André Pirralha is a postdoctoral researcher at the RECSM. He received his PhD from the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in March 2016. His dissertation deals with the relationship between political participation and life satisfaction. He applied 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.
Since 2016, he leads 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.
"European Social Survey (ESS)-ERIC". (2008-ongoing). PI: Dr. Wiebke Weber. Additional information