Program – 2016

IFD&TC 50th Annual Conference
May 15th-18th, 2016
Austin, Texas
2016 Conference Program

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Sunday May 15, 2016
12:00pm-7:30pm on Sunday
Check-In
Location: Lobby

Look for the IFD&TC registration table in the lobby, and be sure to check in and pick up your conference materials.

Session 1 6:00pm-7:30pm on Sunday
1A – All Speed Networking Event
Workshop

Location: Classroom 103

Session Focus: Speed networking is a fun opportunity to network with other conference attendees, break the ice, and learn more about those you’ll be in sessions with in the coming days.

This session was held at the close of the conference last year, but was so popular, we took the suggestion of many participants and moved it up to be our first session instead. Each networking session will last only five minutes, so you can share and connect in a fun, quick and low-pressure way.

Don’t miss this opportunity to kick off the conference, and meet some new people before the welcoming reception at 7:30!

Session 1 7:30pm-10:00pm on Sunday
1B – All Welcome Reception
Location: Courtyard

IFD&TC Organizers past and present want to welcome you to the conference.

Please join us after dinner for light food, a cash bar, and an informal time of visiting with old and new friends.

Monday May 16, 2016
7:30am-9:00am on Monday
Continental Breakfast
Location: Salon C

Continental breakfast served.

Registration Continues
Location: Prefunction Area – Ballroom

7:30am-8:45am on Monday
Small Shop Breakfast
Location: Salon D

Kick off the conference by sharing breakfast with other small shop attendees. It is part meet and greet and part open discussion on the issues and challenges facing small shops. Come along, meet other small shop folks, and discuss the issues that are most important to you while enjoying a continental breakfast.

Session 2 9:00am-10:15am on Monday
2A – All IFD&TC at 50: Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Future, Mick Couper, UM-Survey Research Center
Invited Address

Location: Amphitheater 204

Facilitator: John Stevenson, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

10:15am-10:45am on Monday
Monday AM Break
Location: Prefunction Area – Ballroom

Snacks and beverages served.

Session 3 10:45am-12:00pm on Monday
3A – Field Special Q&A Session with Mick Couper
Roundtable Discussion

Location: Salon A

Facilitator: John Stevenson, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

3B – Field The Lone Interviewer
Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

Location: Classroom 202

Facilitator: Steve Coombs, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

Session Focus: With the increasing use of technology, how do we avoid having interviewing staff feel isolated in their work? Specifically, with a heavy emphasis on cost reduction and ongoing expansion of technological solutions to guide case selection, interviewer strategies, training (online videos), and remote supervision, what are organizations doing within this environment to build a sense of camaraderie, connection, and morale as well as ensuring safety among their staff who work from home?

    Presentations:

  • Implementation of a Lone Worker Device at the UK Office for National Statistics – Ed Dunn, Office for National Statistics
  • Understanding Data Collection Through a Survey of Field Staff – Brandon Kopp, Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The Lone Interviewer — Maintaining a Sense of Camaraderie, Team, Connection, and Morale for Remote Field Staff – Joshua Winston, U.S. Census Bureau
3C – Field Tailoring Incentives
Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

Location: Salon B

Facilitator: Erica Moore, Indiana University Center for Survey Research

Session Focus: The use and effectiveness of differential incentives – why and how you use them, implications for communication to respondents,effective alternatives to cash incentives, use of electronic incentives, experiments conducted with incentives, what do we do when incentives are not an option.

    Presentations:

  • A Tale of Two Mail Survey Non-Response Follow-Up Experiences – Janice Larson, Iowa State University Center for Survey Statistics & Methodology
  • New Modes of Monetary Incentives: The Impact of PayPal in a Longitudinal Study – Kiana Ashtiani, NORC at the University of Chicago; Lauren Seward, NORC at the University of Chicago; Kymn Kochanek, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Developing a Systematic Incentive Escalation Strategy While Encouraging Interviewer and Manager Autonomy – Kate Bachtell, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Explorations of Respondent Behavior: Current Challenges Encountered in Data Collection and the Strategic Use of Incentives Across Field Survey Projects – Jodie Smylie, NORC at the University of Chicago
3D – Field Unique Approaches to Recruitment
Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

Location: Salon D

Facilitator: Brian Scruggs, NORC at the University of Chicago

Session Focus: Technological approaches to address challenges in screening and enrolling respondents

    Presentations:

