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CSDI 2021 Virtual Workshop Program
Olanipekun Adebayo, holds a Master of Philosophy in
Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. I have
been involved in research for about two decades. I have been involved with
several household-level studies both locally and internationally where I have
developed capacity in survey design, coordination, and implementation,
including the development of theory of change in program evaluation. At
different times in the past decade, I have participated in the planning and
implementing of surveys that adapt or completely adopted the methodologies of
the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) as well as the Multiple Indicator
Cluster Surveys (MICS) such as a recent General Household Survey implemented by
the Kaduna State Bureau of Statistics where about 14,000 households were
sampled across 23 Local government Areas (LGA). Currently, I lead the
in-country data management team on a Bill and Melinda Gates funded family planning
study in Nigeria and coordinated by the Gates Institute for Population and
Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA
(https://www.pmadata.org/countries/nigeria). This current effort is a mix of
cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs, requiring us to follow up a
cohort of women of reproductive ages who are both users and non-user of family
planning in their dwelling units over different phases of the study and across
the 2 most populous states in Nigeria (Lagos and Kano). My roles in these
studies are usually diverse. For instance, I coordinate and participate in the
review of research instruments, programing of the electronic data collection
tool (CAPI/ODK), utilization of QGIS to demarcate the cluster boundaries using
the GPS points collected during the cluster boundary verification exercises,
validation of household listing and interview point checking for completeness
using STATA and QGIS, household sampling, and report writing.
software developer at Sciences Po Paris, currently working on the WPSS sample
management web application.
Ahrendt is a senior research manager and Eurofound where she coordinates the Survey Management and
Eva Aizpurua, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the European Social
Survey Headquarters (City, University of London). She earned her PhD in
Criminology from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and worked as a
postdoctoral scholar at the University of Northern Iowa (USA) and Trinity
College Dublin (Ireland). Eva is currently serving on the editorial boards of
Criminal Justice and Behavior and Survey Practice. Her main research interests
include questionnaire design and pretesting in the context of cross-national
surveys and data harmonization.
Andreenkova is survey research scholar specializing on survey methodology in
the countries of former Soviet Union and comparative studies. Dr. Andreenkova
is vice director of one of the oldest public opinion research company in
post-Soviet countries CESSI (Institute for comparative social research). Her
main fields of study are political and social values, translation issues,
questionnaire design for comparative cross-national surveys. Dr. Andreenkova
was coordinator and chief researcher in more than 250 comparative and
single-country projects in post-Soviet countries, including such projects are
“Youth and the future” (15 post-Soviet countries), trend panel survey “Living
Conditions and Life Satisfaction in Russia" (RUSSET)”, "Human values
trends in post-Soviet Russia", trend cross-national comparative survey PostSoviet Trends and many others. Dr. Andreenkova is the author of many
articles, editor and the author of several books on survey methodology and
questionnaire design for comparative projects. She was the adjudicator for all
ESS rounds in Russia. Since 2006 Dr. Andreenkova is National coordinator of ESS
survey methods specialist (chief methodologist) in the Directorate for
education and skills at the OECD, I work on the design, analysis and reporting
of PISA, TALIS, PIAAC and other large scale international surveys and
assessments in Education. I have a PHD in Economics (2010) from the Paris
School of Economics.
Manager and Research Analyst, B.Sc and M.Sc.
Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University
received his PhD in demography from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
in 2020. I did his pre-doctoral training at the Institute for Social and
Economic Change, India, and has a background in the discipline of economics
with a Master’s degree from the Madras School of Economics, India. I worked
towards ‘Population Ageing in Europe and Asia: Beyond Traditional Perspectives’
during his PhD, where he developed new measures of population ageing for
comparisons across Europe and Asia, with a particular focus on gender. My works
has been published in Ageing & Society, Journal of Ageing and Health,
SSM-Population Health, Economic & Political Weekly and The Lancet. My
research interests are interdisciplinary and intersects across demography,
gender, population ageing, and quantitative methodology. I received the KB
Pathak Memorial Award 2019 for methodological innovation in Population and
Health, by Indian Association for the Study of Population. Previously, he was
working with the Population Council, New Delhi. He is currently working on the
WEDGE project- that evaluates measures of gender empowerment with a global
focus, and the India Human Development Survey- that develops, administer and
analyze different measures of social and gender empowerment."
