Nora Cate Schaeffer

Nora Cate Schaeffer is Sewell Bascom Professor of Sociology and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She serves as Faculty Director of the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, and is President of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (2019-2020).  She has over thirty years of experience in survey methodology and questionnaire design and has taught Questionnaire Design at the University of Michigan’s Summer Institute in Survey Research for many years. Her research has been published in American Sociological Review,Journal of the American Statistical Association, Public Opinion Quarterly, Sociological Methods and Research, and Sociological Methodology.  She is co-editor (with Douglas W. Maynard, Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra, and Johannes van der Zouwen) of Standardization and Tacit Knowledge:  Interaction and Practice in the Survey Interview.  She was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2010 and elected Vice President of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in 2018.