  • Best Practices for Recruiting Study Participants: Case Study – Mahi Megra, American Institutes for Research; Danielle Battle, American Institutes for Research; Ryan Herrara, American Institutes for Research; Kathryn Low, American Institutes for Research
  • Using a Web Survey for Study Enrollment and Follow-up – Challenges and Benefits – Julia Anderson, Group Health Research Institute
  • Screen and No Go – Lekha Venkataraman, NORC at the University of Chicago
3E – Tech Lessons on Using Mobile App Platforms for Data Collection
Panel Discussion: General Tech (Hard Tech)

Location: Conference Room 301

Facilitator: Gina Cheung, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)

Session Focus: More and more organizations are using mobile app platforms for data collection. This panel will feature short presentations and a discussion regarding lessons learned around transitioning data collection to mobile app platforms.

  • Lessons Learned on Integrating Mobile Device Management (MDM) with Mobile Data Collection Applications – Eric Atala, Nicole Seamands and Kenny Harrison
  • Scaling the deployment of tablets in moving from paper to pixels – Kyle Kwaiser
  • Lessons Learned Doing Mobile App Data Collection – Randall Eckhoff
  • Turn Your Web App Into a Mobile App With PhoneGap – Eric White
  • Egocentric Social Network Interviews Using the EgoWeb 2.0 App – Alerk Amin
    • Panelists:

    • Eric Atala, Census Bureau
    • Nicole Seamands, Census Bureau
    • Kenny Harrison, Census Bureau
    • Kyle Kwaiser, University of Michigan – Survey Research Operations
    • Eric White, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Randall Eckhoff, RTI
    • Alerk Amin, RAND Corporation
    3F – Tech Case, Survey, and Content Management Systems
    Presentation & Discussion: Field Tech (Soft Tech)

    Location: Salon E

    Facilitator: Rob Schultz, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: This session covers a variety of Case Management Systems used by both large and small shops. Our presenters share insight into the different systems they have created or adapted to manage and monitor multi-mode data collections, longitudinal studies, and web panels.

      Presentations:

    • Development and Implementation of a Case Management Services at a Federal Statistical Agency – Lorna Drennen, USDA-NASS; Gerald Tillman, USDA-NASS
    • The Use of REDCap in a Small, Not-for-Profit Survey Research Center – Kayla Dean, HealthPartners Institute
    • Supporting repeated survey administration and cohort retention workflow with a computer-assisted database – Lee Ewing, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Heidi Guyer, Center for Clinical Management Research
    12:00pm-1:00pm on Monday
    Monday Lunch
    Location: Salon C

    Random-digit dining. Lunch provided.

    Session 4 1:30pm-2:45pm on Monday
    4A – Field Call Center Issues
    Roundtable Discussion: Field Tech (Soft Tech)

    Location: Salon A

    Facilitator: Michael Gerling, National Agricultural Statistics Service

    Session Focus: This session is a chance for field and tech to discuss infrastructure improvements, software changes/upgrades, VOIP vs. analog, automated dialing. Both small and large call centers will benefit from discussing challenges and their impact on data collection.

    4B – Field Testing the Use of Mailed Materials and How it Affects Response
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Classroom 202

    Facilitator: Jennifer Dykema, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: This session will examine different methods for improving respondent cooperation, data quality, and respondent experience through mailed materials.

      Presentations:

    • An Alternative to First Class Mail: The Evaluation of an Alternative to First Class Mail and the Impacts on Response Rates on a National Household Screener – Michael Todd Prince, RTI International
    • Effects of Alternative Forms of Addressing Households on Response Rates, Data Quality, and Costs in a Mail Survey with an Address-Based Sample – Griselle Sanchez-Diettert, University of Wisconsin Survey Center; Nadia Assad, University of Wisconsin Survey Center; Jennifer Dykema, University of Wisconsin Survey Center; Kelly Elver, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • An Evaluation of Different Versions of Respondent Materials for Gaining Respondent Cooperation Near the End of Data Collection on the General Social Survey (GSS) – Jodie Smylie, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Approaches to Obtaining Responses from Spanish-Speaking Households in a Multi-Mode Survey – Rachel Bavley, NORC at the University of Chicago; Sari Schy, NORC at the University of Chicago; Heather Morrison, NORC at the University of Chicago
    4C – Field Tailoring Biological Specimen and Anthropometric Data Collection for Respondents
    Panel Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon B

    Facilitator: Amanda Abramson, NORC at the University of Chicago

    Session Focus: This panel will examine experiences, knowledge, and challenges in the collection of biological specimens and anthropometric data and contributions to past and future research.

      Panelists:

    • Amanda Abramson, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Rebecca Gatward, UM-Survey Research Operations
    • Kriston Koepp, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Kerryann DiLoreto, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    4D – Field Respondent Experience
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Conference Room 301

    Facilitator: Andrew Hupp, UM-Survey Research Center (SRC)

    Session Focus: This session will explore factors that affect the respondent experience.

      Presentations:

    • Addressing Respondent Burden in Last Resort Efforts for the American Community Survey – Donna Daily, U.S. Census Bureau; Fern Bradshaw, U.S. Census Bureau
    • Satisfied or Dissatisfied? Does Order Matter? – Richard Hull, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Jolene Smyth, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • At What Survey Step Are We Losing Our Respondents? – Lise Rivais, Statistics Canada
    • Does the Gender of Computer-Generated Voice Matter? An Audio-Computer Assisted Self-interviewing (ACASI) Experiment – Helen (Hongyu) Johnson, University of Michigan – Institute for Social Research
    4E – Tech Using Microsoft PowerShell to Create a Dashboard to Monitor Virtual Machines
    Workshop: Focused Tech

    Location: Salon D

    Facilitator: Chris Griggs

    Session Focus: The audience will learn how to create a dashboard to monitor virtual machine (VM) system health using Microsoft PowerShell. With a simple implementation of PowerShell and HTML one can easily put together a monitoring tool with the capacity to return system status of one or many computers, including items such as available disk space, memory, CPU utilization, or other diagnostic data. Notification can be created for critical events to send alerts to administrators and project teams, mitigating and reducing downtime.

    4F – Tech Roundtable: Record Keeping of Technical Issues
    Roundtable Discussion: Field Tech (Soft Tech)

    Location: Salon E

    Facilitator: Roberto Guevara and Evelyn Bogdon, Rand Corporation

    Session Focus: Join this roundtable discussion covering methods for tracking reports of technical problems from field interviewers or self-interview respondents, tracking changes to survey specifications, and reporting and data output of all of the above.

    2:45pm-3:15pm on Monday
    Monday PM Break
    Location: Prefunction Area – Ballroom

    Snacks and beverages served.

    Session 5 3:15pm-4:30pm on Monday
    5A – Field Business and Emotional Intelligence in the Small Shop Setting
    Roundtable Discussion: Center Management & Staff Training

    Location: Salon B

    Facilitator: Rita Koontz, Washington State University Social & Economic Sciences Research Center

    Session Focus: Please bring your ideas and questions for this roundtable discussion about how we make it all happen without driving others and ourselves crazy.

    5B – Field China Household Finance Survey
    Panel Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon E

    Facilitator: Gina Cheung, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)

    Session Focus: Panelists will provide an introduction to the China Household Finance Survey, a very large multi-wave survey conducted in 2011, 2013 and 2015. They will share information about sample design, description of staff recruiting, training and management, and the design and implementation of a customized project management system.

      Panelists:

    • Xin He, Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance
    • Yin Zhan, Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance
    • Shu Xu, Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance
    5C – Field Training & Retraining: Using Data
    Presentation & Discussion: Center Management & Staff Training

    Location: Classroom 202

    Facilitator: Lekha Venkataraman, NORC at University of Chicago

    Session Focus: Using data to improve interviewer performance.

      Presentations:

    • Using Calibration Training for Assessing Interviewer Performance – Bill Mockovak, Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Exposing Field Interviewers to Paradata – Shannon Nelson, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Data Driven Training – Shawna Anderson, NORC at the University of Chicago; Katherine Burda, NORC at the University of Chicago; Megan Bilas, NORC at the University of Chicago; Lindsay Miller, NORC at the University of Chicago; Samantha Zenlea, NORC at the University of Chicago; Jessie Parker, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    • Do Interviewer Training Dynamics Produce Success in the Field? A Training Examination – Kriston Koepp, NORC at the University of Chicago
    5D – Field Longitudinal Studies with Challenging Populations
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon A

    Facilitator: Linda Stork, Michigan State University

    Session Focus: Longitudinal studies present unique challenges in recruiting, interviewing, and retaining respondents.This session will explore ways to address those challenges and collect high quality data from difficult to reach participants.

