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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
  • Lenzner, Timo, Lars Kaczmirek, Mirta Galesic, and Mona Merkert. 2011. "Left feels right! The optimal position of answer boxes in web surveys." 4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA).
  • Menold, Natalja, Lars Kaczmirek, and Timo Lenzner. 2011. "Cognitive processes in answering questions: Are verbal labels in rating scales attended to?." 4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA).
  • Struminskaya, Bella, Lars Kaczmirek, Ines Schaurer, Wolfgang Bandilla, Siegfried Gabler, and Sabine Häder. 2011. "Identifying non-working numbers in cell phone RDD samples via HLR-Lookup technology: reduced survey costs and higher precision in response rate calculation." Survey Practice August. http://surveypractice.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/identifying-nonworking-numbers/.
  • 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.
  • Schaurer, Ines, Bella Struminskaya, Lars Kaczmirek, and Wolfgang Bandilla. 2011. "Asking sensitive questions in a recruitment interview for an online panel: the income question." GOR 11 : General Online Research Conference.