Innovations in Survey Science: Researchers Gather in Croatia for 2019 International Conference

Advances in survey science is the focus of the 8th European Survey Research Association (ESRA) Conference in Zagreb, Croatia, July 15-19, 2019. Researchers from around the world will be gathering to discuss new opportunities for methodologic research to identify best practice principles.

Westat, a Bronze sponsor, is providing insight on using a global positioning system (GPS) to detect falsifiers, monitoring survey success with dashboards, harnessing the power of machine learning, and much more. Our participating staff (names in bold) will be providing the following expertise. For more details, see the conference site.

Catherine Billington, Jiating Kristin Chen, and Andrew Jannett. (Paper). Using Machine Learning to ‘Triage’ Open Text Data in Order to Increase Processing Efficiency.

Andrew Caporaso, Hanyu Sun, Terisa Davis, and David Cantor. (Paper). Web Probing for Survey Pretesting – How Does Data Quality & Problem Detection Compare to Cognitive Interviews?

Sarah Dipko. (Paper). What Does Extra Effort Yield in the Current Telephone Survey Climate?

Brad Edwards. (Session Co-Organizer). Detecting, Explaining, and Managing Interviewer Effects in Surveys.

Brad Edwards. (Session Co-Organizer). Fieldwork Monitoring Tools for Large-Scale Surveys: Lessons from the Field.

Rizwan Javaid, Brenda Schafer, Patrick Langetieg, Scott Leary, Hanyu Sun, Michael Giangrande, Jocelyn Newsome, and Kerry Levin. (Paper). Geospatial Analysis on Nonresponse Rates for a U.S. Tax Administration Household Survey.

Thomas Krenzke, and Leyla Mohadjer, Minsun Riddles, and Natalie Shlomo. (Paper). Adaptive Survey Design PIAAC Experiment and International Implementation.

Patrick Langetieg,  Brenda Schafer, John Guyton, Hanyu Sun, Jocelyn Newsome Jennifer McNulty, and Kerry Levin. (Paper). What Works, What Doesn’t? Three Studies Designed to Improve Survey Response.

Scott Leary, Kerry Levin,  Sarah Bennett-Harper, Karen Stein, Martha Stapleton, Brenda Schafer, Patrick Langetieg, and Lisa Rupert. (Paper). Using a Tip Sheet to Improve Nonresponse in an IRS Business Survey.

Janice Machado, Marcelo Simas, Anthony Fucci, Alexander Cates, Shawn McCloskey, Jeremy Wilhelm, and Laura Wilson. (Paper). How Changing the Data Collection Mode Effected the 2017 National Household Survey Findings.

Jocelyn Newsome. (Paper). Encouraging Web Response in an International Survey.

Jocelyn Newsome. (Session Co-Organizer). Understanding Nonrespondents to Inform Survey Protocol Design.

Jocelyn Newsome, Kerry Levin, and Scott Leary. (Session Co-Organizers). Multiple Mode Data Collection: Innovative Approaches.

Jocelyn Newsome, Kerry Levin,  Jennifer McNulty, Hanyu Sun, Brenda Schafer, Patrick Langetieg, Rizwan Javaid, and Scott Leary. (Paper). Encouraging Web Response in an International Survey.

Shelley Roth, Marcelo Simas, and Jill DeMatteis. (Paper). Investigation of Calibration Methods Used to Create Household Travel Survey Weights.

Shelley Roth, Wendy Van de Kerckhove, Minsun Riddles, Yiting Long, Jay Clark, and Leyla Mohadjer. (Paper). The Impact of Declining Response Rates on Nonresponse Bias in a National Health Survey.

Brenda Schafer, Rizwan Javaid, Patrick Langetieg, Scott Leary, Kerry Levin, Jocelyn Newsome, and Martha Stapleton. (Paper). Behavioral Insights: Using Data-Driven Analysis to Better Understand Barriers to Survey Response.

Marcelo Simas, Alexander Cates, and Anthony Fucci. (Paper). Who Uses Apps? An Analysis of Household Travel Survey Respondents.

Hanyu Sun and Frederick Conrad. (Paper). Interviewer-Respondent Rapport in CAPI and Video-Mediated Interviews.

Hanyu Sun, Gonzalo Rivero, and Ting Yan. (Paper).  Identifying Interviewer Falsification Using Speech Recognition: A Proof of Concept Study.

Hanyu Sun and Ting Yan. (Session Co-Organizers). Machine Learning, Passive Data, and Interviewer Performance.

Victoria Vignare, Marsha Hasson, and Tammy Cook. (Paper). Using GPS to Detect Falsifiers: Some Nuts and Bolts.

Victoria Vignare, Wendy Hicks, and Jerome Wernimont. (Paper). Monitoring Survey Success Using Dashboards.

Douglas Williams and Tala Fakhouri. (Paper). Comparability of Face-to-Face and Web Screening: Does Mode Affect What Households Report?

Laura Wilson and Marcelo Simas. (Paper). Challenges in Using Smartphone Apps in Travel Surveys.

Ting Yan, Marcelo Simas, and Janice Machado. (Paper). A Smartphone App to Record Food Purchases and Acquisitions.

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