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 data quality. This includes statistical modeling of data quality components, survey methodology, methods of inferences using a mix of designed data and big data, 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. He is also involved in innovating teaching, and organization and management of the teaching and research projects.


  • 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 assistant professor

Are you passionate about data quality? Are you an expert on survey methods, data collection and analysis? We have an opening for …

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 …

Recent Publications

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Smart Survey Implementation WP2 deliverable M6: review stage.

Smart surveys have emerged as a promising data collection method, bridging the gap between traditional survey techniques and modern …

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, …

Data Linkage to Validate and Calibrate Traffic Estimations on a Nationwide Scale: A Framework for Official Statistics

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 …


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