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Understanding Society Scientific Conference - Survey Methods

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We would usually hold our Scientific Conference in the summer, but this year to celebrate the release of our tenth wave of data we are hosting a year-long celebration of Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study.

The survey methods mini-conference is a four day, online conference curated by the Understanding Society survey methods team. Each day of the conference focuses on a particular theme. The mini-conference is free to attend, but advance registration is required. You can attend on just one day, or come for the whole conference.

27 September 2021 - MAXIMISING SURVEY RESPONSE

14.00 - 14.05 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Chair: Professor Peter Lynn (Understanding Society, University of Essex)

14.05 - 14.50 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Strategies to engage respondents and improve participation in the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Professor Kate McGonagle (the Institute for Social Research, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, University of Michigan, US)

14.50 - 15.00 BREAK

15.00 - 15.25 Response maximisation strategies in Understanding Society: evidence from experiments

Dr Pablo Cabrera Álvarez (Understanding Society, University of Essex)

15.25 - 15.50 Preparing to recruit a new sample to Understanding Society

Hannah Carpenter (Kantar Public)

15.50 - 16.15 Video calling as an alternative mode to CAPI for longitudinal surveys during the pandemic

Kirsty Cole (NatCen Social Research)

16.15 - 16.30 Q&A

You can find the full programme, with details of all our presenters, on the conference website.

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Understanding Society is an innovative world-leading study about 21st century UK life and how it is changing. It captures important information about people’s social and economic circumstances, attitudes, behaviours and health. The study is longitudinal in its design

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