Peter Lugtig

Peter Lugtig
Utrecht University | UU · Department of Methodology and Statistics

ph.d. in Survey methodology

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Introduction
I am a survey methodologist currently employed at Utrecht University, working on surveys, and data collection using smartphones (surveys and sensors) for more info: see www.peterlugtig.com Specialties: SEM, panel surveys, smartphone sensors, methodology, propensity score matching, data quality, questionnaire design, statistical modeling, fieldwork strategies, factor analysis, repeated measurements
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - present
Utrecht University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
December 2012 - December 2015
University of Essex
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  • Research Officer
September 2011 - December 2015
Utrecht University
Position
  • asssistant professor

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Publications (77)
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Attrition is the process of dropout from a panel study. Earlier studies into the determinants of attrition study respondents still in the survey and those who attrited at any given wave of data collection. In many panel surveys, the process of attrition is more subtle than being either in or out of the study. Respondents often miss out on one or mo...
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This chapter highlights ways in which longitudinal surveys are distinctive in terms of total survey error (TSE) components and interactions between them. It outlines how TSE framework in the longitudinal survey context differs from the TSE framework in a cross-sectional context, discusses how it might be applied, and provides examples of studies of...
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Smartphones enable passive collection of sensor data alongside survey participation. Location data add context to people’s reports about their time use. In addition, linking global positioning system data to self-reported time use surveys (TUSs) can be valuable for understanding how people spend their time. This article investigates whether and how...
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Advances in smartphone technology have allowed for individuals to have access to near-continuous location tracking at a very precise level. As the backbone of mobility research, the Travel Diary Study, has continued to offer decreasing response rates over the years, researchers are looking to these mobile devices to bridge the gap between self-repo...
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Passively-generated location data have the potential to augment mobility and transportation research, as demonstrated by a decade of research. A common trait of these data is a high proportion of missingness. Naïve handling, including list-wise deletion of subjects or days, or linear interpolation across time gaps, has the potential to bias summary...
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Citizen science projects in which volunteers collect data are increasingly popular due to their ability to engage the public with scientific questions. The scientific value of these data are however hampered by several biases. In this paper, we deal with geospatial sampling bias by enriching the volunteer-collected data with geographical covariates...
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Face-to-face interviews are still the standard in conducting cross-national surveys. Although web surveys have many advantages, so far they have rarely been used in cross-national surveys. The main problem of using web in cross-national surveys are coverage error of people without internet access and problems with the availability of sampling frame...
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Driven by innovations in the digital space, surveys have started to move towards online data collection across the world. However, evidence is needed to demonstrate that online data collection strategy will produce reliable data which could be confidently used to inform policy decisions. This issue is even more pertinent in cross-national surveys,...
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This study investigates how an auto-forward design, where respondents navigate through a web survey automatically, affects response times and navigation behavior in a long mixed-device web survey. We embedded an experiment in a health survey administered to the general population in The Netherlands to test the auto-forward design against a manual-f...
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Smartphone sensors allow measurement of phenomena that are difficult or impossible to capture via self-report (e.g., geographical movement, physical activity). Sensors can reduce respondent burden by eliminating survey questions and improve measurement accuracy by replacing/augmenting self-reports. However, if respondents who are not willing to col...
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This article compares the effectiveness of a research messenger layout to a traditional online layout with regards to probing. Responses to different types of probes (explanation, elaboration and category selection probes) were examined in terms of length and quality, measured by number of characters, number of themes, and an indicator for response...
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The quasi-simplex model (QSM) makes use of at least three repeated measures of the same variable to estimate reliability. The model has rather strict assumptions and ignoring them may bias estimates of reliability. While some previous studies have outlined how several of its assumptions can be relaxed, they have not been exhaustive and systematic....
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The growing smartphone penetration and the integration of smartphones into people’s everyday practices offer researchers opportunities to augment survey measurement with smartphone-sensor measurement or to replace self-reports. Potential benefits include lower measurement error, a widening of research questions, collection of in situ data, and a lo...
