1. European Social Survey
  2. City Q-Step Centre
  3. Culture & the Creative Industries
  4. Food Policy
  5. Jeremy Tunstall Global Media Research Centre
  6. The Centre for City Criminology
  7. Research on Work and Society

Sonila Dardha

Department: Centre for Comparative Social Surveys (CCSS), Department of Sociology


PhD Topic

Male or Female? Gender-of-Interviewer Effects on Survey Data


  • 2017 – Present: PhD in Survey Research Methodology (City, University of London)
  • 2013 – 2014: M.A. in European Studies (University of Leuven)
  • 2011 – 2014: M.Sc. in Statistics - Quantitative Analysis in the Social Sciences (University of Leuven)
  • 2009 – 2010: M.A. in Professional and Business Communication (La Salle University)
  • 2006 – 2009: Bc. in International Relations (Anglo-American University)

Professional experience

May 2018 – Present: Senior Research Associate (Kantar Public)
Dec 2015 – Jan 2017: Statistical Consultant (Gent University)
Apr 2012 – Nov 2015: Senior Research Executive (Kantar Public Brussels)


  • Dr Vanessa Gash
  • Dr Sally Stares

Research Interests

  • Total survey error
  • Questionnaire design
  • Comparative surveys/3MC surveys

Public Presentations and Conference Papers Given

April – May 2018: Visiting Researcher on a paper titled “A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Gender-of-Interviewer Effects on Survey Data" at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany

July 2017: Presentation on a paper titled “Assessing Interviewer Effect on Immigration Attitudes” at European Survey Research Association (ESRA) Conference in Lisbon, Portugal


Autumn 2017: Visiting Lecturer, Module “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics” (City, University of London)

Spring 2017 and 2018: Visiting Lecturer, Module “Producing Social Data” (City, University of London)

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