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Published articles (last five years)


In press

Medeiros, M., Fournier, P., & Benet-Martinez, V. The language of threat: Linguistic perceptions and intergroup relations. Acta Politica. (.pdf)



Bosch, O.J., Revilla, M., DeCastellarnau, A. and W. Weber (2018). "Measurement reliability, validity and quality of slider versus radio button scales in an online probability-based panel in Norway." Social Science Computer Review

Christmann, P. (2018) Economic performance, quality of democracy and satisfaction with democracy. Electoral Studies 53: 79-89. 

Gumà, J., & Blanes, A. (2018). Sex differences in the association between Self-perceived health and mortality at adult ages in Europe. EMPIRIA 39, 129-148. Access to the article.

Martini, S. and Quaranta, M. (2018) Political support among winners and losers: Within‐ and between‐country effects of structure, process and performance in Europe. European Journal of Political Research. Article first published online: May 27, 2018. DOI:

Repke, L., & Benet-Martínez, V. (2018). The (diverse) company you keep: Content and structure of immigrants’ social networks as a window into intercultural relations in Catalonia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 49 (6): 924-944. doi:

Revilla, M., Couper, M.P., and C. Ochoa (2018). "Willingness of online panelists to perform additional tasks." Methods, data, analyses Article first published online: April 5, 2018. DOI: to the article

Revilla, M. and C. Ochoa (2018). "Alternative methods for selecting web survey samples." International Journal of Market Research. Article first published online: April 3, 2018. DOI: to the article

Torcal, M., Martini, S., and L. Orriols (2018) Deciding about the unknown: The effect of party and ideological cues on forming opinions about the European Union. European Union Politics. Article first published online: April 18, 2018.

Vives, M. L., Repke, L., & Costa, A. (2018). Does bilingualism really affect social flexibility? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:

Zavala-Rojas, D. (2018) Exploring Language Effects in Cross-cultural Survey Research: Does the Language of Administration Affect Answers About Politics? Methods, data, analyses 12(1), pp. 127-150. Access to the article



Arpino, B. & Bordone, V.  (2017). Regular provision of grandchild care and participation in social activities. Review of Economics of the Household, 15 (1), 135-174.

Arpino B., De Benedictis L. & Mattei, A. (2017). Implementing Propensity Score Matching with Network Data: The effect of GATT on bilateral trade, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - C, 66(3), 537–554. Acces to the article

Arpino B. and Valk, H.A.G. de (2017) Comparing life satisfaction of immigrants and natives across Europe: The role of social contacts, Social Indicators Research; on-line first 20 April 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1629-x. Access to the article

Christmann, P. Torcal, M. (2017). The Effects of Government System Fractionalization on Satisfaction with Democracy. Political Science Research and Methods. Access to the article

Christmann, P. Torcal, M. (2017). The Political and Economic Causes of Satisfaction with Democracy in Spain – A Twofold Panel Study. West European Politics. Access to the article

DeCastellarnau, A. (2017). A classification of response scale characteristics that affect data quality: a literature review. Quality & Quantity, 1–37. 

DeCastellarnau, A., & Revilla, M. (2017). Two Approaches to Evaluate Measurement Quality in Online Surveys: An Application Using the Norwegian Citizen Panel. Survey Research Methods, 11(4), 415–433Acces to the article

Dobney, S., Ochoa, C., and M. Revilla (2017). "More Realism in Conjoint Analysis: The Effect of Textual Noise and Visual Style." International Journal of Market Research, 59(4): 495-516.

Gumà, J., Arpino, Bruno., Solé-Auró, Aïda. (2017). Determinantes sociales de la salud de distintos niveles por géneroeducación y hogar en EspañaGaceta Sanitaria

Helm, J. L., Castro-Schilo, L., Zavala-Rojas, D., DeCastellarnau, A. & Oravecz, Z. (2017). Bayesian Estimation of the True Score Multitrait–Multimethod Model with a Split-Ballot Design. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary JournalAccess to the article

Pirralha, A. (2017). The Link Between Political Participation and Life Satisfaction: A Three Wave Causal Analysis of the German SOEP Household Panel. Social Indicators Research. doi:10.1007/s11205-017-1661-x. Acces to the article

