Peter Lugtig

Associate Professor of Survey Methodology

Utrecht University


Peter Lugtig is an associate professor at the deparment 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

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 …

The traditional web survey is dead

Why we should throw out most of what we know on how to visually design web surveys In 2000, web surveys looked like postal surveys …

Retrospective reporting

Back after a long pause. Panel surveys traditionally interview respondents at regular intervals, for example monthly or yearly. This …

Recent Publications

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Do shorter stated survey length and inclusion of a QR code in an invitation letter lead to better response rates?

Invitation letters to web surveys often contain information on how long it will take to complete a web survey. When the stated length …

Understanding Willingness to Share Smartphone-Sensor Data

The growing smartphone penetration and the integration of smartphones into people’s everyday practices offer researchers opportunities …

Testing sampling bias in estimates of adolescent social competence and behavioral control

In 5 of the 6 large Dutch developmental cohorts investigated here, lower SES adolescents are underrepresented and higher SES …

Active and passive measurement in mobile surveys

In this paper we discuss the implications of using mobile devices for online survey completion. With more and more people accessing …

Adapting surveys to the modern world: Comparing a research messenger design to a regular responsive design for online surveys

Online surveys are increasingly completed on smartphones. There are several ways to structure online surveys so as to create an optimal …


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