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International Conference: Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys II this week at Essex

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The second International Conference on Methods of Longitudinal Studies (MOLS2) opens at the University of Essex this Wednesday (25 July 2018). The conference brings together experts in survey methods from around the world to discuss the latest innovations in design and implementation.

The Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex is home to two world-leading longitudinal studies, Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, and its predecessor, the British Household Panel Survey, and has a strong international reputation for its expertise in survey methodology.

The conference also includes two consultation sessions with the research community, with the Economic and Social Research Council following on from their recent review of UK longitudinal studies.

Wednesday sessions include:

  • Retention through incentives (Chair: Matt Brown)
  • Measurement (Chair: Keith Bolling)
  • Imputation and estimation (Chair: Kristian Kleinke)
  • Data Linkage (Chair: Birgitta Rabe)
  • Recruitment (Chair: Alison Park)
  • Interviewer effects and data collection (Chair: Paul Biemer)
  • Sampling and weighting (Chair: Tom Crossley)
  • Mixed mode effects (Chair: Annette Jackle)
  • Retention techniques through engagement and cooperation (Chair: Peter Lugtig)
  • Measurement and estimation (Chair: Tom Emery)
  • Sample design and weighting (Chair: Michael Bergmann)
  • Attrition in rotating and supplemental studies (Chair: Emilia Peytcheva)

Thursday sessions include:

  • Measurement error in the longitudinal context (Chair: Marieke Voorpostel)
  • Analysing attrition (Chair: Oliver Lipps)
  • Longitudinal studies of children (Chair: Maria Iacovou)
  • Tackling missing data (Chair: Paul Clarke)
  • Measurement error in a panel context (Chair: Carolina Casas-Cordero)
  • Methodological innovations (Chair: Annette Scherpenzeel)
  • Adaptive design 1 (Chair: Kate McGonagle)
  • Online panels (Chair: Alex Wenz)
  • Analysing complex data (Chair: Martin Wood)
  • Biomarkers (Chair: Carli Lessof)
  • Consent to data linkage (Chair: Narayan Sastry)
  • International contributions (Chair: Gary Pollock)

Friday sessions include:

  • Administrative data
  • Consent and interviewer effects (Chair: Gundi Knies)
  • Switching modes (Chair: Brendan Read)
  • Adaptive design 2 (Chair: Valerija Kolbas)
  • Improvements in design (Chair: Jonathan Burton)

Follow the conference on Twitter #MOLS2 and for updates follow @MOLS2Essex