Christopher McCarty, PhD
Director, Bureau of Economic and Business Research
(352) 392-2908 x101
Matherly Hall, Room 221
Christopher McCarty is a Survey Director of the University of Florida Survey Research Center (UFSRC), a 75 station CATI lab that specializes in large-scale health-related surveys. The UFSRC is among the largest university-based surveys in the country and conducts surveys for the state of Florida and for other states. McCarty has also served as a consultant on survey topics in the Republic of Ghana, the Republic of Mali, and Mexico. Over the past 25 years McCarty has had an active research agenda in the area of social networks, specializing in personal network research. These include the Reverse Small World, the Network Scale-up Method and extensive research into personal network elicitation techniques. McCarty’s most recent interests have focused on structure in personal networks and how that relates to attitudinal and behavioral outcomes. He has developed a software program called Egonet for the collection and analysis of personal networks. He is currently using Egonet to develop a personal network measure of acculturation for migrants to Spain and the US.