21st International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse


29th August 2010

19.00 Optional joint dinner / drinks at restaurant Lucas (

30th August 2010

Large conference room 168

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:20 Opening

09:20 – 10:20 Panel session 1: The nonresponse workshops: coming of age

Panel members: Lars Lyberg, Mick Couper, Ineke Stoop, Annelies Blom

Reporter: Ineke Stoop

10:20 – 11:00 Correlates of nonresponse: area effects

Chair: Peter Lynn

Reporter: Anina Vercruyssen

Toomse: Area effects in non-response (S1_1)

Casas-Cordero: Neighbourhood characteristics and participation in household surveys (S1_2)

11:00 – 11:20 Break

11:20 – 12:20 Adaptive and responsive designs (1)

Chair: Geoff Bright

Reporter: Peter-Paul Borg

Gambino, Laflamme, Wrighte: Responsive design at Statistics Canada: Development, implementation and early results (S2_1)

Calinescu, Schouten, Bhulai: Optimal Alloction of Resources in Adaptive Survey Designs (S2_2)

Peytchev: Responsive Design in Telephone Survey Data Collection (S2_3)

12:20 – 13:50 Lunch

13:50 – 14:30 Adaptive and responsive designs (2)

Chair: Femke de Keulenaer

Reporter: Simone Bartsch

Beullens, Loosveldt: Effects of interviewer allocation on the sample quality. A simulation study (S3_1)

Schouten: Dynamic adaptive designs: from paradata to data (S3_2)

14:30 – 14:50 Opportunities for nonresponse research (1)

Chair: Femke de Keulenaer

Reporter: Simone Bartsch

Peytcheva, Peytchev: Nexus between Breakoff and Unit Nonresponse (S5_3)

14:50 – 15:30 Interviewer effects

Chair: Gabriele Durrant

Reporter: Melania Calinescu

Carton, Pickery: Interviewer (non-)response performance over time (S4_1)

Loosveldt, Beullens: The effect of interviews on the sample quality (S4_2)

15:30 – 15:50 Break

15:50 – 16:50 Small group discussion (in rooms 164 and 158)

Chair: Barry Schouten

Reporter: Carolina Casas-Cordero

18.00 Guided tour of Nürnberg

20.00 Workshop Dinner in the Marientorzwinger (

31st August 2010

Room 164

09:00 – 10:20 Opportunities for nonresponse research (2)

Chair: Peter-Paul Borg

Reporter: Mari Toomse

Kreuter, Tourangeau, Fulton, Charuoenruk: Motivated underreporting in screening interviews (S5_1)

Sakshaug: Using Paradata to Evaluate Mode Switch Nonresponse Effects in a “Recruit-and Switch” Survey (S5_2)

Korbmacher, Schröder: Nonresponse when linking survey data with administrative data (S5_4)

Roberts, Sturgis, Allum: Common causes of nonresponse and measurement error on the 2008 ANES Panel Survey (S5_5)

10:20 – 10:50 Break

10:50 – 11:50 Nonresponse adjustments (1)

Chair: Lars Lyberg

Reporter: Hans Kiesl

Cobben, Boonstra: Nonresponse adjustment in mixed-mode surveys (S6_1)

Fumagalli, Nicoletti: Imputation models: Is weighting for unit nonresponse important? (S6_2)

Osier: Dealing with household nonresponse using generalized calibration (S6_3)

11:50 – 12:50 Panel session 2: Impact of the external survey environment/survey climate on response rates

Moderator: Boris Lorenc

Panel members: Mary Mulry, Geert Loosveldt, Duncan Wrighte

Reporter: Julie Korbmacher

12:50 – 14:20 Lunch

14:20 – 15:00 Nonresponse adjustments (2)

Chair: Edith de Leeuw

Reporter: Anton Örn Karlsson

Lynn, Kaminska: Criteria for developing non-response weight adjustments for secondary users of complex longitudinal surveys (S7_1)

Bright: Non-response and bias effects in two surveys: the Labour Force and Household Assets Surveys in the UK (S7_2)

15:00 – 16:00 Poster session (room 164 and foyer)

Chair: Mathis Schröder

Reporter: Thomas Klausch

16:00 – 16:20 Break

16:20 – 16:50 Special paper session

Chair: Frauke Kreuter

Reporter: Fannie Cobben

Andridge, Little: Proxy Pattern-Mixture Analysis for Survey Nonresponse

16:50 – 18:10 Correlates of nonresponse (1)

Chair: Gerrit Müller

Reporter: Tora Lofgren

Saßenroth: Understanding survey participation in the context of

personality: A theoretical framework (S8_1)

Ludwig, Krieger, Pforr: The effect of interview length on item nonresponse (S8_2)

Vercruyssen, Van de Putte, Roose: The effect of work-family conflict on contactability of respondents in surveys: traces of a nonresponse bias (S8_3)

Luiten, Cobben: Predicting cooperation in survey research (S8_4)

19:00 Optional joint dinner at Gutmann am Dutzendteich (

1st September 2010

Large conference room 168

09:20 – 10:20 Data collection modes and nonresponse (bias)

Chair: Peter Lugtig

Reporter: Gesine Güllner

Laaksonen, Heiskanen: Unit non-response of three modes for the crime victim survey: Results from Finnish European Security Survey (S9_1)

Thomas Klausch: Residual mode effects after adjusting for mode-specific nonresponse in a mixed-mode study. All remainders due to measurement? (S9_2)

De Keulenaer, Manchin, Dombi, Csernai: Exploring variables underlying non-response in a dual-frame (panel) sample of mobile and landline numbers (S9_3)

10:20 – 10:50 Break

10:50 – 11:50 Predictors of attrition

Chair: Andy Peytchev

Reporter: Denise Saßenroth

Lugtig, de Leeuw, Hox: Attrition in the LISS Panel: Separating ‘stayers’, ‘sleepers’ and other types of panel respondents (S10_1)

Voorpostel, Lipps: Attrition in the Swiss Household Panel: Does change predict drop-out? (S10_2)

Kaminska, Lynn: Panel attrition: How important is it to keep the same interviewer? (S10_3)

11:50 – 13:20 Lunch

13:20 – 14:00 Using survey design to reduce nonresponse

Chair: Hans Kiesl

Reporter: Joseph Sakshaug

Lofgren, Holth, Berglund: Experimenting with incentives and accounting period in the Norwegian Household Budget Survey (S11_1)

Scherpenzeel, Vis: Encouraging and maintaining in an Internet panel: Effects of letters, incentives and feedback (S11_2)

14:00 – 15:30 Closing session

Chair: Mick Couper

Reporter: Annelies Blom

Poster session

Bartsch, Engel, Vehre: Selection Steps in the mixed-mode Bremen Access Panel: Who participates and remains in the panel?

D’Arrigo, Durrant, Steele: Modelling the Process Leading to Cooperation or Refusal using Interviewer Call Record Data

Dixon: Differences in Paradata Patterns Between Surveys

Gabler, Ganninger: Estimation of the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient under Cluster Sampling

Goni, Iztueta: Mixed Mode Effect in the Social Capital Survey 2007 of Eustat

Horváth: On the nature of non-response in the Hungarian Labour Force Survey with Nonresponse

Schröder, Blom: Respondent Incentives, Interviewer Training and Survey Participation

Vanderhoeft, Storms: Towards a fully probabilistic sampling procedure to deal with low response rates in the Belgian Household Budget Survey