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Invitation letters to web surveys often contain information on how long it will take to complete a web survey. When the stated length in an invitation of a survey is short, it could help to convince respondents to participate in the survey. When it is long respondents may choose not to participate, and when the actual length is longer than the stat...
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The increasing volume of "Big Data" produced by sensors and smart devices can transform the social and behavioral sciences. Several successful studies used digital data to provide new insights into social reality. This special issue argues that the true power of these data for the social sciences lies in connecting new data sources with surveys. Wh...
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In 5 of the 6 large Dutch developmental cohorts investigated here, lower SES adolescents are underrepresented and higher SES adolescents overrepresented. With former studies clearly revealing differences between SES strata in adolescent social competence and behavioral control, this misrepresentation may contribute to an overestimation of normative...
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Online surveys are increasingly completed on smartphones. There are several ways to structure online surveys so as to create an optimal experience for any screen size. For example, communicating through applications (apps) such as WhatsApp and Snapchat closely resembles natural turn-by-turn conversations between individuals. Web surveys currently m...
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In this paper we discuss the implications of using mobile devices for online survey completion. With more and more people accessing online surveys on mobile devices, online surveys need to be redesigned in order to be able to meet the characteristics of mobile device usage, such as small screens and short messaging. We discuss mobile friendly desig...
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We document our understanding of, and recommendations for, appropriate best practices in documenting the complex sampling design settings for statistical software that enables design-based analyses of survey data. We discuss features of complex sample survey data such as stratification, clustering, unequal probabilities of selection, and calibratio...
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This deliverable is designed to evaluate the current technical state of the GGP infrastructure and possible amendments and developments that can help increase its performance as part of its infrastructural development. It outlines a technical evaluation that will be used to adapt the fieldwork and implementation guidelines and enable the initiation...
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Executive Summary The UK has a long and rich history of longitudinal studies, including cohort studies and longitudinal panels, and we summarise the main studies and their key features. We go on to identify the key differences between cohort and panel approaches, in the population coverage and whether refreshment samples are expected; what types o...
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Background Nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNA) have a crucial role in 24/7 continuity of palliative care for many vulnerable patients and families, however, their perspective has been largely omitted in reported barriers to palliative care. Aim To describe barriers to ideal palliative care that are specific to nurses and CNAs working in...
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In this study, we investigate whether mobile device use in surveys can be predicted. We aim to identify possible motives for device use and build a model by drawing on theory from technology acceptance research and survey research. We then test this model with a Structural Equation Modeling approach using data of seven waves of the GESIS panel. We...
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A sizable minority of all web surveys are nowadays completed on smartphones. People who choose a smartphone for Internet-related tasks are different from people who mainly use a PC or tablet. Smartphone use is particularly high among the young and urban. We have to make web surveys attractive for smartphone completion in order not to lose these gro...
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This paper introduces a new imputation method, Blocked Imputation (BI), which extends standard Multiple Imputation (MI) by including the reasons for missingness in the imputation procedure. MI and BI are compared by means of a simulation study, where a two-wave design with attrition was considered. The results show that the BI approach can outperfo...
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With the rise of mobile surveys comes the need for shorter questionnaires. We investigate the modularization of an existing questionnaire in the LISS Panel in the Netherlands. We randomly divided respondents into a normal length survey condition, a condition where the same survey was split into 3 parts, and a condition where the survey was split in...
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Missing data form a ubiquitous problem in scientific research, especially since most statistical analyses require complete data. To evaluate the performance of methods dealing with missing data, researchers perform simulation studies. An important aspect of these studies is the generation of missing values in a simulated, complete data set: the amp...
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The increasing use of smartphones opens up opportunities for novel ways of survey data collection, but also poses new challenges. Collecting more and different types of data means that studies can become increasingly intrusive. We risk over-asking participants, leading to nonresponse. This study documents nonresponse and nonresponse bias in a smart...
