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Survey methods and data quality

Assessing the Quality of Survey Data
Cognition in surveys
Detecting, explaining, and managing interviewer effects in surveys
Managing change in survey time-series
Reflections on mixed and multimethod research
Towards Strong Evidence-Based Survey Methodology using Replications, Systematic Reviews, or Bayesian Approaches
Participatory and collaborative approaches to survey research
Meeting the challenges of teaching quantitative research methods
Current developments in mobility survey methods

Surveying specific population subgroups

Adaptation and administration of questionnaires in surveys on migrants: Challenges and solutions
Design and measurement challenges in researching migrants
Aspects of research on people rooted in Arabic cultures
Lessons learned from studies on refugees
Methodological challenges in current surveys on refugees – total survey error estimations
Sampling Hard-to-Reach Populations
Collecting, editing, publishing and improving data on hard-to-reach populations in surveys
Analyzing the lives of LGBTI people - survey approaches to LGBTI persons, couples and families
Methodological Issues in Surveying Older people
Surveying Children and Young People
Using digital methods to engage young people in research and maximise response rates
Effect of respondent’s age over the life course on survey research

Questionnaire design and testing

Split Questionnaire Design
Designing questionnaires – the role of question order on measurement
Response Option Order Effects in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Evaluating Survey Response Scales
How to deal with “Don’t know” and other non-response codes in online and mixed-mode surveys
Measurement comparability, reliability and validity in mixed device surveys
Sensitive questions in surveys – What are sensitive topics?
Sensitive Questions in Surveys: Theory and Methods
Sensitive questions in surveys - Drawbacks and problems when applying indirect questioning techniques
Database lookups for socio-demographics in surveys
Recent Developments in Question Testing
Web Probing
Online probing in comparison to face-to-face cognitive interviewing
Usability Testing in a Changing Survey Environment

Measurement challenges in survey research

Innovations in the measurement of gender role attitudes
Engendering survey research
Assessing Implicit Attitudes Using General Population Surveys
Methodological and Practical Challenges to Measuring Political Ideology and Preferences
Measuring the cohesion of social groups: questions and solutions
Challenges in repeated survey measurements
Use of biomeasures in social surveys
Using objective measures of health and activity in surveys
How to survey health and safety at work in the changing world of work? Theory, challenges, and practice
Information Acquisition in the 21st Century: Implications for survey research
Exploring New Insights into the Measurement and Reduction of Respondent Burden

Modes of data collection

Multiple Mode Data Collection: Innovative Approaches
Mobile-first survey design: going beyond mobile optimization in web surveys
Mixed-device online surveys: A total survey error perspective
Can smartphones increase overall online survey response rates among under-represented groups?
Passive Smartphone Data Collection and Additional Tasks in Mobile Web Surveys: Willingness, Non-participation, Consent, and Ethics
Novel uses of wearables, sensors and mobile apps to collect health and environmental data in survey research.
Collecting self-report data using new(er) one-to-one communication modes
If I Text, Will You Respond? Mobile Text Messaging During Recruitment and Data Collection
Talking or Texting: Interviewer-Respondent Interaction in Face-to-Face, Telephone, and Messenger Tool Surveys.
Overcoming the digital divide in web surveys
The future of face-to-face fieldwork in a multi-source and multi-mode data environment.
Undesirable interviewer behaviour and data falsification: prevention, detection and intervention
Machine Learning, Passive Data, and Interviewer Performance
New Strategies of Assessing Data Quality within Interviewer-Administered Surveys

Survey fieldwork processes

Fieldwork monitoring tools for large-scale surveys: Lessons from the field
New developments in the use of adaptive survey designs in longitudinal studies
Responsive and Adaptive Design (RAD) for Survey Optimization
Representation error: Linking sampling design and fieldwork practices
Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’: Methodological and Practical Considerations in Designing, Implementing and Assessing Contact Strategies
Understanding Nonrespondents to Inform Survey Protocol Design
Get in Touch–Stay in Touch: Trust as a Core Issue For Success of Longitudinal Studies
Recruiting and maintaining probability-based online panel surveys

Comparative survey research

Dealing with International Comparative Survey Instruments in the Field of Education and Occupational Status: Challenges and Achievements
Ensuring Validity and Measurement Equivalence through Questionnaire Design and Cognitive Pretesting Techniques
Making long web surveys feasible: Matrix design and multiple imputation in cross-cultural surveys
Questionnaire translation: achievements and new challenges ahead
Quality Frameworks and Quality Assessment in Comparative Surveys
Producing data for comparative social surveys: Survey management, collaboration and communication and the impact on data quality
‘Messiness’ in Extant Cross-national Survey Data: New Approaches to Old News
Total Survey Error and Cross-Cultural Survey Research: Methodological Challenges and Coping Strategies

Combining survey data with other sources

Linking survey and geospatial data: Assessing data quality and ensuring privacy protection when using spatial data in the social sciences
Survey and Spatial (gps) data. Understanding human behavior in a spatial context
Quantitative Spatial Analysis of Micro and Macro Data: Methodological Challenges and Solutions
Small area estimation in the era of big data, crowdsourced data and non-probability web surveys. Topics in poverty, social exclusion and crime
The Power and Pitfalls of Combining Survey and Sensor Data.
Linking Surveys and Social Media Data – Challenges, Applications and Solutions
Opportunities and limitations of web scraping in social research
Linked administrative data and applications for evidence building
Microdata from Official Statistics
Business surveys and the changing data environment– how can we know best about businesses?

Data management and post-survey processing

With or without you - standardized metadata in survey data management
Survey Data Harmonization: Potentials and Challenges
Raising Issues About Sponsorship and Data Privacy in Surveys: Does GDPR Matter?
Split Questionnaire Design

Developments in survey analysis techniques

Application of interaction effects for social processes modeling
Comparability of sample aggregates in cross-national surveys
Factorial Surveys - Methods and Applications
Predictive Modeling and Machine Learning in Survey Research
The curse of complexity - Dealing with sampling design and non-response issues in longitudinal analysis of complex survey data
Contemporary issues in the assessment of measurement invariance
Different methods, same results? – How can we increase confidence in scientific findings?
Structural equation modeling and the separation of within-unit change and between-unit variation in panel data
Measuring social contexts with survey data and beyond – applications and methodological challenges
Matching Methods with the Problems: Leveraging Latent Structure Models in Survey Research
Evaluating and Analyzing Life History Survey Data

Substantive applications of survey research

Basic Human Values
Between generalisation and specificity: attitudes towards immigrants and ethnic minority groups
Causality in Health Inequalities Research: New Solutions to Old Challenges?
Developments in data visualisation in a cross-national setting
Gender equality in comparative perspective
Public opinion and electoral politics in an era of political discontent
Social Inequalities in Health: Insights from Cross-national Survey Research
Social surveys as a data source for country-level indicators
Transparency in comparative social sciences research
Using Surveys for Quality Assurance in Higher Education - Challenges and Solutions
Exploring the link between public attitudes surveys and public policy
Scientific integrity and self-interest in science

Research relating to specific large-scale survey projects

World Values Survey: New Research Horizons and Methodological Challenges
Social attitudes and behaviour in a continuous global perspective: the International Social Survey Programme
Using the European Values Study (1981-2017) for the comparative study of value change: substantive insights and methodological challenges
2020 Vision: Concise results from the European Social Survey
Generating methodological insights from the ESS probability based on-line web panel CRONOS
A comparative longitudinal survey of child well-being in Europe: challenges and solutions
Stories from the South – Longitudinal studies from Australia and New Zealand