March 3 - March 4, 2022

Steering Committee: Arie Kapteyn, Joanne Yoong, Jill Darling, Francisco Perez-Arce, USC Center for Economic and Social Research; and Andrew Parker, RAND Corporation.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

Day 1

Thursday, March 3, 2022

10:00 am

Welcome Address by Arie Kapteyn (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)


10:15 am

Online Panels: Experiences from Singapore

Session Chair: Joanne Yoong (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)


Seonghoon Kim (Singapore Management University)

Tracking Well-being of Older Individuals in Singapore


Joelle H. Fong (National University of Singapore)

Financial literacy and long-term care insurance ownership in the Singapore Life Panel


Alex Richard Cook (National University of Singapore)

Using an online panel to estimate population health risks


11:05 am

Innovations in Data Collection for Probability-Based Panels

Session Chair: Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University)


Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University)

Data Donation: Issues of Nonparticipation


Andrew Warren (Financial Health Network)

Surveys and Financial Transaction Data: Comparisons of Different Data Collection Methodologies


Maikel Schwerdtfeger (GESIS Panel)

Investigating response behavior and data quality in a mobile-first layout experiment within a well-established panel survey


Katharina Meitinger (Utrecht University)

Implementing Voice-Recordings in a Probability-based Panel: What we learnt so far



12:30 pm

Frauke Kreuter (University of Maryland, LMU Munich)

Robustness in an Uncertain World

Session Chair: Arie Kapteyn (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)


1:30 pm

Americans' Experiences of COVID-19: Lessons from a Monthly Omnibus Survey​

Session Chair: Angela Hung (Robinhood)


Debra Kalensky (Consumer Reports)

Trends in COVID-19 Concern and Vaccination


Jane Manweiler (Consumer Reports)

COVID-19 and Children


Tess M. Yanisch (Consumer Reports)

Economic Impacts of COVID-19


Noemi Altman (Consumer Reports)

Covid-19 and the Explosion of Fintech


Karen Jaffe (Consumer Reports)

COVID-19  Adapting and looking forward

2:30 pm



2:45 pm

Participation, Response Rates, and Measurements

Session Chair:  Marco Angrisani (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)


Dina Neiger (The Social Research Centre)

Growing Pains: Balancing Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Considerations for Managing and Expanding Probability Online Panels


Cesare A.F. Riillo (STATEC Research)

From an Official Survey to a Probability-based Online Panel: the Drivers to Opt-in


Sebastian Kocar (University of Tasmania) / Paul J. Lavrakas, Ph.D. (Independent Consultant)

Why do people say they participate in probability-based online panel surveys?


Sean McKinley (University of the New Hampshire Survey Center)

Benchmarking Probability-Based New England Web Panel Results in 2020-21


Mansour Fahimi (Ipsos)

Innovations in Hybrid Sampling Techniques - Improving Representation of Online Samples for Teens and Young Adults


3:45 pm

Hurdles and recent progress in administering cognitive tests to Internet-based survey panels

Session Chair:  Jill Darling (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)


Margaret Gatz, Ph.D. (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)

Consequences of web-based consent protocols when assessing cognition in older adults


Amanda Selwood (Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Sydney, Australia)

Barriers to administering, retrieving and interpreting online cognitive testing in an older adult cohort


Ying Liu (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)

Self-administered web-based cognitive testing: Does environmental distraction matter?


Day 2

Friday, March 4, 2022

10:00 am

Brief Introduction


10:05 am

Quality of Probability-Based Panels Samples

Session Chair: Matthias Schonlau (University of Waterloo)


Jon A. Krosnick (Stanford University)

Explaining the Inaccuracy of 2016 Pre-election Poll Results from a Probability Sample Internet Panel: Base Weights, Post-stratification, and Vote Choice


Michael Ochsner (FORS, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Are Probabilistic Online Panels Representative? A new Framework for the Analysis of Representation Bias


Jenny Marlar (Gallup)

Combining Probability and non-Probability Panel Samples to Improve Inclusion of Low-Incidence Populations


Randall K. Thomas (Ipsos)

Aiming for the Bullseye: Does the Use of Targeted Sample Improve Probability-based Samples?


Ruoh-rong Yu (Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

The Effects of Attention Checks on Item Response Time and  Questionnaire Completion


11:15 am

Employment research using probability panel surveys

Session Chair: Andrew Parker (RAND Corporation)


Kathleen J. Mullen (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)

The Value of Working Conditions in the United States and Implications for the Structure of Wages


Italo Lopez-Garcia (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)

Health-Related Work Capacity at Older Ages and Labor Market Outcomes


Marco Angrisani (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)

Workers' Preferences and Expectations in the Aftermath of the Pandemic


Francisco Perez-Arce (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)

The Impact of the Pandemic on Subjective Work Probabilities at Older Ages



12: 30 pm

Development and Management of Probability-Based Online Panels

Session Chair: Arie Kapteyn (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)


Leigh Reardon (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

The impact of mail delays on timely research: experiences from the Healthy NYC survey panel


Benjamin Phillips / Charles Dove (The Social Research Centre)

Expansion of an Australian Probability-Based Online Panel using ABS, IVR and SMS push-to-Web: Longer-Term Performance


Jamie Burnett (Kantar) / Tanja Kimova (Kantar)

Developing Probability-based panels in Europe


Ipek Bilgen (AmeriSpeak, NORC at the University of Chicago)

The impact of displaying cash via window envelope during mail contact when recruiting to a probability based panel

1:45 pm



2:00 pm

Data Quality in Online Panels

Session Chair: Jeremy Burke (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)


Kyle Berta (SSRS)

An Offer They Can't Refuse? Evaluating Engagement Techniques Among Chronic Non-Responders in Probability Panels


Nick Bertoni (Pew Research Center)

Evaluating Data Quality in Online Panels with a Focus on Individual Respondents  


Frances M. Barlas, Ph.D. (Ipsos)

Beware the Trap Door: Can Online Probability Sample Data Quality be Improved Using Trap Questions?


2:45 pm

COVID-19 and Longitudinal Surveys

Session Chair: Gary Mottola (FINRA Foundation)


Nicholas Biddle

Linking and analyzing a geographic/time specific stringency index to a probability-based longitudinal survey in Australia


Maria Prados (USC Center for Economic and Social Research)

School Re-openings, Educational Arrangements, and Labor Outcomes During COVID-19  


Katherine Carman (RAND Corporation)

The impact of COVID-19 on perceptions of systemic racism


Andrew Parker (RAND Corporation)

Evolution of COVID-19 Risk Perception and Mental Models

3:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Conference Organizers:  Tania Gutsche and Tarra Kohli

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