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This paper proposes a method to simultaneously estimate both measurement and nonresponse errors for attitudinal and behavioural questions in a longitudinal survey. The method uses a Multi-Trait Multi-Method (MTMM) approach, which is commonly used to estimate the reliability and validity of survey questions. The classic MTMM model is in this paper e...
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Item characteristics can have a significant effect on survey data quality and may be associated with measurement error. Literature on data quality and measurement error is often inconclusive. This could be because item characteristics used for detecting measurement error are not coded unambiguously. In our study, we use a systematic coding procedur...
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Adolescence is a vulnerable period for the initiation and peak of many harmful risk-taking behaviors such as smoking, which is among the most addictive and deadliest behaviors. Generic metatheories like the theory of triadic influence (TTI) suggest that interrelated risk factors across multiple domains (i.e., intrapersonal and social/environmental)...
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Web surveys are no longer completed on just a desktop or laptop computer. Respondents increasingly use mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones to complete web surveys. In this article, we study how respondents in the American Life Panel complete surveys using varying devices. We show that about 30 percent of respondents sometimes complete s...
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The past year was important for the journal Methodology. In 2015, Nekane Balluerka and Arantxa Gorostiaga stepped down from the Editorial team. Luis Manuel Lozano and Jose-Luis Padilla took up their editorial responsibilities, trying to maintain the high standards reached by our colleagues. We as editors want to thank Nekane Balluerka and Arantxa G...
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De aanleiding voor deze literatuurstudie was een motie van Segers/van der Staaij, waarin gevraagd werd om een wetenschappelijke vergelijking te maken van het prostitutiebeleid tussen landen in Noordwest-Europa en het effect van dat beleid op de omvang van mensenhandel in de betreffende landen. Voor dit onderzoek werden 172 studies geïdentificeerd,...
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Survey research is changing in a more rapid pace than ever before, and the continuous and exponential growth in technological developments is not likely to slow down. Online surveys are now being completed on a range of different devices: PC, laptops, tablets, mobile phones or hybrids between these devices. Each device varies in screen sizes, modes...
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Different types of nonresponse threaten the validity of longitudinal studies: first, initial nonresponse during the recruitment in the baseline survey and second, successive dropout at each time point. Dropout in longitudinal surveys has three separate sources: failure to locate research participants, failure to contact participants, and failure to...
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This study investigated the role of a social context variable, perceived peer norms, in the relationship between media violence exposure and adolescents’ aggressive behavior. This was informed by a need to better understand whether, how, and for whom media violence exposure may affect aggression. Three hypotheses were tested with peer norms as mode...
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Panel surveys routinely ask respondents retrospectively about events or facts that occurred since the last interview. Earlier research has documented that events occurring in between two interviews remain underreported. This paper studies the effect of three question formats for estimating annual use of a Family Physician (FP), i.e., 1-month retros...
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Executive Summary and Main Recommendations This report reviews the feasibility of a panel survey to assess the introduction of Universal Credit and address a number of research questions which the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is interested in being able to address. It considers a number of options for the design of such a survey and ident...
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Respondents in an Internet panel survey can often choose which device they use to complete questionnaires: a traditional PC, laptop, tablet computer, or a smartphone. Because all these devices have different screen sizes and modes of data entry, measurement errors may differ between devices. Using data from the Dutch Longitudinal Internet Study for...
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Low public acceptance hinders the successful introduction of biotechnological innovations, such as genetically modified foods or vaccinations against infectious diseases. Earlier studies indicated that a lack of knowledge is not a key barrier to acceptance. This was confirmed in the current study, which examined an integrated theoretical model test...
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Dependent interviewing (DI) uses respondent data from earlier waves in panel surveys to improve the data quality of change estimates. Apart from a positive effect on data quality through reducing overestimations of change, DI could also affect data quality negatively when it leads to satisficing and an overestima-tion of stability between waves. In...
