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Questionnaire Translation and Language Issues in Survey Research: Detecting Problems and Suggesting Solutions

Working Remotely with Translation Teams in Implementing TRAPD: Practical Considerations
Alisu Schoua-Glusberg, Research Support Services

Surveyspeak versus Translatability: Can Gunning Fog Index Inform Questionnaire Development?
Danuta Przepiórkowska, University of Warsaw

A New Look at Types of Probes for Testing Translated Instruments
Alisu Schoua-Glusberg, Research Support Services

Advance Translations Used to Enhance the Translatability of the Source Questionnaire in the ESS: Confirmation of the Usefulness in a Think-Aloud Study into French and German
Brita Dorer, GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

Mechanisms of Close versus Free Questionnaire Translation: Qualitative Findings from an Experiment in Estonian and Slovene
Brita Dorer, GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

Comparability of Measures

The Total Survey Error Paradigm and Comparison Error: A Component-Level Evaluation
Tom W. Smith, NORC at the University of Chicago

Regular o Pasable: Improving Measurement Properties of Self-Rated Health for U.S. Latinos through Alternative Translation
Sunghee Lee, University of Michigan

Measuring School Children’s Attitudes towards Minorities in Poland and Switzerland
Charlotte Clara Becker, University of Cologne

Household and Personal Income Measures in Cross-National Survey Projects: Assumptions, Usability and Comparability
Marta Kołczyńska, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Interviewer Variations & Training

Measuring Interviewer Compliance with Regard to Question Deviations in a Multi-Language Survey in Zambia
P. Linh Nguyen, University of Essex; University of Mannheim

Development of Bilingual Interviewer Training at the U.S. Census Bureau
Patricia Goerman, U.S. Census Bureau

Why do Interviewers Vary on Interview Privacy and Does Privacy Matter?
Zeina Mneimneh, University of Michigan

Achieving Comparability and Translational Equivalence in Cross-Cultural Survey Research Using Technology from Natural Language Processing

Complementing Comparative Surveys Through the Use of Word Embeddings
Magnus Sahlgren, Research Institutes of Sweden

The Meaning of Democracy – Using a Distributional Semantic Lexicon to Collect Co-Occurrence Information from Online Data across Languages
Sofia Axelsson, University of Gothenburg

Lost in Translation – How Differences in Word Intensity Affect Citizens’ Satisfaction with the Working of Democracy
Stefan Dahlberg, University of Gothenburg

Measuring Issue Ownership using Word Embeddings
Amaru Cuba Gyllensten, Research Institutes of Sweden

Do Not Take Online-Mediated Text for Granted: Heuristics for Assessing Limitations of Representativity in Online Text Data
Jonas Andersson Schwarz, Södertörn University

Developing Interactive Tools for Cross-National Surveys: Results from the SERISS Project

Introducing an Electronic Fieldwork Management System in the European Social Survey
Sarah Butt, City, University of London

Documenting the European Social Survey Questionnaire Design Process Online Using the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
Hilde Orten, NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data

Challenges and Best Practices When Designing a Mobile Application for a Probability-Based Internet Panel
Geneviève Michaud, Sciences Po Paris

The Question Variable Database (QVDB): A Portal and Documentation Tool for the ESS
Benjamin Beuster, NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data

The myEVS Project Management Portal: A Case Study for Survey Projects 
Evelyn Brislinger, GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences      

Mode Preferences & Differences

Possibilities of Using Declarative and Behavioral Data in Predicting Respondents Survey Mode Preference in Poland
Adam Rybak, Institute of Sociology, University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznan

PC versus Mobile Survey: Are People’s Life Evaluations Comparable?  
Francesco Sarracino, STATEC                        

Sample Management Systems and Sampling Innovations

Designing a Sample Management System for use in a Cross-national On-line Web Panel: Initial Thinking and Ideas
Gianmaria Bottoni, Euroepan Social Survey HQ, City, University of London

Respondent Driven Sampling for Immigrant Populations: An Application to Foreign-Born Korean Americans
Sunghee Lee, University of Michigan

Data Collection Mode Change: Going from Face to Face to CATI: The Case of Greece
Carsten Broich, Sample Solutions BV

Paradata and Quality

How Do Timestamps Improve Survey Implementation? Demonstration of PMA Analytics
Shulin Jiang, PMA2020, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Controlling and Validating Methods to Control for Response Biases in Self-report Educational Data
Marek Muszyński, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University

Why Do We Prefer Second Best Quality Indicators?
Peter Mohler, Mannheim University

Results of the AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force (TF) on Quality of Comparative Surveys

Overall Goals of 3MC Research
Timothy P. Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago

Using the Total Survey Error Approach to Assess and Reduce Comparison Error in Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Surveys
Tom W. Smith, NORC at the University of Chicago

Questionnaire Development in 3MC Surveys
Alisu Schoua-Glusberg, Research Support Services

Error Sources and Quality in 3MC Sampling and Field Implementation
Julie de Jong and Kristen Cibelli Hibben, University of Michigan

Survey Documentation in 3MC Surveys
Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Questionnaire Development and Testing

Testing Branching Techniques and Rating Scales across Countries
Aneta Guenova, US Department of State

Establishing Cross-cultural Equivalence for the European Working Conditions Survey: Cross-cultural and Multi-mode Cognitive Pretesting on Employment Status and Job Quality
Patricia Hadler, GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Evidence of the Response Processes for Extending Question-and-Answer Models in the Multi-National Web Survey Context
Jose-Luis Padilla Garcia, University of Granada

Measuring Employment and Earnings among Disadvantaged Youth: Findings from Cognitive Interviews with USAID Youth Workforce Development Program Beneficiaries in Five Countries
Mousumi Sarkar, Well World Solutions, LLC

3MC Case Studies

Implementing the TSE Framework in a Multinational Context: Lessons from Four National Surveys in the Caribbean
Ramiro Flores Cruz, Sistemas Integrales

Harmonizing Panel Survey Data for Multi-Cultural Research   

Comparing Life-Course Data from Multiple National Panel Surveys: Challenges of Ex-post Harmonization
Anna Kiersztyn, University of Warsaw

Synchronize to Harmonize: Ex-ante Strategy in a Comparative Pseudo Panel Study on Birth Cohorts
Ireneusz Sadowski, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Constructing Occupational Careers using Panel Survey Data: Harmonization of Multiple Concurrent Jobs through Time
Zbigniew Sawiński, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences