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Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research 

March 4 -5, 2021

2020 has turned out to be an extraordinary year of global health, economic and geopolitical crisis, shattering everyday routines and future expectations across all levels of society. Timely and reliable information on rapidly-changing beliefs and behavior is more important than ever.  As COVID-19 has rendered  face-to-face interviewing next to impossible while telephone response rates continue to decline,  population-representative probability-based internet panels have a key role to play in monitoring crucial developments and shaping the research and policy response. In turn, the heightened need for probability-based household internet panels leads to a renewed urgency for greater transparency, best practice lessons, and accountability in approaches to panel recruitment, retention, and management. 

It is therefore with great pleasure that we announce our third Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research (CIPHER) conference in 2021, to provide a platform for researchers to share challenges, opportunities, and successes. The third CIPHER conference will be entirely virtual and will take place on 4th and 5th March, 2021.

Although we do not exclude any topics a priori, we are especially interested in submissions on the following topics:

  • Transparency and best practices in probability-based panel recruitment and retention practices;
  • COVID pandemic and its effects;
  • Survey methodology and practice; 
  • Experiments;
  • Data management and linkages;
  • Developments in analysis techniques;
  • Applications of research;
  • Combination of wearable devices data with self-reports;
  • Naturally occurring data; and
  • Machine learning.

Registration Details
This conference is made possible through grant funding from the Social Security Administration, the National Institute on Aging, and the Center for Economic and Social Research at USC. There is no charge to attend this conference. 

The conference will be held virtually. We will send participants additional information closer to the date. 

Program and Registration
The program for the conference will be available in advance of the conference.

The conference will be live and will be recorded for future viewing. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.