      Presentations:

    • Need to Finish the Interview Tomorrow? – An Analysis of Breakoffs and Respondent Cooperation in a Longitudinal Study – Rachel Carnahan, NORC at the University of Chicago; Shannon Corcoran, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    • Long-Term Tracking Strategies in An Unanticipated Follow-Up Study of Highly Mobile Participants with Depressive Symptoms – Sandy Yang, Survey Research Group; Suzanne Perry, RAND
    • Examining Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising In the Age of Technology: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned on a Longitudinal Study in Los Angeles – Rick Garvey, RAND Survey Research Group; Allyssa Scheyer, RAND Survey Research Group
    • Strategies for Locating and Tracking A Sample of Welfare Recipients: Lessons Learned from The California Socioeconomic Survey (CalSES) – Beverly Weidmer, RAND Corporation; Chau Pham, RAND Corporation
    • Integrating a Survey Instrument with a Life Event Calendar for a Longitudinal Study of Formerly Incarcerated Persons – Stephen King, RTI International
    5E – Tech Microsoft PowerShell Hands-On Workshop
    Workshop: Focused Tech

    Location: Salon D

    Facilitator: Chris Griggs and Orin Day, RTI International

    Session Focus: Bring your laptops to this follow-on session to 4E for some hands-on coding in Microsoft PowerShell. The facilitators will help you install PowerShell (if not already installed) and provide code examples to run and build upon, including real-world examples of how PowerShell is being used to automate tasks you might already do manually!

    5F – Tech Mobile & Real-time Data Collection
    Presentation & Discussion: General Tech (Hard Tech)

    Location: Conference Room 301

    Facilitator: Josh Seeger, NORC at the University of Chicago

    Session Focus: The audience will learn about different challenges and options for collecting real-time data using mobile devices, using web-based mobile messaging to communicate with field staff using different devices, using SMS for recruitment and survey responses while addressing TCPA concerns, and lessons learned in transitioning from PAPI to mobile.

      Presentations:

    • Challenges Collecting Real-Time Survey Data Using Smartphones – Marie Nitschke, University of Wisconsin Survey Center; Tara Piche, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Messages Galore, Email No More! – Hilary Zelko, RTI International
    • Using SMS Messaging to Explore Recruitment, Survey Response, and Ancillary Data Collection Options – Brian McDonald, High Point University
    • PAPI Interview Transition to Mobile Survey Technology – Experience Recap and Lessons Learned – Maria Hobbs, RTI International
    Session 6 4:45pm-5:45pm on Monday
    6A – All Business Meeting (All Attendees)
    Location: Conference Room 301

    Everyone is encouraged to attend the IFD&TC Business Meeting. Even if this is your first year attending the conference, your participation is welcome.

    The Business Meeting is where we discuss the future of the IFD&TC conference, elect new organizers, and learn about the location of future conferences.

    7:00pm-10:30pm on Monday
    Monday Evening Events
    To sign up for Monday Evening Events, please go to: https://ifdtc.org/monday-evening-events

     

     

    Tuesday May 17, 2016
    7:30am-9:00am on Tuesday
    Continental Breakfast
    Location: Salon C

    Continental breakfast served.

    Session 7 9:00am-10:15am on Tuesday
    7A – All Leading Through Change, Tim Gabel, RTI International
    Invited Address

    Location: Amphitheater 204

    Facilitator: Hubert Hamer, National Agricultural Statistics Service, US Department of Agriculture

    10:15am-10:45am on Tuesday
    Tuesday AM Break
    Location: Prefunction Area – Ballroom

    Snacks and beverages served.

    Session 8 10:45am-12:00pm on Tuesday
    8A – Field Methodological and Operational Challenges of Transitioning to a Web Only or Mixed Mode Design
    Panel Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon B

    Facilitator: Rebecca Gatward, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)

    Session Focus: Our aim for this session is to provide a balance of empirical findings and sharing practical experience from a panel with recent experience of introducing web as an additional data collection mode or converting to web as a primary data collection mode on a longitudinal study.

