Program


Friday 6th November Friday 13th November Friday 20th November Friday 27th November
Friday 4th December

All times are in U.S. Eastern Time

How to engage with presenters and other BigSurv20 attendees?

  1. All sessions: We have created slack channels for each session to engage with presenters and attendees alike. Simply join the slack channel of the session you are interested in and have fun! And don't forget to explore the other channels around the conference.
  2. Paper/demo sessions: For each session you can either a) attend the Zoom session consisting of the talks and a live Q&A with the presenters during the last 15 minutes of each session and/or b) watch the presentation at your own leisure by clicking on the corresponding link and engage with others via slack. Some presenters have opted to only have their presentation available during the session (i.e., we did not include a link to the recording below) which means you will have to attend the Zoom session to see those.
  3. Poster sessions: Watch those at your own leisure and don't forget to 'Like' your favorite posters by Nov. 20. The poster with the most 'Likes' will win the 'People's Choice Poster Award'. Note that some presenters have opted to only have their poster presentation available on November 20th which means we will take those offline thereafter (these presentations are flagged below so you can prioritize).


Friday 13th November


10:00 - 11:30

Can we make computers "think" like us?

Thinking like a computational social scientist: Organising thoughts and organising data
J. Kasmire (UK Data Service) - Presenting Author
Diarmuid McDonnell (UK Data Service)

The (ro)bots are coming! detecting, preventing, and remediating bots in surveys
Ashley Amaya (RTI International) - Presenting Author
Stephanie Eckman (RTI International)
Craig Hill (RTI International)
Ron Thigpen (RTI International)

Representativeness and weighting of web archive data
Matouš Pilnáček (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Paulína Tabery (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences) - Presenting Author
Martin Šimon (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Topic Identification in Web Archives
Matouš Pilnáček ( Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences) - Presenting Author
Jan Lehečka (Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia)
Paulína Tabery (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Pavel Ircing (Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia)

Can recurrent neural networks code interviewer question-asking behaviors across surveys?
Jerry Timbrook (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) - Presenting Author

10:00 - 11:30

Volume and/or value?! Improving data quality in the era of big data

Big data: big claims or bigger calamities? Getting real about survey research in the fourth era
Trent Buskirk (Bowling Green State University) - Presenting Author
Antje Kirchner (RTI International)

How worried should we be? The implications of fabricated survey data for political analysis
Oscar Castorena (Vanderbilt University)
Mollie Cohen (University of Georgia)
Noam Lupu (Vanderbilt University) - Presenting Author
Elizabeth Zechmeister (Vanderbilt University)

Exploring precision farming data: A valuable new data source for official statistics?
Ger Snijkers (Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
José Gómez Pérez (Statistics Netherlands)
Sofie De Broe (Statistics Netherlands)

Multilevel Multiple Imputation in Big and Complex Administrative Data
Amang Sukasih (RTI International) - Presenting Author
Dan Liao (RTI International)
Jeniffer Iriondo-Perez (RTI International)
Philip Lee (RTI International)
Marcus Berzofsky (RTI International)
Alexia Cooper (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Both sides of the story: Combining student-level data on reading performance from administrative registers with data from a reading app
David Reimer (Aarhus University, School of Education) - Presenting Author
Stefan Oehmcke (Copenhagen University, Department of Computer Science)
Bent Sortkær (Aarhus University, School of Education)
Ida Gran Andersen (Aarhus University, School of Education)
Emil Smith (Aarhus University, School of Education)

10:00 - 11:30

I'm sensing there's another APP for that too!

