2008, Colchester

Monday 14th July 2008
 9:00 – 9:15 Registration
 9:15 – 9:30 Welcome and introduction
 9:30 – 11:00 Correlates of attrition:

  • Where have all the people gone? Attrition in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

Mathis Schröder (Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Ageing, Germany) Handouts

  • Survey attitude as determinant for panel dropout and attrition

Edith de Leeuw, Joop Hox (Utrecht University), Annette Scherpenzeel, Corrie Vis (Tilburg University) Handouts

  • Understanding the mechanism of panel attrition and its impact on nonresponse error

Michael Lemay (University of Maryland) Handouts

Attrition and measurement error:

  • The impact of wave non-response on the quality of event history data: an assessment of the retrospective relationship histories in the 1970 British Cohort Study

Jane Elliott and Maggie Hancock (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute for Education, UK) Handouts

  • Are we keeping the bad reporters? An examination of the relationship between panel attrition propensity and measurement error

Kristen Olson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
 11:30 – 13:00 Panel design options and attrition:

  • Patterns of longitudinal participation in the Millennium Cohort Study and their correlates

Lisa Calderwood, Sosthenes Ketende and John McDonald (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute for Education, UK) Handouts

  • The impact of requesting sensitive data on reluctance and attrition in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Katherine McGonagle, April Beaule and Robert Schoeni (University of Michigan) Handouts

  • Piling it on: the effect of increasing burden on participation in a panel study

Mary Beth Ofstedal and Mick Couper (University of Michigan) Handouts

  • The effects of incentives on panel attrition bias: results of an experimental study

Josef Brüderl, Laura Castiglioni, Klaus Pforr (MZES, Germany) Handouts

 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
 14:00 – 15:30 Tracking:

  • Address updating using information from administrative records on the Millennium Cohort Study

Lisa Calderwood and John McDonald (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute for Education, UK) Handouts

  • Tracking attritors in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Katherine McGonagle and April Beaule (University of Michigan) Handouts

Panel and interviewer conditioning:

  • A comparison between trained and fresh respondents: panel conditioning in web surveys

Vera Toepoel (CentERdata, Tilburg University) Handouts

  • The role of interviewers on data quality in a household panel

Noah Uhrig (University of Essex) Handouts

 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
 16:00 – 17:00 Modes:

  • Interviewing with cell phones: trends and effects on data quality and operation costs in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Elena Gouskova, April Beaule, Katherine McGonagle and Frank Stafford (University of Michigan)

  • Effects of data collection technique on the quality of data: A MTMM study of CATI, CAPI and Online interviews.

Annette Scherpenzeel (CentERdata, Tilburg University) Handouts

Conference dinner
Tuesday 15th July 2008
 9:15 – 11:00 Non-response adjustment:

  • Compensation of nonresponse in panel surveys

Martin Spiess (DIW Berlin) Handouts

  • Imputation of annual income in panel surveys with partially non-responding households

Joachim Frick, Markus Grabka and Olaf Groh-Samberg (DIW Berlin) Handouts

Paradata and non-response adjustment:

  • Using paradata to manage nonresponse in panel surveys: some Statistics Canada experiences

Beatrice Baribeau, Wisner Joacelyn, Amélie Lévesque and Owen Phillips (Statistics Canada) Handouts

  • Contact protocol data as informant for potential nonresponse and nonresponse bias in panel studies

Frauke Kreuter (University of Maryland) and Annette Jäckle (University of Essex) Handouts

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 Seam effects and data collection methods:

  • The causes of seam effects

Annette Jäckle (University of Essex) Handouts

  • What is the value of an overlapping seam?

Nicole Watson (University of Melbourne) Handouts

  • Improving data quality in a panel survey using dependent interviewing

Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University) Handouts

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Evaluation of panel survey designs:

  • Future of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth

Pierre Caron, Sarah Franklin, Yves Lafortune and Joanne Moloney (Statistics Canada)

  • New features within the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)

Jürgen Schupp and Gert Wagner (DIW Berlin)

  • Longitudinal surveys in Latin America: a review

José Zibizarreta (Social Observatory, University Alberto Hurtado, Chile)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 – 16:30 Closing session

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