Mick P. Couper is a Research Professor in the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research and in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from Rhodes University, an M.A. in applied social research from the University of Michigan and an M.Soc.Sc. from the University of Cape Town. He is co-author of Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys, chief editor of Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection, co-author of Survey Methodology (all published by Wiley), and author of Designing Effective Web Surveys (Cambridge). His current research interests focus on aspects of technology use in surveys, whether by interviewers or respondents. He has conducted extensive research on Web survey design and implementation over the past 10 years.