      Panelists:

    • Rebecca Gatward, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)
    • Andrew L. Hupp, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)
    • Lisa Calderwood, University College of London Centre for Longitudinal Studies
    • Jon Burton, University of Essex Institute for Social and Economic Research
    • Simon Kühne, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
    8B – Field Force Majeure and Data Collection
    Roundtable Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon E

    Facilitator: McKinlay Jeannis, RTI International

    Session Focus: Inclement weather, natural disasters and terrorist acts have negatively impacted data collection efforts in areas where data collection sites and respondents are located. This session will consider the impacts on call center and field, including lost wages, missed appointments, productivity, deadlines and project costs, as well as the impact on respondents, including inconvenience, added stress and connectivity. Come share some of your less predictable field experiences, and how you dealt with them.

    8C – Field Recruiting and Retaining Quality Staff
    Presentation & Discussion: Center Management & Staff Training

    Location: Classroom 202

    Facilitator: Steve Coombs, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: This session will discuss strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of interviewer recruitment, management, and retention.

      Presentations:

    • Gut Check: Getting from Intuition to Prediction in Field Interviewer Hiring – Stephen M. King, RTI International
    • Efforts to Improve the Efficiency of Recruiting and the Effectiveness of Interviewer Selection – Margaret L. Hudson, University of Michigan; Sarah Crane, University of Michigan
    • Nurturing the Next Generation of Survey Operations Managers: MSU’s Survey Research Lab Career Ladder – Delicia Solis, MSU Office for Survey Research; Kyle Davis, MSU Office for Survey Research; Lin Stork, MSU Office for Survey Research
    8D – Field Strategies for Increasing Response
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Conference Room 301

    Facilitator: Erica Yu, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Session Focus: Strategies include incentives, community engagement, and changes to the survey design.

      Presentations:

    • Improving Municipal Survey Response Rates with Community Signage – Tracy Keirns, UNH Survey Center
    • Incentive Effects on Respondent Characteristics and Survey Responses – Lindsey Witt-Swanson, BOSR at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Jolene Smyth, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kristen Olson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Iterative Design and Embedding Research into an Operational Survey of Health and Well-Being – Jeanette Ziegenfuss, HealthPartners Institute Survey Research Center
    8E – Tech Special Q&A with Tim Gabel
    Roundtable Discussion: General Tech (Hard Tech)

    Location: Salon D

    Facilitator: Brian Harnisch, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center

    8F – Tech Paradata: Reporting, Dashboards, and Modelling
    Presentation & Discussion: Field Tech (Soft Tech)

    Location: Salon A

    Facilitator: Nathan Jones, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: This session offers a collection of presentations on the usage and presentation of paradata, including techniques for paradata processing, reporting, and models using paradata to predict response or non-response from individuals or establishments.

      Presentations:

    • Contact History and Unit Non-Response: Findings from Wave 1 of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation – Holly Fee, U.S. Census Bureau
    • Standardized and Automatically Delivered Survey Reports with Outlier Detection for Field Staff – Lee Beck, U.S. Census Bureau
    • Data Science Solutions: Transforming Unstructured Paradata into Analyzable Data for Diverse Users – Andrew D. Piskorowski, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)
    • Predictive Analytics: Evaluating Survey Collection Tools for Establishment Surveys – Tian Luo, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Richard Holden, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Amar Mann, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    12:00pm-1:00pm on Tuesday
    Tuesday Lunch
    Location: Salon C

    Random-digit dining. Lunch provided.

    Session 9 1:30pm-2:45pm on Tuesday
    9A – Field Being Sensitive to the Needs of Our Respondents
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Conference Room 301

    Facilitator: Rick Garvey, Rand Corporation

    Session Focus: Survey work can be challenging under the best of circumstances. Sometimes the nature of a survey or the study population adds an additional layer of difficulty. Please join us to discuss how four projects rose to the challenge.

      Presentations:

    • Integrating Safety Protocols into Survey Work – Maureen O’Brien, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)
    • Managing Sensitive Studies with Hard-to-Reach Populations – Sue Hong, RTI International
    • Proof of Concept Pretest: Understanding the Challenges of Collecting Data in Texas Colonias – Catherine Haggerty, NORC Univesity of Chicago
    • Labor Trafficking in North Carolina: A Statewide Survey Using Multistage Sampling – Ryan Weber, RTI International; Brian Evans, RTI International
    9B – Field Paradata
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon A

    Facilitator: Tim Olson, U.S. Census Bureau

    Session Focus: Every aspect of survey data collection work, from web surveys to field data collection can be made more efficient through the analysis of paradata. Presenters in this session will share some new ways they are using paradata to improve the methods they use to collect data.

