2 September 2014


9:00          Registration


9:30          Official opening by Statistics Iceland


9:45          Studying Nonresponse with Call Record Data

Facilitator:  Lugtig


Hanly:  Improving Nonresponse Bias Adjustments with Call Record Data


Correa: When to Stop Calling? Using Call Record Data to Assess Nonresponse Bias in a Longitudinal Study


10:35        Break 


10:50        Characteristics of Nonresponse

Facilitator:  Vandenplas


B. Mueller:  Nonresponse in a Longitudinal Study: The Effect of Relationship- and Family-Related Events on Attrition in a Relationship and Family Panel


Blom:  Correlates of Attrition in the German Internet Panel: "Online" Paradata


Mohay:  Census Non-response Link Study:  Improving Weighting Techniques



12:05        Lunch



1:15          Keynote Speech by Dr. J. Michael Brick

                        with discussion


2:00          How Effective is Nonresponse Weighting?

  Facilitator:  Brick

  Time Keeper:  G. Mueller


                 Special Session, Part I


Lillegård:  The Response Model’s Effect on the Estimated Proportion of Daily Smokers in Norway


Beullens: Trimming Nonresponse Adjustment Weights:   A Blessing or a Deontological Twilight Zone?


2:20          Discussion on Part I


2:50          Break


3:05          Special Session, Part II


Post:  Evaluating Nonresponse Bias in the National Household Survey


James:  The UK Census Non-response Link Study


3:25          Discussion on Part II


3:55          Special Session, Part III


                 Schouten:  Nonresponse Adjustment for Adaptive Survey Design


Lundquist:  Managed Data Collection and Accuracy of Estimates: The Effect of Degree of Imbalance and Degree of Explanation


4:15          Discussion on Part III


4:45          Day 1 ends


3 September 2014


9:30          Day 2 opens


                 Response Rates

Facilitator:   Joye


Beullens:  Response rates in the European Social Survey:  In- or decreasing? Or a matter of fieldwork efforts?


Stoop:  Nonresponse on Cross-National Surveys:  Differential Effects of Sampling Frames, Exclusion and Noncoverage


Jablonski:  Investigating Nonresponse Bias in Telephone Surveys:  Focus on Sampling Procedures Used in Polish CATI Research


Laflamme:  Experiences in Improving Response Rates for Household Surveys


11:10        Break


11:25        Responsive Survey Design

Facilitator:  Beullens


G. Mueller:  Case Prioritization of Low-Propensity Sample Members in PASS:  Is it Effective in Reducing NR Bias?


                 Peytchev:  Optimization of Two-Phase Sampling for Nonresponse



12:15        Lunch


1:20          Presentations by Statistics Iceland


2:40          Introduce the Poster Session


2:45          Poster Session (with break)


                 Bates:  Testing Mode of Prenotification and Email Subject Lines to Increase Self-Response in a Web Survey


Blake (Cummins):  Addressing Household Non-Response on the British Labour Force Survey


                 Blohm:  Nonresponse Bias, Response Rates and the Type of Sample:  Evidence from National and Cross-National Surveys


Han: An Examination of Current Nonresponse Adjustment Methods in the Household Income and Expenditure Survey


Laflamme:  Initiatives and Working Plan to Improve Response Rates


Revold:  What Matters More: The Respondent or How They are Contacted?



3:30          Special Nonresponse Techniques

Facilitator:  Erdman


Langsrud:  Handling Nonresponse in the Norwegian Labour Force Survey: Calibration Weights Based on Register Variables and Answer Last Time


                 Lugtig:  A Common Metric for Nonresponse and Measurement Error


                 Sinibaldi:  Using Nonresponse Models to CategorizeResponse Options


4:45          Day 2 ends

5:00          Social event followed by dinner




4 September 2014


9:30          Day 3 opens


                 Mixed Modes, Part I

Facilitator:  Bates


                 Joye:  Mixed Mode Design and Selection of Respondents, Swiss Experiments


Vandenplas:  Using Survey Attitude and Mode Preference to Disentangle Nonresponse and Measurement Effect in a Sequential Mode Survey


10:20       Special Topic Discussion Groups

1.    Peytchev:  Two phase sampling for nonresponse

2.    Stoop:  Cross-national surveys

3.    Hanly: Applications of paradata


10:50        Discussion Group Reports


11:05        Break


11:20        Mixed Modes, Part II

Facilitator:  Blom


                 Nares:  Non-response in Surveys Leads to Biased Estimates


Phipps:  In-Person or Telephone Collection: Mode Selection and Outcomes in the Current Population Survey


Erdman:  Developing a Dynamic Model for Mode Switching in the 2015 National Survey of College Graduates


12:35        Closing Discussion

Facilitator:  Sinibaldi


                 Mark your calendar for the 2015 Workshop in Leuven, Belgium!

                 First week of September, as usual


1:00          Workshop ends



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