Peter GrandaPeter Granda

Archivist Emeritus

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Brief Biography

Peter Granda is Director of both the General Archive and the Health and Medical Care Archive, a topical archive supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Most recently he has participated in a number of collaborative projects with colleagues at other units within the Institute for Social Research including acting as Director of Data Processing for the National Survey of Family Growth and as Co-Principal Investigator of the Integrated Fertility Survey Series. He has interests in the creation and use of comparative and harmonized data collections and, in cooperation with GESIS in Cologne, Germany, established a partnership to process and distribute Eurobarometer surveys for secondary analyses.

He has a long association with the cultures of South Asia, where he spent several years of study in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent.

Recent Presentations and Publications

"Survey Data Documentation: The Disjunction between Description and Assessment". Presentation at a conference entitled The Present and Future of Longitudinal, Cross-sectional and Panel Survey Research organized by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw on December 15-16, 2015.

"The Inter-Disciplinary Importance of Data Harmonization". Presentation at the European Survey Research Association conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 13-17, 2015.

"Eurobarometer Data Curation: A Short History". Presentation at the Symposium: Four Decades of Surveying Europe - Perspectives on Academic Research with the European Commission's Eurobarometer Surveys, Cologne, Germany, July 10, 2015.

Erik W. Austin and Peter A. Granda. "Archival Access to Census Data." In Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census, 2nd ed., edited by Margo J. Anderson, Constance F. Citro, and Joseph J. Salvo. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2012. Publication link.

Peter Granda, Christof Wolf, and Reto Hadorn. "Harmonizing Survey Data", in Janet A. Harkness,, eds., Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional, and Multicultural Contexts, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.

Vardigan, Mary B., and Peter Granda. "Chapter 23: Archiving, Documentation, and Dissemination," in Handbook of Survey Research, 2nd Revised Edition, Peter Marsden, and James Wright (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010.

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