Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Survey Methodology, Measurement, Quantitative Methods, Sociology of Religion, Social Psychology, Self and Identity
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Professional Publications & Contributions
Brenner, Philip S. and John DeLamater. Forthcoming. “Measurement Directiveness as a Cause of Response Bias: Evidence from Two Survey Experiments.” Sociological Methods & Research. doi: 10.1177/0049124114558630
Brenner, Philip S., Jessica L. LeBlanc, Anthony M. Roman, and Naa Oyo A. Kwate. 2015. “Safety and Solidarity After the Boston Marathon Bombing: A Comparison of Three Diverse Boston Neighborhoods.” Sociological Forum 30(1):40-61.
Brenner, Philip S. 2014. “Testing the Veracity of Self-reported Religious Practice in the Muslim World.” Social Forces, 92:1009-1037.
Brenner, Philip S. and John D. DeLamater. 2014. “Social Desirability Bias in Self-Reports of Physical Activity: Is an Exercise Identity the Culprit?” Social Indicators Research 117:489-504.
Brenner, Philip S., Richard T. Serpe, and Sheldon Stryker. 2014. “The Causal Ordering of Prominence and Salience in Identity Theory: An Empirical Examination.” Social Psychology Quarterly, 77(3):231-252.
Brenner, Philip S. and John D. DeLamater. 2013. “Predictive Validity of Paradata on Reports of Physical Exercise: Evidence from a Time Use Study Using Text Messaging.” electronic International Journal of Time Use Research 10(1): 38-54.
Brenner, Philip S. 2012. “Investigating the Effect of Bias in Survey Measures of Church Attendance.” Sociology of Religion 73(4): 361-83. doi:10.1093/socrel/srs042.
Brenner, Philip S. 2012. “Identity as a Determinant of the Overreporting of Church Attendance in Canada.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51(2):377-85.
Brenner, Philip S. 2011. “Exceptional Behavior or Exceptional Identity? Overreporting of Church Attendance in the US.” Public Opinion Quarterly 75(1):19-41.
Brenner, Philip S. 2011. “Identity Importance and the Overreporting of Religious Service Attendance: Multiple Imputation of Religious Attendance using American Time Use Study and the General Social Survey.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50(1):103-115.
View Professor Brenner's Curriculum Vitae
Current research projects include an examination of the social sources of measurement error in normative behaviors, like religious practice in the Middle East and Asia in addition to Europe and North America, as well as engagement in exercise and physical activity, voting participation, and environmental ("green") behaviors.