Workshop on “Data Collection for Social Surveys using Multiple Modes” (DCSS)

Wiesbaden (Destatis)
Thursday, 4 September, 2014 to Friday, 5 September, 2014

Workshop on “Data Collection for Social Surveys using Multiple Modes” (DCSS)


Location:       Wiesbaden (Destatis)

Country:        Germany

Date:               4-5 September 2014


About the workshop

The workshop aims at presenting the final results of the ESSnet project DCSS to a broader audience and encouraging all other NSIs (ESS and overseas) to present their research on the topic as well.

More details

The ESSnet DCSS investigated the advantages/disadvantages of using multiple data collection modes, in particular web data collection, exemplary for the Labor Force Survey. Five partners (NSIs from the Netherlands, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway and Germany) participated in the ESSnet. However, within the running time of the project, several other ESS members have also started relevant research in social surveys and discussed intensively web and mixed-mode data collection. Consequently, we also would like to encourage these NSIs to share and present their findings. Additionally, all other interested NSIs are strongly invited to join the workshop. The meeting language will be English.

Call for papers & abstracts

Please consider to submit a paper on:

  • Web data collection in the LFS or other household surveys
  • Strategies for using multiple data collection modes, particularly including web data collection
  • Studies on mode effects
  • Issues regarding fieldwork organization, case management and IT tools for surveys using multiple modes

Deadline for abstracts

Please send your abstracts (not exceeding 200 words) no later than 14th March 2014 to essnet-dcss@destatis.de. We will inform you about the acceptance by mid of May 2014.

Deadline for registration

 If you intend to participate in the workshop, please register by email to essnet-dcss@destatis.de. Not later than  31st May 2014.

Travel and expenses

Travel expenses and accommodation costs have to be covered by your own office. For your convenience we made room allotments in two hotels. Please make your own hotel reservation.

More information about the workshop will be provided in spring 2014 on https://www.destatis.de/EN/AboutUs/Events/Events.html as well as on http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/data-collection.


In case of any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organization team via
essnet-dcss@destatis.de or karen.blanke@destatis.de (ESSnet DCSS coordinator).