Staff

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Vita

Henning Silber heads the Survey Operations team at the Department of Survey Design and Methodology at GESIS, Mannheim. His team provides services and conducts research in both survey planning and implementation. He teaches, as a guest lecturer, quantitative data analyses at the University of Kassel, Germany. Since January 2018, Henning serves as the Secretary-Treasurer in the Executive Council of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). He holds a Magister (a combined Bachelor's and Master's) degree in Sociology and German Philology from the University of Göttingen, Germany. After finishing his degree, he taught at the Center of Methods in Social Sciences at the University of Göttingen. In 2015, he received a PhD in Social Sciences, with an emphasis on quantitative social research, from the University of Göttingen, during which he was awarded a three-year PhD Fellowship by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 2012 to 2015). While pursuing his doctorate, Henning was a visiting scholar at the Political Psychology Research Group at the Department of Communication at Stanford University, USA (2012 to 2014). In May 2016, he visited the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. From 2015 to 2017, Henning was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Survey Operations team at GESIS. His research interests include survey methodology, political sociology, and the experimental social sciences.






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Publications

Publication

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Journal article

Silber, Henning, Jette Schröder, Bella Struminskaya, Volker Stocké, and Michael Bosnjak. 2019. "Does Panel Conditioning Affect Data Quality in Ego-Centered Social Network Questions?." Social Networks 56 45-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2018.08.003.

Silber, Henning, Daniel Danner, and Beatrice Rammstedt. 2019. "The Impact of Respondent Attentiveness on Reliability and Validity." International Journal of Social Research Methodology 22 (2): 153-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2018.1507378.

Stark, Tobias, Henning Silber, Jon Krosnick, Annelies Blom, Midori Aoyagi, Ana Belchior, Michael Bosnjak, Sanne Lund Clement, Melvin John, Guðbjörg Andrea Jónsdóttir, Karen Lawson, Peter Lynn, Johan Martinsson, Ditte Shamshiri-Petersen, Endre Tvinnereim, and Ruoh-rong Yu. 2018. "Generalization of Classic Question Order Effects across Cultures." Sociological Methods and Research online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124117747304.

Roßmann, Joss, Tobias Gummer, and Henning Silber. 2018. "Mitigating Satisficing in Cognitively Demanding Grid Questions: Evidence from Two Web-Based Experiments." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology 6 (3): 376-400. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jssam/smx020.

Silber, Henning, Bernd Weiß, Bella Struminskaya, and Gabriele Durrant. 2018. "Onlinebefragungen auf mobilen Endgeräten: Potentiale und Herausforderungen." PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie 68 (7): 319-320. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0587-9767.

Gummer, Tobias, Joss Roßmann, and Henning Silber. 2018. "Using instructed response items as attention checks in web surveys: Properties and implementation." Sociological Methods & Research online first 1-27. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0049124118769083.

Silber, Henning, Joss Roßmann, and Tobias Gummer. 2018. "When Near Means Related: Evidence from Three Web Survey Experiments on Inter-Item Correlations in Grid Questions." International Journal of Social Research Methodology 21 (3): 275-288. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2017.1381478.

Silber, Henning, Jan Karem Höhne, and Stephan Schlosser. 2016. "Question Order Experiments in the German-European Context." Survey Methods: Insights from the Field. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13094/SMIF-2016-00006.

Silber, Henning, and Julia Lischewski. 2013. "Comparing Different Types of Web Surveys: Examining Drop-Outs, Non-Response and Social Desirability." Metodoloski zvezki : Advances in Methodology and Statistics 10 (2): 121-143. http://www.stat-d.si/mz/mz10.1/Silber2013.pdf.

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Contribution to edited volume

Schlosser, Stephan, and Henning Silber. 2020 (Forthcoming). "Endgerätespezifische und darstellungsabhängige Bearbeitungszeit- und Antwortverhaltensunterschiede in Webbefragungen." In Grundlagen, Methoden und Anwendungen in den Sozialwissenschaften: Festschrift für Steffen-M. Kühnel., edited by Methodenzentrum Sozialwissenschaften,

Silber, Henning, Tobias Stark, Annelies Blom, and Jon Krosnick. 2019. "Implementing a Multi-National Study of Questionnaire Design." In Advances in comparative survey methods : multinational, multiregional, and multicultural contexts (3mc), edited by Timothy Johnson, Beth-Ellen Pennel, Ineke Stoop, and Brita Dorer, 161-180. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Weiß, Bernd, Henning Silber, Bella Struminskaya, and Gabriele Durrant. 2019. "Mobile Befragungen." In Handbuch Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung, edited by Baur Nina, and Blasius Jörg, 801-812. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-21308-4_55.

