- Computer-assisted interviewing
- Blaise system
- Data collection
- Early Childhood
- Family Support
Leonard Hart has extensive expertise in computer-assisted interviewing and international data collection.
Hart’s experience as a systems analyst includes projects in education, child development, and family support. In particular, he has worked on the development, implementation, support, and training of Blaise software for developing computer-assisted telephone, personal, and self-interviewing; interactive editing; high-speed data entry; data manipulation; and survey management. Currently, Hart is the information service lead for Mathematica’s evaluation of a job training program to retrain workers in green jobs and health care-related fields. He also oversees data collection for the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey, which uses computer-assisted telephone and personal interviewing as well as web-based interviews. He develops and teaches related training courses at Mathematica and writes applications for the Blaise interviewing system.
Before joining Mathematica in 2000, Hart was an agricultural statistician with the National Agricultural Statistics Service. In that role, he ran surveys, set estimates, wrote reports, and served as the organization’s local-area network (LAN) coordinator. He holds a B.A. in agribusiness economics from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.