Survey Methodology and Survey Management (SOEP Survey)

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German Socio- Economic Panel study

Research Area

Survey Methodology and Survey Management (SOEP Survey)

Research profile

This unit focuses on the survey Socio Economic Panel (SOEP).
The main direction and the method of collecting data is initiated by the SOEP group, discussed with experts, and implemented with the approval of the SOEP Advisory Board.

This includes e.g. processing and testing of new survey methods (for example experiments, similar to those conducted in the natural sciences) to raise new theoretical questions and try to answer them.

The DIW Berlin commissions a private survey institution (TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich) with the actual processing of data (including interviews and maintaining contact with the respondents).

Division Head (acting): Dr. David Richter