Beaupré is currently a Fieldwork and Data Officer for
the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP). From 1999
to 2020, she was Social Science Researcher and a Survey Manager at Statistics
Canada. She worked on many topics such as transitions to adulthood, conjugal
histories, and family violence. Motivated by family demography in general, her
expertise lies on family surveys and linking survey data with administrative
data. She holds a Master degree in demography from the Université
A researcher, running international projects around
the world. Curious to learn how colleagues deal with various methodological
challenges that arise in cross-country surveys.
Behr, senior researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
(Mannheim, Germany). Her research and services (project involvement,
consulting, training) focus on diverse aspects of
questionnaire translation and on web probing. In PIAAC Cycle 1 and 2, she has
led the development of the translation guidelines for the background
questionnaire. She is co-editor (with M. Sha) of a special issue on
(http://www.trans-int.org/index.php/transint/issue/view/45). Furthermore, she
is a member of the ESS Translation Expert Panel. Since 2019, she has been
involved in the EU SSHOC project, testing the feasibility of machine
translation for questionnaire translation.
of Survey Methodology – Research Fields: panel attrition, interviewer effects,
field monitoring, sampling, long-term care.
Xiana Bueno is a social
demographer working on gender inequality, family, international migration and
reproductive health at Indiana University.
GGP France team.
Braun is Project Consultant at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social
Sciences at Mannheim and Adjunct Professor at the University of Mannheim. He is
mainly interested in cross-cultural research, both in terms of methodological
and substantive research in the areas of the family, work, and migration.
obtained a PhD in demography in 2007 and was recruited as research engineer at
the Survey Department of the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) in
2011. Since then, she is in charge of survey data documentation and macro-level
contextual databases, especially for the Generations and Gender Programme, for which she is member of the Central
Coordination Team. Since 2019, she is responsible of INED DataLab,
a team of engineers who carry out data documentation and data dissemination
activities at INED.
Caspar directs the Center for Survey Methodology at RTI International.
Castillo is a research methodologist in international research methods at Pew
Research Center. She advises on complex sample design, survey implementation,
and data quality assessment for international projects across the Center.
Alexandra received her doctorate in political science at the Ohio State
University, where she specialized in comparative politics and political
psychology. She regularly presents at conferences, and she is a member of the
American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the World
Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). Alexandra is currently serving
as the Secretary/Membership Chair of DC-AAPOR.
at University of Michigan for many years as survey developer, system developer,
IT manager, Director, now as CTO.
received her MS degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland at
College Park and her PhD in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.
She is currently at the Collaborating Center for Questionnaire Design and
Evaluation Research (CCQDER) which conducts question evaluation and development
studies for major health surveys conducted in the United States. Previously,
Kristen worked in the International Unit within the Survey Research Center at
the Institute for Social Research throughout her PhD studies, and as a Senior
Research Associate upon completing her PhD. She has authored and co-authored
numerous invited book chapters and journal articles, and has contributed
extensively to the Cross-Cultural Survey Guidelines, an online resource for the
design and implementation of international, multinational, multiregional, and
multicultural surveys (3MC), and co-coordinated the AAPOR/WAPOR Task force on
the quality of comparative surveys.
is a methodologist at NatCen Social Research, with a
particular interest in survey data collection.
in survey methodology and new arrangements from f2f to web. I worked on one of
the online surveys by Eurofound and I’m involved in
big data application in surveys.
Dr. Lluis Coromina is an associate
professor of quantitative methods at the Faculty of Economics, University of
Girona (Spain). His research focuses on survey methodology, social network
analysis and structural equation models for comparative purposes. His recent
research covers the quality of survey data measurement. He published various
articles using European Social Survey data and also related with human values.
Crawford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Health Science
in the School of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington. He earned his
PhD in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 with areas of
concentration in criminology and quantitative methodology. His main areas of
research include the measurement of attitudes regarding controversial social
issues and examining the relationship between child maltreatment, child welfare
experiences, and adverse life events throughout the life-course.
Cruz, Christian Joy Pattawi
a second year PhD in Public Policy Student at the Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology.
de Jong (M.S.) is a Survey Methodologist in the International Unit within the
Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, and holds a Master’s
Degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. She has managed
numerous mono-country surveys as well as several large cross-national surveys,
with a focus on promoting survey research best practices, specifically in
countries with limited survey research capacity and infrastructure. She has
authored and co-authored numerous invited book chapters and journal articles,
has conducted an external quality assessment for a large 3MC survey, and has
contributed extensively to the Cross-cultural Survey Guidelines, an online
resource for the design and implementation of international, multinational,
multiregional, and multicultural surveys. She has also co-authored several
publications examining measurement error resulting from both interviewers and
the interview setting in cross-national surveys.
