Brady West

Brady T. West is the Research Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He works in the Survey Methodology Program, located within the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research.


West earned his Ph.D. from the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology in 2011. Before that, he received an MA in Applied Statistics from the UM Statistics Department in 2002, being recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Applied Masters student, and a BS in Statistics with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction from the UM Statistics Department in 2001.

His current research interests include the implications of measurement error in auxiliary variables and survey paradata, survey nonresponse, interviewer effects, responsive and adaptive survey design, analysis of complex sample survey data, and multilevel regression models for clustered and longitudinal data.

West is the lead author of Linear Mixed Models: A Practical Guide using Statistical Software (2nd ed.), a book comparing different statistical software packages in terms of their mixed-effects modeling procedures. He is a co-author of the book Applied Survey Data Analysis (2nd ed.), an up-to-date overview of state-of-the-art approaches to the analysis of complex sample survey data. He has published 167 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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