Program 2021


Friday 2 July Friday 9 July Friday 16 July Friday 23 July

Short courses on Thursdays



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We offer full live support in video sessions on the platform during the following hours:

2 July: 11:45-13:45 and 15:00-17:00

9 July: 13:00-15:00

16 july: 13:00-14:00

23 july: 13:00-14:00

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All time references are in CEST

Friday 2 July


12:00 - 13:00

Opening and Keynote 1: How to do Surveys during a Pandemic by Jon Burton

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13:15 - 14:45

Sampling Rare and Hard-to-Reach Populations via Social Media - Insights, Challenges and Applications

Session Organisers:
Mrs Zaza Zindel (Bielefeld University)
Mr Simon Kühne (Bielefeld University)

Using Facebook for Recruiting Survey Participants: Advantages, Challenges, and Practical Considerations
André Grow (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) - Presenting Author

Using Social Networking Sites in cross-national research on a global scale – First insights from the German Emigrants Overseas Online Survey
Steffen Pötzschke (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Bernd Weiß (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Using Facebook ads to survey Polish, Ukrainian and Argentinean migrants. Experiences from the MOBILISE project.
Marieke van der Gaag (Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam) - Presenting Author
Evelyn Ersanilli (Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam)

Assessing online social media recruitment for reaching and recruiting rare survey participants.
Zaza Zindel (Bielefeld University) - Presenting Author
Simon Kühne (Bielefeld University)

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Understanding issues of representation and data quality in social media recruited survey samples
Michael Stern (Michigan State University) - Presenting Author
Erin Fordyce (NORC at the University of Chicago)
Rachel Carpenter (NORC at the University of Chicago)
Melissa Heim Viox (NORC at the University of Chicago)
Sabrina Avripas (NORC at the University of Chicago)
Stuart Michaels (NORC at the University of Chicago)

13:15 - 14:45

Covid-19 at work and private life: Methodological challenges and lessons learned from five German survey studies

Session Organisers:
Dr Nils Backhaus (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA))
Mrs Ines Entgelmeier (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA))
Dr Malte Schierholz (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

Covid-19 supplementary surveys in NEPS: Challenges in data collection and first results
Basha Vicari (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)) - Presenting Author
Michaela Sixt (Leibniz Institute for Education Trajectories (LIfBi))
Annette Trahms (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

How to set up an online panel during a pandemic: The IAB High-Frequency Online Personal Panel (HOPP)
Georg-Christoph Haas (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Bettina Müller (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Christopher Osiander (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Julia Schmidtke (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Annette Trahms (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Marieke Volkert (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)) - Presenting Author

How the pandemic changed the timing of work: Covid-19 in the BAuA-Working Time Survey
Johanna Nold (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)) - Presenting Author
Ines Entgelmeier (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA))
Laura Vieten (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA))
Nils Backhaus (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA))
Anita Tisch (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA))

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Dynamics of the German labour market during the Covid-19 crisis
Lutz Bellmann (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Miriam Gensicke (Kantar)
Patrick Gleiser (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Malte Schierholz (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)) - Presenting Author
Jens Stegmaier (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Anita Tisch (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA))

Socio-Economic Panel - Linked Employer Employee (SOEP-LEE2). Adjustments in firms located in Germany to Covid-19 and effects on employer-employee relations
Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University)
Torben Dall Schmidt (University of Southern Denmark) - Presenting Author
Martina Maas (Helmut-Schmidt-University)

13:15 - 14:45

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ADAPTIVE SURVEY DESIGN

Session Organiser: Professor Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands and Utrecht University)

Optimizing Data Collection Interventions to Balance Cost and Quality Under a Bayesian Framework
Stephanie Coffey (US Census Bureau) - Presenting Author

An Experimental Evaluation of a Stopping Rule Aimed at Maximizing Cost-Quality Tradeoffs
James Wagner (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author

Optimal stratification for adaptive survey design
Yongchao Ma (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Nino Mushkudiani (Statistics Netherlands)
Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands and Utrecht University)

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Including historic survey data through time series models
Shiya Wu (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Harm Jan Boonstra (Statistics Netherlands)
Mirjam Moerbeek (Utrecht University)
Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands and Utrecht University)

The Anchoring Method: Estimation of Interviewer Effects in the Absence of Interpenetrated Sample Assignment
Brady West (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author

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13:15 - 14:45

Methodological challenges in health surveys

Session Organisers:
Dr Marieke Haan (University of Groningen)
Dr Yfke Ongena (University of Groningen)

Nothing but the truth about health: A systematic review on socially desirable responding in health surveys
Emma Zaal (University of Groningen) - Presenting Author
John Hoeks (University of Groningen)
Yfke Ongena (University of Groningen)

Measuring attitudes towards artificial intelligence in medicine. An experimental study in the LISS panel comparing agree-disagree scales, construct-specific scales, and label-points
Marieke Haan (University of Groningen) - Presenting Author
Yfke Ongena (University of Groningen)
Jeffry Frikken (University of Groningen)

Using results from interviewer-respondent interaction to improve the design and administration of questions about chronic conditions
Jennifer Dykema (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - Presenting Author
Dana Garbarski (Loyola University)
Nora Cate Schaeffer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Tiffany Newman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Cameron Jones (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Dorothy Farrar Edwards (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The bigger picture: Lessons learned from the use of photo-elicitation for older adults with a lower socioeconomic status
Feline Platzer (University of Groningen / University Medical Center Groningen) - Presenting Author
Nardi Steverink (University of Groningen / University Medical Center Groningen)
Marieke Haan (University of Groningen)
Mathieu de Greef (University of Groningen)
Martine Goedendorp (University of Groningen / University Medical Center Groningen)

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Just you wait… and fill out this survey. Methodological aspects of waiting room surveys
Yfke Ongena (University of Groningen) - Presenting Author
Marieke Haan (University of Groningen)

13:15 - 14:45

Online and smartphone survey innovation

Session Organiser: Dr Carina Cornesse (University of Mannheim)

Using participatory design to develop a smartphone data collection app with doctorate recipients
Xin (Rosalynn) Yang (University of Maryland) - Presenting Author
Ai Rene Ong (University of Michigan)
Yanzhi Shen (University of Maryland)
Christopher Antoun (University of Maryland)
Brady West (University of Michigan)
James Wagner (University of Michigan)
Jennifer Sinibaldi (National Science Foundation)
John Finamore (National Science Foundation)

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Using discrete choice experiments in applied research: does the presentation and device type influence respondents’ responses, behaviour and experience?
Max Felder (FORS) - Presenting Author
Nicolas Pekari (FORS)
Oliver Lipps (FORS)
Nathalie Eggenberg (FORS)
Gisana Riedo (FORS)
Coline Kaufmann (FORS)
Victor Legler (FORS)
Michelle Cohen (FORS)

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Obtaining validity evidence of response processes to survey questions through an integrated web probing approach
Jose-Luis Padilla (University of Granada) - Presenting Author
Dörte Naber (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Manheim)
Maria del Carmen Navarro-Gonzalez (University of Granada)
Katharina Meitinger (Utrecht University)

Forgoing of Health Services during a Coronavirus Lockdown: Implications of New Consumption and Technology-Use Patterns
Aviad Tur-Sinai (The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College) - Presenting Author
Perla Werner (University of Haifa)

15:00 - 16:30

Applying a Total Survey Error approach to business surveys

Session Organiser: Dr Gijs van Houten (Eurofound)

Adapting a mixed-mode design in a longitudinal business survey to the Covid-19 pandemic: Findings on mode effects and (unit) nonresponse
Marieke Volkert (IAB) - Presenting Author
Corrina Koenig (IAB)
Joseph W. Sakshaug (IAB)
Susanne Kohaut (IAB)
Peter Ellguth (IAB)

