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

For help outside these hours, please see the Scoocs manuals referenced above.

All time references are in CEST

Friday 9 July


12:00 - 13:00

General assembly and best paper award

13:15 - 14:45

Investigating the effects of machine translation and post-editing in the TRAPD: an experimental approach

Session Organisers:
Dr Diana Zavala-Rojas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESS ERIC)
Dr Dorothée Behr (GESIS)

Investigating the effects of Machine Translation and Post-editing in the TRAPD: experimental design and methodological considerations
Diana Zavala-Rojas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESS ERIC) - Presenting Author
Veronika Keck (GESIS)
Brita Dorer (GESIS)
Dorothée Behr (GESIS)
Danielly Sorato (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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On the Impact of Machine Translation on the Quality of the final Review outputs
Brita Dorer (GESIS) - Presenting Author
Diana Zavala-Rojas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESS ERIC)
Danielly Sorato (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Veronika Keck (GESIS)
Dorothée Behr (GESIS)
Olga Kushch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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Survey translation according to the team approach: On the impact of post-edited translations on final review output
Dorothée Behr (GESIS) - Presenting Author
Brita Dorer (GESIS)
Veronika Keck (GESIS)
Diana Zavala-Rojas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESS ERIC)
Danielly Sorato (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Olga Kushch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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Assessment of machine translations of survey questions and response scales
Danielly Sorato (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Presenting Author
Diana Zavala-Rojas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESS ERIC)
Veronika Keck (GESIS)
Dorothée Behr (GESIS)
Brita Dorer (GESIS)

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Usability of neural machine translation application for translation of measurement instruments
Veronika Keck (GESIS) - Presenting Author
Dorothée Behr (GESIS)
Brita Dorer (GESIS)
Diana Zavala-Rojas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESS ERIC)
Danielly Sorato (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

13:15 - 14:45

Smart phones

Session Organisers:
Mr Goran
Peter Lugtig

Developing an electronic device for use on the ESS in absence of an interviewer by people without access to the internet
Joanna d'Ardenne (NatCen Social Research)
Debbie Collins (NatCen Social Research) - Presenting Author
May Doušak (University of Ljubljana)
Rory Fitzgerald (ESS ERIC)
Maurice Martens (CentERdata)
Roxanne van Giesen (CentERdata)

Collecting Screen Time Data in the 1970 British Cohort Study: a Pilot Study
Erica Wong (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL) - Presenting Author
Matt Brown (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL)

Can a smartphone app be used to survey the general population: Comparing an app- and a browser-based web survey design
Caroline Roberts (Faculty of Social and Political Science, LINES, University of Lausanne)
Jessica Herzing (Faculty of Social and Political Science, ICER, University of Bern) - Presenting Author
Daniel Gatica-Perez (EPFL Lausanne and Idiap)

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What panel surveys and smartphone-app studies can learn from eachother
Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author

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13:15 - 14:45

Item design and item importance

Session Organiser: Dr Anne Elevelt (CBS)

Between two minds: The influence of numerical and verbal labels on survey responses in a cross-national study
Gianmaria Bottoni (European Social Survey HQ, City University of London) - Presenting Author
Eva Aizpurua (European Social Survey HQ, City University of London)
Rory Fitzgerald (European Social Survey HQ, City University of London)

Six-Point Response Scales: A New Standard for (Multinational) Survey Research?
Farsan Ghassim (University of Oxford) - Presenting Author

A User-Driven Method for Using Research Products to Empirically Assess Item Importance in National Surveys
Ai Rene Ong (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Robert Schultz (University of Michigan)
Sofi Sinozich (University of Maryland)
Brady West (University of Michigan)
James Wagner (University of Michigan)
Jennifer Sinibaldi (National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics)
John Finamore (National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics)

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To answer this question please refer to... The effect of outdated documents on economic values in survey research
Thorsten Heien (Kantar) - Presenting Author
Dina Frommert (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund)
Marvin Kraemer (Kantar)
Anne Langelueddeke (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund)

13:15 - 14:45

Bias: Social desireability-, underreport- and response -bias

Session Organiser: Tugba Adali

The social desirability bias across modes: The case of the Czech experimental survey
Martin Lakomý (Masaryk University) - Presenting Author
Barbora Hubatková (Masaryk University)

