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Barry T. Radler

Barry T. Radler

Researcher, Institute on Aging
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Radler is a social scientist whose research interests are survey research methodology and mass communication. With 18 years 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 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 an Optical Character Recognition system) for a publishing company's readership surveys. He also developed an online survey tool for UW-Madison by conducting a series of mode comparisons between mail and web surveys. As a result, he has delivered online research capabilities to several academic departments and provided consultation to business. Currently, Dr. Radler is working with an XML-based language to develop better documentation for the MIDUS study.

Representative Publications
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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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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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. Advance online publication.
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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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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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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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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.

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.

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., 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.

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 .
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