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 4th September 2013


9:00         Registration


9:30         Official opening by NatCen Social Research


9:45         Mixed Modes

Facilitator:  Jack Gambino


Payne:  Understanding how the use of multi-mode affects response: building a foundation for further investigation


Collins:  The role of mode in respondents’ decisions about participation in the fifth wave of Understanding Society’s Innovation Panel: findings from a qualitative follow up study


Joye:  Mixing modes: who are the respondents?


11:00       Break 


11:15       Nonresponse on Understanding Society

Facilitator:  Nancy Bates


Boreham:  Targeting households to issue to web to maximize web full household response


Cernat:  The role of email addresses and email contact in encouraging CAWI response in a mixed mode design


Schneider:  Non-contact and refusal among immigrants: wave 2 attrition in Understanding Society



12:30       Lunch



1:45         Revisiting Initially Unproductive Cases

Facilitator:  Ineke Stoop


Phelps:  The effectiveness of a second reissue stage at a later date- evidence from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles


Beullens:  The interviewer’s memory


2:35         Introduce the Poster Session


2:40         Poster Session (with break)


Blom/ Bossert:  Nonresponse bias in the German Internet Panel: the representativeness of offline households


Calderwood: Experiments to improve response rates among likely refusers: does assigning better interviewers and paying interviewer incentives work?


Cullinane:  How to encourage a face-to-face household panel to go online? Timing isn’t everything but money talks!


Felderer:  The effect of survey mode on nonresponse and measurement

error bias:  a validation study


Lugtig:  Differences in measurement error between loyal, unloyal and attriting respondents in a panel survey


Schouten:  Evaluating not-missing-at-random nonresponse using non-identical twin surveys


Taylor:  Better communication with participants


3:30         Addressing Nonresponse with Commercial and Auxiliary Data

Facilitator:  Hideko Matsuo


Hussey:  Non-response weighting: is it worth the effort?


Blohm:  The use of microgeographic data to study nonresponse in the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) 2012 – a replication and extension of a previous analysis with 2010 data


Peytchev:  Commercial data for nonresponse bias adjustment: an empirical evaluation


Langsrud:  Imputing for nonresponse in the Norwegian Labour Force Survey by various approaches


5:10         Day 1 ends

6:30         Social Event, organized by NatCen

7:30         Workshop Dinner

5th September 2013


9:00         Day 2 opens


9:10         New Forms of Paradata

Facilitator:  Chandra Erdman


Sinibaldi:  Using interviewer ratings of likelihood to respond to improve propensity models


Bates:  Accuracy of interviewer observations: evaluating between-interviewer agreement in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)


10:00       Studying Nonresponse using Census Data

Facilitator:  Gerry Nicolaas


Ashworth:  ONS’ Census Non-response Link Study



10:25       Break



10:45       Panel Discussion with Break-out Groups


Toomse-Smith:  The role of interviewer motivation in achieving higher response rates



12:15       Lunch



1:45         Improving European Surveys

Facilitator:  Peter Lugitg


Matsuo:  Reflection on past rounds of the European Social Survey: revisiting non-response in a longitudinal perspective


Goni:  More auxiliary information to gain insight into the response in Eustat


Stoop:  Targeted response efforts in a cross-national survey


3:00         Break


3:15         Adaptive Design

Facilitator: Annelies Blom


Laflamme:  Responsive Collection Design (RCD) framework for multi-mode surveys


Erdman:  An analysis of adaptive sampling procedures in the National Health Interview Survey


Schouten:  Does balancing survey response reduce nonresponse bais?


4:30         Day 2 ends



6:00         Panel Debate on Nonresponse, organized by NatCen

                 Are you sure you have a good quality sample? Moving beyond the response rates

6th September 2013


9:00         Day 3 opens

                 Summary and feedback from the Panel Debate


9:30         Sequence Analysis

Facilitator:  Koen Beullens


Maslovskaya & Durrant:  Investigating call record data using sequence analysis:  an example using the UK Understanding Society Survey


Hanly:  Generating nonresponse adjustment variables using sequence analysis of call record data


10:30       Break


10:45       Incentives

Facilitator:  Barbara Felderer


Gambino:  The use of incentives for Statistics Canada’s household surveys


11:10      Discussion Groups


11:50       Discussion Group Reports


12:10       Lunch


1:30         Internet Panels

Facilitator:  Mari Toomse-Smith


Blom:  Nonresponse and attrition processes in the German Internet Panel: an overview


Bossert:  Reducing nonresponse by optimizing the time of email invitation to an internet panel survey



2:20         Closing Discussion

Facilitator:  Jennifer Sinibaldi


2:45         Workshop closes