Faculty & Staff
Philip S. Brenner, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Director, Graduate Certificate Program in Survey Research Senior Research Fellow, Center for Survey Research
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., Richard T. Serpe, and Sheldon Stryker. Forthcoming. “Role-specific Self-efficacy as Precedent and Product of the Identity Model.” Sociological Perspectives.
Stets, Jan E., Philip S. Brenner, Peter J. Burke, and Richard T. Serpe. 2017. “The Science Identity and Entering a Science Occupation.” Social Science Research, 64:1-14.
Brenner, Philip S. 2017. “Narratives of Error from Cognitive Interviews of Survey Questions about Normative Behavior.” Sociological Methods & Research, 46(3):540-564.
Brenner, Philip S. 2017. “Differential Effects of Time Constraints on Athletic Behavior and Survey Reports of Athletic Behavior.” Sociological Spectrum 37:97-110.
Brenner, Philip S. and John DeLamater. 2016. “Lies, Damned Lies, and Survey Self-Reports? Identity as a Cause of Measurement Bias.” Social Psychology Quarterly, 79(4):333-354.
Brenner, Philip S. 2016. “Cross-national Trends in Religious Service Attendance.” Public Opinion Quarterly 80:563-583.
Brenner, Philip S. and John DeLamater. 2016. “Measurement Directiveness as a Cause of Response Bias: Evidence from Two Survey Experiments.” Sociological Methods & Research 45:348-371.
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.
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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.