Dept is one of the founders of cApStAn. He studied
Classical philology and comparative linguistics but is essentially an
autodidact in the field of survey methodology and translation quality
evaluation. Steve set up his first language service agency in 1993. In 1998, he
participated in developing a French source version of the OECD/PISA item pool.
He was then sought out to organise translation
quality evaluation of PISA 2000 instruments in 24 languages. That is when he
founded cApStAn with Andrea Ferrari. Within cApStAn, Steve has coordinated linguistic quality control
(LQC) of PISA instruments across 8 survey cycles; he supervised LQC Operations
in TIMSS, PIRLS, AHELO, PIAAC, LAMP, ICILS, TALIS, ICCS, STEP and the ESS. In
2013, he developed the framework for the translatability assessment, which is
now implemented in most international large-scale assessments (ILSAs). Steve’s
current focus is cultural suitability and inclusivity in assessments.
(Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland and Professor and Centre
Director, NCAER-National Data Innovation Center, New Delhi) is a demographer
whose work deals primarily with social transformation and its impact on lives
of individuals with a focus on education, employment and maternal and child
Professor In-Residence and Director, Graduate Program in Survey Research.
Dorer is a senior researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social
Sciences (Mannheim, Germany) specialized in the translation of questionnaires
for cross-cultural surveys. She holds a Ph.D. in translation studies from the
Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies (FTSK),
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz-Germersheim, is a
university-trained translator for English, French and Italian (German mother
tongue), and holds a degree from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in interfacultative studies on France. She has been heading
the translation team of the European Social Survey (ESS) since 2009 and acted
as coeditor of the 2018 Wiley monograph on Advances in Comparative Survey
Methods in the 3mc context. She has been teaching practical as well as
methodological translation classes at the translation and applied language
faculties of the universities of Strasbourg, Mainz-Germersheim
and Geneva, and worked more than ten years as a full-time translator for
English, French, and Italian. Her current scientific interests include the
evaluation and quality enhancement of questionnaire translation,
translatability and intercultural portability of source questionnaires, close
versus adaptive translation, machine translation, and translation process
Project Coordinator of the SHARE Cognition Survey
(SHARE-HCAP) & Researcher @Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing (MEA).
Ernst Stähli holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Marne-la-Vallée and in social sciences from the University of
Lausanne. Michèle Ernst Stähli has over 15 years experience
in academic research in sociology of work and teaching of methodology for
social sciences, and several years of experience as project manager of
scientific surveys at a field agency in Switzerland. Since 2010 she is in
charge of the International Surveys team at FORS and is the Swiss Coordinator
for the ESS. She now focuses her research on survey methods topics such as
translation, incentives, non-response bias and mixed modes. Michèle Ernst
Stähli and her team are continuously engaged in implementing repeated
international surveys in Switzerland (namely the ESS, ISSP, SHARE and EVS), and
in participating in their organization, definition and improvement. Her
research activities in survey methods are all devoted to improve these surveys
and the data they produce in a quickly evolving environment. This goes from the
quality of the questionnaires and their translations, over field procedures,
interviewing modes to the data processing and documentation.
Rory Fitzgerald is Director of the European Social Survey (ESS,
www.europeansocialsurvey.org), European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS
ERIC) based at City, University of London. In November 2013, the UK and 14
other European governments established the ESS ERIC – an independent
international research organisation. ESS ERIC now has
25 Members and one Observer. ESS ERIC organises
biennial social surveys in its member countries tackling key socio-economic and
political issues. There are more than 160,000 registered users of the ESS data
and just over 5,000 publications using the data which is available online.
Fitzgerald is currently specialising in
self-completion and panel methods in cross-national social surveys. Professor
Fitzgerald is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and an Associate
editor of Survey Research Methods.
working on the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)
Gietel-Basten is Professor of Social Science and
Public Policy. He is the Director of the university’s Center for Aging Science;
and is Associate Dean (Research) of the School of Humanities and Social
Sciences. Prior to joining HKUST in 2017, he was Associate Professor of Social
Policy at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD in historical
demography from the University of Cambridge in 2008. Stuart’s research covers
the interplay between changing population dynamics and public/social policy.
