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How to improve the social sciences

Social scientists (and psychology in particular) have in recent years had somethings of a bad press, both in- and outside academia. To …

Nonresponse Workshop 2013

One of the greatest challenges in survey research are declining response rates. Around the globe, it appears to become harder and …

Dependent Interviewing and the risk of correlated measurement errors

Longitudinal surveys ask the same people the same questions over time. So questionnaires tend to be rather boring for respondents after …

measurement and nonresponse error in panel surveys

I am spending time at the Institute for Social and Economic Research in Colchester, UK where I will work on a research project that …

AAPOR 2013

The AAPOR conference last week gave an overview of what survey methodologists worry about. There were relatively few people from Europe …

Open access: things we can learn from the natural sciences

I was pointed to an interview with two Harvard professors, one of them my (former) idol Gary King, talking about the need for open …

Interested in new mixed mode research project?

Mixed-mode research is still a hot topic among survey methodologists. At least at about every meeting I attend (some selection bias is …

Mixed mode surveys: where will be in 5 years from now?

Some colleagues in the United Kingdom have started a half-year initiative to discuss the possibilities of conducting web surveys among …

Planned Missingness

I recently gave a talk at an internal seminar on planned missingness for a group of developmental psychologists. The idea behind …

Designing mixed-mode surveys

This weekend is the deadline for submitting a presentation proposal to this year’s conference of the European Survey Research …