Fielding Updates

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Interviewing continues after pandemic pivot

In July of 2019 WLS started new conversations with many of you. Because we couldn’t afford to interview everyone, we randomly included only some of the original cohort in this part of the study. Then, after all our careful preparation we needed to alter our plans because of the pandemic.  It slowed us down, but we were able to continue with telephone interviews throughout the pandemic and returned to in-person visits when needed once it was safer to do so. The current round of interviews will continue at least until the end of 2028.

If you have any questions about this current round of interviews, please contact the University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) toll-free at 1-866-891-2492 or by email at