Repke, L. & Benet-Martínez, V. (2017). Conceptualizing the Dynamics between Bicultural Identification and Personal Social Networks. Front. Psychol8:469. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00469. Acces to the article

Revilla, M. (2017). "Analyzing the survey characteristics, participation, and evaluation across 186 surveys in an online opt-in panel in Spain". Methods, data, analyses, 11(2): 135-162. DOI: 10.12758/mda.2017.02

Revilla, M. (2017). "Are there differences depending on the device used to complete a web survey (PC or smartphone) for order-by-click questions?" Field MethodsFirst Published Online February 16, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/1525822X16674701.

Revilla, M., and M.P. Couper (2017). "Comparing grids with vertical and horizontal item-by-item formats for PCs and Smartphones." Social Science Computer Review. Published Online First on June 22, 2017. DOI:

Revilla, M. and C. Ochoa (2017). "Ideal and maximum length for a web survey." International Journal of Market Research, 59 (5), 557-565.

Revilla, M., Ochoa, C., and A. Turbina (2017). "Making use of Internet interactivity to propose a dynamic presentation of web questionnaires." Quality and Quantity, 51(3): 1321-1336. First published online on 29 March 2016. DOI 10.1007/s11135-016-0333-2.

Revilla, M., Ochoa, C., and G. Loewe (2017). "Using passive data from a meter to complement survey data in order to study online behavior." Social Science Computer Review35(4) : 521-536. First published online on March 17, 2016. DOI:10.1177/0894439316638457.

Revilla, M., Toninelli, D., and C. Ochoa (2017). "An experiment comparing grids and item-by-item formats in web surveys completed through PCs and smartphones". Telematics and Informatics34(1): 30-42, February 2017. First published online: April 20, 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.tele.2016.04.002.



Hong, Y.Y., Zhan, S., Morris, M., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2016). Multicultural identity processes.Current Opinion in Psychology, 8, 49-53.

Martini, S., & Torcal, M. (2016). Trust across political conflicts: evidence from a survey experiment in divided societies. Party PoliticsAccess to the article. Doi: 10.1177/1354068816685933.

Pirralha, A. (2016). Political Participation and Wellbeing in the Netherlands: Exploring the Causal Links. Applied Research in Quality of Life.  First Online: 05 April 2016. Acces to the article. doi:10.1007/s11482-016-9463-x 

Quaranta M. and Martini S. (2016). Does the Economy Really Matter for Satisfaction with Democracy? Longitudinal and Cross-Country Evidence from the European Union, Electoral Studies, 42: 164-174.

Quaranta M. and Martini S. (2016) Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Performance and Satisfaction with Democracy in Southern Europe in the Last Three Decades, Social Indicators Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1270-0.

Revilla, M., and C. Ochoa (2016). "Open narrative questions in PC and smartphones: is the device playing a role?" Quality and Quantity50 (6): 2495–2513First published online on October 13, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s11135-015-0273-2

Revilla, M., Toninelli, D., Ochoa, C., and G. Loewe (2016). “Do online access panels really need to allow and adapt surveys to mobile devices?” Internet Research26(5): 1209 - 1227. Available at:

Saris, W., Pirralha, A., Zavala-Rojas, D. (2016). Testing the comparability of different types of Social Indicators across groups. Social Indicators Research. First Online: 28 November 2016. Access to the article. doi:10.1007/s11205-016-1506-z

Saris, W.E. and Revilla, M. (2016) Correction for measurement errors in survey research: necessary and possible. Social Indicators Research, 127 (3), pp 1005–1020 DOI:

Toninelli, D. and M. Revilla (2016). "Smartphones vs PCs: Does the Device Affect the Web Survey Experience and the Measurement Error for Sensitive Topics? A Replication of the Mavletova & Couper’s 2013 Experiment." Survey Research Methods10(2):153-169. DOI: 10.18148/srm/2016.v10i2.6274

Torcal, M., Rodon, T., & Hierro, M. J. (2016). Word on the Street: The Persistence of Leftist-dominated Protest in Europe. West European Politics,  39(2), pp. 326-350. Access to the article. Doi:  10.1080/01402382.2015.1068525.



