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Barry Radler

Barry T. Radler

Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Researcher, Institute on Aging

Using Technology to Enhance Social Science Research Methods

Dr. Radler is a social scientist whose research interests are survey research methodology and mass communication. With 20 years of experience in the behavioral sciences, he has worked with universities, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Radler has a practical understanding of the realities involved in the measurement, observation, and analysis of behavioral phenomena.

Dr. Radler possesses a wealth of experience in applying new technology to the study of psychological and social phenomena. Before joining the Institute on Aging, Dr. Radler implemented an automated data entry system (using Optical Character Recognition scanning) for a publishing company's readership surveys. He also developed an online survey tool for UW-Madison, conducting a series of mode comparisons between mail and web-based surveys. He has delivered online research capabilities to several academic departments and provided consultation to private business. Currently, Dr. Radler is working with a technological metadata standard called the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) to develop better documentation for the MIDUS study. These efforts have resulted in an online data portal for MIDUS, available here: http://midus.colectica.org/

Representative Publications
Kirsch, J. A., Love, G. D., Radler, B. T., & Ryff, C. D. (2019). Scientific imperatives vis-a-vis growing inequality in America. American Psychologist. Advance online publication.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1037/amp0000481

Radler, B. T., Rigotti, A., & Ryff, C. D. (2018). Persistently high psychological well-being predicts better HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels: Findings from the Midlife in the U.S. (MIDUS) longitudinal study. Lipids Health Dis, 17(1), 1.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1186/s12944-017-0646-8

Radler, B. T., & Love, G. D. (2018). Behind the scenes in integrative health science: Understanding and negotiating data management challenges. In C. D. Ryff & R. F. Krueger (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of integrative health science. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ryff, C. D., Radler, B. T., & Friedman, E. M. (2015). Persistent psychological well-being predicts improved self-rated health over 9-10 years: Longitudinal evidence from MIDUS. Health Psychology Open, 2(2).
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/2055102915601582

Radler, B. (2015). Making the most of data. International Innovation, 184, 28-30.
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Radler, B. T. (2014). The Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) series: A national longitudinal study of health and well-being. Open Health Data, 2(1), e3.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.5334/ohd.ai

Heller, A. S., van Reekum, C. M., Schaefer, S. M., Lapate, R. C., Radler, B. T., Ryff, C. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2013). Sustained ventral striatal activity predicts eudaimonic well-being and cortisol output. Psychological Science, 24(11), 2191-2200.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/0956797613490744

Ryff, C. D., Friedman, E., Fuller-Rowell, T., Love, G., Morozink, J., Radler, B., Tsenkova, V., Miyamoto, Y. (2012). Varieties of resilience in MIDUS. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6(11), 792-806.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2012.00462.x

Karasawa, M., Curhan, K. B., Markus, H. R., Kitayama, S. S., Love, G. D., Radler, B. T., & Ryff, C. D. (2011). Cultural perspectives on aging and well-being: A comparison between Japan and the US International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 73(1), 73-98.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.2190/AG.73.1.d

Radler, B. T., & Ryff, C. D. (2010). Who participates? Accounting for longitudinal retention in the MIDUS National Study of Health and Well-Being. Journal of Aging and Health, 22(3), 307-331.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/0898264309358617

Hawkins, R., Pingree, S., Hitchon, J., Radler, B., Gorham, B., Kahlor, L., Gilligan, E., Serlin, R.C., Schmidt, T., Kannaovakun, P., & Kolbeins, G.H., (2005). What produces television attention and attention style: Genre, situation and individual differences as predictors. Human Communication Research, 31(1), 33-59.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1111/j.1468-2958.2005.tb00868.x

Kwak, N., & Radler, B. (2002). A comparison between mail and web surveys: Response pattern, respondent profile, and data quality. Journal of Official Statistics, 18(2), 257-274.

Hawkins, R., Pingree, S., Hitchon, J., Gilligan, E., Kahlor, L., Gorham, B., Radler, B., Kannaovakun, P., Schmidt, T., Kolbiens, G., Wang, C., & Serlin, R. (2002). What holds attention to television. Communication Research, 29(1), 3-30.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/0093650202029001001

Hawkins, R., Pingree, S., Hitchon, J., Gorham, B., Kannaovakun, P., Gilligan, E., Radler, B., Kolbiens, G., & Schmidt, T. (2001). Predicting selection and activity in television genre viewing. Media Psychology, 3(3), 237-263.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1207/S1532785XMEP0303_02

Pfau, M., Moy, P., Radler, B., & Bridgeman, M. (1998). The influence of individual communication media on public confidence in democratic institutions. Southern Communication Journal, 63(2), 91-112.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1080/10417949809373082

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