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Seminar on Novel Measurement Problems in Social Sciences:
Response Styles, Careless Responding, Measurement Invariance, Log‑Data, and Technology-Based Measurement

15-05-2024 – 17-05-2024

Warsaw, Poland

Conference Topics

This conference addresses measurement issues in the broadly defined field of social sciences, with particular emphasis on sociology, psychology, and educational sciences. The primary topics to be discussed at the conference include, but are not limited to:

  1. Measurement distortions such as response biases, including response styles, inattentive responding, and social desirability responding.
  2. The collection, processing, and utilisation of process data (log-data) and other paradata to enhance measurement accuracy in social sciences.
  3. Technological innovations in measurement, encompassing the use of computers, machine learning methods, and large language models (commonly referred to as “artificial intelligence”), along with their implications for measurement development.
  4. Statistical modelling of latent variables (new response models, measurement invariance, etc.).
  5. Additional measurement and modelling challenges in social sciences, covering psychometric, statistical, and methodological concerns.

These issues will be explored in the context of both cognitive tasks (e.g., tests) and non-cognitive tasks (surveys and questionnaires), with a special focus on technological aspects – namely, measurement processes mediated by new technologies such as computers, smartphones, and online research methodologies.

Invited Speakers

The tentative list of invited speakers is to include:

  • Francesca Borgonovi (OECD/University College London)
  • Ulf Kroehne (DIPF)
  • Oliver Lüdtke (IPN Kiel)
  • Daniel Oberski (Utrecht University)
  • Alexander Robitzsch (IPN Kiel)
  • Esther Ulitzsch (CEMO)

Abstract Submission

If you are interested in participating in our conference, please send an abstract to The abstract should be no longer than 250 words, contain up to six keywords and a full list of authors with affiliations. Please also indicate presenting authors.

Submission Deadline: February 29

Acceptance Notification: March 8


The conference will be held at the seat of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Staszic Palace at 72 Nowy Świat Street, Warsaw, Poland.

There is no conference fee.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Warsaw!

The conference is organised by the Computational Social Sciences Department from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and is co-financed by the National Science Centre (NCN) research grant (2019/33/B/HS6/00937).