Dorothée Behr

Dr. Dorothée Behr

Department Survey Design and Methodology
Team Cross-cultural Surveys

M1 10

68159
Mannheim
Phone:+49 (621) 1246-522
Fax:+49 (621) 1246-100

Vita

1999-2005: Translation studies (English, French, Economics) at the Universities of Mainz and Heidelberg; studies abroad at Trinity College Dublin (DAAD) and Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction, Paris.

Since 2006: Researcher at GESIS.

2009: Completed doctoral dissertation (University of Mainz)

Jan.-Dec. 2009: Member of the Central Coordinating Team of the European Social Survey (ESS) and the International Consortium of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), with responsibilities for questionnaire translation activities.

2010-2015: Researcher in the DFG-funded project „Enhancing the Validity of Intercultural Surveys“ (http://www.gesis.org/en/research/external-funding-projects/archive/cicom/; http://www.gesis.org/en/research/external-funding-projects/projektuebersicht-drittmittel/cicom-2/)

2015-2016 (on leave): Interim Professor for Applied Translation Studies at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences (Translation courses, terminology, introduction to translation)


Service

Consulting and training as regards questionnaire translation (methods)

Research

Questionnaire translation and adaptation, translation and assessment methods, comparability of international survey data (qualitative testing), web probing

Monograph

Behr, Dorothée. 2009. Translationswissenschaft und international vergleichende Umfrageforschung: Qualitätssicherung bei Fragebogenübersetzungen als Gegenstand einer Prozessanalyse. GESIS-Schriftenreihe 2. Bonn: GESIS. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-261259.

Journal article

Behr, Dorothée. 2016. "Assessing the use of back translation: the shortcomings of back translation as a quality testing method." International Journal of Social Research Methodology online first. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2016.1252188.

Meitinger, Katharina, and Dorothée Behr. 2016. "Comparing Cognitive Interviewing and Online Probing: Do They Find Similar Results?." Field Methods online first 1-18. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1525822X15625866.

Behr, Dorothée. 2015. "Translating answers to open-ended survey questions in cross-cultural research: a case study on the interplay between translation, coding, and analysis." Field Methods 27 (3): 248-299. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1525822X14553175.

Behr, Dorothée, Wolfgang Bandilla, Lars Kaczmirek, and Michael Braun. 2014. "Cognitive probes in web surveys: on the effect of different text box size and probing exposure on response quality." Social Science Computer Review 32 (4): 524-533. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894439313485203.

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, Lars Kaczmirek, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2014. "Item comparability in cross-national surveys: results from asking probing questions in cross-national web surveys about attitudes towards civil disobedience." Quality & Quantity 48 (1): 127-148. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11135-012-9754-8.

Braun, Michael, Dorothée Behr, and Lars Kaczmirek. 2013. "Assessing cross-national equivalence of measures of xenophobia: evidence from probing in web surveys." International Journal of Public Opinion Research 25 (3): 383-395. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/eds034.

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, Lars Kaczmirek, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2013. "Testing the validity of gender ideology items by implementing probing questions in web surveys." Field Methods 25 (2): 124-141. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1525822X12462525. http://fmx.sagepub.com/content/25/2/124.

Behr, Dorothée, Lars Kaczmirek, Wolfgang Bandilla, and Michael Braun. 2012. "Asking probing questions in web surveys: which factors have an impact on the quality of responses?." Social Science Computer Review 30 (4): 487-498. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894439311435305.

Behr, Dorothée, and Evi Scholz. 2011. "Questionnaire Translation in Cross-National Survey Research: on the Types and Value of Annotations." mda : Methoden, Daten, Analysen 5 (2): 157-179. http://www.gesis.org/fileadmin/upload/forschung/publikationen/zeitschriften/mda/Vol.5_Heft_2/MDA_2011_2_Fb_1_Behr_Scholz.pdf.

