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Webinar: Evidence-based Survey Operations




This event will now be run as a webinar. Details of how to join will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Michael Bosnjak, ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information

Event Series:
City, University of London - European Social Survey HQ - NatCen Social Research survey methodology seminar series

Evidence-based survey operations (EBSO) is an approach to the design, preparation, implementation, and post-processing of survey-based projects, requiring that all survey operations-related decisions, such as mode choice, the use of incentives, and fieldwork strategies, should be based on the best available evidence available in the area of survey methodology. The overall aim of this talk is to (1) briefly describe the historical roots, mindset, and rationale of EBSO, and (2) to describe how EBSO can help in identifying promising solutions in decision call situations emerging while designing, preparing, implementing, and post-processing a survey-based project. Finally, (3) selected own research syntheses will be presented, pertaining to issues of evidence availability, representation and nonresponse in surveys.

Michael Bosnjak is director of ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information in Trier, Germany, and Full Professor of Psychological Research Methods at the University of Trier. His research interests include: Research synthesis methods, consumer/business psychology, and survey methodology. Before joining ZPID and the University of Trier in 2017, he was team leader for the area Survey Operations at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany, and Full Professor for Evidence-Based Survey Methodology at the University of Mannheim, School of Social Sciences. Between 2013 and 2016, he was the founding team leader of the GESIS Panel, a probabilistic mixed-mode omnibus panel for the social sciences.

Related literature (selection):

Bosnjak, M. (2017). Mixed-mode surveys and data quality: Meta-analytic evidence and avenues for future research (pp. 11-25). In S. Eifler & F. Faulbaum (Eds.), Methodische Probleme von Mixed-Mode-Ansätzen in der Umfrageforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien.

Bosnjak, M. (2018). Evidence-based survey operations: Choosing and mixing modes (pp. 319-330). In D.L. Vannette & J.A. Krosnick (Eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Survey Research. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Bosnjak, M., Dannwolf, T., Enderle, T., Schaurer, I., Struminskaya, B., Tanner, A., & Weyandt, K.W. (2018). Establishing an open probability-based mixed-mode panel of the general population in Germany: The GESIS Panel. Social Science Computer Review, 36(1), 103-115.

Čehovin, G., Bosnjak, M., & Lozar-Manfreda, K. (2018). Meta-analyses in survey methodology: A systematic review. Public Opinion Quarterly, 82(4), 641–660.

Cornesse, C., & Bosnjak, M. (2018). Is there an association between survey characteristics and representativeness? A meta-analysis. Survey Research Methods, 12(1), 1-13.

Daikeler, J., Bosnjak, M., & Lozar-Manfreda, K. (2019). Web versus other survey modes: An updated and extended meta-analysis comparing response rates. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 1-27.

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6.00pm - 7.00pmWednesday 10th June 2020