2024 IFD&TC Spotlights Westat Field Data Collection

April 15, 2024

Westat researchers and field directors will present on techniques that seek to improve data quality, increase inclusivity in response rates, enhance interviewer job satisfactions, and more at the 57th Annual International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IFD&TC).

The IFD&TC brings together field directors, field technicians, and survey managers from government agencies, academic institutions, and other corporate entities to present ideas and strategies regarding field data collection. This year’s conference will be held April 21-23 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The following Westat staff (names in bold) will provide presentations on submitted papers and featured on panels with experts from other agencies. The asterisk (*) indicates presenting authors.


Victor Barajas*, Victoria Vignare, Tania Johnson, and Amanda Hall. Is It Time to Change Our Outreach Approach? Examining Hispanic Response Rates and Strategies to Gaining Their Cooperation. ¿Será Tiempo de Cambiar Nuestra Estrategia de Difusión? Examinando la Taza de Respuesta de los Hispanos y Estrategias Para Obtener Mejor Participación.

Victoria Vignare*, Tammy Cook, Erika Sofelkanik, Susan Genoversa.Biggest Bang for Your Buck: Local Field Data Collectors vs. Travelers?


Grant Benson, Kurt Johnson, Mary Catherine Potter, Tammy Cook*, and Kyle Fennell. Interviewer Attrition (Part 1 & 2).


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