Cameron McPhee

Cameron McPhee
Survey Methodologist
M.S., University of Maryland

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Cameron McPhee is a senior researcher and survey methodologist at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) with 16 years of experience in survey research, data collection, data management, and quantitative and qualitative analysis. Skilled in conceptualizing and managing survey data collection from design to dissemination, with extensive expertise in methodological experimentation, sampling, weighting, data collection planning and monitoring, data editing and imputation, disclosure prevention, documentation, reporting, and analysis. Her particular areas of interest include address-based sampling, nonresponse error, experimental design, psychometrics, data quality assurance, and multilevel quantitative analysis.

Currently, Cameron directs the design and data collection for the National Household Education Surveys (NHES), sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, focusing on sampling design, response maximization, experimental design and analysis, and survey weighting. She also serves as a senior psychometrician/statistician supporting the early childhood longitudinal studies (the ECLS-B, ECLS-K, and the ECLS-K:2011), where she provides expertise in the psychometric development of the direct cognitive assessments.

Prior to joining AIR, Cameron worked as an analyst with Child Trends where she employed advanced statistical techniques on large-scale national data sets in order to explore the complex relationships that shape children’s development and well-being. Specifically, using structural equation modeling, mixture modeling, and latent class analysis to explore the links between parent education and children’s health and well-being and using latent class analysis to identify patterns and predictors of risk-taking behavior among adolescents.

Cameron has a Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Swarthmore College.