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- Research areas:
- Methods Econometrics and Data Management
- Areas of Interest:
- Survey methodology
Professor Ashley Clark teaches and conducts research on survey methods and serves in a lead methodologist and applied statistician role on research studies. Her primary research interests include survey error and survey operations.
Prior to joining IU in 2011, Clark spent more than 15 years directing survey operations and leading survey research studies at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina. Clark has conducted research on attitudes toward shale gas development as part of O'Neill’s Shale Gas Working Research Group and has co-authored articles on public support for road mileage user fees with O'Neill colleagues Denvil Duncan and John Graham. She served as sampling statistician and methodological consultant for a 2013 book co-authored with O'Neill colleague Beth Gazley: What Makes High-Performing Boards: Effective Governance Practices in Member-Serving Organizations. Clark's research on nonresponse error and interviewer turnover has been presented at the American Statistical Association's Joint Statistical Meetings and the American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference.
Clark directs the Center for Survey Research, a research facility of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The Center provides research design and data collection services for academic, nonprofit and for-profit clients. She has authored or co-authored several technical research reports at the Center each year. She also provides pro bono research consultation to individuals, groups, and nonprofits in the local community through her survey research class and role at the Center.
“Active curation of large longitudinal surveys: A case study,” (with I. Kouper, K.L. Tucker, K. Tharp, and M.E. van Booven), Journal of eScience Librarianship, 10(3): 11 (2021)
“A comparative study of Chinese and American public perceptions of shale gas development,” (with Y. Zhang, J.A. Rupp, and J.D. Graham). Journal of Risk Research, 1-23 (2021)
“Partisanship does not tell the full story: The complexities of public opinion and fracking in the United States,” (with M H-W. Lee), Energy Research & Social Science, 70, 101686, (2020)
“How do incentives influence local public support for the siting of shale gas projects in China?” (with Y. Zhang, J.A. Rupp, and J.D. Graham), Journal of Risk Research, 23(3) 330-348 (2020)
“Public opinion toward hydraulic fracturing: The effect of beyond compliance and voluntary third-party certification,” (with M H-W Lee, J.A. Rupp, D.C. Wietelman, and J.D. Graham). Energy Policy, 128, 306-315 (2019)
“The road mileage user fee: Level, intensity, and predictors of public support,” (with D. Duncan, V. Nadella, S. Giroux, and J.D. Graham), Transport Policy, 53, 70-78 (2017)
“Searching for a tolerable tax: Public attitudes toward roadway financing alternatives,” (with D. Duncan, V. Nadella, S. Giroux and J.D. Graham), Public Finance Review, 1-23 (June 21, 2016)
“Survey quality,” (with S.E. Hansen, G. Benson, B-E Pennell, B. Duffey, M. Hu, and K. Cibelli Hibben). In Cross-Cultural Survey Guidelines (2016)
“Searching for a tolerable tax: Public attitudes toward roadway financing alternatives,” (with D. Duncan, V. Nadella, S. Giroux, and J.D. Graham), Public Finance Review, 1-23 (June 21, 2016)
“Fee disbursements and the local acceptance of unconventional gas development: Insights from Pennsylvania,” (with N.H. Paydar, J.A. Rupp, and J.D. Graham). Energy Research & Social Science, 20, 31-44 (2016)