His research is especially focussed on (a) fertility
transition; (b) conceptual approaches to ageing; (c) population policy. He is
the co-ordinator of the GGS-Asia project, which seeks
to run the Generations and Gender Survey in Asian settings – including Hong
Kong. In addition to a number of articles in leading journals in demography and
related disciplines, he has written two books on population – Why Demography
Matters (with Danny Dorling, Polity Press 2018) and The “Population Problem” in
Pacific Asia (Oxford University Press 2019 ) – and co-edited a third – Family Demography in
Asia (with Minja-Kim Choe
and John Casterline, Elgar 2019).
Goerman leads the Language and Cross-Cultural Research Group in the Center for
Behavioral Science Methods at the U.S. Census Bureau. She has 17 years of
experience in the development and pretesting of multilingual survey
instruments, with a focus on Spanish-language materials. Her research interests
include questionnaire design and translation and cross-cultural issues in
surveys. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia.
part of the survey operations team at PMA India. My key responsibilities are
maintaining quality of survey through training, planning, monitoring and proper
implementation. I am Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral in human development. My research
interests include human behavior and development. I also have a keen interest
in conducting quantitative and qualitative research.
Granda is a retired archivist from ICPSR at the University of Michigan and has
attended many previous CSDI workshops.
Greenleaf is a public health demographer whose research focuses on collecting
data in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Abba is interested in survey
research methods across a variety of public health topics. She currently works
for ICAP’s Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) survey. Carried out
under the leadership of the Ministries of Health, PHIA data benchmark a
country’s progress towards controlling the AIDS epidemic and inform targeted
policies and programs. Abba also has experience conducting cell phone surveys
in LMIC, where the approach is novel but burgeoning.
Dr Hayk Gyuzalyan is
a survey researcher with 20+ years experience in
international survey research. Hayk worked in the social and market research at
Ipsos MORI (London, UK), Kantar Public/TNS (Brussels, Belgium), and Intrahealth International (Yerevan), and has taught
subjects of Sociology and Social Policy.
Working with a broad range of approaches and techniques, Hayk specialises in international random probability survey
projects, research among hard to reach groups, such as refugees and migrants,
and developing survey feasibility projects. Hayk was part of Research Methods
Centre in Ipsos, and Global Methods Council in Kantar Public. Hayk has overseen
the design and application of methodology in several international surveys:
Life in Transition for the World Bank and EBRD, EWCS and EQLS for Eurofound, Violence Against Women
for EU FRA, BEEPS and ES surveys for the World Bank, Eurobarometer surveys for
the EC, and others. Currently, Hayk works as a consultant on 3MC projects for
private and public sector clients.
is a Senior Research Fellow at European Social Survey (ESS) Headquarters, based
at City, University of London. He leads the Questionnaire Design and Fieldwork
work packages for ESS, having joined the team in November 2019. This followed
15 years at Kantar where Tim started his research career as a graduate trainee,
progressing to Research Director, after graduating with a BA in Geography and
Sociology from the University of Sheffield. Tim’s research interests include
the design/adaptation of surveys based on online/mixed-mode approaches, use of
mobile devices for online surveys/mobile-optimised
design, item nonresponse, video interviewing, and a range of topics relating to
Anne M. Hartman, (M.S., M.A.) is a
Biostatistician/Program Director in the Tobacco Control Research Branch (with a
secondary appointment in the Health Behaviors Research Br.) of the Behavioral Research
Program in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the
National Cancer Institute of NIH. For
nearly 30 years, she has been directing a series of Tobacco Use Supplements
(TUS) to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau’s Current
Population Survey (CPS). TUS-CPS provides valuable tobacco use, policy and
social norm national, state-specific and some local level public-use
information on 180,000 -240,000 individuals at each wave. Her recent work has
focused on cancer risk factor tobacco control and sun protective
behaviors/artificial UV exposure surveillance, using various national and state
surveys to track long-term trends in cancer control progress; creating summary
indices of state tobacco control policy, smoking cessation, sun protection
behaviors, and dietary patterns; and evaluation of non-randomized tobacco
control intervention studies.
Research Associate in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the
University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). Currently working on a 3-year ESRC funded
project covering Russian and Kazakhstan in the area of public attitudes and
punitiveness, and spatial analysis. Currently PI for geo-spatial applications
for historical penal system research, PI on study of Greek exile communities,
as well as Co-PI for study on healthcare app take-up in Scotland.
Mengyao Hu is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Demography of Aging, Disability
and Care Program within the Survey Research Center. She received her Ph.D. in
Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan in 2018. Her current research
interests include the identification and reduction of measurement errors in
cross-cultural surveys, survey non-response, longitudinal survey data analysis,
and methodological issues that arise in survey research with older populations.
