International Total Survey Error Workshop 2017

hosted by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Congress Centre of the Federal Employment Agency (BA)

Start: 12 Jun 2017

End: 14 Jun 2017

  • Programme

    We will begin with the workshop on Monday, June 12 around 9 o’clock in the morning. The workshop will end on Wednesday, June 14 around noon.

    Following the end of the main workshop on Wednesday, there will be a mini-workshop on Alternative Survey Interviewing Techniques: Best Practices Suggested by the Literature. This mini-workshop will be organized by Brady T. West, Frederick G. Conrad (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), and Frauke Kreuter (Institute for Employment Research, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Mannheim). It is open to all attendees of the ITSEW. The workshop will start after lunch on Wednesday and end in the afternoon around 5 o’clock.

    Presenting Authors are marked with *.


    MONDAY, 12 June 2017

    9:00 a.m.


    10:00 a.m.

    Welcome Presentation

    Frauke Kreuter, Institute for Employment Research, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Mannheim

    10:30 a.m.

    Coffee Break

    11:00 a.m.

    Session 1: TSE Applications and Decompositions

    Session Chair: Stephanie Eckman, RTI International


    Applying the TSE Paradigm in Practice – ASPIRE at StatsNZ

    Vic Duoba, Statistics New Zealand

    Vinayak Anand-Kumar, Statistics New Zealand

    Presenter: Nathaniel Matheson-Dunning, Statistics New Zealand


    The Impact of Formal Question Characteristics on Design Effects as a Data Quality Indicator: a Cross-National Comparison Using the ESS

    Rainer Schnell, University of Duisburg-Essen

    Kathrin Thomas*, City, University of London


    An Empirical Total Survey Error Decomposition Using Data Combination

    Pablo Celhay, P. Universidad Católica de Chile

    Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago, National Bureau of Economic Research         

    Nikolas Mittag*, CERGE-EI

    12:30 p.m


    1:30 p.m.

    Session 2: Beyond the TSE Paradigm

    Session Chair: Georg-Christoph Haas, Institute for Employment Research


    Total Uncertainty in Big Data Analyses

    Freek Bomhof, TNO

    Serena Oggero, TNO

    Maaike de Boer*, TNO


    Rethinking Risk-Utility Paradigms for Statistical Disclosure Limitation in Light of Total Survey Error

    Alan F. Karr*, RTI International

    2:30 p.m.


    3:00 p.m.

    Session 3: Nonresponse and Response Quality

    Session Chair: Carina Cornesse, University of Mannheim & GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences


    Differences between Early and Late Web Respondents in a Health Survey

    Bart Buelens*, Statistics Netherlands

    Jonas Klingwort, University of Duisburg-Essen


    The Influence of Survey Characteristics on the Quality of the Education Variable

    Verena Ortmanns*, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences


    Are those who Misreport Voting Given More Weight in Nonresponse Adjustments?

    Christopher Antoun*, U.S. Census Bureau

    Kurt J. Bauman, U.S. Census Bureau

    Thom File, U.S. Census Bureau

    Peter V. Miller, U.S. Census Bureau

    4:00 p.m.

    End of the Conference Day

    7:00 p.m.

    Conference Dinner at Hotel Ramada


    TUESDAY, 13 June 2017

    09:30 a.m.

    Session 4: Issues in  Coverage and Sampling 1

    Session Chair: Annamaria Bianchi, University of Bergamo


    Sample Accuracy and Response Quality in Online Panels

    Carina Cornesse*, University of Mannheim & GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

    Annelies G. Blom, University of Mannheim

    Daniela Ackermann-Piek, University of Mannheim

    Susanne Helmschrott, University of Mannheim

    Christian Bruch,  University of Mannheim

    Joseph W. Sakshaug, University of Mannheim & University of Manchester 


    Census Coverage Assurance and Measurement in an Administrative Data Assisted Census

    David Dolson*, Statistics Canada

    Abel Dasylva, Statistics Canada

    10:30 a.m.

    Coffee Break

    11:00 a.m.

    Session 5: Issues in Coverage and Sampling 2

    Session Chair: Anton Örn Karlsson, Statistics Iceland


    Integrating a Refreshment Sample in a Longitudinal Panel

    Annamaria Bianchi*, University of Bergamo

    Silvia Biffignandi, University of Bergamo


    Applying Log-Linear Analysis with Latent Variables to Weighted and Clustered Data: Some Unresolved Issues

    Paul Biemer*, RTI International

    Marcus Berzofsky, RTI International

    Susan Edwards, RTI International

    12:00 p.m.


    01:00 p.m.

    Session 6: Combined Data Products: Enriching Survey Data with Administrative Records

    Session Chair: David Dolson, Statistics Canada


    The Use of Mixed Mode Design in the Norwegian Commodity Flow Survey 2014

    Magnar Lillegård*, Statistics Norway

    Yngve Bergstrøm, Statistics Norway


    Model-Based Estimation of Milk Produced by Agricultural Holdings Using Auxiliary Information

    Roberto Gismondi*, Italian National Institute of Statistics

    Colomba Sermoneta, Italian National Institute of Statistics


    Deriving Address Information from Multiple Linked Administrative Data Sources

    Nathaniel Matheson-Dunning*, Statistics New Zealand

    02:30 p.m.


    03:00 p.m.

    Session 7: Combined Data Products: Assessing and Reducing Linkage Errors

    Session Chair: Alan F. Karr, RTI International


    Estimating employment mobility using Linked Data from Different Sources. Does Linkage Error Matter?

    Paulina Pankowska*, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Bart Bakker, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Statistics Netherlands 

    Daniel Oberski, University of Utrecht

    Dimitris Pavlopoulos, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


    Can supplemental data fusion deal with bias from unsuccessful linkage?

    Jonathan Geßendorfer*, Institute for Employment Research

    Jonas Beste, Institute for Employment Research

    Jörg Drechsler, Institute for Employment Research

    Joseph Sakshaug, University of Manchester &  Institute for Employment Research

    04:00 p.m.

    End of the Conference Day

    7:00 p.m.

    Dinner at Restaurant “Zum Spiessgesellen”


    WEDNESDAY, 14 June 2017

    9:00 a.m.

    Session 8: Assessing and Increasing Quality in Income Reports

    Session Chair: Verena Ortmanns, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences


    MI Triple Feature: Multiple Imputation to Address Nonresponse, Imprecise Response and Rounding Errors in Income Questions

    Matthias Speidel*, Institute for Employment Research


    When $10,000 is Really $100,000

    Benjamin Hartling*, Statistics Canada

    Beatrice Baribeau, Statistics Canada


    Motivated Misreporting and Cognitive Skills: Comparing Income Measures and Cognitive Skills Using Survey and Administrative Data

    Britta Gauly*, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

    Jessica Wengrzik, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

    Beatrice Rammstedt, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

    10:30 a.m.

    Coffee Break

    11:15 a.m.

    Concluding Remarks / Planning for Next Year

    Alan F. Karr, RTI International

    11:45 a.m.


    Interviewer Effects Workshop

    1:00 p.m.

    Alternative Survey Interviewing Techniques

    Brady T. West*, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Frederick G. Conrad*, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    2:00 p.m.

    Coffee Break

    2:15 p.m.

    Best Practices

    Frauke Kreuter*, Institute for Employment Research, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Mannheim

    3.15 p.m.

    Coffee Break

    3.30 p.m.

    Panel Discussion

    Birgit Jesske, infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences

    Ingo Leven, Kantar Public

    Aleksa Möntmann, forsa

    Femke De Keulenaer, Ipsos Group S.A.

    4:30 p.m.

    End of the Workshop

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