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 16 July


12:00 - 13:00

Keynote 2: New Opportunities to Enhance Survey Data by Melanie Revilla and young scholar/outstanding service award

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13:15 - 14:45

Assessing and improving measurement instrument comparability when combining data from different surveys

Session Organiser: Dr Ranjit K. Singh (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Measuring divorce risk with pooled survey data – A comparison between prospectively and retrospectively collected marriage biographies
Sonja Schulz (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Lisa Schmid (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Anna-Carolina Haensch (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Antonia May (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Measuring and harmonizing socio-demographic variables across large-scale studies in Germany – an overview
Verena Ortmanns (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Silke Schneider (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Harmonizing political interest data with equating
Ranjit K. Singh (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author

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Assessing measurement instruments across surveys in the Survey Data Recycling (SDR) framework: the use of ex-post harmonization controls
Kazimierz M. Slomczynski (IFiS PAN and CONSIRT) - Presenting Author
Irina Tomescu-Dubrow (IFiS PAN and CONSIRT)
Ilona Wysmułek (IFiS PAN and CONSIRT)

In harmony: Exploring the feasibility of ex-post harmonisation of European Social Survey and European Values Study items
Maineri Angelica (Tilburg University) - Presenting Author
Eva Aizpurua (City University of London)
Rory Fitzgerald (City University of London)
Vera Lomazzi (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Luijkx Ruud (Tilburg University)

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13:15 - 14:45

Advances in modelling

Session Organiser: Dr Cecil Meeusen (University of Leuven)

A Privacy-Preserving and Interepretable Approach to Modelling and Predicting Web Survey Response Propensities with Time-varying Predictors (Timing, Weather and Societal Trends)
Qixiang Fang (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Joep Burger (Statistics Netherlands)
Ralph Meijers (Statistics Netherlands)
Kees van Berkel (Statistics Netherlands)

Identifing outliers to improve survey statistics
Jörg Blasius (Universität Bonn) - Presenting Author
Susanne Vogl (University of Stuttgart)

Predicting Basic Human Values of Youth from Digital Traces
Mikhail Bogdanov (National Research University "Higher School of Economics") - Presenting Author

Methodological Aspects of Measuring Stability and Change in Personal Culture: Testing the Models of Settled Dispositions and Active Updating Using a Randomized Experiment
Henning Silber (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University)
Matthias Sand (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Michael Bosnjak (Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID))
Joanna Koßmann (Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID))
Fabienne Kraemer (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Bernd Weiß (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

13:15 - 14:45

Asking sensitive questions

Session Organiser: Dr Mirjam Fischer (University of Cologne)

Measuring the Sensitivity of Survey Questions and Responses
Shelley Feuer (U.S. Census Bureau) - Presenting Author
Stefanie Fail (Nuance Communications)
Michael Schober (New School for Social Research)

Data Collection on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity among US Adolescents and Young Adults
Paula Fomby (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Katherine McGonagle (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)
Narayan Sastry (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)

Measurement Properties of Interview Privacy Observations
Zeina Mneimneh (University of Michigan)
Julie de Jong (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Yasmin Altwaijri (King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre)

13:15 - 14:45

Survey Participation and Breakoffs

Session Organiser: Mr Julian B. Axenfeld (University of Mannheim)

Mobile optimization strategies: Effects on web survey participation and fieldwork progression
Marc Asensio Manjon (University of Lausanne) - Presenting Author
Carolina Roberts (University of Lausanne)
Jessica Herzing (University of Lausanne)

Impact of Question Topics and Filter Question Formats on Web-survey Breakoffs
Zeming Chen (University of Manchester) - Presenting Author
Alexandru Cernat (University of Manchester)
Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester)
Stephanie Eckman (RTI International)

Effects of Single- and Mixed-Mode Designs on Establishment Survey Participation and Costs
Benjamin Küfner (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)) - Presenting Author
Joseph W. Sakshaug (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Stefan Zins (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

The impact of day of mailing on web survey response rate and response speed
Peter Lynn (University of Essex)
Annamaria Bianchi (University of Bergamo)
Alessandra Gaia (University of Milano-Bicocca) - Presenting Author

