June 20 - 21, 2016


Panel Survey Methods Workshop 2016


June 20 - 21, 2016


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Room 22
Spandauer Straße 1
10178 Berlin

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.