      Presentations:

    • Using a Web Beacon to Diagnose a Decline in Response Rate – Andrew Hupp, University of Michigan
    • Field Division’s Survey Crediting and Charging Policy: Looking at Survey Response Rate Measurement at the Interviewer Level in a New Way to Continue to Improve Consistency and Transparency – John Baker, US Census Bureau; Lee Beck, Field Division
    • From Basic Science to Business Intelligence: How Survey Paradata Can Inform Strategy and Operations – Casey A Easterday, HealthPartners Institute; Kayla R Dean, HealthPartners Institute; Jeanette Y Ziegenfuss, HealthPartners Institute
    • Concepts and Definitions for Electronic Questionnaires and Multi-Mode Surveys – Anie Marcil, Statistics Canada
    9C – Field Using Web and Social Media Tools to Locate Hard-to-Reach Populations
    Roundtable Discussion: Field Tech (Soft Tech)

    Location: Classroom 202

    Facilitator: Michael Turek, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: This roundtable will discuss some of the developing web-based and social media techniques used to locate hard-to-reach and transitory sample groups for face to face interview projects.

    Join us for a discussion of current or emerging methods, tools and strategies used by field interviewing staff and field directors to increase efficiency and success with these complex projects.

    9D – Field Managing Clients and Client Satisfaction
    Roundtable Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon E

    Facilitator: Christy Storey, A.L. Burruss Institute – Kennesaw State University

    Session Focus: Please join us for a round table about client management, including topics such as how to re-shape current client-center relationships, approaches to successfully convince clients of your expertise, how to evaluate client satisfaction, and act on satisfaction feedback.

    9E – Tech Hands-On Technology Workshop – Creating Web and Paper Questionnaires with Limesurvey and queXML
    Workshop: Focused Tech

    Location: Salon D

    Facilitator: Adam Zammit, Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc.

    Session Focus: Limesurvey is fully featured free open source tool for creating and administering web based questionnaires.queXML allows Limesurvey to be used to produce structured paper questionnaires. This is a hands-on session – bring your laptop or tablet to learn how to use Limesurvey to create and administer a web based questionnaire and then export it to a paper questionnaire.

    9F – Tech Collaborative Bidirectional Data Collection Using a Laptop and a Tablet Simultaneously
    Panel Discussion: General Tech (Hard Tech)

    Location: Salon B

    Facilitator: Kerryann DiLoreto, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: Panelists will provide an overview and demonstration of the Dynamic Tablet Screen Map (DTSM) tablet-based data collection tool that works in concert with a traditional CAPI survey instrument programmed in CASES. The DTSM was designed to allow respondents to input data by tapping to select areas on a map, thus eliminating paper maps. Small group demonstrations will allow members of the audience to play the role of respondent or observe the data collection system in action.

      Panelists:

    • Kerryann DiLoreto, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Chris Schlapper, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Eric White, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Rob Schultz, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Vicki Lein, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    2:45pm-3:15pm on Tuesday
    Tuesday PM Break
    Location: Prefunction Area – Ballroom

    Snacks and beverages served.

    Session 10 3:15pm-4:30pm on Tuesday
    10A – Field Quality Control
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon B

    Facilitator: Forest Goss, UALR Survey Research Center

    Session Focus: This session will include presentations that highlight the importance of quality control and methods for detecting issues.

      Presentations:

    • Case Study: Identification, Financial Impact, and Policy Implications of Data Falsification – Tracy Keirns, UNH Survey Center
    • Managing Field Interviewers Through Data Generated Alerts – Vicki McIntire, US Census Bureau; Tamara Adams, US Census Bureau
    • Behind the Scene of Data Falsification – Tim Olson, U.S. Census Bureau
    10B – Field Techniques for Increasing Response
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Conference Room 301

    Facilitator: Janice Larson, Iowa State University – CSSM

    Session Focus: This session will cover a variety of techniques for increasing response.

      Presentations:

    • Lessons from Three Years of Data Collection Using Address-Based Sampling for a Household Telephone Survey – Chad Kniss, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Effective Voicemail Message Timing for an All-Cell RDD Sample Frame – Joseph Matuzak, University of Michigan Institute of Social Research
    • When Calling Matters: First Time Attempts for Cell, RDD and Listed Samples – Tim Lensing, Social & Economic Sciences Research Center
    10C – Field Collecting Physical Measures
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon D

    Facilitator: Julie Brown, RAND Corporation

    Session Focus: Collecting physical measures present unique problems for data collectors. This session will examine techniques for addressing these problems.

