Peter Lugtig

Associate Professor of Survey Methodology

Utrecht University


Peter Lugtig is an associate professor at the department of Methodology and Statistics at Utrecht University, where he specializes in survey methodology, which includes inferences using a mix of survey data and big data and the modelling of survey errors, and the use of sensor technology in smartphones.

Next to his research, he has a passion for teaching and thus is involved in several Bachelor’s, Master’s and post-graduate courses about statistics and survey methodology.


  • Survey Methodology
  • Statistical Inferences
  • Structural Equation Modeling


  • PhD in Survey Methodology, 2011

    Utrecht University

  • MSc in Political Science, 2006

    University of Amsterdam

Recent Posts

Vacancy for Phd student

Are you interested in surveys, official statistics, apps, and sensors and do you have the ambition to contribute to scientific progress …

Push-to-web and the role of incentives

With Vera Toepoel , and people at NIDI and the German Institiute for Demographic Research we have in 2018 conducted a large experiment …

new website

Dear all, Nine years ago I started blogging. I have been quiet the last few years when it comes to blogging. Perhaps I will pick this …

Which survey error source is larger: measurement or nonresponse?

As a survey methodologist I get paid to develop survey methods that generaly minimize survey errors, and advise people on how to field …

Mobile-only web survey respondents

My breaks between posts are getting longer and longer. Sorry my dear readers. Today, I am writing about research done over a year ago …

Recent Publications

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Breakoffs in an Hour-Long, Online Survey

We analyze paradata from an online pilot of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) conducted in three countries (Croatia, Germany, …

Maximum interpolable gap length in missing smartphone-based GPS mobility data

Traffic estimation is an important area in official statistics and is used by policymakers in their decision-making process for …

Pictures instead of survey questions: An experimental investigation of the feasibility of using pictures in a housing survey

Anyone with a smartphone can take pictures anytime anywhere. This opens the opportunity for researchers to collect photos to augment …

Maximum interpolable gap length in missing smartphone-based GPS mobility data

Passively-generated location data have the potential to augment mobility and transportation research, as demonstrated by a decade of …

Nonresponse analysis in a longitudinal smartphone-based travel study

Currently, travel surveys are the standard method for measuring mobility in official statistics. Nonresponse and measurement are …


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