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 23 July


13:15 - 14:45

Improving measurement and sampling by additional data sources

Session Organiser: Dr Felix Bader (TU Kaiserslautern)

Bias in Retrospective Surveys – Lessons Learned from Surveys on Long-Distance Travel
Miriam Magdolen (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) - Presenting Author
Bastian Chlond (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Peter Vortisch (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Harmonizing frequency and quantity questions using equating
Ranjit K. Singh (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Matthias Roth (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author

Mode Effects on Measurement: Do CAWI and CASI Survey Estimates Differ?
Katya Kostadintcheva (Institute for Social and Economic Research) - Presenting Author
Nick Allum (Institute for Social and Economic Research)

Using Additional Information at Regional Level to Recruit Less Educated Survey Participants
Uta Landrock (LIfBi - Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories) - Presenting Author
Christian Aßmann (LIfBi - Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories)

Using administrative records to improve fieldwork efficiency of a child-boost sample: Experiences from the Scottish Health Survey
Shanna Christie (ScotCen Social Research) - Presenting Author

13:15 - 14:45

Various approaches to reducing measurment error

Session Organiser: Dr Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University)

Evaluating Machine Learning Algorithms to Detect Interviewer Falsification
Silvia Schwanhäuser (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)) - Presenting Author
Yuliya Kosyakova (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), University of Bamberg, and University of Mannheim)
Natalja Menold (University of Dresden (TU-Dresden))
Joseph Sakshaug (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), University of Munich (LMU), and University of Mannheim)
Peter Winker (University of Giessen)

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Data quality in surveying adolescents: Experiences from a survey with 14 to 16 years old pupils in lower secondary schools in Vienna
Susanne Vogl (University of Vienna) - Presenting Author
Franz Astleithner (University of Vienna)
Raphaela Kogler (University of Vienna)

Do Survey Design Features Influence Interviewer Effects and Deviant Behavior?
Lukas Olbrich (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)) - Presenting Author
Yuliya Kosyakova (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Joseph W. Sakshaug (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

An Eye-tracking Study of Scale Direction Effect
Ting Yan (Westat) - Presenting Author

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The WHO-5 well-being index – Validation based on item response theory and the analysis of measurement invariance across 35 countries
Philipp Sischka (University of Luxembourg) - Presenting Author

Coverage rate and coverage bias in web surveys in Europe
Alessandra Gaia (University of Milano-Bicocca) - Presenting Author
Chiara Respi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Emanuela Sala (University of Milano-Bicocca)

13:15 - 14:45

Advances in dealing with non-response

Session Organiser: Dirk Schubotz

The Geography of Response Comparing low-response areas for an IRS Survey with those identified by the U.S. Census
Jocelyn Newsome (Westat) - Presenting Author
Hanyu Sun (Westat)
Michael Giangrande (Westat)
Kerry Levin (Westat)
Rizwan Javaid (IRS)
Patrick Langetieg (IRS)
Scott Leary (IRS)
Brenda Schafer (IRS)

The geography of nonresponse: Can spatial econometric techniques improve survey weights for nonresponse?
Christoph Zangger (University of Zurich) - Presenting Author

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Representativeness of individual-level data in phone surveys: Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa
Philip Wollburg (World Bank) - Presenting Author
Talip Kilic (World Bank)
Joshua Brubaker (World Bank)

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Predicting Web Survey Breakoffs Using Machine Learning Models
Zeming Chen (University of Manchester) - Presenting Author
Alexandru Cernat (University of Manchester)
Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester)
Stephanie Eckman (RTI International)

How AI can boost your survey statistic - The use of machine-learning algorithms for the imputation of pension data
Robert Hartl (Kantar) - Presenting Author
Thorsten Heien (Kantar)
Marvin Kraemer (Kantar)
Dina Frommert (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund)

13:15 - 14:45

Various innovations and insights in times of COVID-19

Session Organiser: Mr Boris Sokolov (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Adjustments to surveys due to the pandemic: A review of 2020
Tugba Adali (Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies) - Presenting Author
Yaser Koyuncu (Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies)
Ahmet Sinan Türkyılmaz (Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies)

Innovative Approaches to Question Evaluation During Covid-19
Kristen Cibelli Hibben (National Center for Health Statistics) - Presenting Author
Paul Scanlon (National Center for Health Statistics)

Fielding a National Study During COVID-19 in the U.S.
Kerry Levin (Westat) - Presenting Author
Jocelyn Newsome (Westat)
Jill De Matteis (Westat)
Maeve Gearing (Westat)
Jon Wivagg (Westat)

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Measuring Tolerance for Ambiguity: A German-language adaption and validation of the Tolerance for Ambiguity Scale (TAS)
Almuth Lietz (research associate) - Presenting Author

Science communication in times of Covid-19
Gregor Fabian (DZHW) - Presenting Author
Jens Ambrasat (DZHW)

13:15 - 14:45

Results of the Joint AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force on Quality in Comparative Surveys

Session Organisers:
Ms Julie de Jong (University of Michigan)
Professor Timothy Johnson (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Dr Michael Robbins (Princeton University)
Professor Elizabeth Zechmeister (Vanderbilt University, LAPOP)
Ms Mandy Sha (Cross-Cultural and Multilingual Research Affinity Group)
Dr Zeina Mneimneh (University of Michigan)

15:00 - 16:30

Particpant consent to data linkage

Session Organiser: Dr Ting Yan (Westat)

Consent to Data Linkage in Surveys: A Descriptive Review and Meta-Analysis.
Anne Elevelt (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Vera Toepoel (Utrecht University)
Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University)

Understanding Consent to Data Linkage
Jonathan Burton (University of Essex)
Mick Couper (University of Michigan)
Thomas Crossley (European University Institute)
Annette Jäckle (University of Essex) - Presenting Author
Sandra Walzenbach (University of Konstanz)

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Consent to Data Linkage: Wording and Placement Experiments
Annette Jäckle (University of Essex)
Jonathan Burton (University of Essex)
Mick Couper (University of Michigan)
Thomas Crossley (European University Institute)
Sandra Walzenbach (University of Konstanz) - Presenting Author

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Consent to data linkage in mixed-device online surveys
Olga Maslovskaya (University of Southampton) - Presenting Author

Does smartphone usage behaviour influence willingness to agree to passive data collection via a mobile app?
Julneth Martinez Atencio (University of Neuchâtel) - Presenting Author
Caroline Roberts (University of Lausanne)
Jessica Herzing (University of Bern)
Daniel Gatica-Perez (EPFL and Idiap Research Institute)

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15:00 - 16:30

Collecting and linking non-survey data

Session Organiser: Dr Hayk Gyuzalyan (Highgate Consultancy)

Spatially Linking Objective Air Quality Data and a Micro-Level Panel Survey Shows: Selective Mobility Contributes to Immigrants Higher Exposure to Environmental Pollution
Felix Bader (TU Kaiserslautern) - Presenting Author
Henning Best (TU Kaiserslautern)
Ingmar Ehler (TU Kaiserslautern)
Tobias Ruttenauer (Oxford University)

Pupil diameter dynamics as an indicator of the respondent's cognitive load in CASI and P&PSI modes
Inna Deviatko (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
Mikhail Bogdanov (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
Daniil Lebedev (National Research University Higher School of Economics) - Presenting Author

Making Time Count: A Machine Learning Approach to Predict Time Use from Sensor Data on Physical Activity
Seyit Hocuk (Tilburg University)
Talip Kilic (World Bank) - Presenting Author
Pradeep Kumar (Tilburg University)
Joris Mulder (Tilburg University)
Alberto Zezza (World Bank)

Using a mixed-methods approach to compare travel diaries and schematic questioning of travel behavior
Lisa Bönisch (Institute for Transport Studies, Karlsruher Institute of Technology) - Presenting Author
Sascha von Behren (Institute for Transport Studies, Karlsruher Institute of Technology)
Bastian Chlond (Institute for Transport Studies, Karlsruher Institute of Technology)
Peter Vortisch (Institute for Transport Studies, Karlsruher Institute of Technology)

The Accuracy of Self-Reported Dwelling Valuation
Aviad Tur-Sinai (The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College) - Presenting Author
Larisa Fleishman (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics)
Dmitri Romanov (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics)

15:00 - 16:30

Survey design and nonresponse

Session Organiser: Dr Christoph Zangger (University of Zurich)

Reducing Respondent Burden with Efficient Survey Invitation Design
Hafsteinn Einarsson (University of Manchester) - Presenting Author
Alexandru Cernat (University of Manchester)
Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester)

Assessing the use of incentives and mode effects on a survey among 16-year olds
Dirk Schubotz (Queen's University Belfast) - Presenting Author

Effects of Expected and Actual Interview Duration on Survey Participation
Helge Emmler (Hans-Böckler-Stiftung) - Presenting Author

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Advantages of representative face-to-face surveys for adjusting phone survey biases
Kevin McGee (World Bank) - Presenting Author
Alemayehu Ambel (World Bank)
Asmelash Tsegay (World Bank)

Interview or interviewer effect? Impact of interviewer characteristics and interview context on the item nonresponse to income question in the European Social Survey 2002-2018
Piotr Jabkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)
Aneta Piekut (Sheffields Methods Institute, University of Sheffield, UK ) - Presenting Author

15:00 - 16:30

Data management and processing

Session Organiser: Dr Katharina Meitinger (Utrecht University)

Domain Data Protocols for Educational Research in Germany
Sebastian Netscher (GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Anna Schwickerath (GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences)

Measuring the Costs of Research Data Management
Anja Perry (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Sebastian Netscher (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

KonsortSWD: A New Joint German Research Data Infrastructure for the Social Sciences
Christof Wolf (GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences) - Presenting Author

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Interactive Network Graphs Online to Analyze Surveys
Modesto Escobar (Universidad de Salamanca) - Presenting Author
Pablo Escobar (University of Essex)

Setting up a sample management service for cross-national internet surveys
Geneviève Michaud (Sciences Po) - Presenting Author
Quentin Agren (Sciences Po)
Agnalys Michaud (Sciences Po)

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16:45 - 17:30

Podcast Surveys: Past, Present, Future: Annette Scherpenzeel, Caroline Roberts, and Eldad Davidov

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