Contribution to edited volume

Wolf, Christof, Silke L. Schneider, Dorothée Behr, and Dominique Joye. 2016. "Harmonizing Survey Questions Between Cultures and Over Time." In The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology, edited by Christof Wolf, Dominique Joye, Tom W. Smith, and Yang-chi Fu, 502-524. London: Sage.

Behr, Dorothée, and Kuniaki Shishido. 2016. "The translation of measurement instruments for cross-cultural surveys." In The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology, edited by Christof Wolf, Dominique Joye, Tom W. Smith, and Yang-chi Fu, 269-287. London: Sage.

Martin, Silke, Débora B. Maehler, Dorothée Behr, and Steffen Pötzschke. 2015. "Methodische Grundlagen der quantitativen Migrationsforschung." In Methoden der Migrationsforschung: ein interdisziplinärer Forschungsleitfaden, edited by Débora B. Maehler, and Ulrich Brinkmann, 17-59. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-658-10394-1_2.

Behr, Dorothée, and Michael Braun. 2015. "Satisfaction with the way democracy works: How respondents across countries understand the question." In Hopes and anxieties. Six waves of the European Social Survey , edited by P. B. Sztabinski, H. Domanski, and F. Sztabinski, 121-138. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.

Braun, Michael, Dorothée Behr, Lars Kaczmirek, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2014. "Evaluating cross-national item equivalence with probing questions in web surveys." In Improving survey methods : lessons from recent research, edited by Uwe Engel, Ben Jann, Peter Lynn, Annette Scherpenzeel, and Patrick Sturgis, 184-200. New York: Routledge.

Ferrari, Andrea, Laura Wayrynen, Dorothée Behr, and Anouk Zabal. 2013. "Translation, Adaptation, and Verification of Test and Survey Materials." In Technical Report of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) 2013, S. 1-28, section 1, chapter 4. http://www.oecd.org/site/piaac/_Technical%20Report_17OCT13.pdf.

Behr, Dorothée. 2012. "The team translation approach in questionnaire translation: a special form of expert collaboration." In Übersetzen in die Zukunft 2012: Tagungsband der 2. Internationalen Fachkonferenz des BDÜ, 28.-30. September 2012, edited by Wolfram Baur, Brigitte Eichner, Sylvia Kalina, and Felix Mayer, Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer: Schriften des BDÜ 32, 644-651. Berlin: BDÜ Fachverlag.

Harkness, Janet, Nicole Schoebi, Peter Ph. Mohler, Timo Faaß, Dominique Joye, and Dorothée Behr. 2008. "Oral Translation in Telephone Surveys." In Advances in Telephone Survey Methodology, edited by James M. Lepkowski, Clyde Tucker, J. Michael Brick, Edith De Leeuw, Lilli Japec, Paul J. Lavrakas, Michael W. Link, and Roberta L. Sangster, 231-249. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Working and discussion paper

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, and Brita Dorer. 2016. Measurement Instruments in Cross-National Surveys. GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_en_006.

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, and Brita Dorer. 2015. Messinstrumente in internationalen Studien (Measurement instruments in international studies). GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_006.

Conference contribution

Behr, Dorothée. 2017. "Assessing the impact of different German-language translations of ESS Round 3 items on the resulting data." International Workshop on "Comparative Survey Design and Implementation" (CSDI), Mannheim.

Behr, Dorothée. 2017. "Using cross-national web probing to assess equivalence of the “satisfaction with democracy” item." Big Data Workshop – Opportunities and Challenges in Contemporary Social and Political Research, Bergen, 23.02.2017.

Behr, Dorothée, Steve Dept, and Elica Krajĉeva. 2016. "Advantages and limitations of documentation of a sophisticated survey translation and adaptation." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016) , Chicago.

Behr, Dorothée. 2016. "Cross-cultural web probing and how it can enhance equivalence in cross-cultural studies ." International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET2), Miami, 09.11.2016.

Meitinger, Katharina, Michael Braun, and Dorothée Behr. 2016. "Sequence matters: The impact of the order of probes on response quality, motivation of respondents, and answer content." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016), Chicago.

