Survey Operations

In the area of Survey Operations, basic and application-oriented research is carried out on various questions of data collection and survey design. Topics include the design of online and mixed-mode surveys, data linkage, use of geo and paradata, field control and interviewer effects as well as interview training.

Our research on Survey Operations

  • Panel recruitment
  • Sample refreshment
  • Incentives and response rates
  • Nonresponse
  • Machine learning
  • Push-to-web strategies in mixed-mode surveys
  • Responsive and adaptive designs
  • Performance-related motivation of interviewers
  • Determinants of successful interviewer training
  • Identification of counterfeits in surveys
  • Determinants of Interview Effects
  • Mobile Surveys
  • Data Linkage
  • Response behavior and social desirability
  • Daikeler, Jessica, Leon Fröhling, Indira Sen, Lukas Birkenmaier, Tobias Gummer, Jan Schwalbach, Henning Silber, Bernd Weiß, Katrin Weller, and Clemens Lechner. 2024. "Assessing Data Quality in the Age of Digital Social Research: A Systematic Review." Social Science Computer Review. doi:
  • Höhne, Jan Karem, Conrad Ziller, and Timo Lenzner. 2023. "Investigating respondents’ willingness to participate in video-based web surveys." International Journal of Market Research online first. doi:
  • Ell, Theresia, Lydia Repke, and Henning Silber. 2023. "Collecting Egocentric Network Data in Live Video-Based Interviews." European Survey Research Association (ESRA) 2023 Conference, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, 2023-07-17.
  • Kunz, Tanja, Jessica Daikeler, and Daniela Ackermann-Piek. 2024. "Interviewer-observed paradata in mixed-mode and innovative data collection." International Journal of Market Research 66 (1): 14-26. doi:
  • Bach, Ruben, Carina Cornesse, and Jessica Daikeler. 2023. "Equipping the offline population with internet access in an online panel: Does it make a difference? ." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology online first. doi:
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Kompetenzzentrum Datenqualität in den Sozialwissenschaften (KODAQS)
2023-11-15 2026-11-14 Bund

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