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2018 International Total Survey Error Workshop (ITSEW)


The 2018 ITSEW will be held June 4-6 in Durham, North Carolina, hosted by the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina. The workshop will feature a keynote address by Dr. Roger Tourangeau, Vice President at Westat and past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

ITSEW is aimed at statisticians, survey managers and methodologists, pollsters, public opinion researchers, and marketing research professionals focused on survey quality and the challenges of combined data products. Through presentations and exchange of information the workshop aims to support a better understanding of total survey error.

The theme of the 2018 workshop is “Approaches for Mitigating Total Survey Error (TSE) and Its Effects.”

We welcome submission on any topic related to total survey error, but especially encourage contributions such as:

  • Methods for combining and analyzing data from multiple sources
  • Adaptive design and data collection strategies
  • Approaches for minimizing TSE when using non-probability samples
  • Uses of administrative data to reduce TSE

However, any and all topics related to TSE are welcome. If you would like to present research at the workshop, please submit an abstract by February 16, 2018 (max. 400 words).

Presentations on research still in progress are highly encouraged. Be prepared to share a (preliminary) paper prior to the workshop so that attendees can prepare for discussion. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance of their abstracts by mid-March.

For any questions, please email

Access a printable/shareable PDF with information about the workshop and a link to the abstract submission form here.

Please visit the workshop website here for more information on the workshop.


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