      Presentations:

    • Issues and Challenges in the Collection of Anthropometric Measurements and Child Developmental Assessments Among Children 2-12 – Andrea Moraga Holz, The RAND Corporation; Kate Smith, The RAND Corporation
    • The California Socioeconomic Survey (CalSES): Strategies for Refusal Aversion and Conversion – Beau De Lang, RAND Corporation; Ray Lind, RAND Corporation
    • “Getting Crabby”: Examining Challenges to Collecting Physical Measures Data Among Child Participants – Rachel Bavley, NORC at the University of Chicago; Emma Kaufman, NORC at the University of Chicago; Papia Paul, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Tips & Tricks for Comparing Physical Measurement Methods in the Field – Lauren Sedlak, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Development and Implementation of a Protocol to Photograph Survey Respondents – Bryan B. Rhodes, RTI International
    10D – Field Project Management
    Panel Discussion: Center Management & Staff Training

    Location: Classroom 202

    Facilitator: Cathy Haggerty, NORC at the University of Chicago

    Session Focus: Our panelists will talk about Project Management approaches, SWOT analysis, and work plans. Please come with your additional questions about Project Management.

      Panelists:

    • Margaret Lowden, The Ohio State University
    • Katie Burda, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Reya Calistes, Indiana University Center for Survey Research
    10E – Tech Tech Show & Tell
    Presentation & Discussion: General Tech (Hard Tech)

    Location: Salon A

    Facilitator: Bill Connett, UM-Survey Research Center

    Session Focus: See demonstrations of new survey technology! This session provides discussion and demonstrations of automated mobile application testing, offline map servers, dynamic reporting of statistical data, and maps and question flow on CAPI connected tablets.

      Presentations:

    • Dynamic Reporting of Agricultural Statistics – Lorna Drennen, USDA-NASS; Carol Crawford, USDA-NASS; Sue King, USDA-NASS
    • Testing Mobile Applications Using Automation – Anwar Mohammed, RTI International
    • Managing Question Flow on a Tablet-Driven CAPI Survey – Rob Schultz, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Implementation of a Tablet Map as Input Device for Respondents in a Collaborative Approach to CAPI Interviewing – Chris Schlapper, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    • Adding Offline Customized Map Server Functionality to a CAPI Laptop – Eric White, UW Survey Center
    10F – Tech Tech Topics 2016
    Presentation & Discussion: General Tech (Hard Tech)

    Location: Salon E

    Facilitator: Kate Krueger, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: This session covers a variety of advancements in survey questionnaire programming methods and data quality, including ACASI, IVR, Multiple Language Support, scanning to replace keying, and a database system to support QC activities.

      Presentations:

    • Building ACASI Surveys Using Text-to-Speech Technology – Gilbert Rodriguez, RTI International
    • Implementation of Interactive Voice Response during the 2014 Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement – Jennifer Arrieta, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)
    • Implementing Multiple Language Support on Android – Charles Loftis, RTI International
    • Can Scanning Technologies Lead to Greater Data Collection Efficiencies and Higher Data Quality Versus Traditional Manual Entry? – Megan Bilas, NORC at the University of Chicago; Jennifer Vanicek, NORC at the University of Chicago; Kari Carris, NORC at the University of Chicago; Shannon Corcoran, Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics; Maggie Murgolo, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Using an Access Database to Increase the Ease and Efficiency of Performing Quality Control for Data Entry – Kate Krueger, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    Session 11 4:45pm-6:00pm on Tuesday
    11A -Tech Tech Talk
    Roundtable Discussion: General Tech (Hard Tech)

    Location: Classroom 104

    Facilitator: Eric White, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: Tech issues discussed roundtable-style.

    Wednesday May 18, 2016
    7:30am-9:00am on Wednesday
    Continental Breakfast
    Location: Salon C

    Continental breakfast served.

    Session 12 9:00am-10:15am on Wednesday
    12A – Field Recruitment Through Institutions
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon A

    Facilitator: Nathan Jones, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: This session will cover the types of issues you may encounter when recruiting participants through institutions.

