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Tarek Al Baghal | Elance
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Tarek Al Baghal

Expert Survey Research Methodologist
   United Kingdom
  |   Colchester, England

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I have a variety of experiences with survey research and data analysis, including education and practical experiences, and strive to use those experiences to increase clients' quality and efficiency. I am currently a Senior Research Officer focusing on Survey Research at the University of Essex. I have a PhD in Survey Methodology, and was also Research Assistant Professor in Survey Methodology.

In addition, I have designed complex samples for state government surveys, and worked in market research, designing and analyzing sports marketing...

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Coauthor on paper - Belli, R.F., Bilgen, I. and Al Baghal, M.T. 2013. “Memory,...
Sole author of article -Baghal, T. 2012 “Are the “Four Factors” Indicators of One...
Sole author of article - Baghal, T. 2011. ¿The Measurement of Risk Perceptions: The...
Design and selected sample, coauthor report - Seat Belt Use Survey Design for Nebraska:...
Lead author on article - Al Baghal, T. and McCutcheon, A.L. 2010. “Latent Support for...
Coauthor on article- Haider-Markel, D.P., Joslyn, M., and Al Baghal, M.T. 2006....
Coauthor on article - Carpenter, D., Nieva, V., Al Baghal, T. and Sorra, J....

Skills (10)

Survey Research
Survey Methodology
Questionnaire Design
Quantitative Analysis
Complex Survey Data Analysis

Service Description

I am able to provide services for all aspects of research, including:

-Framing the important research questions
-Designing the sample
-Designing and testing the survey questions
-Collecting the data, cleaning and preparing the data
-Data analysis, and
-Report writing.

Important in this work is my goal to provide work that is done efficiently, increasing cost savings where possible. For example, in a recent study of businesses in regards to tobacco licensing, I proposed and designed a sample that decreased the number of Census tracts that needed canvassing, decreasing costs for the study and increasing the efficiency of the data.

I have taught Applied Survey Sampling and Questionnaire Design at the graduate level at large research universities. I have also designed samples and analyzed the complex survey data used in state government surveys. For example, I designed the sample, analyzed the data, and coauthored the report that produced the official seat belt use estimates in Nebraska for both 2012 and 2013.

Besides teaching and assisting students how to write and test questions and design questionnaires, I have assisted in developing questionnaires in different settings. For example, I assisted in the writing of survey questions for use in collecting data from consumers interested in IndyCar, producing results from data collected at a number of survey administration sites.

I have also led a number of research studies, using a variety of data sets, leading to...

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University of Essex
Senior Research Officer
2013 - Present
· Develop and analyze Innovation Panel longitudinal survey · Design and teach new graduate course Survey Measurement and Question Design · Create survey for collecting data on survey interviewers...
Buffalo Beach Company
Consultant/Sampling Statistician
2011 - Present
· Design and select complex samples for Nebraska state government-funded surveys · Calculate sampling weights for each selected unit · Analyze complex survey data · Estimate official government...
University of Nebraska
Research Assistant Professor
2012 - 2013
· Postdoctoral fellowship funded by Census/NSF grant · Taught Applied Sampling and Questionnaire Design graduate courses · Researched use of paradata and audit trails in analysis of surveys · Used...
Gallup Research Center, University of Nebraska
Gallup Research Scholar
2009 - 2013
· Research on global world opinion using Gallup World Poll Data · Research focus on Middle East and Indian Subcontinent · Estimated population sizes for extremism support and its covariates in...
IFM Sports Marketing North America
2012 - 2012
· Analyzed data from surveys to examine impact of marketing in sports · Designed sports marketing surveys for IndyCar, NHRA, and corporate sponsors · Designed survey for potential government use in...
University of Nebraska
Research Assistant
2009 - 2012
· Prepared and analyzed paradata from web surveys · Research on the impact of event history calendars in survey methodology · Analyzed data on individuals’ autobiographical memory · Examined...
Shook, Hardy, and Bacon, LLP
Research Analyst
2006 - 2009
· Identified and prepare expert witnesses in fields of public opinion and risk analysis for litigation · Prepared materials for use in litigation, including demonstratives and potential arguments ·...
Graduate Research Assistant
2003 - 2005
¿ Research and development on the Patient Safety Research Coordinating Center grant for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ¿ Analyzed audience and market for ambulatory care settings ¿ Work...
Survey Research Center, University of Kansas
2003 - 2003
· Consulted on proposals, survey design, and implementation · Maintained and analyzed data and produced reports on results · Hired and trained survey research assistants for survey lab


University of Nebraska
PhD in Survey Research and Methodology
2009 - 2012
University of Maryland
MS in Survey Methods
2003 - 2005
University of Kansas
MA in Political Science
2001 - 2003
University of Kansas
BA in Political Science
1997 - 2001
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