Silber, Henning, Jessica Daikeler, Linus Weidner, and Michael Bosnjak. 2018. "Web Survey." In Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online, Wiley. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118445112.stat07984.

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Working and discussion paper

Stadtmüller, Sven, Henning Silber, Jessica Daikeler, Silke Martin, Matthias Sand, Patrick Schmich, Jette Schröder, Bella Struminskaya, Kai Willem Weyandt, and Anouk Zabal. 2019. Adaptation of the AAPOR Final Disposition Codes for the German Survey Context. GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_en_026.

Beuthner, Christoph, Jessica Daikeler, and Henning Silber. 2019. Mixed-Device and Mobile Web Surveys. GESIS Survey Guidelines. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_en_028.

Wengrzik, Jessica, Henning Silber, Michael Bosnjak, Anouk Zabal, and Silke Martin. 2017. A General Interviewer Training Curriculum for Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews (GIT-CAPI). Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_en_022.

Schröder, Jette, Michael Blohm, Bella Struminskaya, Klaus Pforr, Henning Silber, and Michael Bosnjak. 2016. Leitfaden zur Erstellung einer Leistungsbeschreibung für die Ausschreibung von Interviewer-administrierten Befragungen. GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_021.

Teaching

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Seminar

Silber, Henning. 2019. "Ausgewählte quantitative Analyseverfahren." Universität Kassel, Mailand. WS2018/2019: 2 SWS.

Silber, Henning. 2017. "Einführung in quantitative Analyseverfahren." WS 2017/2018: 2 SWS.

Silber, Henning. 2016. "Einführung in quantitative Analyseverfahren." WS2016/2017: 2 SWS.

Talk

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Conference contribution

Silber, Henning, Joss Roßmann, and Tobias Gummer. 2019. "Attention checks in web surveys: The issue of false positives due to non-compliance." GOR 19 : General Online Research Conference, 11.03.2019.

Beuthner, Christoph, Florian Keusch, Natalja Menold, Jette Schröder, Henning Silber, and Bernd Weiß. 2019. "Linking Survey and Social Media Data: Results and Implications of an Exploratory Study with Facebook Data." AAPOR 74th Annual Conference, 16.05.2019.

Beuthner, Christoph, Florian Keusch, Natalja Menold, Jette Schröder, Bernd Weiß, and Henning Silber. 2019. "Respondents Willingness to Share Data from Social Media Accounts: The Influence of Device, Privacy Concerns and Respondent Characteristics." ESRA 2019 : 8th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Zagreb (Croatia), 16.07.2019.

Murray-Watters, Alexander, Stefan Zins, Henning Silber, Tobias Gummer, and Clemens Lechner. 2019. "River Sampling – a Fishing Expedition: A Non-Probability Case Study." Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), 18.05.2019.

Kartsounidou, Evangelia, Rebekka Kluge, Henning Silber, and Tobias Gummer. 2019. "Survey Experience and its Impact on Response Behavior in Panel Surveys: Evidence from the GESIS Panel Data." GESIS Panel User Conference, 11.03.2019.

Meitinger, Katharina, Henning Silber, Jessica Daikeler, and Christoph Beuthner. 2019. "Taking Respondents Seriously: Feedback in Mixed-Device Studies." GOR 19 : General Online Research Conference, 08.03.2019.

Roßmann, Joss, Cornelia Neuert, and Henning Silber. 2019. "Using Eye-Tracking to Study the Effects of Three Different Grid Question Designs on Response Burden in Web Surveys." ESRA 2019: 8th Conference of the European Survey Research Association. Zagreb (Croatia), 15.07.2019.

Beuthner, Christoph, Bernd Weiß, Jette Schröder, Natalja Menold, Henning Silber, and Florian Keusch. 2018. "Does the topic make a difference?: An analysis of consent decisions." ESA RN 21 midterm conference, 04.10.2018.

Silber, Henning, Roßmann Joss, Tobias Gummer, and Kai Willem Weyandt. 2018. "Examining Item Nonresponse on Three Levels: Question, Respondent, and Interviewer Characteristics." WAPOR 71st Annual Conference, 28.06.2018.

Silber, Henning, Bernd Weiß, Florian Keusch, Christoph Beuthner, and Jette Schröder. 2018. "Framing Consent Questions in Mobile Surveys: Experiments on Question Wording." Big Data Meets Survey Science (BigSurv18), 27.10.2018.

