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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.

Research topics, which are investigated in particular on the basis of the GESIS Panel as well as the research projects carried out in the team, are for example:

  • 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
Name Department Team Email Telephone
Gauly, Dr. Britta
Survey Design and Methodology
Survey Operations
+49 (0621) 1246-517
Gummer, PD Dr. Tobias
Data and Research on Society
Family Surveys
+49 (0621) 1246-435
Hadler, Patricia
Survey Design and Methodology
Questionnaire Design and Evaluation
+49 (0621) 1246-198
Khorshed, Julia
Data and Research on Society
Social Surveys
+49 (0621) 1246-433
Koch, Dipl.-Soz. Achim
Survey Design and Methodology
Cross-cultural survey methods
+49 (0621) 1246-401
Konradt, Ingo
Survey Design and Methodology
GESIS Panel
Survey Operations
+49 (0621) 1246-504
Kunz, Dr. Tanja
Data and Research on Society
Family Surveys
+49 (0621) 1246-436
Maehler, Dr. Débora B.
Survey Design and Methodology
Survey Operations
+49 (0621) 1246-516
Martin, Silke
Survey Design and Methodology
Survey Operations
+49 (0621) 1246-521
Neuert, Dr. Cornelia
Survey Design and Methodology
Questionnaire Design and Evaluation
+49 (0621) 1246-225
Rohr, Björn
Survey Design and Methodology
Survey Operations
+49 (0621) 1246-559
Roßmann, Dr. Joss
Data and Research on Society
National Election Studies
+49 (0621) 1246-417
Scholz, Dr. Evi
Data and Research on Society
Social Surveys
+49 (0621) 1246-440
Schröder, Dr. Jette
Survey Design and Methodology
Survey Operations
+49 (0621) 1246-551
Silber, Dr. Henning
Survey Design and Methodology
Survey Operations
+49 (0621) 1246-595
Wahlig, Gabriele
Survey Design and Methodology
GESIS Panel
+49 (0621) 1246-570
Weiß, Dr. Bernd
Survey Design and Methodology
GESIS Panel
+49 (0621) 1246-557
Wolf, Prof. Dr. Christof
Präsident
+49 (0621) 1246-149
  • Schneider, Silke L., Verena Ortmanns, Roberto Briceno-Rosas, and Jessica M. E. Herzing. 2019. "Messung und Kodierung von Bildungsabschlüssen in computergestützten interkulturellen Umfragen: Eine Bilanz." Gemeinsame Tagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft sozialwissenschaftlicher Institute (ASI) und der DGS-Sektion „Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung“: Empirische Sozialforschung in Zeiten der Digitalisierung – Methodische Konsequenzen neuer Technologien, GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Köln, 16.11.2019.
  • Ackermann-Piek, Daniela. 2018. Interviewer effects in PIAAC Germany 2012: Dissertation, Universität Mannheim.
  • Braun, Michael, and Timothy P. Johnson. 2018. "How should immigrants adapt to their country of residence? : A mixed methods approach to evaluate the international applicability of a question from the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS)." 2. In Cross-cultural analysis: methods and applications, edited by Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, Jaak Billiet, and Bart Meuleman, 615-632.
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice, Silke Martin, Anouk Zabal, Susanne Helmschrott, Ingo Konradt, and Débora B. Maehler. 2017. Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Extended version – microm data: Data file version 1.0.0 [ZA5963]. Cologne: GESIS Data Archive. doi:10.4232/1.12926. https://dbk.gesis.org/DBKSearch/SDESC2.asp?no=5963&db=E.
  • Perry, Anja, Susanne Helmschrott, Débora B. Maehler, and Ingo Konradt. 2017. User guide for the German PIAAC Scientific Use File. GESIS Papers 2017|23. http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/handle/document/54438.