André Pirralha is a postdoctoral researcher at Center for Study Management (CSM), Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, Bamberg, Germany. Currently, his research focuses on studying and improving all survey methodological aspects of large-scale longitudinal studies such as the National Education Panel Study (NEPS).
Previously (2016-2020), he was a RECSM postdoctoral researcher and led the study of cross-cultural comparability of complex concepts for the European Social Survey at RECSM. As survey consultant he advices on cross-cultural comparability of survey data, questionnaire design and survey data analyses with or without correction for measurement error. Since 2014, he is the Publication Officer of ‘Survey Research Methods’, the European Survey Research Association’s official journal. He received his PhD from the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in March 2016, with a dissertation focusing on the relationship between political participation and life satisfaction and applying in a multitude of different methods, such causal analysis, fixed and random effects in structural equation modelling, correction for measurement error, and multilevel modelling using both panel and cross-sectional data.