SERISS highlights at ESRA next week

//SERISS highlights at ESRA next week

SERISS highlights at ESRA next week

2017-07-11T16:24:42+00:00 11 July 2017|

Those working on the SERISS project will take part in a number of sessions at the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) 2017 conference being held in Lisbon, Portugal, next week (17th-21st July).

A session convened on Tuesday 18th July by WP2 leader, Annette Scherpenzeel (SHARE), will showcase the four big survey infrastructures in SERISS: ESS, SHARE, EVS and GGP, as well as the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP).

Deputy Coordinator of the SERISS project, Eric Harrison (ESS), will convene a double session on Wednesday 19th July, chairing presentations on (semi)-automated solutions to measuring and coding complex survey items such as education, ethnicity, occupation and labour market situation. Coding complex survey items is the focus of SERISS WP8.

Brita Dorer of the ESS will present a paper co-authored by SHARE’s Maurice Martens and Sebastiaan Pennings about the Translation Management Tool (TMT) that has been enhanced through SERISS – it will be presented to ESRA on Tuesday 18th July.

The TMT is an online service supporting questionnaire translation processes in large multilingual surveys – it has been used by SHARE since 2004 and was adapted for use by the ESS in Round 8.

Dorer will present a second paper on Tuesday 18th July – Experiment for Testing Questionnaire Translation Methods in the ESS – co-authored by Ana Villar (ESS). The experiments will be fielded on CRONOS, SERISS’ online survey pilot.

More information about CRONOS (WP7) will be included in a paper presented by Villar on Wednesday 19th July. The feasibility of establishing a cross-national probability-based online panel will explain how the CRONOS pilot study has progressed so far.

A presentation on Thursday 20th July by Indrek Soidla and Mare Ainsaar (University of Tartu) will explain the process of recruiting CRONOS participants in Estonia, one of the three test countries for CRONOS.

An experiment using introductory motivational messages was undertaken in CRONOS with the results of a paper being presented by Nejc Berzelak (University of Ljubljana) – co-authored by Ana Villar and Elena Sommer – on Friday 21st July.

Didrik Finnøy (NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data) has used data gathered through CRONOS for the ESRA poster session titled: The feasibility of establishing a cross-national probability-based online panel.

Tom Emery (GGP) will present a paper – Exploring usage of administrative data in social science research – to ESRA on Tuesday 18th July. It will provide an overview of existing administrative data linkage projects in the social sciences, particularly amongst SERISS partners.

The Questionnaire Design Documentation Tool (QDDT) will be the subject of a paper by Benjamin Beuster and Hilde Orten (NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data) on Thursday 20th July.

Work on the QDDT began under the Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and Humanities (DASISH) project and continues under SERISS. The paper will focus on the conceptual model, functionalities and first experience of the QDDT, as well as future plans.

Another session convened Annette Scherpenzeel (SHARE) will take place in the morning of Friday 21st July: Representing the population: Improving European sampling practices 1.

The session will include a paper by Angelica Maineri (Tilburg University), Ilziya Mindarova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Ruud Luijkx (EVS) that investigates how survey research programs are able to use population registers as sampling frames and sources of auxiliary data.

The second paper in the session authored by Annette Scherpenzeel, Angelica Maineri, Johanna Bristle (SHARE) and Senta-Melissa Pflüger (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, MEA) will look at the sampling frames used by ESS, EVS, GGP and SHARE and the opportunities this might provide for the studies to jointly build and share sampling frames.

A paper on the non-coverage of the institutional population living in retirement and nursing homes will be presented by Jan-Lucas Schanze and Stefan Zins (both ESS) on Friday 21st July.

The paper will explore whether surveys need to make additional efforts to account for possible bias of sample estimates if the institutional population (estimated at 1.3% of Europe’s population) is underrepresented or excluded.

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A detailed list of SERISS related sessions, papers and posters can be found below:

Tuesday 18th July (09.00-10.30, Room: N 101)
Overview of open access European survey data 1
Chair: Annette Scherpenzeel (SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe)
Coordinator 1: Sabine Friedel (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy)

Tuesday 18th July (11.00-12.30, Room: F2 106)
The Translation Management Tool (TMT) used for a survey applying the TRAPD model: the example of the European Social Survey (ESS), Round 8
Brita Dorer (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Maurice Martens (CentERdata, University of Tilburg), Sebastiaan Pennings (CentERdata, University of Tilburg)

Tuesday 18th July (14.00-15.30, Room: F2 106)
Experiment for Testing Questionnaire Translation Methods in the European Social Survey
Brita Dorer (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Ana Villar (City, University of London)

Tuesday 18th July (16.00-17.30, Room: F2 102)
Exploring usage of administrative data in social science research
Tom Emery (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, NIDI)

Wednesday 19th July (09.00-10.30, Room: Q2 AUD2)
The feasibility of establishing a cross-national probability-based online panel
Ana Villar (City, University of London), Elena Sommer (City, University of London), Didrik Finnøy (Norwegian Centre for Research Data), Bjørn-Ole Johannesen (Norwegian Centre for Research Data); Mare Ainsaar (University of Tartu), Slavko Kurdija (University of Ljubljana), Alun Humphrey (NatCen Social Research), Indrek Soidla (University of Tartu), Tina Vovk (University of Ljubljana)

Wednesday 19th July (11.00-12.30, Room: Q4 ANF3)
Measuring and Coding Complex Items: (Semi-) Automated Solutions 1
Chair: Eric Harrison (City, University of London)

Wednesday 19th July, 16:00 – 17:30 Room: Q4 ANF3
Measuring and Coding Complex Items: (Semi-) Automated Solutions 2
Chair: Eric Harrison (City, University of London)

Thursday 20th July (11.00-12.30, Room: N AUD4)
The DASISH Questionnaire Design Documentation Tool – functionalities and real life examples from the tool
Benjamin Beuster (NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data), Hilde Orten (NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data)

Thursday 20th July (14.00-15.30, Room: F2 104)
Success and failure of recruitment of respondents into an international web panel
Indrek Soidla (University of Tartu), Mare Ainsaar (University of Tartu)

Friday 21st July (09.00-10.30, Room: Q2 AUD1 CGD)
Representing the population: Improving European sampling practices 1
Chair: Annette Scherpenzeel (SHARE)
Coordinator 1: Johanna Bristle (SHARE)
Coordinator 2: Stefan Zins (ESS-GESIS)

Population registers in European countries: a literature review
Angelica Maineri (Tilburg University), Ilziya Mindarova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University)

The use of sampling frames in European studies
Annette Scherpenzeel (Chair for Economics of Aging, Technical University of Munich), Angelica Maineri (Tilburg University), Johanna Bristle (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, MEA), Senta-Melissa Pflüger (Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, MEA)

Friday 21st July (11.00-12.30, Room: N AUD4)
The effectiveness of introductory motivational messages for response quality improvement in web surveys
Nejc Berzelak (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences), Ana Villar (City, University of London), Elena Sommer (City, University of London)

Friday 21st July (11.00-12.30, Room: Q2 AUD1 CGD)
The non-coverage of the institutional population living in retirement and nursing homes: Assessing the peril of coverage bias in a cross-national survey
Jan-Lucas Schanze (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Stefan Zins (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

The feasibility of establishing a cross-national probability-based online panel
Didrik Finnøy (NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data)