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23 June 2021

Webinar: The effect of language of survey administration on the response formation process

City-ESS HQ-NatCen survey methodology seminar series

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This webinar will present a theoretical framework for the effect of language at each stage of the response formation process, borrowing from relevant literature and deriving hypothesis about the implications for surveys.

Speaker: Emilia Peytcheva, Senior Survey Methodologist at RTI International, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Date: Wednesday 23 June, 6pm

This online event is free to attend, please register using the below link.

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A substantial body of literature in psycholinguistics and cross-cultural psychology suggests that language of survey administration may impact every stage of the response formation model.

Different mechanisms may play a role at the same time at each step of the response process.

As a result, answers provided by bilingual respondents may differ, depending on survey language.

In this webinar, Emilia Peytcheva (RTI International) will present a theoretical framework for the effect of language at each stage of the response formation process, borrowing from relevant literature and deriving hypothesis about the implications for surveys.

It will focus on four well-studied mechanisms - cultural frame switching, language-dependent recall, language codability, and spatial frames of reference.

Emilia Peytcheva is a senior survey methodologist at RTI International and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

She teaches courses on questionnaire design, cross-cultural survey methods and introduction to survey research at the University of North Carolina and the ISR Summer Institute at the University of Michigan.

Her research interests include measurement error-inducing factors in cross-cultural research and the interplay among survey errors.

She holds a PhD in survey methodology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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