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  • Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology  
  • Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology  


New ESS EduNet topic about Correction for Measurement Errors

This new module written by Anna de Castellarnau and Willem Saris, researchers at RECSM-UPF, illustrates that correction for measurement errors is not only necessary but also possible. Probably, the reason why most researchers do not correct for these errors in their analyses yet is because it is widely thought that the procedure for getting the quality estimates of all variables in the study is a rather costly and complex as it involves presenting similar questions to the respondents at least two times. However, this module provides a very simple procedure to correct for measurement errors using of the quality estimates obtained from the program Survey Quality Predictor (SQP). With this information the correlation and covariance matrices can simply be corrected and used as input for the analyses. This procedure is illustrated for regression analysis, causal models and models with complex concepts using LISREL, Stata and R.


The publication is available online at the European Social Survey Education Net (ESS EduNet) [ Link]

Call for submissions to the SQP research paper award
circular_SQP_logo_transparentRECSM and ESRA invite submissions of excellent papers that use the Survey Quality Predictor (SQP) to the SQP research paper award before 1 st March 2015. The winner will be announced at the 6 th ESRA conference (13-17 July 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland). For more detailed information about the requirements, quality criteria and evaluation process, click here .
WAPOR Annual Conference 16-19 June 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina

The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) is pleased to announce its 68 th annual conference will be held for the first time in Latin America. The four-day conference, hosted by the Universidad de Tres de Febrero, will convene 16-19 June 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Conference Theme: The Networks of Public Opinion: New Theories, New Methods

Click here for complete information on the call or at www.waporbuenosaires2015.org

ESS seminar: Highlights in Survey Research
The RECSM is pleased to host the ESS seminar "Highlights in Survey Research". It will take place at Campus de la Ciutadella of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, on Friday, 10 th October 2014, 10-13h.

Four survey research experts will be our guest speakers: Rory Fitzgerald (Director European Social Survey ERIC), Jon A. Krosnick (Stanford University, USA), Beatrice Rammstedt (GESIS, Germany), Charles E. Lance (University of Georgia, USA). For complete information about the seminar, click  here.

ESS Topline Results on Democracy (Round 6) launched on International Day of Democracy

Europeans' Understandings and Evaluations of Democracy: Findings from Round 6

The European Social Survey's publication, topline results from Round 6 on Europeans' understandings and evaluations of democracy, was launched on Monday, 15th September 2014, the International Day of Democracy, at the Italian Parliament in Rome.  Chaired by Professor Corrado Bonifazi, Director, Institute for Research on Population and Policy Studies - CNR, speakers at the event include Ivan Scalfarotto, Secretary of State for Constitutional Reforms and Relations with Parliament; Professor Riccardo Pozzo; Dr Mónica Ferrin (co-author of topline results booklet) and ESS ERIC Director, Rory Fitzgerald.  Discussants are Professors Daniele Archibugi and Leonardo Morlino.

Europeans' Understandings and Evaluations of Democracy: Topline Results from Round 6 of the European Social Survey, prepared by Dr Mónica Ferrin and Professor Hanspeter Kriesi, is issue 4 of the ESS Topline Results Series.

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