Using a customised report as an incentive for managers to participate in an online follow-up survey: effects on sampling error and measurement error
Michele Consolini (Eurofound) - Presenting Author
Gijs van Houten (Eurofound)
Franz Eiffe (Eurofound)

Early respondents, late respondents and non-respondents in a cross-national push to web business survey
Ahu Alanya (Ipsos)
Andrew Cleary (Ipsos)
Femke Dekeulenaer (Ipsos) - Presenting Author
Gijs van Houten (Eurofound)

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Ways of Reducing coverage and sampling error as part of the Total Survey Error Framework for Establishment Surveys in Europe: Recent Developments
Nikola Jovanovski (Sample Solutions) - Presenting Author
Carsten Broich (Sample Solutions)

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15:00 - 16:30

New Communication Channels in Web-based Surveys

Session Organisers:
Dr Jan Karem Höhne (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Mr Kostantin Gavras (University of Mannheim)
Professor Melanie Revilla (RECSM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

When Does it Make Sense to Ask Respondents for Images? Insights for (Mobile) Web Surveys
Patricia Iglesias (RECSM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Presenting Author
Melanie Revilla (RECSM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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Willingness to Provide Voice-Recordings in a General Social Survey
Katharina Meitinger (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Matthias Schonlau (University of Waterloo)

Automated Emotion Recognition with Voice Data in Smartphone Surveys
Christoph Kern (University of Mannheim) - Presenting Author
Jan Karem Höhne (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Konstantin Gavras (University of Mannheim)
Stephan Schlosser (University of Göttingen)

Data Quality and Respondent Experience in Prerecorded Video Survey “Interviews”
Frederick Conrad (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Michael Schober (The New School)
Andrew Hupp (University of Michigan)
Brady West (University of Michigan)
Kallan Larsen (University of Michigan)
Ai Rene Ong (University of Michigan)
Tianheao Wang (University of Michigan)

Active Versus Passive Sensor Data Collection. Three Case Studies
Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Annemieke Luiten (Statistics Netherlands)
Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University)
Vera Toepoel (Utrecht University)

15:00 - 16:30

Recent Challenges for Cross Cultural Research: Reflections on the International Social Survey Programme

Session Organisers:
Dr Rene Bautista (NORC at the University of Chicago)
Mr Ricardo Gonzalez (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)

Experiences from the German ISSP in Covid-19 times
Evi Scholz (GESIS) - Presenting Author
Oshrat Hochman (GESIS)

Impact of Covid-19 on surveys. Lessons learned from ISSP 2020 in Switzerland
Michèle Ernst Stähli (FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences)) - Presenting Author
Alexandre Pollien (FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences))
Michael Ochsner (FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences))
Marlène Sapin (FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences))
Karin Nisple (FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences))
Caroline Roberts (FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences))

Different data collection modes, sample composition and data quality: Evidence from the ISSP in Iceland
Gudbjorg Andrea Jonsdottir (University of Iceland) - Presenting Author
Sigrun Olafsdottir (University of Iceland)
Helgi Gudmundsson (University of Iceland)
Gudny Bergthora Tryggvadottir (University of Iceland)

Challenges on Mixed-Mode Longitudinal Data Collection In Chile: Insights for Cross-Cultural Research in Times Of Pandemic
Ricardo González (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez) - Presenting Author

Preparation plans and experiences in mode switching between CAPI and CAWI, in light of the COVID19 pandemic
Pei-Shan Liao (Academia Sinica) - Presenting Author

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15:00 - 16:30

Societal Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Russia Compared to Other European Countries

Session Organisers:
Dr Natalia Soboleva (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics)
Dr Anna Shirokanova (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics)
Dr Margarita Zavadskaya (Aleksanteri Institute University of Helsinki, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics)

