Ipek Bilgen



Ipek Bilgen is a Principal Research Methodologist at NORC at the University of Chicago. Bilgen is also the Deputy Director of NORC’s Center for Panel Survey Sciences and Chief Methodologist of NORC’s AmeriSpeak Panel. Additionally, she directed web and emerging technologies strategic initiative and has designed numerous mixed mode studies during her time at NORC. She has over 18 years of experience in survey research methods and received both her Ph.D. and M.S. from the Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Bilgen has published and co-authored articles in Journal of Official Statistics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, Survey Practice, Social Currents, Social Science Computer Review, Field Methods, Journal of Quantitative Methods, SAGE Research Methods, and Quality and Quantity on issues related to interviewing methodology, web surveys, internet sampling and recruitment approaches, cognition and communication, and measurement error in surveys. Her current research investigates mixed mode surveys, ABS survey design, panel recruitment and retention, total survey error sources in probability-based online panels, the use of web and emerging technologies in surveys, questionnaire development and design, cognitive testing, and survey implementation issues.

Dr. Bilgen is currently serving as Associate Editor of Public Opinion Quarterly (POQ). She is also teaching Survey Methodology and Survey Questionnaire Design courses at the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. In the past, she has served as an elected member of American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)’s Executive Council as Membership and Chapter Relations Chair. Additionally, she has served on Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR)’s Executive Council as President, Vice President, Conference Chair, and Secretary Treasurer.