Reports , News of 6 July 2015

SOEP stand at the ESRA 2015 conference

The SOEP will have an exhibition stand at the Sixth Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA 2015) in Reykjavik, Iceland, from July 13–17, 2015. Information will be provided about the wide range of analyses that can be carried out with the SOEP data with a focus on survey research.
We will be presenting some experiments that are run in the SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS), such as the SOEP-IS Risk Module, which consists of two incentive-compatible behavioral risk-taking tasks involving described and experienced risk and which extends the SOEP by providing an assessment of individual differences that may predict real-world outcomes, such as employment, financial, and health decisions that are partly guided by individuals’ risk tendencies.
Online demo of the SOEP-IS Risk Module

Participants will also have the opportunity to try out the grip strength test, which is a recognized tool to measure the status of health. This test has become a classic among the visitors of the SOEP stand at conferences. This year, delegates can also compare the results of the test taken in the SOEP sample to those from the UK Household Longitudinal Study (Understanding Society) from ISER (University of Essex), which also uses this instrument in its survey: SOEP and UKHLS will have their stands side by side in the exhibition area.

Last but not least, SOEP data users will be provided with detailed information on the relaunch of SOEPinfo on our new platform:

During the conference, SOEP group members will give the following presentations:

  • Simon Kühne, Martin Kroh: Using panel data to identify interviewer effects? A comparison with common interviewer effect identification strategies

  • Jürgen Schupp, Denise Saßenroth: “Changing from CAPI to CAWI in an ongoing household panel – experiences from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)”

  • Christian Westermeier, Markus M. Grabka: “Estimating the Performance of Alternative Multiple Imputation Methods on Longitudinal Wealth Data”

  • Marcel Hebing: “Using a generic process model to implement metadata-driven applications -- the example of DDI on Rails”

  • Marco Giesselmann, Michael Windzio (University of Bremen): “Modelling change as an event or as discrete state? A comparison of event-history analysis and panel regression”

  • Luisa Hilgert, David Richter, and Martin Kroh: “Mode Effects in Personality Measurement – An Experimental Investigation of the Interviewer's Influence”

  • Philipp S. Eisnecker, Martin Kroh: “Timing and Consequences of Record Linkage in Panel Studies”

For more detailled information about these presentations, please see this overview | PDF, 153.37 KB .