition Team Committee, 2005-2006
  • Executive Committee, Survey Research and Methodology, 2004-2005; 2009-present
  • Ethics Committee, Department of Psychology, 2004-2007
  • Graduate Committee, Survey Research and Methodology, 2002-2006
  • Donald and Shirley Clifton Chair in Survey Science Search Committee, 2002-2005
  • Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference Committee, 2003-2005
  • Psychology Department Cognitive Development Search Committee, 2003-2004
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference Committee, 2002-2003
  • UNL Office of Research, Social Science Proposals Review Panel, May-June 2003
  • UNL Gallup Research Center Research Professorship Selection Committee, 2002-2003