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Alexander Wenz

Postdoctoral Researcher in
Social Science Research Methods

University of Mannheim

Welcome to my website.

I’m a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” at the University of Mannheim.

I’m also a Research Associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, and a Faculty Member at the International Program in Survey and Data Science at the University of Mannheim and the University of Maryland.

Most of my research focuses on sources of error in innovative data collection methods, in particular online surveys and mobile data collection.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or are interested in collaborating.

Interests

  • App and sensor data collection
  • Online surveys and internet panels
  • Social media and digital trace data

Education

  • Ph.D. Survey Methodology, 2018

    University of Essex

  • B.A. Politics and Public Administration, 2014

    University of Konstanz

Publications

(2020). The effects of personalized feedback on participation and reporting in mobile app data collection. Social Science Computer Review, in press.

(2020). Editorial: Recent advances in probability-based and nonprobability survey research. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 8(1), 2-3.

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(2020). Language proficiency among respondents: implications for data quality in a longitudinal face-to-face survey. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 1-21.

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(2020). A review of conceptual approaches and empirical evidence on probability and nonprobability sample survey research. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 8(1), 4-36.

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(2019). Increasing participation in a mobile app study. The effects of a sequential mixed-mode design and in-interview invitation. Understanding Society Working Paper, 2019-04.

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(2019). Do distractions during web survey completion affect data quality? Findings from a laboratory experiment. Social Science Computer Review, 1-14.

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(2019). Willingness to use mobile technologies for data collection in a probability household panel. Survey Research Methods, 13(1), 1-22.

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(2018). Consequences of mid-stream mode-switching in a panel survey. Survey Research Methods, 12(1), 43-58.

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(2017). Surveying young people in the smartphone age. Social Research Practice, 5, 2-11.

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(2017). Completing web surveys on mobile devices. Does screen size affect data quality. ISER Working Paper, 2017-05.

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(2014). Social media monitoring of the campaigns for the 2013 German Bundestag elections on Facebook and Twitter. GESIS Working Paper, 2014-31.

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