Ferrari, L., Rosnati, R., Manzi, C., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2015). Ethnic identity, bicultural identity integration, and psychological well-being among transracial adoptees: A longitudinal study. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 150, 63-76.

Martini S. and Quaranta M. (2015) Finding Out the Hard Way: Uncovering the Structural Foundations of Political Dissatisfaction in Italy, 1973-2013, West European Politics 38(1): 28-52.

Revilla, M. (2015) Effect of using different labels for the scales in a web survey. International Journal of Market Research57(2):225-238. First published online on June 1, 2014: DOI: 10.2501/IJMR-2014-028

Revilla, M. (2015) Impact of raising awareness of respondents on the measurement quality in a web survey. Quality and Quantity. First published online on May 9, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s11135-015-0216-y

Revilla, M., Cornilleau, A., Cousteaux, A.S., Legleye, S., and De Pedraza, P. (2015) What is the gain in a probability-based online panel of providing Internet access to sampling units who previously had no access? Social Science Computer Review. First published online: 16 June 2015. DOI: 10.1177/0894439315590206

Revilla, M., and Ochoa, C. (2015) What are the links in a web survey between response time, quality and auto-evaluation of the efforts done?. Social Science Computer Review, 33(1):97-114. First published online on May 14, 2014: DOI:10.1177/0894439314531214

Revilla, M., Saris, W.E., Loewe, G, and Ochoa, C. (2015) Can a non-probabilistic online panel get similar question quality as the ESS? International Journal of Market Research. 57(3): 395-412.

Weber, W. and W. E. Saris (2015) The relationship between issues and an individual’s left–right orientation. Acta Politica, 1–21. doi:10.1057/ap.2014.5



Batista-Foguet, J.M, Revilla, M., Saris, W.E, Boyatzis, R., and R. Serlavós (2014) Reassessing the Effect of Survey Characteristics on Common Method Bias in Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies Assessment. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary JournalPublished online: 21 Aug 2014. Access to the article. DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2014.934767

Manzi, C., Ferrari, L., Rosnati, R., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2014). Bicultural identity integration of transracial adolescent adoptees: Antecedents and outcomes. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 888-904.

Revilla, M. (2014) Comparison of the quality estimates in a mixed-mode and a unimode design: an experiment from the European Social Survey. Quality and QuantityPublished online first. Access to the article. DOI: 10.1007/s11135-014-0044-5 

Schmitz, L. and Weber, W. (2014). Are Hofstede’s cultural dimensions valid? A test for measurement invariance of Uncertainty Avoidance. Interculture journal: Online Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Studien, 13(22), pp.11-26. Access to the article 

Schwartz, S., Benet-Martínez, V., Knight, G., Unger, J., et al. (2014). Effects of language of assessment on acculturation: Measurement equivalence and cultural frame switching. Psychological Assessment, 26, 110-114.

Torcal, M. (2014): The Decline of Political Trust in Spain and Portugal: Economic Performance or Political Responsiveness. American Behavioral Scientist, pp.1-26. Access to the article. Doi: 10.1177/0002764214534662.

Torcal, M. (2014): The Incumbent Electoral Defeat in the 2011 Spanish National Elections: The Effect of the Economic Crisis in an Ideological Polarized Party System. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 24(2), pp. 224-242. Access to the article. DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2014.891598.

Torcal, M., & Maldonado, G. (2014): Revisiting the Dark Side of Political Deliberation: The Effects of Media and Political Discussion on Political Interest. Public Opinion Quarterly, pp. 1-28. Access to the article. Doi: 10.1093/poq/nfu035.      

Weber, W. and Saris, W.E. (2014) The relationship between issues and an individual’s left–right orientation. Acta Politica. Advance online publication, 4 April 2014. Access to the article. Doi:10.1057/ap.2014.5



Guillen, L. and Saris, W. (2013) Competencies, Personality Traits, and Organizational Rewards of Middle Managers: A Motive-Based Approach, Human Performance26(1); pp. 66-92.