Lee, Sunghee, Colleen Mcclain, Dorothée Behr, and Katharina Meitinger. 2015. "Cognitive probing in a cross-national survey: What can we learn about measurement context?." 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), Reykjavik.

Kaczmirek, Lars, Katharina Meitinger, and Dorothée Behr. 2015. "Item nonresponse in open-ended questions: Identification and reduction in web surveys." ESRA 2015: 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Reykjavik. http://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conference/programme2015?sess=33.

Braun, Michael, and Dorothée Behr. 2015. "What do respondents mean when they indicate to be “citizens of the world”? Using probing questions to elucidate international differences in cosmopolitanism." CSDI Conference , London, 26.03.2015.

Meitinger, Katharina, Michael Braun, Wolfgang Bandilla, Lars Kaczmirek, and Dorothée Behr. 2014. "Aspects of measuring national identity: insights from online probing." XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama.

Braun, Michael, and Dorothée Behr. 2014. "Satisfaction with democracy: How do respondents understand the question." ESS Dissemination Conference: Poland and Europe. Continuity and Change, Warsaw.

Behr, Dorothée, and Beatrice Rammstedt. 2014. "Übersetzung von Fragebögen und Testverfahren – moderne Alternativen zur Back Translation." 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bochum.

Meitinger, Katharina, Michael Braun, Wolfgang Bandilla, Lars Kaczmirek, and Dorothée Behr. 2014. "Ways to uncover cognitive processes: a comparison of cognitive interviewing and online probing." XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama.

Behr, Dorothée, and Michael Braun. 2014. "What does the ‘satisfaction with democracy’ measure mean to respondents in different countries?: how cross-national web probing can contribute to answering this question." AAPOR 2014: 69th Annual Conference "Measurement and the Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy", Anaheim.

Behr, Dorothée, Wolfgang Bandilla, Lars Kaczmirek, and Michael Braun. 2013. "Cognitive probes in web surveys: how the text box size can affect response quality." 66th Annual Conference of the World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Boston.

Behr, Dorothée. 2013. "Different probing scenarios: a typology with a special focus on probing in cross-cultural contexts." International Workshop on "Comparative Survey Design and Implementation" (CSDI), Stockholm.

Meitinger, Katharina, Michael Braun, Wolfgang Bandilla, Lars Kaczmirek, and Dorothée Behr. 2013. "Lessons learned: probing in cross-national web surveys." 11th ESA Conference, Turin.

Behr, Dorothée. 2013. "On the different uses and users of the term adaptation." AAPOR 2013: 68th Annual Conference "Asking Critical Questions: Toward a Sustainable Future for Public Opinion and Social Research", Boston.

Behr, Dorothée. 2013. "On the different uses and users of the term adaptation. What specific types of adaptation are there?." International Workshop on "Comparative Survey Design and Implementation" (CSDI), Stockholm.

Behr, Dorothée. 2013. "Probing in cross-cultural survey research. Status quo and outlook." ESRA 2013: 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Ljubljana.

Behr, Dorothée, Katharina Meitinger, Michael Braun, Wolfgang Bandilla, and Lars Kaczmirek. 2013. "Using web probing to assess equivalence in cross-national surveys." 3rd International Conference "Survey Methods in Future Research" (PPSM, DFG), Bremen.

Braun, Michael, and Dorothée Behr. 2013. "What do respondents mean when they indicate to be “citizens of the world”?: Using probing questions to elucidate international differences in cosmopolitanism." ESRA 2013: 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Llubljana.

Behr, Dorothée. 2013. "What types of adaptation are there in cross-cultural survey research?." ESRA 2013: 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Ljubljana.

Braun, Michael, Dorothée Behr, and Alexandra Kireew. 2012. "How should immigrants adapt to their country of destination?: Experiences from exporting a question from the German General Social Survey." International Workshop on "Comparative Survey Design and Implementation" (CSDI), Washington.