Krosnick, Jon A., Henning Silber, Tobias H. Stark, and Annelies G. Blom. 2018. "Generalization of classic response order effects across countries." American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 73rd Annual Conference.

Daikeler, Jessica, Henning Silber, and Michael Bosnjak. 2018. "Where do web surveys work? : A meta-analysis of response rate experiments across countries ." Research Synthesis 2018, 11.06.2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.850.

Stark, Tobias, Henning Silber, Jon Krosnick, and Annelies Blom. 2017. "A Test of Generalization of Classic Question Order Effects in Different Cultures." AAPOR 72nd Annual Conference.

Gummer, Tobias, Joss Roßmann, and Henning Silber. 2017. "Does the Exposure to an Instructed Response Item Attention Check Affect Response Behavior?." General Online Research Conference (GOR 2017).

Silber, Henning, Cornelia Züll, and Steffen Kühnel. 2017. "Open-Ended Questions on Non-Voting Behavior: Reasoning or Justification? Hints from the German General Election 2013." WAPOR 70th Annual Conference.

Struminskaya, Bella, Jette Schröder, Henning Silber, and Michael Bosnjak. 2017. "Panel conditioning in attitudinal and knowledge questions." ESRA 2017: 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association.

Silber, Henning, Jette Schröder, Struminskaya Bella, and Michael Bosnjak. 2017. "Panel Conditioning in Measuring Ego-Centered Social Networks in Online Surveys." AAPOR 72nd Annual Conference.

Silber, Henning, Tobias Gummer, and Joss Roßmann. 2017. "Question Characteristics and Response Behavior." ESRA 2017: 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association.

Gummer, Tobias, Joss Roßmann, and Henning Silber. 2017. "Who fails and who passes instructed response item attention checks in web surveys?." ESRA 2017: 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association.

Silber, Henning, Jon Krosnick, Tobias Stark, and Annelies Blom. 2016. "Attempting to conduct Schuman and Presser’s acquiescence experiments across multiple countries." AAPOR 71st Annual Conference.

Silber, Henning, Tobias Stark, Annelies Blom, and Jon Krosnick. 2016. "Do Response Effects Generalize Across Countries?." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016), 25-29 July 2016.

Silber, Henning, Tobias Stark, Annelies Blom, and Jon Krosnick. 2016. "Multi-national study of questionnaire design." Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC 2016), 25-29 July 2016.

Silber, Henning, and Cornelia Züll. 2016. "Non-Voting Behavior." Quantitative Methods Network of the European Sociological Association (RN21, ESA).

Silber, Henning, Jan Karem Höhne, and Stephan Schlosser. 2016. "Under-Reporting Support for Europe." WAPOR Annual Conference.

Leibold, Jürgen, Henning Silber, Julia Lischewski, and Stephan Schlosser. 2015. "A Systematic Generation of an Email Pool for Web Surveys." AAPOR 70th Annual Conference.

Silber, Henning, Jon A. Krosnick, and David Yeager. 2015. "Comparing response order experiments with probability and non-probability samples." ESRA 2015: 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association.

Silber, Henning, Jan Höhne, and Dagmar Krebs. 2015. "Experimental designs in online survey research." ESRA 2015: 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association.

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Contribution not at conference

Weiß, Bernd, Christoph Beuthner, Henning Silber, Florian Keusch, Natalja Menold, and Jette Schröder. 2019. "Consenting to Data Linkage: The Role of Data Domain, Framing, Device, Incentives, and Respondent Characteristics." Mobile Apps and Sensors in Surveys (University of Mannheim and Utrecht University), Universität Mannheim, Mailand, 04.03.2019.

Silber, Henning. 2018. "Web Surveys by Smartphone and PC: Attentiveness, Misreporting and Consent to Data Linkage Data." Research Methods Meeting, Department of Methodology and Statistics, Utrecht University, 21.09.2018.

Silber, Henning, and Ines Schaurer. 2017. "Impulsvortrag: Incentives." DZHW-Workshop Erhebungsdesign, Hannover.

Silber, Henning, David Yeager, Sophia Hooper, and Jon Krosnick. 2016. "Replicability of Known Experimental Effects Across Large Internet Samples." Adolescenct Development Research Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin.

Silber, Henning, and Stephan Schlosser. 2015. "Part-Whole Question Order Effects in the European Context." Doctoral Colloquium, University of Cambridge.

Organisation

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Event

Roßmann, Joss, Henning Silber, and Tobias Gummer. 2017. "Session: Satisficing in Surveys: Theoretical and Methodological Developments." ESRA 2017: 7th conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lisbon, 17.07.2017 - 21.07.2017.