Do online surveys help to measure liberal attitudes in conservative contexts?: A comparison of the results of an online and face-to-face survey in Russia
Violetta Korsunova (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics) - Presenting Author
Boris Sokolov (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics)

Subjective well-being as a result of labor market status change in the era of coronavirus pandemic
Natalia Soboleva (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics) - Presenting Author

Religiosity and Confidence in Healthcare System During the Pandemic
Anna Shirokanova (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics) - Presenting Author

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The Symphony is Over? The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Russian Orthodox Church-State relations
Andrey Shcherbak (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics) - Presenting Author
Maria Ukhvatova (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg State University)

COVID-19 skeptics and political support in Russia: Evidence from the online panel survey ‘Values in Crisis’ 2020-2021
Boris Sokolov (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics) - Presenting Author
Margarita Zavadskaya (Aleksanteri Institute University of Helsinki, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research Higher School of Economics)

15:00 - 16:30

Response scales and directions

Session Organiser: Ms Almuth Lietz (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) )

Data Quality of Different Response Scale Formats
Alexandra Asimov (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author

Designing apps for diary studies. Lessons learned from respondent feedback.
Deirdre Giesen (Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Stefan Theunissen (Statistics Netherlands)
Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands)

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Measuring Achievement Motivation: Investigating Direction Effects Across Rating Scales with Five and Seven Points in a Probability-based Online Panel
Jan Karem Höhne (University of Duisburg-Essen) - Presenting Author
Dagmar Krebs (University of Giessen)

Are scale direction effects associated with survey mode? Comparison of a face-to-face, a telephone and an online survey experiment
Adam Stefkovics (assistant lecturer) - Presenting Author

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Capturing the interaction between question order effects and visual layout: results from an online experiment
Adam Stefkovics (assistant lecturer) - Presenting Author
Zoltán Kmetty (assistant professor)
Júlia Koltai (assistant professor)

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16:45 - 18:00

Papers from the MDA special issue on open-ended questions

Session Organisers:
Professor Matthias Schonlau (University of Waterloo)
Dr Dorothée Behr (GESIS)
Professor Katharina Meitinger (University of Utrecht)
Dr Neuert Cornelia (GESIS)

Open-ended versus Closed Probes: Assessing different formats of web probing
Cornelia Neuert (GESIS) - Presenting Author
Katharina Meitinger (University of Utrecht)
Dorothée Behr (GESIS)

How much is a box? The hidden cost of adding an open-ended probe to an online survey
Malte Lübker (Hans Boeckler Foundation ) - Presenting Author

Interviewers’ and Respondents’ Joint Production of Response Quality in Open-ended Questions. A Multilevel Negative binomial Regression Approach
Alice Barth (Unversity of Bonn) - Presenting Author
Andreas Schmitz (University of Bonn)

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Coding text answers to open-ended questions: human coders and statistical learning algorithms make similar mistakes
Zhoushanyue He (University of Waterloo)
Matthias Schonlau (University of Waterloo) - Presenting Author

16:45 - 18:00

New tools for measuring and coding socio-demographic variables using database lookups

Session Organiser: Dr Verena Ortmanns (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Religious denominations database
Giovanni N. Borghesan (European Values Study/Tilburg University/University of Trento ) - Presenting Author
Ruud Luijkx (European Values Study/Tilburg University/University of Trento )
Daniela Negoita (European Values Study/Tilburg University/University of Trento )

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Measuring Education in Cross-National Surveys Using Coding Tools
Verena Ortmanns (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Silke Schneider (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Measuring Occupations in Multi-Country Surveys
Kea Tijdens (WageIndicator Foundation) - Presenting Author

The future of SurveyCodings
Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University) - Presenting Author
Kea Tijdens (WageIndicator Foundation)
Maurice Martens (CentERdata)
Verena Ortmanns (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Giovanni N. Borghesan (Tilburg University)
Silke Schneider (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Eric Balster (CentERdata)