Predicting survey breakoff in Web surveys
Anke Metzler (Darmstadt University of Technology)
Marek Fuchs (Darmstadt University of Technology) - Presenting Author

13:15 - 14:45

Public opinion in times of COVID-19

Session Organiser: Dr Kerstin Hoenig (German Institute for Adult Education Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE))

Children’s views and experiences of Covid-19 – a Global Survey
Katrina Lloyd (Queen's University Belfast) - Presenting Author

Methodological Challenges in Youth Political Participation Research
Stefania Kalogeraki (University of Crete) - Presenting Author

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study
Jonathan Burton (ISER, University of Essex) - Presenting Author
Annette Jäckle (ISER, University of Essex)
Michaela Benzeval (ISER, University of Essex)

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Combining individual and contextual data to study the dynamics of public opinion during COVID-19 pandemic
Riccardo Ladini (University of Milan) - Presenting Author
Francesco Molteni (University of Milan)

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Predictors of subjective well-being of parents and children/ adolescents during COVID-19’s first wave in Portugal
Alice Ramos (Instituto De Ciências Sociais, Universidade De Lisboa) - Presenting Author
Iva Tendais (Instituto De Ciências Sociais, Universidade De Lisboa)
Ricardo Rodrigues (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL))
Leonor Costa (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias)
Evelia Alvarez (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL))

15:00 - 16:30

Investigations upon various (social) political inquiries

Session Organiser: Dr Brita Dorer (gesis)

How Many Older Informal Caregivers Are There in Europe? Comparison of Estimates of Their Prevalence from Three European Surveys
Aviad Tur-Sinai (The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College) - Presenting Author
Andrea Teti (University of Vechta)
Alexander Rommel (Robert Koch-Institute)
Valentina Hlebec (University of Ljubljana)
Giovanni Lamura (INRCA IRCCS—National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing)

Using Mixed Method Research to Explore Organizations Supporting Migrants
Stefania Kalogeraki (University of Crete) - Presenting Author

Assessing the relationship between survey data and Twitter data as measures of public opinion - A methodological pilot study
Johannes Breuer (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Felix Bensmann (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Stefan Dietze (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Ran Yu (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Katarina Boland (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

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To survey or not to survey - A comparison of survey and micro simulation pension data for the very old
Marvin Kraemer (Kantar) - Presenting Author
Thorsten Heien (Kantar)

15:00 - 16:30

Surveys, Social justice, Migration and Face-to-face

Session Organisers:
Jorg Blasius
Susanne Vogl

Comparing Different Approaches for Sampling Portuguese Migrants and Their Descendants in Germany
Mariel Leonard (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM)) - Presenting Author
Sabrina Mayer (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) & University of Duisburg-Essen)
Jörg Dollmann (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) & Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim)

Please Mr. Postman! The effect of face-to-face first contact on panel recruitment
Blazej Palat (CDSP) - Presenting Author
Valentin Brunel (CDSP)

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Disentangling Justice using a Distributional Survey Experiment
Sandra Gilgen (University of Bern & LMU) - Presenting Author

Estimating the prevalence of ethnic minorities
Hayk Gyuzalyan (Highgate Consultancy) - Presenting Author

Potentials and Limitations of Quantile Regression in Migration Research and Beyond
Sebastian Wenz (GESIS) - Presenting Author

15:00 - 16:30

Measurement error in large scale suveys and panels

Session Organiser: Dr Shelley Feuer (census)

Estimating measurement quality in Round 9 of the European Social Survey - Results of a Split-Ballot Multitrait Multimethod experiment
Carlos Poses (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Presenting Author
Hannah Schwarz (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Wiebke Weber (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Participating due to Monetary Incentives and Measurement Quality: Is There a Link? Evidence From MTMM Experiments in the GESIS Panel
Hannah Schwarz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Presenting Author
Wiebke Weber (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Isabella Minderop (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Bernd Weiß (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Assessing Panel Conditioning in the GESIS Panel: Comparing Respondents with Different Levels of Experience
Fabienne Kraemer (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Henning Silber (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University)
Michael Bosnjak (ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology)
Joanna Koßmann (ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology)
Bernd Weiß (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Measuring Generic Health via the Minimum European Health Module: Does It Work and Is It Better than Self-Rated Health?
Patrick Lazarevic (Vienna Institute of Demography) - Presenting Author

