The 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 17th to 21st July 2017.
The conference will be hosted by the University of Lisbon, jointly by the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), the Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Management (CSG) and the Institute for Social Sciences (ICS).
Call for sessions is now open
The scientific committee is now inviting researchers who are active in the field of survey research and survey methodology to
submit proposals to organise sessions at the conference.
For your session to be considered, please
submit an abstract (max. 400 words) together with 3-5 keywords by
th September 2016 . To submit a proposal you must login to your ESRA account (or create a new account if you do not already have one) and then follow the instructions provided.
Session proposals are invited in any area of survey methodology, or in substantive areas of survey research. We encourage proposals from researchers with a variety of backgrounds, including academic research, national statistics and market research.
The following are examples of topics that are of particular interest:
Sample designs, coverage, and sampling
Unit and item nonresponse
Weighting and imputation
Questionnaire development, testing and piloting
Interviewers and interviewer effects
Mixing modes and mode effects
Online survey methods and surveys on mobile devices
Linking survey data to auxiliary data sources
Using paradata to evaluate survey quality
Methods for cross-national and cross-cultural surveys
Longitudinal surveys and longitudinal analysis techniques
Analysing, monitoring and reducing Total Survey Error
Experiments in general population surveys
Data documentation, archiving and data access
Survey analysis techniques
Election polling and public opinion
Substantive applications of survey research
As a session organiser you are expected to encourage paper submissions to your session, review paper proposals with regards to their suitability in terms of focus and quality, liaise with presenters and the conference organisers and chair your session during the conference. If the conference committee accepts your proposal, your session will be advertised in an open call for papers that will be issued in October 2016.
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