Faculty and Staff
Dr. William Boone
Specializing in Evaluation, Measurement and Statistical Analysis
Ph.D. University of Chicago (1991)
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison (1985)
B.S. Indiana University-Bloomington (1982)
Dr. Boone holds the rank of full professor in Miami University’s Department of Educational Psychology. In 2012 Dr. Boone was named a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Boone’s research interests include the use of techniques and methodology to design, analyze, and revise questionnaires, surveys and tests. His current work emphasizes instruments (e.g. questionnaires, surveys and tests) used in the fields of business (market research), health care, and education. In his research Dr. Boone frequently explores the development of techniques to better communicate analysis findings to stakeholders. Professor Boone also frequently addresses how to 1) improve the efficiency of data collection, 2) provide succinct actionable guidance for decision makers, 3) reduce the cost per response, and 4) increase response rates. Groups using his guidance have been able to increase the quality of their data even with large fluctuations in respondent sample compositions and participation over time. His expertise has allowed organizations with an interest in the evaluation of questionnaire data to lower the per item cost of response data collection while improving the quality of actionable guidance.