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Revilla, Melanie Audrey

Melanie Audrey Revilla
Faculty of Political and Social Sciences
Research Fellow


Since October 2022, Melanie Revilla is a survey methodologist researcher at IBEI (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals). Since 2020, she is the Principal Investigator of the WEB DATA OPP project, funded by an ERC starting grant. This project investigates new measurement opportunities linked mainly to the growing presence of smartphones, including the use of visual data or metered data, to complement or replace conventional survey data in order to get better or new insights ( She is also Editor-in-chief of the journal methods, data, analyses (MDA).
Before moving to IBEI, she was Deputy Director of the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) and adjunct professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona, Spain). From 2012 to 2019, she collaborated with the private online fieldwork company Netquest to do research, mainly about the challenges and opportunities that exist in the frame of web surveys. She also actively participated in several European Social Survey (ESS) projects and in the creation of the SQP 2.0 software (
She received her PhD from UPF in 2012, in the areas of statistics and survey methodology. She graduated in statistics and economics at the 'Ecole nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique' (ENSAE-Paritech, France) and holds a Master of Science in Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Spain).

Her main areas of research include survey measurement errors, data quality, mode of data collection, web surveys, mobile participation, and metered data.



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Main current research projects

"New opportunities to enhance or extend (mobile) web survey data and get better insights (WEB DATA OPP)." (2020-2025). PI: Dr. Melanie Revilla. Additional information