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Sharon Lohr

Dean's Distinguished Professor of Statistics, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Interests


Office hours, Fall 2008
9:30-10:20 and 3:00-3:30 Tu, 10:30-11:30 Wed,
1:00-1:25 Th, and by appointment (send me e-mail)


ASU Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology


Primary Research Interests:
Sample Surveys
Design of Experiments
Statistical Methods for Dependent Data
Statistical Methods for Educational Evaluation
Applications of Statistics to Criminology and Law


Design and Analysis published 1999 by Duxbury Press, ISBN 0-534-35361-4

Recent Talks

Survey Sampling: Theory and Applications featured speaker at Vinterkonferens, Borgafjall Sweden, March 2007.

"Sampling Frontiers," keynote address given at the Washington Statistical Society Awards Ceremony, June 2003.

  • Lohr, S. Alternative survey sample designs: Sampling with multiple overlapping frames. Survey Methodology (2011).
  • Mendez, G. and Lohr, S. Estimating residual variance in random forest regression. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (2011).
  • Lohr, S. The 2009 Morris Hansen Lecture: The care, feeding, and training of survey statisticians. Journal of Official Statistics (2010).
  • Lu, Y. and Lohr, S. Gross flow estimation in dual frame surveys. Survey Methodology (2010).
  • Brenda Jenney, Sharon Lohr. Experimental designs for multiple-level responses, with application to a large-scale educational intervention. Annals of Applied Statistics (2009).
  • Sharon Lohr, J.N.K. Rao. Jackknife estimation of mean squared error of small area predictors in nonlinear mixed models. Biometrika (2009).
  • Lohr, S. Multiple frame surveys. Sample Surveys: Design, Methods and Applications (2009).
  • Lohr, S. Sampling and survey design. Sample Surveys: Design, Methods and Applications (2009).
  • G Mendez, T Buskirk, Sharon Lohr, S Haag. Factors associated with persistence in science and engineering majors: An exploratory study using random forests. Journal of Engineering Education (2008).
  • L Ybarra, Sharon Lohr. Small area estimation when auxiliary information is measured with error. Biometrika (2008).
  • Sharon Lohr. Coverage and sampling. Handbook of International Survey Methodology (2008).
  • C Alf, Sharon Lohr. Sampling assumptions in introductory statistics classes. American Statistician (2007).
  • Sharon Lohr. Comment: Struggles with survey weighting and regression modeling. Statistical Science (2007).
  • Sharon Lohr, J Rao. Estimation in Multiple-Frame Surveys. Journal of the American Statistical Association (2006).
  • A Dueck, Sharon Lohr. Robust estimation of multivariate covariance components. Biometrics (2005).
  • T Buskirk, Sharon Lohr. Asymptotic properties of kernel density estimation with sample survey data. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference (2005).
  • Sylvester, D, Lohr, Sharon Lynn. Counting on confidentiality: Legal and statistical approaches to federal privacy law after the USA PATRIOT act. Wisconsin Law Review (2005).
  • Sylvester, D, Lohr, Sharon Lynn. The security of our secrets: A history of privacy and confidentiality in law and statistical practice. Denver University Law Review (2005).
Research Activity
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 592Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 799Dissertation
  • Lohr, S. Discussion of "Challenges in Methodology of Microsimulation Models" by M. Kovacevic. Statistics Canada Advisory Committee on Statistical Methods (Apr 2009).
  • Sharon Lohr. Outlier Detection for the Consumer Price Index. Statistics Canada Statistical Advisory Committee Meeting (Apr 2008).