Dr. Hu is currently collaborating with the National Health and Aging Trends
Study and National Study of Caregiving to enhance user outreach and evaluate
new data collection designs.
and Data Officer – GGP Central Coordination Team.
Shulin Jiang is a
Program Officer at PMA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Previously as a Research Data Manager, she supported data management and
analysis activities across all program countries. She provides technical
support, coordination, and training, as well as developing novel data
management tools to improve data quality. Her main field of interest is the
methodology of comparative surveys and the use of paradata.
She has a Master of Science in Public Health degree from the Department of
International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with
a concentration in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control.
Johnson is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and
Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago.
Statistician for a global school-based survey.
Kapaku is a survey statistician at the U.S. Census
Bureau, working in the Content and Language Branch. The Content and Language
Branch manages the content and design of 2020 Census questionnaires and associated
non-questionnaire materials and identifies ways to reduce language barriers for
limited-English-speaking households. Prior to her joining the U.S. Census
Bureau, she has briefly interned at the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the
University of Virginia.
Dynah Kayembe MD ,MPH ,is a field
coordinator for PMA DRC. She’s a doctor by training and holds a master’s degree
in public health. She has more than six years experience
in adolescent health and well-being, family planning and contraception among
young people. She has nearly 10 years experience conducting ,supervising and coordinating field activities
.The majority of her research has focused on adolescents and family planning
,with a particular focus on contraception among adolescents.
working in the team Cross-Cultural Survey Methods at GESIS – Leibniz Institute
for the Social Science in the department Survey Design and Methodology in the
ESS and SSHOC projects. Education: Translation studies (German, Russian, English) at the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics
and Cultural Studies (FTSK) of the University of Mainz in Germersheim
(Germany). Graduation with a bachelor´s degree in Translation Studies with
supplementary subject in Economics in 2014. M.A. degree in Conference
Interpreting in 2018. Educational Module Programme
""Doing business in Russia"" organised
by AHK & HSE in 2018-2019.
Kelley is a Survey Methodologist at the International Unit within the Survey
Research Center at the University of Michigan. She has been involved with
several large international and national surveys, including the India Human
Development Study, the World Mental Health Survey in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, the National Survey of Family Growth (United States), and the Health
and Retirement Study (United States), focusing on technology development,
interviewer training, and quality control. Jennifer’s other areas of expertise
are study design and questionnaire development and testing. Jennifer received
her Master’s Degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan and
her Ph.D. in Survey Methodology at the University of
Essex, U.K. Her research focuses on using paradata to
assess and understand interviewer behavior and its effect on data quality.
professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of
Kotnarowski is a political scientist and sociologist
employed in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of
Sciences. His research interests include electoral behaviour,
social stratification and methodology of social research.
Krenzke is a Vice President and Associate Director in Westat’s
Statistics and Evaluation Sciences Unit, and has about 30 years of experience
in survey sampling and estimation techniques. He has led research in small area
estimation, statistical confidentiality, sample design, non-probability
sampling, variance estimation, imputation and nonresponse bias. Mr. Krenzke is
a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and has provided service
to both the ASA (as current District 2 vice chair for council of chapters, and
the 2020 chair of the ASA Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality) and the
Washington Statistical Society (as 2019-2020 President). He also leads Westat’s Steering Committee on WesDaX
(Westat’s real-time online table generator), Westat’s Confidentiality Work Group and serves on the Westat Institutional Review Board. He arrived at Westat after 6 years at the U.S. Census Bureau.
in the survey operations team at PMA India. I am an MBA in marketing, my key
responsibilities are planning, training, monitoring, and coordinating the
survey operations as well as ensuring the quality of the survey. I wish to
contribute in the development of the communities with health research.
a policy analyst working for the past 4+ years on large scale assessments in
secondary education and curriculum design at the OECD. Prior to that I worked
in private companies in the health and elderly care industries in Germany,
China and France. I hold degrees in political science and management, and have
studied in Germany, France, UK and Singapore during my graduate and
and Research Analyst at the OECD Education Directorate
Lugtig is associate professor in survey methodology
at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His main expertise is in web surveys,
mixed-device and mobile surveys, and the use of smartphone apps for social
science data collection
Peter – University of Essex
of Survey Methodology and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic
Maineri is a PhD student in the Sociology department
at Tilburg University (the Netherlands); she is an assistant of the Methodology
Group of the European Values Study. Her research focuses on privacy and
surveillance in the digital era, and on (Web) survey methodology.