Behr, Dorothée. 2012. "Probing in cross-national web surveys: Challenges of translating probe answers into a common project language." International Workshop on "Comparative Survey Design and Implementation" (CSDI), Washington.

Behr, Dorothée. 2012. "Zusammenarbeit von Experten bei der Fragebogenübersetzung." BDÜ-Konferenz Übersetzen in die Zukunft, Berlin.

Kaczmirek, Lars, Dorothée Behr, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2011. "Availability of technologies for online surveys: An international comparison." ASA Conference, Tilburg.

Behr, Dorothée, Lars Kaczmirek, Michael Braun, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2011. "Category selection probing in online access panels (Poster)." AAPOR 2011: 66th Annual Conference "Public Perception & Societal Conflict", Phoenix.

Braun, Michael, Dorothée Behr, and Lars Kaczmirek. 2011. "Establishing cross-national equivalence of measures of xenophobia: evidence from probing in web surveys." Annual Conference of the World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Amsterdam.

Züll, Cornelia, Evi Scholz, and Dorothée Behr. 2011. "Experiments on the design of the left-right self-assessment scale." ESRA 2011: 4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lausanne.

Braun, Michael, Dorothée Behr, Wolfgang Bandilla, and Lars Kaczmirek. 2011. "Implementing probing in international web surveys: the case of civil disobedience." Priority Programme on Survey Methodology Workshop, Bremen.

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, Lars Kaczmirek, Wolfgang Bandilla, and Sandra Majer. 2011. "Measuring xenophobia in cross-national survey research: findings based on a web probing study." International Conference of the Priority Programme on Survey Methodology (PPSM), Bremen.

Behr, Dorothée, Wolfgang Bandilla, Lars Kaczmirek, Michael Braun, and Sandra Majer. 2011. "Probing in web surveys & response burden: first results from an international web survey." International Workshop on "Comparative Survey Design and Implementation" (CSDI), London.

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, Lars Kaczmirek, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2011. "Testing the validity of gender ideology items by implementing probing questions in web surveys." MESS-Workshop, Oisterwijk.

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, Lars Kaczmirek, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2011. "The use of probing questions in cross-national web surveys: the case of "civil disobedience"." 4th European Survey Research Association Conference (ESRA), Lausanne.

Braun, Michael, and Dorothée Behr. 2011. "Using probing techniques to assess intercultural validity: The case of attitudes towards immigrants." Measurement Invariance: Methods, Problems and Further Directions, Zürich.

Kaczmirek, Lars, Dorothée Behr, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2011. "Which technologies do respondents use in online surveys: an international comparison." AAPOR 2011: 66th Annual Conference "Public Perception & Societal Conflict", Phoenix.

Braun, Michael, Dorothée Behr, Wolfgang Bandilla, and Lars Kaczmirek. 2010. "Enhancing the validity of intercultural comparative surveys: the use of supplemental probing techniques in internet surveys." International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI), Lausanne.

Braun, Michael, Wolfgang Bandilla, Lars Kaczmirek, and Dorothée Behr. 2010. "Enhancing the validity of intercultural comparative surveys: the use of supplemental probing techniques in internet surveys." Arbeitstagung des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms "Survey Methodology", Bremen.

Behr, Dorothée, Michael Braun, Wolfgang Bandilla, and Lars Kaczmirek. 2010. "Probing in web surveys." Arbeitstagung des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms "Survey Methodology", Bremen.

Behr, Dorothée. 2010. "Qualitätssicherung bei Fragebogenübersetzungen: Prozessanalyse einer Team-Diskussion." LICTRA - IX. Leipziger Internationale Konferenz zu Grundfragen der Translatologie, Leipzig.

Behr, Dorothée. 2010. "Translation evaluation in the team translation approach." International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI), Lausanne.

Harkness, Janet, Ana Villar, Kathleen Kephart, Dorothée Behr, and Alisú Schoua-Glusberg. 2009. "Research on translation assessment procedures: back translation and expert review." International Workshop on "Comparative Survey Design and Implementation" (CSDI), Ann Arbor.