An end-to-end statistical process with mobile network data for Official Statistics
Viewable in live Zoom session only
David Salgado (Statistics Spain (INE)) - Presenting Author
Luis Sanguiao (Statistics Spain (INE))
Sandra Barragán (Statistics Spain (INE))
Bogdan Oancea (University of Bucharest)
Marian Necula (Statistics Romania (INS))

Using a mobile app when surveying highly mobile populations: Panel attrition, consent and interviewer effects in a survey of refugees
Simon Kühne (Universität Bielefeld) - Presenting Author
Jannes Jacobsen (DIW Berlin)

Making time count: A machine learning approach to predict time-use from sensor-based signal data
Talip Kilic (World Bank) - Presenting Author
Seyit Höcük (CentERdata - Tilburg University)
Pradeep Kumar (CentERdata - Tilburg University)
Natalia Kieruj (CentERdata - Tilburg University)
Joris Mulder (CentERdata - Tilburg University)
Alberto Zezza (World Bank)

The Combination of survey and health app data: Sharing behavior, quality assessment, and validation of survey-based health indicators
Viewable in live Zoom session only
Evgenia Kapousouz (University of Illinois at Chicago) - Presenting Author
Christoph Beuthner (gesis)
Florian Keusch (University of Mannheim)
Henning Silber (Gesis)
Bernd Weiß (Gesis)
Timothy Johnson (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Giving respondents a choice: does it increase sharing of sensor data?
Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University)
Goran Ilic (Utrecht University)

10:00 - 11:30

Embrace the trace? Exploring digital trace data 1

Better understanding when and how social media posts can augment public opinion surveys
Michael F. Schober (New School for Social Research) - Presenting Author
Frederick G. Conrad (University of Michigan)
Jessica Holzberg (US Census Bureau)
Robyn A. Ferg (University of Michigan)
Jonathan Katz (US Census Bureau)
Jennifer H. Childs (US Census Bureau)
Paul C. Beatty (US Census Bureau)
Johann A Gagnon-Bartsch (University of Michigan)

Fully Automated and localized opinion polling: Real-time measurement of support for Brexit via Twitter
Roberto Cerina (Nuffield College, University of Oxford) - Presenting Author
Kayvane Shakerifar (Data Scientist at KPMG)
Raymond Duch (Nuffield College, Oxford University)

Gender portrayal on instagram
Simon Kühne (Universität Bielefeld) - Presenting Author
Dorian Tsolak (Universität Bielefeld)

Identifying depression related behaviour in Facebook – an experimental study
Zoltán Kmetty (Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Károly Bozsonyi (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church)

Someone to call on: studying social ties in action
Carolina Mattsson (Northeastern University) - Presenting Author
Drew Margolin (Cornell University)
Stefan Wojcik (Twitter Research)
David Lazer (Northeastern University)

10:00 - 11:30

Responsive design using external information and modern prediction

Improving Bayesian prediction of daily response propensity in responsive design with data-driven priors
Brady West (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
James Wagner (University of Michigan)
Stephanie Coffey (University of Maryland)
Michael Elliott (University of Michigan)

Alternative modeling approaches to predicting costs in a responsive design framework
Viewable in live Zoom session only
James Wagner (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Michael Elliott (University of Michigan)
Brady West (University of Michigan)
Stephanie Coffey (University of Maryland)

Leveraging expert opinion and external data to improve prediction of daily response propensity in a Bayesian framework for responsive survey design
Stephanie Coffey (University of Maryland) - Presenting Author
Brady West (University of Michigan)
James Wagner (University of Michigan)
Michael Elliott (University of Michigan)

Towards a fully integrated responsive survey design methodology
Stephanie Coffey (University of Maryland)
Michael Elliott (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
James Wagner (University of Michigan)
Brady West (University of Michigan)

Explaining and predicting web survey response with time-varying factors and incidental data
Qixiang Fang (Utrecht University) - Presenting Author
Joep Burger (Statistics Netherlands)
Ralph Meijers (Statistics Netherlands)
Kees van Berkel (Statistics Netherlands)

11:45 - 13:15

I'm sensing there's even more APPs for that!