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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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This article reports from a pilot study that was conducted in a probability-based online panel in the Netherlands. Two parallel surveys were conducted: one in the traditional questionnaire layout of the panel and the other optimized for mobile completion with new software that uses a responsive design (optimizes the layout for the device chosen). T...
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Previous research has shown limited efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) among adolescents and generally low compliance rates. As higher compliance rates are associated with improved abstinence rates, the present study examined predictors of NRT compliance. This study aims to test whether different NRT compliance trajectories can be disti...
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The quasi-simplex model makes use of at least three repeated measures of the same variable to estimate its reliability. The model has rather strict assumptions about how various parameters in the model are related to each other. Previous studies have outlined how several of the assumptions of the quasi-simplex model may be relaxed using more than 3...
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Household income is difficult to measure, since it requires the collection of information about all potential income sources for each member of a household.Weassess the effects of two types of edit check questions on measurement error and survey estimates: within-wave edit checks use responses to questions earlier in the same interview to query app...
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Bij dezen plaatsen wij, auteurs van het artikel ‘Ontwikkelingstrajecten in en voorspellers voor het gebruik van seksueel expliciet internetmateriaal’, Kind en Adolescent, 33, 226-238, een rectificatie. Deze rectificatie betreft de uitkomsten van de in het artikel gepresenteerde analyses. Helaas ontdekten wij, nadat het artikel was gepubliceerd, een...
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Measurement invariance (MI) is a pre-requisite for comparing latent variable scores across groups. The current paper introduces the concept of approximate MI building on the work of Muthén and Asparouhov and their application of Bayesian Structural Equation Modeling (BSEM) in the software Mplus. They showed that with BSEM exact zeros constraints ca...
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The effects of an intervention designed to prevent onset of weekly drinking in non drinking students (PAS) was investigated in the group of students that was already drinking at baseline. A cluster randomized trial was used including 3,490 Dutch early adolescents (M age = 12.66, SD = 0.49) randomized over four conditions; 1) parent intervention, 2)...
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In deze studie onderzochten we of er verschillende ontwikkelingstrajecten bestaan in het gebruik van seksueel expliciet internetmateriaal (seim) van adolescenten en welke factoren voorspellend zijn voor deze trajecten. Een combinatie van latente klasseanalyse met groeicurves en multinominale regressieanalyse werd toegepast op 4-wave longitudinale g...
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The present study examined the joint development of substance use and externalizing problems in early and middle adolescence. First, it was tested whether the relevant groups found in previous studies i.e., those with an early onset, a late onset, and no onset or low levels of risk behavior could be identified, while using a developmental model of...
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Five specific studies investigate how the methodology of panel surveys can be improved. 1) Propensity Score Matching to separate different sources of measurement error. Errors of non-observation and measurement errors are easily confounded in mixed-mode surveys. I propose propensity score matching as a method to deal with this problem 2 and 3) D...
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In mixed-mode surveys, it is difficult to separate sample selection differences from mode-effects that can occur when respondents respond in different interview settings. This paper provides a framework for separating mode-effects from selection effects by matching very similar respondents from different survey modes using propensity score matching...
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The present study investigated whether a conceptual distinction between two components of self-control (inhibitory and initiatory self-control) is empirically valid. To that purpose, a series of confirmative factor analyses were employed in two samples (total N = 577), providing support for a distinction between inhibitory and initiatory self-contr...
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A primary objective of panel studies is to analyze change. The same questionnaire is used to compare data recorded at various times. Panel designs assume that the meaning of the questions and the concept of interest are stable over time. Analyses of measurement invariance often show the contrary. A qualitative part supplementing a panel survey can...
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Household income is difficult to measure, since it requires collecting information about all potential income sources for each member of a household. We assess the effects of two types of edit check questions on measurement error and survey estimates: within-wave edit checks use responses to questions earlier in the same interview to query apparent...