Martens has been working as a software developer at centerdata
since 2004, and has been responsible for the technical implementation of
several international survey studies. He has designed and developed several
tools to support the full data life cycle in international survey studies. He
has been responsible for the generic scripting of several multilingual,
multimodal questionnaires including SHARE, EVS and ESS. He also developed the
tools to manage the translations for large international studies with complex
translation processes. Maurice has designed advanced questionnaire interfaces
like life history calendars, integrated search options, or complex grids with
data from multiple sources.
studied Technical Mathematics and Information Technology and has a Master’s
degree in Business Administration Mathematics.
McRoy is a research methodologist in the Pew Research
Center international methods team. She advises on complex sample design, survey
implementation, data quality assessment, and data weighting for international
projects across the Center.
Katharina Meitinger is an assistant professor in methods and statistics at
Utrecht University. Her research interests include item nonresponse, web
probing, equivalence assessment of survey items, and mixed methods approaches.
a Research Sociolinguist at the US Census Bureau in the Language and
Cross-Cultural Research team.
Michaud is the head of the IT team at the Center for Socio-Political Data of
Sciences Po, Paris. She manages several projects dedicated to building software
infrastructures for data and metadata: WPSS, a Web Panel Sample Services for
cross-national surveys in collaboration with the European Social Survey (ESS
ERIC) within SSHOC; data.sciencespo, the Dataverse institutional research data repository.
Mneimneh is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Survey Methodology Program
and the Director of the International Survey Unit within the Survey Research
Center, University of Michigan. She is the director of the Data Collection
Coordinating Center that supports the design and implementation of national
mental health surveys in more than 35 countries. Dr. Mneimneh has published
more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and book chapter. Her research
investigates factors affecting the reporting of sensitive information,
including interviewer, respondent, and question characteristics, and contextual
factors related to culture and the interview setting. Her recent work examines
the use of paradata to monitor interviewer behavior
and the use of social media data for social science research.
President and Associate Director of Statistical and Evaluation Sciences Unit at
Mohler, is, time permitting, thinking about comparative survey quality. For
several decades he worked at ZUMA (GESIS). In addition to his work on
computational content analysis (aka big data -TEXTPACK with C. Züll), he
co-edited the first ever volume on comparative survey methodology (with J.
Harkness and F. van de Vijver, 2003). He was involved
in the design and implementation of the German General Social Survey (Allbus), the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) and the European Social Survey (ESS).
María Montenegro is a
Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Health Science at Indiana University’s School of
Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of
Arizona. Her research interests center in Latinx, and
Latin American cultural and literary studies, with an emphasis on race, class,
and gender inequality. Additional research includes translation studies and
cross-cultural survey development. Currently, María
is part of a mixed-methods, grant-funded project focused on measuring
reproductive health attitudes, where she examines abortion attitudes among the
US’s Latinx community.
Survey Methodologist, Global Tobacco Control Branch, Office on Smoking and
Health, US CDC
Aloysius is a senior research fellow at Makerere University School of Public
Health under the department of health policy planning and management. He has
worked with research work for many years focusing on health systems, monitoring
and evaluation, quality control and assurance. He is currently pursuing a Phd where he intends to use comparative study methods.
in intercultural psychology, social sciences and methodology
is a PhD candidate in Survey Methodology at the University of Essex. She is
writing her dissertation on assessing and improving survey data quality in Sub
Saharan Africa and draws her research on a Zambian F2F panel survey on
financial inclusion managed at the University of Mannheim.
methodologist, interested in questionnaire design.
works as a senior researcher at FORS – the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the
Social Sciences. His research focuses on survey methodology, welfare state
research and work-life conflict as well as research policy and research evaluation.
is a data analyst with seven years of progressive experience overseeing
data-related solutions and highly skilled in managing complex survey data. I
help ambitious organizations by providing technical support (using statistical
applications such as R, Stata and SPSS) to several state-level research:
monitoring & evaluation, programming data collection instruments to capture
data electronically, auditing & cleaning data, statistical analysis,
generating public health indicators and report writing.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Orten is a sociologist, working as a Special Adviser at NSD – Norwegian Centre
for Research Data. She started her work at NSD as a member of the first
European Social Survey archive team. Later her focus moved to metadata related
tasks. Hilde is currently actively engaged in the work of the DDI Alliance, as
Vice Chair of the Scientific Board and member of several of the active working
a post-doctoral researcher working at GESIS in Mannheim (Germany). In my work I
focus on measuring and harmonsing socio-demographic
variables, especially education in cross-national surveys.