Kyvik, O., Saris, W., Bonet, E. and Felício, J.A. (2013) The internationalization of small firms: The relationship between the global mindset and firms’ internationalization behavior, Journal of International EntrepreneurshipPublished online: 19 April 2013. DOI 10.1007/s10843-013-0105-1.

Moncagatta, P. (2013) El perfil socio-demográfico del votante de Rafael Correa, Carta Económica - Corporación de Estudios para el Desarrollo (CORDES), 19(3); pp. 2-4.

Moncagatta, P. (2013) Support for democracy in Venezuela: Does trust in Hugo Chávez play any role?, Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública, 3; pp. 113-141.

Moncagatta, P. and Safranoff, A. (2013) ¿Quién apoya a la izquierda "populista" latinoamericana?, Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública, 2(1); pp. 29-48.

Nguyen, A.M., & Benet-Martínez, V. (2013). Biculturalism and adjustment: A meta-analysis.Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 44, 122-159.

Revilla, M. (2013) Measurement invariance and quality of composite scores in a face-to-face and a web survey, Survey Research Methods7(1); pp. 17-28

Revilla, M., Ochoa, C., and G. Loewe (2013) How the form of asking respondents' three preferred brands changes the results. Metodología de Encuestas.

Revilla, M. and Saris, W. (2013) A Comparison of the Quality of Questions in a Face-to-face and a Web Survey, International Journal of Public Opinion Research25(2); pp. 242-253. First published online April 17, 2012. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/eds007.

Revilla, M. and Saris, W. (2013) The Split-ballot Multitrait-Multimethod Approach: Implementation and Problems, Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 20(1); pp. 27-46.

Revilla, M., Saris, W. and Krosnick, J.A. (2013) Choosing the number of categories in agree-disagree scales, Sociological Methods and Research. Published online before print December 10, 2013, doi: 10.1177/0049124113509605.

Saad, C., Damian, K., Benet-Martínez, V., Moons, W.G., & Robins, R. (2013). Multiculturalism and creativity: Effects of cultural context, bicultural identity, and cognitive fluency. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 368-374.

Saris, W.E., Knoppen, D. and Schwartz, S. H. (2013) Operationalizing the Theory of Human Values: Balancing Homogeneity of Reflective Items and Theoretical Coverage, Survey Research Methods7(1); pp. 29-44.

Torcal, M., & Mota, F. (2013). The Role of Political Parties in Shaping Citizens’ Political Preferences for the Territorial Organization of the State: The Spanish Case. European Political Science Review, pp. 1-26. Access to the article. Doi: 10.1017/S1755773913000210.

Vannieuwenhuyze, J. and Revilla, M. (2013) Relative Mode Effects on Data Quality in Mixed-Mode Surveys by an Instrumental Variable, Survey Research Methods, 7(3); pp. 157-168.

Weber,W. (2013) Behind left and right. The meaning of left-right orientation in Europe. Barcelona, Ph.D. thesis of Universitat Pompeu Fabra.



Coromina, L. and Saris, W.E. (2012) Measurement of Supranationalism, Survey Research Methods, 6(2); pp. 77-86. Acces to the article 

Revilla, M. (2012) Impact of the mode of data collection on the quality of answers to survey questions depending on respondents' characteristics, Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique, 116; pp. 44-60.



Guillén, L., Coromina, L. and Saris, W. (2011) Measurement of social participation and its place in social capital theory, Social Indicators Research, 100(2); pp. 331-350.

Weber, W. (2011). Testing for measurement equivalence of individuals' left-right orientation. Survey Research Methods, Vol 5 (1), pp. 1-10.


Published book chapters (last five years)


In press

Benet-Martínez, V. Multicultural identity and experiences:  Cultural, social, and personality processes. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of personality and social psychology (2nd edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (.pdf)

Weber, Wiebke and Ciornei, I. (forthcoming in 2017). Solidaridad europea y crisis financiera en España. In Mariano Torcal (Ed.), Los españoles ante Europa: Crisis económica y social, crisis institucional y ciudadanía en España en 2014-15.