Puzzling Findings in a List-Experiment for Estimating Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Social Desirability Bias
Sebastian Rinken (Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IESA), Spanish Research Council (CSIC)) - Presenting Author
Sara Pasadas-del-Amo (Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IESA), Spanish Research Council (CSIC))

I do not belong to a group that experiences discrimination. A current salient issue or constant underreport bias?
Marvin Brinkmann (Mannheim University, MZES) - Presenting Author

Overclaiming technique- a solution for self-enhancing bias in self-assessment questions? Validity analysis on the basis of the PISA 2012 data.
Marek Muszyński (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences) - Presenting Author

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How Do Survey Interviewers Handle Respondents’ Satisficing Tendencies? An Analysis Based on Audio-Recordings of Face-to-Face Interviews
Silvia Schwanhäuser (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)) - Presenting Author
Bettina Müller (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

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13:15 - 14:45

Fieldwork in times of COVID-19

Session Organisers:
Dr Ulrich Krieger (SFB 884 Universität Mannheim)
Dr Carina Cornesse (SFB 884 Universität Mannheim)

Lessons learned from Eurofound’s large-scale COVID-19 e-survey
Daphne Ahrendt - Presenting Author
Tadas Leončikas
Massimiliano Mascherini
Eszter Sandor

Adjustments to the FReDA-GGS design in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tobias Gummer (GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Claudia Schmiedeberg (LMU Munich)
Martin Bujard (Federal Institute for Population Research)
Pablo Christmann (GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences)
Karsten Hank (University of Cologne)
Tanja Kunz (GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences)
Detlev Lück (Federal Institute for Population Research)
Franz Neyer (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

Interviewing in the time of Covid-19: Adapting the Scottish Household Survey
Chris Martin (Ipsos MORI) - Presenting Author

Collecting survey data among the 50+ population in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic
Michael Bergmann (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)) - Presenting Author
Salima Douhou (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA))
Elena Sommer (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA))

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Challenges to Face-to-face Surveys in Times of COVID: Experiences of the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
Paula Devine (ARK, Queen's University Belfast) - Presenting Author
Katrina Lloyd (ARK, Queen's University Belfast)
Martina McKnight (ARK, Queen's University Belfast)
Dirk Schubotz (ARK, Queen's University Belfast)

15:00 - 16:30

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ADAPTIVE SURVEY DESIGN (PART II)

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

Experiment with re-interviews in the Adaptive Survey Design of the Dutch Health Survey
Kees van Berkel (Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Nino Mushkudiani (Statistic Netherlands)
Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands and Utrecht University)
Hamza Ahmadan (Statistics Netherlands)

Data Collection During the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Survey of Income and Program Participation
Kevin Tolliver (US Census Bureau) - Presenting Author

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Time-dependent survey design parameters: Choosing the length of historic survey data in a Bayesian analysis. Application to the Dutch Health Survey data
Nino Mushkudiani (Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands and Utrecht University)

Adaptive survey design to improve measurement in a smart health survey
Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands and Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Annemieke Luiten (Statistics Netherlands)
Vera Toepoel (Utrecht University)
Katharina Meitinger (Utrecht University)

15:00 - 16:30

Moving beyond the binary - Exploring the potentials, challenges and consequences of measuring sex and gender alternatively in surveys - I

Session Organisers:
Professor Stephanie Steinmetz (University of Lausanne)
Dr Mirjam Fischer (University of Cologne)
Dr Léïla Eisner (University of Zurich)
Dr Verena Ortmanns (GESIS)

Does the Inclusion of a Non-Binary Sex Category Influence Response Behavior and Data Quality of Attitudinal Measurement Instruments?
Verena Ortmanns (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Ranjit Singh (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Patricia Hadler (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Cornelia Neuert (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

The subjective meaning of gender - How survey designs affect perceptions of femininity and masculinity
Elias Markstedt (University of Gothenburg )
Maria Solevid (University of Gothenburg )
Lena Wängnerud (University of Gothenburg ) - Presenting Author
Monika Djerf-Pierre (University of Gothenburg )

Comparing Self-Categorization Approaches to Measuring Gender Identity
Elisabeth Gidengil (McGill University) - Presenting Author
Dietlind Stolle (McGill University)

Recommendations for Inclusive Gender/Sex Demographic Questions using the Gender/Sex 3x3
Will Beischel (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Zach C. Schudson (California State University)
Rhea Ashley Hoskin (University of Waterloo)
Sari van Anders (Queen's University)