16:45 - 18:00

Video interviewing for social surveys: before, during and beyond the pandemic (session 1)

Session Organisers:
Mr Tim Hanson (European Social Survey ERIC (City, University of London))
Professor Frederick G. Conrad (University of Michigan, USA)

Live Video Interviews: A First Look at Data Quality and Respondents’ Subjective Experience
Frederick J. Conrad (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Michael F. Schober (The New School)
Andrew Hupp (University of Michigan)
Brady West (University of Michigan)
Kallan Larsen (University of Michigan)
Ai Rene Ong (University of Michigan)
Tianheao Wang (University of Michigan)

The European Social Survey during COVID-19: Using Video Interviews and Other Innovations
Tim Hanson (European Social Survey ERIC (City, University of London)) - Presenting Author
Niccolo Ghirelli (European Social Survey ERIC (City, University of London))

Feasibility of video interviewing as a data collection mode: Evidence from the ISSP in Iceland
Gudbjorg Andrea Jonsdottir (University of Iceland) - Presenting Author
Sigrun Olafsdottir (University of Iceland)
Helgi Gudmundsson (University of Iceland)
Arni Bragi Hjaltason (University of Iceland)

Live Video Interviewing in the ANES 2020 Time Series Study
Lauren Guggenheim (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Natalya Maisel (Stanford)
David Howell (University of Michigan)
Michelle Amsbary (Westat)
Ted Brader (University of Michigan)
Mathew DeBell (Stanford)
Cindy Good (Westat)
D. Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University)

16:45 - 18:00

Data quality in probability-based and nonprobability online panels

Session Organisers:
Dr Carina Cornesse (University of Mannheim)
Dr Olga Maslovskaya (University of Southampton)

Evaluating data quality in the UK NatCen probability-based online panel
Olga Maslovskaya (University of Southampton) - Presenting Author
Curtis Jessop (NatCen Social Research)
Gabriele Durrant (University of Southampton)

Associations in Probability-Based and Nonprobability Online Panels: Evidence on Bivariate and Multivariate Analyses
Tobias Rettig (University of Mannheim) - Presenting Author
Carina Cornesse (University of Mannheim)
Annelies Blom (University of Mannheim)

Conducting Longitudinal Research Using Probability-Based and Nonprobability Online Panels: Evidence on Retention and Bias
Carina Cornesse (University of Mannheim) - Presenting Author
Daniela Ackermann-Piek (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Annelies Blom (University of Mannheim)

Transitioning a face-to-face survey to an online panel: findings from a parallel run
Curtis Jessop (NatCen Social Research) - Presenting Author
Peter Cornick (NatCen Social Research)

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16:45 - 18:00

Sensitive Questions in Surveys: Theory and Methods

Session Organisers:
Dr Felix Wolter (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Professor Jochen Mayerl (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Professor Mark Trappmann (IAB, Institute for Employment Research)

A Meta-Analysis of Studies on the Performance of the Crosswise Model
Rainer Schnell (University Duisburg-Essen) - Presenting Author
Kathrin Thomas (University of Aberdeen)

Collecting data on misuse of short time work in a longitudinal survey using the crosswise method
Mario Bossler (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Christopher Osiander (IAB)
Julia Schmidtke (IAB)
Mark Trappmann (IAB) - Presenting Author

False Positives and the “More-is-Better” Assumption in Sensitive Question Research: New Evidence on the Crosswise Model and the Item Count Technique
Felix Wolter (University of Konstanz) - Presenting Author
Andreas Diekmann (ETH Zurich and University of Leipzig)

Using fictitious issues to investigate satisficing behaviour in surveys
Henrik Andersen (Chemnitz University of Technology) - Presenting Author
Jochen Mayerl (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Felix Wolter (University of Konstanz)
Justus Junkermann (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

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18:15 - 19:00

Podcast Surveys during the Pandemic: Tom Emery, Tim Hanson, and Daphne Ahrendt

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