Schwartz, S., Birman, D., Benet-Martínez, V., & Unger, J. (2017). Biculturalism: Negotiating multiple cultural streams. In S. Schwartz & J. Unger (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of acculturation and health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Torcal, M. (2017). Political trust in Western and Southern Europe. In S. Zmerli & T. van der Meer (Eds.), Handbook on Political Trust. Edward Elgar Publishing. Access to the chapter. ISBN 978 1 78254 510 1.



Kriesi, H. & Saris, W. (2016) The Structure of the Evaluations of Democracy. In M. Ferrín & H. Kriesi (Eds.), How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Access to the chapter.  

Kriesi, H., Saris, W., & Moncagatta, P. (2016) The Structure of Europeans' Views of Democracy. Citizens' Models of Democracy. In M. Ferrín & H. Kriesi (Eds.), How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Access to the chapter.  

Revilla, M., Zavala-Rojas, D., & Saris, W. (2016) Creating a good question: How to use cumulative experience. In C. Wolf, D. Joye & Y. Fu (Eds), The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology. SAGE.

Torcal, M., & Trechsel, A. (2016) Explaining the citizens’ evaluations of democracy. In M. Ferrín & H. Kriesi (Eds.), How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Access to the chapter

van der Zee, K., Benet-Martinez, V., & van Oudenhoven, J.P. (2016) Personality and acculturation. In D. Sam and J. W. Berry (Eds), The Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology. New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press.



Benet-Martinez, V., Donnellan, M. B., Fleeson, W., Fraley, R. C. et al. (2015). Six visions for the future of personality psychology. In M. L. Cooper & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), Handbook of personality processes and individual differences (pp. 665-689). Washington, DC: APA, American Psychological Association.

Gallardo-Pujol, D., Orekhova, L., Benet-Martinez, V., & Slater, M. (2015). Taking evil into the lab: Exploring the frontiers of morality and individual differences. In C. Miller, A. Knobel, M. Furr, & W. Fleeson (Eds.), Character: New directions from philosophy, psychology, and theology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Revilla, M. , Toninelli, D., Ochoa, C., and Loewe, G. (2015) Who has access to mobile devices in an online opt-in panel? An analysis of potential respondents for mobile surveys. In D. Toninelli, R. Pinter, and P. de Pedraza (eds), Mobile Research Methods: Opportunities and challenges of mobile research methodologies, pp. 119-139 (Chapter 8). London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: License: CC-BY 4.0.

Revilla, M. and Saris, W.E. (2015) Estimating and comparing the quality of different scales of an online survey using an MTMM approach. In Engel, U. (Ed), Survey Measurements: Techniques, Data Quality and sources of Error. Campus. Frankfurt. New York. ISBN: 9783593502809



Revilla, M. (2013) "Slope, intercept in regression", "Disturbance terms" and "Reciprocal causation". Three entries to appear in the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research, Michalos, Alex C. (Ed.), Springer, ISBN 978-94-007-0752-8.

Saris, W.E. (2013) The prediction of question quality: The SQP 2.0 software, in B. Kleiner, I. Renschler, B. Wernli, P. Farago and D. Joye (eds.) Understanding Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences. Zurich: Seismo Press; pp. 135-144.



Benet-Martinez, V. (2012). Multiculturalism: Cultural, social, and personality processes. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of personality and social psychology (pp. 623-648). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Oberski, D.L., Weber, W. and Revilla, M. (2012). The effect of individual characteristics on reports of socially desirable attitudes towards immigration. In S. Salzborn, E. Davidov and J. Reinecke (Eds.), Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciences (pp. 151-158). Springer.



Torcal, M. and Moncagatta, P. (2011) Political support, in B. Badie, D. Berg-Schlosser and L. Morlino (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; pp. 2564-2567.


Published Books (last five years)



Doblhammer, G., & Gumà, J. (Eds.) (2018). A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe. Springer International Publishing. Access to the book. eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72356-3.



Benet-Martínez, V., & Hong, Y-Y. (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [Winner of 2015 APA Award Division 52 --International Psychology].

Saris, W. and Gallhofer, I. (2014). Design, Evaluation, and Analysis of Questionnaires for Survey Research. Wiley Series in Survey Methodology. ISBN-13: 978-1118634615 


For a detailed list of the publications of each RECSM member, look at their profiles in the People section.