About Bistra

Bistra Anatchkova holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a PhD in Sociology. She has over 30 years of experience n social science research, including 15 years of experience as a research administrator. She currently heads the survey research unit at WYSAC. Her research focuses on survey methodology, mixed modes of data collection and sampling design. She has been with WYSAC since 1999 and has acquired a load of knowledge in her field.



Women in Bulgaria. In Barbara Lobodzinska-Lien (Ed.) Family, Women and Employment in Central – Eastern Europe. Westport, Connecticut. London: Greenwood Press, 1995

The Sharing Perspective on Housework. In: Kirjavainen, L. et al. Time Use in Housework in Bulgaria and Finland, Helsinki:  Statistics Finland, 1992 (with Iiris Niemi)


Modeling for Housework Time Cross-Nationally. In: Kirjavainen, L. et al.  Time Use in Housework in Bulgaria and Finland, Helsinki:  Statistics Finland, 1992 (with Leena Kirjavainen and Seppo Laaksonen)

Journals and Magazines

Aadland, D., B. Anatchkova, B. Grandjean, J. Shogren, B. Simon and P. Taylor. 2012. “Valuing Access to U.S. Public Lands: A Pricing Experiment to Inform Federal Policy.” SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY. Volume 93, Issue 1.

Taylor, P., Grandjean, B., and B. Anatchkova. “NPS Comprehensive Survey of the American Public.” 2011. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRPC/SSD/NRR-2011/295. National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO.

Taylor, Patricia A.; Grandjean, Burke D.; Aadland, David M..; Anatchkova Bistra; Shogren, Jason F.; and Simon Benjamin, “Multistage Research to Assist with Pricing the New Recreation Pass (2008). US National Park Service Publications and papers. Paper 43.

Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World. Proceedings of the 2007 George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. (with Patricia Taylor & all.)


Reaching Cell Phone Only Households. Presentation given at the International Field Directors and Technologies Conference, New Orleans, May 18-21, 2008.

Functional Categories and the Activity Classificator in Time Use Surveys in View of Achieving more Flexibility and Better Comparability Cross Time, Cross Country, and Cross Cultures. Paper presented at the International Association for Time Use Research Conference, Rome, June 15 – 18, 1992.