Harkness, Janet, Ana Villar, Kathleen Kephart, Alisú Schoua-Glusberg, and Dorothée Behr. 2009. "Survey translation evaluation: back translation versus expert review." AAPOR 2009: 64th Annual Conference "Public Choices in Changing Times", Hollywood.

Harkness, Janet, Ana Villar, Beth-Ellen Penell, and Dorothée Behr. 2008. "Assessing quality in survey translations." AAPOR 2008: 63rd Annual Conference "Polls for the Public Good", New Orleans.

Harkness, Janet, and Dorothée Behr. 2008. "How instrument quality affects translation: Insights from a film of a team translation review." ISR RC33 - 7th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Neapel.

Contribution not at conference

Behr, Dorothée. 2015. "PIAAC Background Questionnaire Translation Training (Round 3 countries)." Paris.

Colloquium

Behr, Dorothée. 2012. "The challenging task of questionnaire translation in cross-cultural survey research: IAB-Colloquium zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung." Nürnberg.

Other

Villar, Ana, and Dorothée Behr. 2016. "Designing questionnaires for cross-cultural surveys." 1st SERISS training course - http://seriss.eu/training/courses/ . Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Behr, Dorothée. 2015. "Questionnaire Translation in Cross-Cultural Surveys: From Designing Source Questionnaires to Organizing Translation Projects: course during the 4th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. Cologne." GESIS. Cologne.

Behr, Dorothée, Brita Dorer, and Silke L. Schneider. 2014. "Questionnaires for cross-cultural surveys: course during the 3rd GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. Cologne." GESIS. Köln.

Behr, Dorothée. 2013. "Internationale Umfragen: Workshop für das Graduiertenzentrum der Universität Passau." Passau.

Bandilla, Wolfgang, Dorothée Behr, and Lars Kaczmirek. 2012. "Online Umfragen." Mannheim.

Behr, Dorothée. 2012. "PIAAC Background Questionnaire Translation Training (Round 2 countries)." Mannheim.

Behr, Dorothée. 2012. "PIAAC Background Questionnaire Translation Training (Round 2 countries)." Paris.

Behr, Dorothée, and Brita Dorer. 2012. "Translation of questionnaires: Course during the 1st GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. Cologne. 13 - 17 August 2012 ." Cologne.

Behr, Dorothée, and Brita Dorer. 2011. "Einführung in die Fragebogenübersetzung (Introduction to questionnaire translation): GESIS-Workshop. 26 - 27 September 2011." Mannheim.

Bandilla, Wolfgang, Dorothée Behr, Lars Kaczmirek, and Timo Lenzner. 2010. "Online Umfragen." Mannheim.

Behr, Dorothée. 2009. "PIAAC Background Questionnaire Translation Training." Barcelona.

Event

Behr, Dorothée. 2017. "Symposium on “Surveying the migrant population: Consideration of linguistic and cultural aspects." Mannheim, 14.03.2017 - 15.03.2017.

Behr, Dorothée, Alisú Schoua-Glusberg, and Brita Dorer. 2015. "Session co-(convenor): What does it mean to produce equivalent questionnaire translations?." ESRA 2015: 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Reykjavik.

Behr, Dorothée, Brita Dorer, and Gijs Van Houten. 2013. "Session (co)-convenor "advancing the field of questionnaire translation: identifying problems, discussing methods, pushing the research agenda." 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), Ljubljana.

Braun, Michael, and Dorothée Behr. 2013. "Session (co-)convenor "the use of probing questions to evaluate items in intercultural research"." ESRA 2013: 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Ljubljana.

Behr, Dorothée, and Brita Dorer. 2011. "Session (co-)convenor. Pioneering survey translation: Frontier research in questionnaire translation and multilingual measurement instruments I and II (Session)." 4th European Survey Research Association (ESRA) Conference, Lausanne.