University of Delaware
University of Delaware
Eastern Connecticut State University
I first started studying in sociology in 2006. Since then, I have committed myself to applying and sharing the insights of sociology with the rest of the world. I believe that sociology, with all its strengths and flaws, provides a valuable perspective for students as they enter an increasingly changing world. Learning about the society we live in helps students to better empathize with the experiences of other groups, as well as identifying the problems our society is facing. In addition, sociology provides students with the tools for self reflection and growth. It raises questions about identity, your place in the world, and one's position on a wide array of issues related to social justice. No matter if you're a business major or an engineer, there is something to be gained from studying sociology.
My current research focuses on exploring various issues in the study of successful aging. First, I am investigating questions about how to best classify individuals as successfully aged. Should we use a binary approach, a continuum, or a more convoluted method of lumping survey respondents into different categories? Second, once we classify people as successfully aged, what makes them unique? Right now the literature tend to focus on individual lifestyle choices and stress. My research tests if we need to view these choices and stressors in the context of race, class, and gender inequality.
In addition, I am involved in a collaborative project investigating Delaware women's knowledge of and decision to use various forms of birth control. My role in this project is to implement the survey into Qualtrics for online and offline use.
Dissertation on Successful Aging: http://gradworks.proquest.com/10/15/10157830.html
Gunter, Whitney and Manierre, Matthew. 2016. “Money Will Solve the Problem: Testing the Effectiveness of Conditional Token Incentives for Online Surveys.” Survey Practice 9(1): 1-9.
Manierre, Matthew. 2015. Gaps in Knowledge: Tracking and Explaining Gender Differences in Health Information Seeking. Social Science and Medicine 128(3): 151-158.
Manierre, Matthew. 2015 “Examining the Relationship Between Flexible Resources and Health Information Source Selection.” Health Communication: 1-13.
Mowen, Thomas and Manierre, Matthew. 2015. “School Security Measures and Extracurricular Participation: An Exploratory Multi-Level Analysis.” British Journal of Sociology of Education: 1-20.
Parsons, Nicholas L. and Manierre, Matthew J. 2013. “Investigating the Relationship between Prepaid Token Incentives, Response Rates, and Nonresponse Bias in a Web Survey” Field Methods 26(3): 191-204.