How to Avoid Undesirable Interviewer Behavior in the ESS
J Kappelhof (The Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP) - Presenting Author
R Briceno-Rosas (GESIS)
D. Ackermann-Piek (GESIS)
M Dousak (University of Ljubljana)
J. van de Maat (The Netherlands Institute for Social Research)
P. Flore (The Netherlands Institute for Social Research)

15:00 - 16:30

Non-response in longitudinal studies

Session Organisers:
Professor Peter Lynn (University of Essex)
Professor Annamaria Bianchi (University of Bergamo)
Dr Alessandra Gaia (University of Milano-Bicocca)

Comparing face-to-face and online recruitment approaches: evidence from two probability-based panels in the UK
Curtis Jessop (NatCen Social Research) - Presenting Author
Joel Williams (Kantar Public)

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Adding Text Messages to the Contact Strategy for a Mixed-Mode Survey: Does it Pay Off?
Pablo Cabrera-Álvarez (Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex)) - Presenting Author
Peter Lynn (Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex))

Testing higher levels of incentive on the UK Household Longitudinal Study (Understanding Society)
Hannah Carpenter (Kantar) - Presenting Author
Pablo Cabrera Alvarez (Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)

Weighting for mortality in a longitudinal study
Olena Kaminska (ISER, University of Essex) - Presenting Author

A Data Driven Approach to Understanding and Handling Non-Response in the Next Steps Cohort
Richard Silverwood (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Social Research Institute, University College London) - Presenting Author
Lisa Calderwood (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Social Research Institute, University College London)
Joseph Sakshaug (Institute for Employment Research and University of Mannheim)
George Ploubidis (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Social Research Institute, University College London)

15:00 - 16:30

Response and data quality in times of COVID-19

Session Organiser: Dr Jonathan Burton (ISER, University of Essex)

Lockdown measures and time availability: Covid-19 Impact on survey response rates and nonresponse bias
Caroline Roberts (University of Lausanne) - Presenting Author
Michèle Ernst Stähli (FORS)

The External Validity of Self-reported Mobility: Comparing Survey and Mobile Phone Data during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Fabian Kalleitner (University of Vienna) - Presenting Author
David W. Schiestl (University of Vienna)
Julian Aichholzer (University of Vienna)
Georg Heiler (TU Wien)
Tobias Reisch (Medical University of Vienna)

The Effect of “Pulsing” on Data Quality: Temporal Evidence on Accuracy, Coverage and Efficiency for European CATI Surveys from 2019 to 2021
Alexandra Castillo (Pew Research Center) - Presenting Author

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16:45 - 18:00

Split Questionnaire Design in Social Research: Evaluation and Application

Session Organiser: Mr Julian B. Axenfeld (University of Mannheim)

Split Questionnaire Design Optimization using Genetic Algorithms
Florian Meinfelder (University of Bamberg) - Presenting Author
Sara Bahrami (University of Eindhoven)

Split Questionnaire Designs: Imputation Quality and the Impact of Module Construction
Julian B. Axenfeld (University of Mannheim) - Presenting Author
Annelies G. Blom (University of Mannheim)
Christian Bruch (GESIS)
Christof Wolf (GESIS)

The implications of modifying length and order of a questionnaire: evidences from the EVS 2017
Alexandre Pollien (FORS) - Presenting Author
Michael Ochsner (FORS)
Michèle Ernst-Stähli (FORS)

16:45 - 18:00

An integrated tool suite for Round 10 of the European Social Survey (ESS)

Session Organisers:
Dr Brita Dorer (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Mr Tim Hanson (European Social Survey; City, University of London)

An introduction to an integrated survey tool suite for the European Social Survey
Tim Hanson (European Social Survey; City, University of London) - Presenting Author
Maurice Martens (CentERdata, University of Tilburg)

Demonstration and development of the survey tool suite for the European Social Survey
Maurice Martens (CentERdata, University of Tilburg) - Presenting Author