Statistician by training, and an ODK programmer and data analyst (STATA major),
and an infographic designer.
at the OECD Directorate for Éducation and Skills
Padilla is a Professor at the Department of Methodology of Behavioral Sciences
at the University of Granada (Spain). He teaches graduate and master courses of
psychometrics, data analysis, questionnaire and test design, validity theory,
questionnaire and test adaptation, and cognitive pre-test methods. His current
research focuses on psychometrics, questionnaire development, validity, and
cross-cultural survey and testing research within a mixed method framework
combining quantitative and qualitative methods like cognitive interviewing and
web probing. He is currently co-editor of Methodology journal, the official journal
of the European Association of Methodology (https://meth.psychopen.eu/index.php/meth).
Pancratz is a research methodologist in international
research methods at Pew Research Center.
Peytcheva is a senior survey methodologist at RTI International and an adjunct
assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research examines the interplay among
survey errors and designs focused on minimizing them. She teaches courses on questionnaire design,
cross-cultural survey methods and introduction to survey research at the
University of North Carolina and the ISR Summer Institute at the University of
Michigan. Her research has appeared in
journals such as Public Opinion Quarterly, the Journal of Survey Statistics and
Methodology, the Journal of Official Statistics, Survey Research Methods, and
the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, among others.
Przepiórkowska is a linguist and sociologist, and a
member of the Polish ESS national team since Round 1. Her research interests
include cross-cultural research as well as the interface of language and
fieldwork (survey instruments and interviewing).
Pulkit Raturi ,
as graduated from Odette School of Business (Canada) with an Honors in Dual
Degree Co-Op Program in Computer Science and Business Administration. He is
Gold Standard Professional as Certified Information System Auditor (ISACA) and
PGMD in Digital Marketing from Manipal University. Currently pursuing his
Masters in Hospital and Health Management from India’s Finest IIHMR-Jaipur and
PMP (PMI member) Certifications. He is an accomplished Tennis coach (TPA,
USTPR). He has mentored startups and individuals. Currently represents IIHMR’s
Entrepreneurial Cell "Udgam" and Public
Speaking Platform "Speak.
Magali Rheault is Regional Research Director for sub-Saharan
Africa for the Gallup World Poll. As the largest independent source of global
survey research, the World Poll measures the most important issues people
around the world face. Ms. Rheault leads survey
research operations across the African continent and is responsible for
sampling, questionnaire design, field staff training and quality control. Her
main research interests focus on the intersection of governance, economic
growth and human development in sub-Saharan Africa. Since joining Gallup in
2007, Ms. Rheault has published more than 100
articles and analyses based on data from the Gallup World Poll. Her research
has appeared in many publications, including Harvard International Review and
the Financial Times. She has lectured and presented World Poll findings at many
universities and institutions worldwide. She received a bachelor’s degree in
urban planning from the Université d’Aix-Marseille and a master’s degree in geography from the
Université d’Avignon. Ms. Rheault speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Arieke Rijken has worked as a survey coordinator for the
Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) since April
2020. Her research interests include fertility and family formation, attitudes
and norms about these topics, life course research and cross-national
Rybak is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Sociology, Adam Mickiewicz
University in Poznań, Poland. His current
research focuses on survey methodology, in particular with using metanalysis of
comparative survey projects.
Ms. Mousumi Sarkar, founder of WWS and currently serving at
Survey Advisor to USAID, brings more than 20 years of experience conducting
both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis at the international,
national, state and local levels to provide solutions to organizations. Having
worked with lobbyists, political campaigns, community groups, government
agencies and non-governmental organizations, she has extensive experience in
working with stakeholders to develop and implement research and evaluation
methodologies to answer questions critical to an organization’s mission and to
help them use evidence-based decision-making to reach their strategic goals.
Zbyszek Sawiński is a professor of sociology at the Institute
of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research
interests include social stratification, educational inequalities and the
harmonization of cross-country survey data. His research activities include
cooperation in implementing international research projects in Poland: ISSP,
IALS, PISA, PIAAC and ESS.
Sha is a Research Director PMP® and Methodologist. Connect with Mandy at
Sharan is an Assistant Research Professor at the
University of Maryland, College Park, in the departments of Sociology and the
Joint Program in Survey Methodology.
researcher and consultant in Survey Design and Methodology department at GESIS
– Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, working on the measurement and
harmonization of social background variables, especially education and ethnic
background, in national and international surveys (e.g. ESS, PIAAC, EVS).