      Presentations:

    • Paving the Way to Success: Overcoming Challenges to Study Enrollment in a Multi-site Clinic Setting – Stacey Weger Bell, RTI International
    • Recruiting and Interviewing Patients at Health Centers: Challenges and Lessons Learned from the Health Center Patient Survey – Azucena Derecho, RTI International
    • Data Collection Modifications to Address Enrollment and Data Quality Challenges in a School Environment – Jessica Williams, RTI International
    • “Thank Goodness for the Pilot”: Field Procedure Lessons from the Study of Iowa High Schools – Jaime Faus, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
    12B – Field Budgeting Roundtable
    Roundtable Discussion: Center Management & Staff Training

    Location: Salon D

    Facilitator: Kelly Elver, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

    Session Focus: This roundtable will focus on recent developments in budgeting across a variety of center types. Come and share your budgeting and project cost tracking issues.

    12C – Field Federal Compliance
    Presentation & Discussion: Survey Methodology

    Location: Salon B

    Facilitator: Ron Langley, University of Kentucky Survey Research Center

    Session Focus: This session will include presentations covering federal regulations, including human subjects protections and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

      Presentations:

    • On-line Delivery of Human Subjects Training for Field Interviewers – Sharon Parker, UM-Survey Research Center (UM-SRC)
    • Procedural Adaptations to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). – Kurt Johnson, Research Triangle Institute
    • Federal Data Collection and Respondent Privacy Concerns – Byron Crenshaw, Census Bureau; CIPP/G
    12D – Field Challenges in Training
    Presentation & Discussion: Center Management & Staff Training

    Location: Conference Room 301

    Facilitator: Terry O’Connor, USDA NASS

    Session Focus: This session will focus on challenges in training staff.

      Presentations:

    • Project Workbooks: Connecting Training and Interviewer Work – Anna Joyce, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Can’t Touch This: An Analysis of the Methods, Challenges, and Lessons Learned Training Field Interviewers on Using a Touchscreen Tablet for Household Screening – Lauren Sedlak, NORC at the University of Chicago; Anna Wiencrot, NORC at the University of Chicago; Daniel Lawrence, NORC at the University of Chicago; Sara Walsh, NORC at the University of Chicago; Amanda Abramson, NORC at the University of Chicago; Jennifer Sartorius, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Mapping Chicago’s South Side: Lessons from a Longitudinal Asset Mapping Project – Hillary Hanson, University of Chicago Survey Lab; Tiana Pyer-Pereira, University of Chicago Survey Lab
    • Establishing Remote Field Sites for Asset Mapping – Tiana Pyer-Pereira, University of Chicago Survey Lab; Hillary Hanson, University of Chicago Survey Lab
    12E – Tech The Wonderful World of Address Data
    Presentation & Discussion: Field Tech (Soft Tech)

    Location: Classroom 202

    Facilitator: Chris Corey, Rand Corporation

    Session Focus: Address data is often messy — it’s difficult to cleanly collect, manipulate, match, and deduplicate. These presentations span those topics, including using cleaning data upon collection, updates using administrative data, using Google mapping tools, and custom coding methods.

      Presentations:

    • Using the Google Map API for Address Deduplication in a Household Mixed-Mode Survey – Mai Nguyen, RTI International; Kathy Mason, RTI International
    • “I Have Your Address as [INSERT ADDRESS HERE], Is That Correct?” Editing Open Text CAPI Questionnaire Address Fields to Promote Locating Efficiencies and Reduce Respondent Burden – Sara Darga, NORC at the University of Chicago; Elise Wisnieski, NORC at the University of Chicago
    • Deriving New Variables from Old Paradata: Strategies for Stand-alone Address Cleaning and Matching – Orin A. Day, RTI International; Patrick J. Fowler, Washington University in St. Louis
    • Locating and Evaluating Sample Movers in the 2014 SIPP Panel – Abby Williams, U.S. Census Bureau
    10:15am-10:45am on Wednesday
    Wednesday AM Break
    Location: Prefunction Area – Ballroom

    Snacks and beverages served.

    Session 13 10:45am-11:45am on Wednesday
    13A – All Closing Session, Looking Back, Looking Ahead!
    Panel Discussion

    Location: Amphitheater 204

    Facilitator: TBA

    Session Focus: In honor of IFD&TC’s 50th Anniversary, please come and enjoy some of the funnier moments of past conferences, and share hopes for the future of the conference.