About the Author
Ineke Stoop, Social and Cultural Planning Office of the Netherlands
Head of the Department of Data Services and IT, Dr Stoop has worked in survey research and data quality for almost 30 years. She's a member of the advisory board for both Eurostat and the ISI. Her main research interest is nonresponse.
Jaak Billiet, Centre for Sociological Research, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Professor Billiet is head of the Centre of Sociological Research and a member of the central co-ordination team of the European Social Survey.
Achim Koch, Centre for Survey Research and Methodology, Germany
Senior Researcher Achim Koch has been working in this area for 20 years. He was Director of the German General Social Survey between 1995 and 2004.
Rory Fitzgerald, Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, City University, UK
Senior Research Fellow Rory Fitzgerald has had many years experience working in surveying. Before moving to his current post he was Research Director at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) for 5 years.
All four authors have published numerous articles in this area.