Mind the gap: Addressing missingness both small and large in longitudinal GPS data
Viewable in live Zoom session only
Danielle McCool (Utrecht University, Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University)
Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands)

Smartphone-based travel surveys: An example of controlled data fusion
Mark Bradley (RSG) - Presenting Author
Jeff Doyle (RSG)

Using linked survey, administrative and geospatial data to measure exposure to and the impacts of the 2019/20 Australian bushfires
Nicholas Biddle (Australian National University) - Presenting Author
Ben Edwards (Australian National University)

Multiple imputation techniques to handle visibility bias in count data with excess zeros
Shalima Zalsha (Southern Methodist University) - Presenting Author

11:45 - 13:15

Embrace the trace? Exploring digital trace data 2

Combining digital traces and survey data to study media effects: A mobile lab approach
Viewable in live Zoom session only
Felicia Loecherbach (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) - Presenting Author
Mickey Steijaert (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Veerle Koopal (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Josephine van der Erve (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Mariken van der Velden (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Kasper Welbers (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Judith Moeller (University of Amsterdam)
Wouter van Atteveldt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Damian Trilling (University of Amsterdam)

Visits to fake news sites: Who goes and how did they get there?
Tom Paskhalis (NYU-SMaPP)
Jonathan Nagler (NYU-SMaPP) - Presenting Author

Integrated web tracking and surveys to study selective exposure to news by populist radical right party supporters
Pascal Siegers (GESIS Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Johannes Breuer (GESIS Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences)
Sebastian Stier (GESIS Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences)

Linking web tracking and survey data to improve the study of online pornography consumption
Pascal Siegers (GESIS Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences) - Presenting Author
Maximilian von Andrian-Werburg (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg )
Johannes Breuer (GESIS Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences)

11:45 - 13:15

Ethical challenges in the era of big data

Consenting respondents in the age of digital media: Considerations for survey researchers
Amelia Burke-Garcia (NORC at the University of Chicago) - Presenting Author

Consent to link Twitter data to survey data: A comprehensive assessment
Viewable in live Zoom session only
Zeina Mneimneh (University of Michigan) - Presenting Author
Fernanda Alvarado ([email protected])

Different measurements of attitudes towards misconduct in science: Neutralizations, implicit association and direct questions
Justus Rathmann (University of Zurich)
Antonia Velicu (University of Zurich) - Presenting Author
Heiko Rauhut (University of Zurich)

11:45 - 13:15

Using alternative data sources and innovative methods to improve the National Survey of College Graduates

Reducing panel survey attrition with big administrative data
Viewable in live Zoom session only
Brad Foster (US Census Bureau) - Presenting Author

Evaluating administrative records as a potential sample frame for the national survey of college graduates
Viewable in live Zoom session only
John Voorheis (US Census Bureau) - Presenting Author

Combating nonresponse: The progression of a survey data collection strategy using multiple methods and data sources
Rachel Horwitz (US Census Bureau) - Presenting Author
Beth Newman (US Census Bureau)
Renee Reeves (US Census Bureau)
Christine Bottini (US Census Bureau)

Using the longitudinal employer-household dataset to inform measurement error properties of national survey of college graduates estimates
Viewable in live Zoom session only
Michaela Dillon (US Census Bureau) - Presenting Author

11:45 - 13:15

Official statistics in the era of big data

Updating the paradigm of official statistics: New quality criteria for integrating new data and methods in official statistics
Viewable in live Zoom session only
Sofie De Broe (Centre for Big Data Statistics, Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Peter Struijs (Statistics Netherlands)
Piet Daas (Statistics Netherlands)
Arnout van Delden (Statistics Netherlands)
Joep Burger (Statistics Netherlands)
Jan van den Brakel (Statistics Netherlands)
Olav ten Bosch (Statistics Netherlands)
Kees Zeelenberg (Statistics Netherlands)
Winfried Ypma (Statistics Netherlands)

Evaluating and improving a text classifier for subpopulations: the case of cyber crime
Viewable in live Zoom session only
Arnout van Delden (Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Dick Windmeijer (Statistics Netherlands)
Carlijn Verkleij (Statistics Netherlands)

Detecting innovative companies via the text on their website
Piet Daas (Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Suzanne van der Doef (Statistics Netherlands)

Understanding the difference in freight transport estimates with and without road sensor data
Jonas Klingwort (University of Duisburg-Essen & Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Joep Burger (Statistics Netherlands)
Bart Buelens (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek)
Rainer Schnell (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Inferring a transport network from road sensor data without a sampling design
Jonas Klingwort (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Joep Burger (Statistics Netherlands) - Presenting Author
Bart Buelens (VITO)
Rainer Schnell (University of Duisburg-Essen)