2010, Mannheim

Sunday 4th July 2010
19:00 Welcome Reception
Maritim Parkhotel
Monday 5th July 2010
9:00 – 9:15 Registration
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome and Introduction
Axel Börsch-Supan (University of Mannheim, mea)
Josef Brüderl (University of Mannheim, MZES)
9:30 – 11:00 Session 1: New Ways of Data CollectionChair: Josef Brüderl

  • Linking Longitudinal Survey and Administrative Records: Implications for Consent

Joseph W. Sakshaug, Mick P. Couper, Mary Beth Ofstedal (University of Michigan) Handouts

  • Biomarkers in Surveys: Report on the Germany-Wide Survey “The Genetic Basis of Everyday Decisions”

Jürgen Schupp, Matthias Schonlau (DIW), Bernd Weber, Martin Reuter, Christian Montag (University of Bonn), Nico Siegel (TNS Infratest), Thomas Dohmen, Uwe Sunde, Armin Falk (IZA), Gert G. Wagner (DIW)

  • Changes in Biomarker Participation Rates in the HRS

Mary Beth Ofstedal, Heidi Guyer, Joseph W. Sakshaug, Mick P. Couper (University of Michigan) Handouts

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 Session 2: Incentives
Chair: Mick Couper

  • Incentives and Response Rates – First Experiences from the SOEP-Innovation-Sample 2009

Martin Kroh, Jürgen Schupp (DIW), Nico Siegel, Simon Huber (TNS Infratest), Gert G. Wagner (DIW) Handouts

  • The “Early Bird” Field Innovation on a 30-year-old Longitudinal Survey

Kymn Kochanek, Parvati Krishnamurty, Robert Michael (University of Chicago) Handouts

  • Encouraging and Maintaining Participation in an Internet Panel: Effects of Letters, Incentives and Feedback

Annette Scherpenzeel, Corrie Vis (Tilburg University) Handouts

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Maritim Parkhotel
14:00 – 16:00 Session 3: Tracking, Validity of Retrospective Data
Chair: Emanuela Sala

  • Experiments with Methods to Reduce the Costs and Increase the Effectiveness of between-wave keep-in-contact Efforts

Laura Fumagalli, Heather Laurie, Peter Lynn, (University of Essex) Handouts

  • An Experimental Test of a Strategy to Maintain Contact with Panel Families: Effects on Field Effort and Production Outcomes

Katherine McGonagle, Mick Couper, Robert Schoeni (University of Michigan) Handouts

  • Far Off or Close By? Validating German SHARE Data with Administrative Records

Julie Korbmacher (University of Mannheim), Mathis Schröder (DIW) Handouts

  • Assessing the Validity of Retrospective Questions

Matthew Brown (Centre for Longitudinal Studies) Handouts

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee
16:30 – 18:00 Session 4: Validity of Retrospective Data   
Chair: Joachim Frick

  • Applying Event History Methods in a National Panel

April Beaule, Frank Stafford (University of Michigan) Handouts

  • Reducing Seam Effects: Combining Dependent Interviewing and Event History Calender Techniques in the German Familiy Panel pairfam

Josef Brüderl, Laura Castiglioni, Ulrich Krieger, Volker Ludwig, Klaus Pforr (University of Mannheim) Handouts

  • Improving the Reliability of Measures of Change from Panel Surveys

Annette Jäckle, Emanuela Sala, Noah Urig (University of Essex), Fred Conrad (University of Michigan) Handouts

19:00 Conference Dinner at Bootshaus, Mannheim
Tuesday 6th July 2010
9:00 – 11:00 Session 5: Modeling Attrition  Chair: Christian Nadeau

  • Analysis of Panel Attrition and Biomarker Participation in Wave 2 of the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS)

Narayan Sastry (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan), Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar (RAND Corporation)

  • Attrition in the LISS Panel. Separating ‘Stayers’, ‘Sleepers’ and other Types of Panel Respondents

Peter Lugtig, Edith de Leeuw, Joop Hox (Methods and Statistics, Utrecht University), Annette Scherpenzeel (CenERdata, Tilburg University) Handouts

  • No Time, No interest, or Family Reasons for Panel Refusal. Who says what?

Oliver Lipps (FORS, University of Lausanne) Handouts

  • Selective Panel Attrition in Educational Studies: Unit Non-Response Bias in the Longitudinal Survey BiKS 8-12

Ilona Relikowski, Thorsten Schneider Handouts

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 Session 6: Attrition         Chair: Peter Lugtig

  • The Effect of Events between Waves on Panel Attrition

Tobias Gramlich (Universität Duisburg), Alexander Mosthaf (IAB), Mark Trappmann (IAB) Handouts

  • Causes and Effects of Non-Monotonic Attrition

Nicole Watson (University of Melbourne) Handouts

  • Selective Attrition of Second Generation PSID Sample Members

Emily Wiemers, Robert F. Schoeni (University of Michigan) Handouts

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Maritim Parkhotel
14:00 – 15:30 Session 7: Weighting, Mode Change, and Panel ConditioningChair: Annelies Blom

  • Non-response Adjustments on the Chilean Panel CASEN Survey

Angela Denis (University Alberto Hurtado) Handouts

  • Models for Missingness

Ian Plewis (University of Manchester) Handouts

  • Understanding Society, Understanding Panel Conditioning: An Assessment of Potential Mechanisms using Experimental Data

Noah Uhrig (University of Essex) Handouts

15:30 – 16:30 Coffee & Poster Session
16:30 – 17:30 Closing SessionChair: Peter Lynn
18:00 Dinner at Onyx: Mannheim (for those staying and willing, not sponsored)
20:30 Fifa 2010 WC Semifinal: (Winner NED-BRA) vs (Winner URG-GHA)
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