2016 – Panel Survey Methods Workshop
June 20-21, 2016
Humboldt University Berlin

2016 – Panel Survey Methods Workshop

The workshop

The aim of the workshop is to foster discussion and initiate methodological research specific to the collection of panel survey data. The format of the meeting will be informal, designed to encourage interaction and collaboration. This will be the fifth biennial PSMW. Previous workshops took place in Colchester, UK; Mannheim, Germany; Melbourne, Australia; and Ann Arbor, USA.

The main topics of the 2016 PSMW in Berlin include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Measurement error, including panel conditioning, seam effects, recall error, and dependent interviewing
  • Mixed-mode data collection, including effects on cost, measurement error, attrition, and logistics and methods for identifying selection versus measurement effects
  • Attrition and non-response, including effects of survey design features, assessment of bias, methods to minimize effects, and adjustment methods (weighting and imputation)
  • Role of interviewers in longitudinal surveys
  • Challenges of cross-national longitudinal data
  • Paradata, including collection and use in longitudinal surveys
  • Sampling issues, including refreshment sampling and following rules
  • Use of administrative data in longitudinal surveys
  • Other innovations in longitudinal surveys, including biomarkers, online panels, use of new technologies, linking data sources, consent issues, and experimental designs.

Participation for invited speakers only.


Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)

Humboldt University Berlin  

Luisenstraße 56, 10117 Berlin

BGSS surrounding

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Public Transport


S5, S7, S75 → Hauptbahnhof
S1, S2, S25 → S Nordbahnhof
S1, S2, S25, S5, S7, S75 → S Friedrichstraße

Bus: 147 → Schumannstraße, bzw. Charité Campus Mitte

U-Bahn: U6 → U Oranienburger Tor, U Friedrichstraße

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We have pre-booked a limited number of rooms at the following hotel. Please use the information for each hotel to make a reservation directly with the hotel. The rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to change your hotel reservation, date of arrival or date of departure, we kindly ask you to contact the hotel.  The pre-booked hotel offers the possibility to stay in direct proximity of the conference venue.

Berlin has a wide range (more than 800) of hotels all over the city. While every part of the city has its advantages and disadvantages, we will suggest (and prebook) hotels in the area of the conference venue (Hauptbahnhof – Friedrichstraße – Invalidenstraße). This area offers public transport connections to the conference venue (BGSS – Luisenstraße 56) and many possibilities to experience Berlin after the official part of the conference.

Pre-Booked Hotel: Motel One Hauptbahnhof

Invalidenstraße 54 , 10557 Berlin
Phone : +49/30/ 364 10 05 - 0

Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof - part of the high quality low budget hotel chain - is located in the new built part (between the former so-called “East-Berlin” and “West-Berlin”). The Brandenburger Tor, the Friedrichstraße and other typical sights, like the Checkpoint Charlie, the Gendarmenmarkt, the Government district, the Sony Center and the Naturkunde Museum are just some steps away.

More Hotels:

BEST WESTERN Hotel Berlin-Mitte, Albrechtstraße 25, 10117 Berlin

RAMADA Hotel Berlin Mitte, Chausseestraße 118-120, 10115 Berlin

Hotel Aquino Tagungszentrum, Hannoversche Str. 5B, 10115 Berlin

Mercure Hotel Berlin-City, Invalidenstraße 38, 10115 Berlin 

Look for more options on hrs.com or booking.com

Conference Dinner

The location of the Conference dinner has changed from Zollpackhof to

Schumannstraße 13a, 10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49-30 49082412

Scientific committee

  • Martin Kroh, DIW Berlin / Germany
  • Mick Couper, University of Michigan, USA
  • Annette Jäckle, ISER at University of Essex / UK
  • Peter Lynn, ISER at University of Essex / UK
  • Nicole Watson, University of Melbourne / Australia

Local organizers

Martin Kroh (Scientific Program),
Christine Kurka, and Svenja Linnemann (Conference Management)

at DIW Berlin