As the director of Military Workplace Climate Research, Amanda Barry oversees a research portfolio that leverages qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the military workplace as it is related to gender relations—specifically sexual assault and sexual harassment, race/ethnicity-based discrimination, and the workplace climate for the Department of Defense’s Office of People Analytics (OPA). Amanda and her team's research spans a wide range of DOD populations, including members of the active duty and reserve components, military service academy cadets and midshipmen, DOD civilians, and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) personnel.
Before joining Fors Marsh Group, Amanda conducted qualitative research for Nielsen that focused on recruitment, attrition, and cooperation for their media research panels. She has a mixed-methods background in data collection and analysis, including experience with survey methods, focus groups, in-depth interviews, observational research, and eye-tracking.
Ms. Barry has presented her research at the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), co-authored a publication on the visual processing of satisfaction questions with symbolic language, and has served on the AAPOR Education Committee. She holds an M.S. in survey research and methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.A. in political science from Gettysburg College.