15:00 - 16:30

Novel methods: Using machine-learning to aid survey administration

Session Organiser: Mr Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University)

The collection of bio-markers: nurses, interviewers, or participants?
Jonathan Burton (ISER, University of Essex) - Presenting Author
Michaela Benzeval (ISER, University of Essex)
Meena Kumari (ISER, University of Essex)

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Natural Language Processing for Survey Researchers: Can Sentence Embedding Techniques Improve Prediction Modelling of Survey Responses and Survey Question Design?
Qixiang Fang (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Dong Nguyen (Utrecht University)
Daniel Oberski (Utrecht University)

Photos instead of text answers: An experiment within a housing survey
Goran Ilic (Utrecht University)
Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Barry schouten (Statistics Netherlands)
Seyyit Hocuk (CentERdata)
Joris Mulder (CentERdata)
Maarten Streefkerk (CentERdata)

15:00 - 16:30

Methods for international surveys

Session Organiser: Dr Farsan Ghassim (University of Oxford)

“Dear Colleague” – an experiment with survey invitations
Christophe Heger (DZHW) - Presenting Author
Jens Ambrasat (DZHW)

Self-Commitment on No-Opinion Responses: A New Survey Design Method
Farsan Ghassim (University of Oxford) - Presenting Author

The compilation of the [MCSQ]: Multilingual Corpus of Survey Questionnaires
Diana Zavala-Rojas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESS ERIC)
Danielly Sorato (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Lidun Hareide (Moreforsking) - Presenting Author
Knut Hofland (Formerly University of Bergen)

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When in Rome… The effect of providing examples in a survey question across countries
Eva Aizpurua (ESS ERIC HQ - City, University of London) - Presenting Author
Gianmaria Bottoni (ESS ERIC HQ - City, University of London)
Rory Fitzgerald (ESS ERIC HQ - City, University of London)

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An overview of the size of measurement errors of a subset of questions of the European Social Survey
Carlos Poses (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Presenting Author
Melanie Revilla (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Marc Asensio (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Hannah Schwarz (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Wiebke Weber (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

15:00 - 16:30

(Online) panels in times of COVID-19

Session Organisers:
Anne Conolly (NatCen Social Research)
Gerry Nicolaas
Peter Cornick

The Mannheim Corona Study - Design, Implementation and Data Quality
Ulrich Krieger (SFB 884, University Mannheim) - Presenting Author
Carina Cornesse (SFB 884, University Mannheim)
The the MCS research group (SFB 884, University Mannheim)

The Mannheim Corona Study - Insights Gained Through Daily Data Collection and Data Augmentation
Carina Cornesse (University of Mannheim) - Presenting Author
Ulrich Krieger (University of Mannheim)
Sabine Friedel (University of Mannheim)
Marina Fikel (University of Mannheim)
Tobias Rettig (University of Mannheim)
Alexander Wenz (University of Mannheim)
Annelies Blom (University of Mannheim)

How Changing the Number of Questionnaires Effected the 2020 German Mobility Panel Findings
Lisa Ecke (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) - Presenting Author
Bastian Chlond (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Peter Vortisch (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Collecting survey data among the 50+ population during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences of a mode switch on data quality in an ongoing panel survey
Michael Bergmann (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)) - Presenting Author
Salima Douhou (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA))
Elena Sommer (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA))

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16:45 - 18:00

Fielding Cross-Cultural General Population Surveys on the Web? Interactions of Methodological and Substantial Issues in EVS 2017

Session Organisers:
Dr Michael Ochsner (FORS)
Professor Ferruccio Biolcati (University of Milan)

Analyzing the multifaceted relationship between individual religiosity and attitudes toward immigration. Challenges and opportunities provided by the EVS 2017 mixed-mode innovations
Ferruccio Biolcati (University of Milan) - Presenting Author
Riccardo Ladini (University of Milan)
Francesco Molteni (University of Milan)
Andrea Pedrazzani (University of Milan)
Cristiano Vezzoni (University of Milan)

Measurement Equivalence in Mixed-Mode Surveys: Evidence from the European Values Study
Vera Lomazzi (GESIS Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) - Presenting Author

Matrix design and models with zero observations: Investigating the social responsibility of the state as an example for using multiple imputation in matrix designs
Michael Ochsner (FORS) - Presenting Author