Schoua-Glusberg is a cultural/linguistic anthropologist with over 35 years of
experience in survey instrument translation and adaptation. She is a survey
methodologist with particular expertise in the use of qualitative research to
support multilingual instrument design. Since 1988 she has directed surveys at
the National Opinion Research Center, Harvard University Medical School,
Metropolitan Chicago Information Center, IMPAQ International, and Research
Support Services. Dr. Schoua-Glusberg has specialized in research studies with
Hispanic populations, and in particular with Latin American immigrants,
including topics such as methodology for instrument translations and
qualitative pretesting of survey instruments in Spanish. An expert cognitive
interviewer, since 2005 she has trained others internationally on cognitive
interviewing techniques. Alisú has served on the US Census Bureau Expert Panel
on Translation and is a current member of European Social Survey Translation
work group. She has taught translation short courses and webinars on survey
translation. She has led the Spanish translations for major US surveys. She has
staffed, trained, and managed teams for split committee (TRAPD) survey
translations into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic,
Swahili, Dutch, Romanian, French, Swedish, German, Haitian Creole, Tagalog, and
Aisha Siewe provides oversight to the array of data
collection, management and analysis activities for Performance Monitoring for
Action (PMA) and related projects, and assists in the planning, execution, and
refinement of surveys.
a member of survey operations team at PMA project in India. My primary
responsibility entails planning and monitoring of the survey and its
implementation to ensure the quality of the survey. I am also engaged in
activities related to training, tool designing and finalization, data cleaning,
etc. I am an MBA in health management and has a keen interest in conducting
quantitative research in public health.
W Smith is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics
and Society, NORC at the University of Chicago.
Solon received her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University in 2015.
Her research focuses on the acquisition of Spanish as a second, heritage, or
additional language. She has published widely on the acquisition of phonetics
and phonology in second and heritage language Spanish, on the acquisition of
sociolinguistic variation in second languages, and on methodological issues
like proficiency assessment in second language acquisition research. After four
years in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the
University at Albany, SUNY, Dr. Solon returned to Indiana University and has
now joined a research team as Assistant Research Scientist. She is involved
with the construction of dual-language measures for public health-related
survey research, facilitates translation for various aspects of current
interview and survey projects, and assists with the integration and analysis of
Spanish language data.
Solutions Associate Director at KANTAR. Main focus: tools and platforms for
research data management.
Monitoring and Evaluation, Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases Program
in 11 West African Countries (based out of Washington, DC).
Tchehi Epse Aby
Aby Gwladys is a Statistician and Economist graduated from
ENSEA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée)
in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. She is in charge of courses in descriptive
statistics, time series, office environment and ICTs at ENSEA. Her areas of
interest are economics applied to population and development issues.
Westat is a member of
the international Consortium that manages the administration of PIAAC (The
Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, a survey of the
assessment and analysis of adult skills) developed by the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Westat
is tasked with managing and monitoring sampling and survey operations
activities undertaken by countries. During PIAAC Cycle 1, this included working
with 38 countries that participated in three separate rounds of data
collection. Currently working with Westat’s Sampling
and Survey Operations team on PIAAC Cycle 2 activities related to data
collection for the Field Trial, planned in April 2021. 33 countries will
participate in the PIAAC 2021 Field Trial.
van Houten is a research manager at Eurofound, which he joined in 2010. He has worked on the
design, preparation, implementation and analysis of all three Eurofound surveys, focusing on the European Company Survey
in recent years. He spent a year away in 2016, working at the Pew Research
Center in Washington, DC. He holds a Masters in sociology from Radboud
University Nijmegen and a PhD in social science from Utrecht University. Before
joining Eurofound he worked at the Netherlands
Institute for Social Research (SCP).
White is a survey data officer, based in the Employment unit at Eurofound, tasked with providing support for all three of Eurofound’s surveys: the EWCS, EQLS and ECS. Before joining
Eurofound in December 2018, he worked on sampling
methods and the analysis of household surveys in the national statistical
institutes of the United Kingdom and Australia. He holds an MSc in Operational
Research and his research interests include the integration of survey and
administrative data sources.
lead survey operations for the Performance Monitoring for Action in Côte
d’Ivoire. I train collection agents, monitors operations and ensures that
efficient results are achieved. I has a professional Master’s degree in
Demography from the Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD) and a Master’s degree in Applied
Mathematics from the Université Félix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan Côte
d’Ivoire. Prior to joining PMA, I worked at the United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA) as a monitoring and evaluation consultant and in the project Sahel
Women’s Empowerment for the Demographic Dividend (SWEDD).