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Annette Scherpenzeel

Annette Scherpenzeel
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) · Microdata Services

PhD / doctoral degree

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'The maintenance of high participation rates is a crucial issue for panel surveys. Because losses of participants do not tend to be random, high initial and continuing participation rates are the best solution to ensure accurate representation of the target population from year to year. Proper representation of a sample is important not only to fac...
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We analyze weight and fat percentage measurements of respondents in an online general population panel in the Netherlands, collected using wireless scales, with an average frequency of 1.6 measurements per week. First, we document the existence of a weekly cycle; body mass is lowest on Fridays and highest on Mondays, showing significant (p < 0.01)...
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While the COVID-19 crisis resulted in a vast number of new research projects springing up like mushrooms everywhere, it had severe consequences for ongoing survey research and in particular for running data collections. The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) was hit by the virus in the middle of its Wave 8 data collection, wh...
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This study provides a synopsis of the current fieldwork monitoring practices of large-scale surveys in Germany. Based on the results of a standardized questionnaire, the study summarizes fieldwork monitoring indicators used and fieldwork measures carried out by 17 large-scale social sciences surveys in Germany. Our descriptive results reveal that a...
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This chapter first describes and summarizes the potential of probability‐based online panels for experimentation, and then focuses more specifically on question format experiments, and presents new experimental research. Probability‐based online panels provide a database of respondents that are representative of the general population, thereby ensu...
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In order to produce high quality data,the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) employs processes at each step of the survey that help to minimize the total survey error (cf.Biemer,2010). This means that in addition toa well-designed survey instrument, proper field procedures, and diligent data management, it is vital to use sou...
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Mixed mode studies in survey research have been around since a long time. Whenever a new mode of data collection emerges, it has been combined with existing traditional modes of data collection, and compared in terms of resulting response rates, response bias, data quality and measurement error (Couper 2011, for general overviews of traditional mix...
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This report addresses the quality of the population registers which are currently being used as sampling frames in countries participating in the four cross-European surveys cooperating in SERISS: the European Social Survey (ESS), the European Values Study (EVS), the Gender and Generations Program (GGP), and the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retire...
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The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national face-to face panel study of the process of population ageing. For the sixth wave of data collection, a responsive fieldwork design was implemented in the German sub-study of SHARE. The aims of this design were, firstly, to improve the overall res...
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Obtaining good probability samples is a key challenge for European cross-national studies in order to represent the population. This report gives an overview of the sampling frames which are used in countries participating in the four cross-European surveys cooperating in SERISS: the European Social Survey (ESS), the European Values Study (EVS), th...
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The LISS panel (Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social Sciences) is an online panel which is based on a true probability sample of households. Households that cannot otherwise participate are provided with a computer and Internet connection. The most important encouragement for long-term participation in the LISS panel is the €15, - per hour...
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Since the mid 2000s, several research organizations have set up large probability-based online panel surveys. In these panels, individuals or households are followed over time to study change. When the respondents also represent the general population well, these panel studies can also be used to study change at the population level, or do cross-se...
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The possible burden of participating in trauma research is an important topic for Ethical Committees (EC's), Review Boards (RB's) and researchers. However, to what extent research on trauma is more burdensome than non-trauma research is unknown. Little is known about which factors explain respondents evaluations on the burden: to what extent are th...
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This paper investigates whether it is possible to improve the representativeness of an Internet panel by including non-Internet households. We study the LISS panel, managed by CentERdata, an Internet panel based on a probability sample that comprises approximately 5000 households. The LISS panel provides non-Internet households, households with no...
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An experiment was carried out to determine the optimal recruitment strategy for a new online household panel. The factors to be optimized were contact mode, incentive amount, timing of the incentive, content of the advance letter, and timing of the panel participation request. The experimental design took into account the "naturally" varying factor...
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What is in it for you? Do you collect data via the Internet in your research? If you do, this European network is important for you. The network collects and combines experiences and research on the methodology of online data collection. It provides access to expertise that may be important in your re-search. [...] WEBDATANET is a unique multidisci...
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Collecte des données dans un panel Internet basé sur les probabilités - Comment le panel LISS a été construit et comment il peut être utilisé: Dans cet article nous présentons la méthodologie pour la mise en place d’un panel qui combine les normes scientifiques pour un panel longitudinal avec les avantages des entretiens par Internet comme méthode...
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Members of a high quality, probability-based Internet panel were randomly assigned to one of two modes: (1) computer assisted telephone interview or (2) web survey. Within each mode the same series of split ballot experiments on question format were conducted. We tested the effect of unfolding opinion questions in multiple steps vs. asking a comple...
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In this study, a split-ballot mtmm design is used to compare the quality of the data collected by web interviews with the quality of the data collected by traditional data collection methods. A probability sample of the Dutch population was contacted and interviewed by one of two traditional computer assisted data collection modes: telephone interv...
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Health care costs in Switzerland are among the highest worldwide. Revealing the contribution of social inequalities on personal health might point to less costly alternatives for public health. This paper analyzes the effects of social environment on individual health. A growing body of literature posits that social position and relationships are i...
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"Die Umfrage Leben in der Schweiz des Schweizer Haushalt Panels (SHP) bietet eine einzigartige longitudinale Datenbasis an. 1999 wurden 7.799 Personen von 5.074 Haushalten über ihre Lebensbedingungen befragt. Sämtliche 14-jährigen und älteren Personen, die in diesen Haushalten wohnen, sollen fortan während zehn bis fünfzehn Jahren in jährlichem Abs...
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In an international research project, a meta analysis of multitrait-multimethod matrices was used to evaluate the effects of characteristics of survey measurement instruments on the quality of survey data. The analyses in this project were done on the basis of polychoric/polyserial correlations. The result of such a study can be used to correct for...
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Inspired by the research of Frank Andrews on the reliability and validity of survey questions, a large-scale research project was conducted in the Netherlands. The project was comprised of two different stages. For this project, more than 600 survey questions were included in different surveys according to a multitrait-multimethod design. The resul...
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In social indicator studies, there is some controversy about the causal direction between subjective well-being and domain-specific satisfaction variables; a top-down approach is distinguished from a bottom-up approach. In this paper, the effects in both directions are estimated in a model with reciprocal relationships as a starting model. It can t...
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The quality of survey data can be affected by many characteristics of measurement instruments, like the length of the question and the introduction to the question, the form of the response scale, the number and labelling of response categories. the position and context of a question and the data collection technique. An approach that is often used...
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Members of a high quality, probability-based Internet panel were randomly assigned to one of two modes: (1) computer assisted telephone interview or (2) web survey. Within each mode a two-by-two experimental design was used: (1) explicit offering of do-not-know vs. no explicit do-not-know option, and (2) directly accepting a do-not-know vs. only ac...

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