Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology and Demography

318 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802
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Education:

  1. Expected 2021 Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University
  2. 2018 M.A. in Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University
  3. 2016 B.A. in Sociology; Minor in Spanish, Christopher Newport University

Biography:

Sarah Miller is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include survey methodology, demography, immigration, and quantitative methodology. While at Penn State, Sarah has worked extensively on the NIH-funded Family Migration and Early Life Outcomes (FAMELO) project. She has assisted in survey questionnaire design, programming the survey instrument, interviewer training, data management, and data cleaning. Sarah's dissertation research focuses on the obstacles in survey data collection studying migration and the associated trade-offs between sample representativeness and generalizability of findings in cross-country comparative work, using the FAMELO project as a case study.

Sarah received her M.A. in Sociology and Demography from Penn State, as well as the certificates in Quantitative Methodology and Survey Methodology. She received her B.A. in Sociology at Christopher Newport University with minors in Spanish and Leadership Studies. During her time at Christopher Newport, Sarah worked on a number of research projects, including being a telephone interviewer and lab manager at the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy and as part of a project conducting a needs assessment of Bhutanese refugee households in the local area.

Research Interests:

Survey Methodology, Demography, Quantitative Research Methods, Immigration, Refugee Resettlement