Muzzy provides the MDRC Survey Unit over 25 years’ worth of experience in the survey research field. His management responsibilities include integrating new and emerging data-collection strategies that result in higher-quality measures in MDRC’s research projects. He supports project teams in many ways, including aiding in survey design, coordinating and monitoring the collection of data, and helping organize and document survey-related knowledge for the organization’s long-term benefit. Prior to joining MDRC, Muzzy specialized in the management of large-scale, multimode surveys at a full-service research firm. He also served as operations manager of a data-collection center focused on state and federal government projects. Muzzy earned an undergraduate degree in statistics and holds a master’s degree in social research, completing additional course work in computer science.
MDRC PublicationsIssue FocusApril, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, researchers are considering the implications of moving on-site data collection with program staff and participants to virtual settings. This post from the Implementation Research Incubator offers advice about switching from in-person focus groups to virtual focus groups.
ProjectsShira Kolnik Mattera, Sharon Huang, Seth Muzzy, Samantha Wulfsohn, Marissa Strassberger, Amena Sengal, Mirjana Pralica
The High 5s project is part of the Robin Hood Early Childhood Research Initiative, a partnership between MDRC and the Robin Hood Foundation focused on improving the life trajectories of low-income children in New York City. The Initiative’s first project, Making Pre-K Count...Barbara S. Goldman, Sharon Huang, Shira Kolnik Mattera, Michelle Maier, Seth Muzzy, Electra Small, Samantha Wulfsohn, Marissa Strassberger, Amena Sengal, Mirjana Pralica, Samantha Xia, Cullen MacDowell
Making Pre-K Count is the result of a partnership between MDRC and the Robin Hood Foundation whose goal is to build evidence about ways to improve the life trajectories of children living in poverty in New York City. The partnership’s first project focuses on improving preschool children’s math skills.
Why math? Recent...