Dr. Carina Cornesse is the Principal Investigator and Study Coordinator of the Social Cohesion Panel (SOEP-related study ZHP-FGZ) at the SOEP. She conducts research on data quality and innovative data collection techniques in surveys. Her research focuses on the recruitment and maintenance of panel studies, the benefits and limitations of probability-based and nonprobability samples, the application of mixed-mode data collection designs, and on linking survey data to data from other sources. She studied Sociology in Mainz and Frankfurt and received her PhD from the Graduate School for Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. Before starting her work at DIW, she was a researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and at the Collaborative Research Center 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” at the University of Mannheim.