Call for Papers and Workshops

The Center for Survey Research (CSR) of Academia Sinica in Taiwan will hold an international conference on survey research methodology on 8 August and the morning of 9 August 2019. In addition, CSR will offer a four-hour workshop on Total Survey Error as a framework for high quality survey design on the afternoon of August 7. A second four-hour workshop on weighting for various types of survey data, such as panels, dual frames etc., takes place on the afternoon of August 9.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Opens: 1 January 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 March 2019
Acceptance Notification: 31 March 2019
Registration Opens: 1 April 2019  6 May 2019
Registration Closes: 15 July 2019 (No On-Site Registration)

About the Conference

We welcome papers that focus on survey research methodology, including but not restricted to:

  • Interviewing and questionnaire design
  • Sampling issues
  • Nonresponse and incentives
  • Measurement issues, including issues of cross-cultural comparisons
  • Statistical techniques for analyzing survey data
  • Applying and/or combining technologies (e.g., online, web, and GIS social media) for doing survey research
  • Using sources of information (e.g., big data, or paradata) to complement survey data

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  1. Only abstracts submitted to the conference website by 5 March 2019 will be considered.
  2. The online submission website will be open on 1 January 2019.
  3. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. All submissions must be in English, and all accepted works are to be presented in English. Abstracts generally include a description of the research with specific research questions or hypotheses, methods, and results, if available at the time of submission.
  4. Submitters will be notified of the result by 31 March 2019 by email. The submitter is the primary contact person and is responsible for notifying all co-authors of acceptance, rejection and any other information provided.

Keynote Speakers

  • Norbert Schwarz (Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, University of Southern California)
    Title: How Respondents Answer Questions: Lessons from 3 Decades of Cognitive Research
  • Michael Link (Division Vice President, Data Science, Surveys, and Enabling Technologies, Abt Associates)
  • Title: The Relevance of “Data Science” for Survey Research: Finding Solutions in an Ever-Changing Data World
  • Brady T. West (Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor)
  • Title: The Study of Interviewer Effects: The State of the Science and Necessary Future Directions

About the Workshops

1. Total Survey Error: A Guiding Framework for High-Quality Survey Design

  • Instructor: Professor Brady T. West (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor)
  • Date: 7 August 2019; Time: 13:30 - 17:30

2. Survey Weighting: Everything from Basic Concepts to Advanced Applications

  • Instructor: Professor Brady T. West (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor)
  • Date: 9 August 2019; Time: 13:30 - 17:30


Presenters and non-presenters are welcome to the conference and workshops. The registration rates are as follows.

Conference Only: NTD $2,000
One Workshop Only: NTD $2,000
Conference and One Workshop: NTD $3,000
Two Workshops: NTD $3,000
Conference and Two Workshops: NTD $5,000


Students receive a 50% discount of the above rates.

Conference Banquet

The Conference Banquet (night of 8 August) can be booked at an additional charge of NTD$800.


Questions about the conference should be directed to the conference staff at
Conference website: