Seminars

All RECSM seminars are free of charge and no prior registration is necessary to attend them.

PAST SEMINARS

"The future of social change models in social science" (March 8th, 2013) (.pdf)

Dr. Manuel Voelkle (Center for Lifespan Psychology - Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany)
"An easy introduction to continuous time models "
Dr. Marc Delsing (Praktikon, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
"Continuous time analysis of causal directions between adolescents' internalizing and externalizing problems"
Dr. Han Oud (Behavioural Science Instutute - Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
"Competitors and extensions of CT-SEM"
 

"Treatment of attrition in panel designs and other panel issues" (September 27, 2012) (.pdf).

Dr. Peter Lynn (University of Essex, U.K.)
"Mixed mode survey designs: small differences in protocol can make a big difference to panel attrition"

Dr. Annette Scherpenzeel (CentERdata / Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
"How can we keep you interested? Stimulating long-term participation in an internet panel by offering incentives, feedback, and tailored questions"

Dr. William van der Veld (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
"Predictors of latent growth of word recognition"

"Alternative procedures for evaluation of survey questions" (July 4, 2012) (.pdf).

Prof. Dr. Willem E. Saris (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
"An overview of the different ways of evaluating survey questions"

Dr. Harry B. G. Ganzeboom (Free University of Amsterdam)
"Better two bad measures than one good one"

Dr. Daniel Oberski (Tilburg University)
"The Latent Class MTMM model for discrete data"

"Causal inference for policy evaluation: case studies and statistical complications" (March 30, 2012) (.pdf).

Dr. Leonardo Grilli (University of Florence)
"Causal inference through principal stratification: basic ideas and an application to the effect of university studies on job opportunities"

Dr. Michela Bia (Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies, Luxembourg)
"Nonparametric Estimators of Dose-Response Functions: an application to Luxembourgish firms"

Dr. Bruno Arpino (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
"Assessing the impact of financial aids to Firms: Causal inference in the presence of interference"

"New Developments in Survey Methodology" Seminar Series (October 2010 - May 2011)

Session 1: "Four different reasons why one will find two factors for a one dimensional concept" (October 29, 2010)
(To view or download complete information on the seminar in .pdf format click here)

Introduction:  Prof. Dr. Willem E. Saris (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra) (.ppt)  

Speakers:

Dr. Ákos Münnich (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
"One or two factor? - Or something else?" (.ppt)

Dr. Wijbrandt van Schuur (Univeristy of Groningen, the Netherlands)
"The unfolding model as an alternative explanation for finding two factors for a one dimensional concept" (.ppt)

Prof. Dr. Willem E. Saris (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
"Variation in response functions as an alternative explanation for finding two factors for a one dimensional concept" (.ppt)

 

Session 2: "Comparative research: Advantages and disadvantages of the different methodological approaches" (February 11, 2011)
(To view or download complete information on the seminar in .pdf format please click here)

Speakers:

Dr. Bart Meuleman (University of Leuven, Belgium)
"Multilevel models for cross-national research: strengths, challenges, alternatives" (.pdf)

Dr. Elmar Schlüter (Social Science Research Centre Berlin, Germany)
"Multilevel measurement and structural invariance - what it is and why it matters"

Dr. Marco Steenbergen (University of Bern, Switzerland)
"Multilevel analysis of cross-national surveys: the role of measurement and estimation" (.pdf)

 

Session 3: "Probability sampling vs. non-probability sampling" (June 1, 2011)
(To view or download complete information on the seminar in .pdf format please click here)

Speakers:

Dr. Matthias Ganninger (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany)
"By pure chance: The merits of probability sampling" (.pdf)

Prof. Dr. Jaak Billiet (Catholic University of Leuven, Beligum)
"Dealing with nonresponse bias in the European Social Survey: an overview with focus on data from Spain" (.pdf)

Mr. José Luis Melero (TNSGlobal - Spain)
"Use and application of quota sampling in market research" (.pdf)

"The quality of measures frequently used in longitudinal studies" (December 17, 2010) (.pdf).

Dr. William M. van der Veld (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands).
"Explaining the difference between cross-sectional and panel reliability of satisfaction and income questions"

Dr. Toni Toharudin (Padjadjaran University, Indonesia).
"Measuring Authoritarianism with Different Sets of Items in a Longitudinal Study"

"New Directions in Survey Research" Seminar Series (March-May 2010) (link).

Session 1: Embedding Experiments in Surveys (March 1, 2010)
Alexander Kuo (Juan March Institute, Stanford University); Marieke van Londen (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Marcel Coenders (Utrecht University).

Session 2: Combining Genetic and Public Opinion Data (March 22, 2010)
Chris Dawes (University of California, San Diego) and Peter John Loewen (University of Toronto).

Session 3: Potential and Limits of Online Surveys (May 4, 2010)
Prof. Dr. Willem E. Saris (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Annette Scherpenzeel (CentERdata, Tilburg University), and Melanie Revilla (RECSM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra).