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A checklist for assessing the analysis documentation for public-use complex sample survey data sets

We document our understanding of, and recommendations for, appropriate best practices in documenting the complex sampling design settings for statistical software that enables design-based analyses of survey data. We discuss features of …

Where you at? Using GPS location in an electronic Time Use diary study to derive functional locations

Smartphones enable passive collection of sensor data alongside survey participation. Location data add context to people’s reports about their time use. In addition, linking global positioning system data to self-reported time use surveys (TUSs) can …

Recruiting young and urban groups into a probability-based online panel by promoting smartphone use

A sizable minority of all web surveys are nowadays completed on smartphones. People who choose a smartphone for Internet-related tasks are different from people who mainly use a PC or tablet. Smartphone use is particularly high among the young and …

Barriers to ideal palliative care in multiple care settings: The nurses' point of view

Background: Nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNA) have a crucial role in 24/7 continuity of palliative care for many vulnerable patients and families, however, their perspective has been largely omitted in reported barriers to palliative …

Can survey item characteristics relevant to mode-specific measurement error be coded reliably

Item characteristics can have a significant effect on survey data quality and may be associated with measurement error. Literature on data quality and measurement error is often inconclusive. This could be because item characteristics used for …

Can we predict device use? An investigation into mobile device use in surveys

In this study, we investigate whether mobile device use in surveys can be predicted. We aim to identify possible motives for device use and build a model by drawing on theory from technology acceptance research and survey research. We then test this …

Generating missing values for simulation purposes: A multivariate amputation procedure

Missing data form a ubiquitous problem in scientific research, especially since most statistical analyses require complete data. To evaluate the performance of methods dealing with missing data, researchers perform simulation studies. An important …

Modularization in an era of mobile web: Investigating the effects of cutting a survey into smaller pieces on data quality

With the rise of mobile surveys comes the need for shorter questionnaires. We investigate the modularization of an existing questionnaire in the Longitudinal Internet Study for the Social Sciences (LISS) Panel in the Netherlands. We randomly divided …

The relative size of measurement error and attrition error in a panel survey. Comparing them using a new Multi-Trait Multi-Method model

This paper proposes a method to simultaneously estimate both measurement and nonresponse errors for attitudinal and behavioural questions. The method uses a Multi-Trait Multi-Method (MTMM) approach, which is commonly used to estimate the reliability …

In Dutch: Het waarneem innovatie netwerk

In oktober 2016 zijn het Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek en de afdeling Methodologie & Statistiek van de Universiteit Utrecht een intensieve samenwerking begonnen. In de komende jaren werken zij samen aan het integreren van smartphones binnen …