National Identity and Trust in Health Care amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tim Reeskens (Tilburg University) - Presenting Author
Yvette van Osch (Tilburg University)

16:45 - 18:00

Growing Up in Digital Europe / EuroCohort: developing a comparative longitudinal survey of child well-being in Europe

Session Organiser: Professor Gary Pollock (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Ex-ante Cost-Benefit Analysis for a Social Science Research Infrastructure: the Case of EuroCohort
Giulio Ecchia (University of Bologna) - Presenting Author

Piloting longitudinal cohort surveys: Best practices and challenges
Toni Babarović (Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences) - Presenting Author

Children advisory groups: how to incorporate children’s voice in the early stages of the research process
Jessica Ozan (Manchester Metropolitan University) - Presenting Author

Foresight as a tool for designing robust questionnaires for longitudinal surveys
Aleksandra Szymczyk (Manchester Metropolitan University) - Presenting Author

16:45 - 18:00

Video interviewing for social surveys: before, during and beyond the pandemic (session 2)

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

Video interviewing in the 1970 British Cohort Study – a promising way forward for surveys?
Kirsty Cole (NatCen Social Research) - Presenting Author
Samantha Spencer (NatCen Social Research)
Lucy Haselden (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL)
Matt Brown (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL)
Erica Wong (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL)
Martin Wood (NatCen Social Research)
Angela Stockman (NatCen Social Research)

Recruitment and Participation in Video Interviews
Kallan Larsen (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Andrew Hupp (University of Michigan)
Frederick G. Conrad (University of Michigan)
Ai Rene Ong (University of Michigan)
Michael F. Schober (The New School)
Brady West (University of Michigan)
Tianheao Wang (University of Michigan)

Carrying out qualitative and survey pre-testing interviews via video: challenges and benefits
Tom Nickson (Kantar) - Presenting Author
Alice McGee (Kantar)
Becky Hamlyn (Kantar)

Unwillingness to Participate and Discomfort Answering Sensitive Questions in Live Video Survey Interviews
Shlomit Okon (The New School) - Presenting Author
Michael F. Schober (The New School)
Frederick G. Conrad (University of Michigan)
Kallan Larsen (University of Michigan)
Ai Rene Ong (University of Michigan)
Andrew Hupp (University of Michigan)

16:45 - 18:00

Representation side of TSE

Session Organisers:
Dr Sabrina Mayer (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) & University of Duisburg-Essen)
Dr Mariel McKone Leonard (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) )

Lessons learned from surveying very small, vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. What can go wrong and what to do right when dealing with unaccompanied minor refugees
Laura Scholaske (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM-Institut)) - Presenting Author
Lara Kronenbitter (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM-Institut))
Sabrina Mayer (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM-Institut))

Dealing with respondents that do not express a firm preference in political opinion polls
Luke Taylor (Kantar) - Presenting Author

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What To Do And What To Avoid When Setting Up An Online Access Panel Of People Of Immigrant Origin In Germany
Sabrina Mayer (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) & University of Duisburg-Essen) - Presenting Author
Jörg Dollmann (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) & Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim)
Mariel McKone Leonard (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM))

Estimating Representativeness in a Cross-National Longitudinal Survey with Interviewer Observations
Hafsteinn Einarsson (University of Manchester) - Presenting Author
Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester)
Alexandru Cernat (University of Manchester)

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16:45 - 18:00

Decreasing measurement error for web-surveys

Session Organisers:
Dr Verena Ortmanns (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Dr Ranjit Singh (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Ms Patricia Hadler (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Dr Cornelia Neuert (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Using ‘Simple Language’ in Web Surveys
Irina Bauer (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Tanja Kunz (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Tobias Gummer (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Using paradata to measure and improve data quality in web surveys: experimental assessment of difference between satisficing and optimizing behaviour
Daniil Lebedev (National Research University Higher School of Economics) - Presenting Author

Collecting Sensitive Information using ACASI in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Zeina Mneimneh (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Jennifer Kelley (University of Michigan)
Yasmin Altwaijri (King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center)

18:15 - 19:00

Podcast Data Linkage and Sharing: Emanuela Sala, Florian Keusch, and Annette Jäckle

This podcast is about asking respondents to do more than answer survey questions. We will discuss what we have learnt in recent years about asking respondents for consent to data linkage, asking for other types of data such as images, and asking respondents to use mobile apps and sensors to collect data.

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