Central Monitoring of Decentralised Fieldwork Activities for Cross-National Surveys: The Fieldwork Management System in the European Social Survey Round 9 and 10
Niccolò Ghirelli (European Social Survey; City, University of London) - Presenting Author

TranslationCTRL (TC) – managing translation processes in the European Social Survey (ESS)
Brita Dorer (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Veronika Keck (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences )
Maurice Martens (CentERdata, University of Tilburg)
Sebastiaan Pennings (CentERdata, University of Tilburg)

16:45 - 18:00

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

Session Organisers:
Professor Stephanie Steinmetz (University of Lausanne)
Dr Mirjam Fischer (University of Cologne)
Dr Léïla Eisner (University of Zurich)
Dr Verena Ortmanns (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Repeat-Surveys: Weighting Comparability against Validity
Mirjam Fischer (University of Cologne) - Presenting Author
Lisa de Vries (University of Bielefeld)
David Kasprowski (German Institute for Economic Research)

Asking about sex and gender in surveys. Adaptations to social change and related challenges
Carina Schönmoser (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)) - Presenting Author
Elena Chincarini (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi))

Methodology and measurement of gender identity in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
Rachel Morgan (Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice)
Jennifer Truman (Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice) - Presenting Author

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Gender, Socio-Political Cleavages and the Co-Construction of Gender Identities: A Multidimensional Analysis of Self-Assessed Masculine and Feminine Characteristics
Amy Alexander (University of Gothenburg)
Catherine Bolzendahl (Oregon State University) - Presenting Author
Patrik Öhberg (University of Gothenburg)

16:45 - 18:00

Tracking, Tracing, Training: Data Collection and Data Quality in Virtual Environments

Session Organiser: Dr Sebastian Wenz (GESIS -- Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

Digital trace data collection through data donation
Laura Boeschoten (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Jef Ausloos (University of Amsterdam)
Judith Moeller (University of Amsterdam)
Theo Araujo (University of Amsterdam)
Daniel Oberski (Utrecht University)

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Track me but not really: device undercoverage and its consequences when tracking online behaviours.
Oriol J. Bosch (The London School of Economics and Political Science) - Presenting Author
Melanie Revilla (Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

When survey science met online tracking: presenting an error framework for metered data
Oriol J. Bosch (The London School of Economics and Political Science) - Presenting Author
Melanie Revilla (Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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Virtual Training on a National Mental Health Study: Complex Times and Complex Systems
Heidi Guyer (RTI International) - Presenting Author
Leyla Stambaugh (RTI International)
Paul Geiger (RTI International)
Kathleen Considine (RTI International)

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16:45 - 18:00

Longitudinal studies in times of COVID-19

Session Organiser: Dr Alessandra Gaia (University of Milano-Bicocca)

Adapting to the times – experiences of three national cohort studies in the UK during the pandemic
Matt Brown (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Social Research Institute) - Presenting Author
Carole Sanchez (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Social Research Institute)
Darina Peycheva (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Social Research Institute)
Lucy Haselden (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Social Research Institute)
Claire Bhaumik (Ipsos Mori)
Kate Taylor (NatCen)
Kirsty Cole (NatCen)

Adapting Data Collection Methods of a Cohort Study in Response to COVID-19: Insights from Growing Up in Ireland
Eoin McNamara (Economic and Social Research Institute) - Presenting Author
Aisling Murray (Economic and Social Research Institute)
Amanda Quail (Economic and Social Research Institute)
Desmond O'Mahony (Economic and Social Research Institute)
Rebecca McClintock (Economic and Social Research Institute)
Lisa Kelly (Economic and Social Research Institute)

Bias prevention and bias reduction in a national longitudinal Covid-19 survey
Jamie Moore (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex) - Presenting Author
Michael Benzeval Benzeval (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)
Jonathon Burton (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)
Thomas Crossley (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)
Paul Fisher (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)
Colin Gardner (Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, UK)
Annette Jackle (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)

Assessing the Impact of the Covid Pandemic on German Adult Education Centres: Results from Two Surveys
Kerstin Hoenig (DIE e.V.) - Presenting Author

18:15 - 19:00

Podcast Polling: Patrick Sturgis, Courtney Kennedy, and Peter Lugtig

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