Linda Piekarski has been with Survey Sampling, International since 1980. She is involved in a variety of projects related to both telephone and internet sampling methodology and data quality. Linda plays a key role in providing sample design support internally and to SSI's clients and has authored numerous papers on telephony and sampling topics presented at industry conferences or published in industry journals. In recent years her focus has been on the challenges facing the research industry, particularly declining response rates and the increased use of cellular phones and computer related technologies.
She earned her bachelor's degree from Wells College and her Master's Degree from Yale University.
One of the original SSI team members, Linda says SSI's expansion has presented some 'positive' challenges. "The company's growth has provided for my intellectual growth. There are always new undertakings, like cell phone or e-mail sampling. After 35 years, I still enjoy getting up and coming to work."
Industry participation: Member of the 2007 and 2010 AAPOR Cell Phone Task Force and the current AAPOR Task Force of the Future of Gen Pop Telephone Surveying. Member of the AAPOR Online Panel Task Force. Served on AAPOR executive Council as Councilor-at-Large as well as several other task forces, AAPOR Short Courses and webinars and AAPOR and ASA panels.