Welcome to my website.

I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Data and Methods Unit at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the Universiy of Mannheim.

I’m also a Research Associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex and serve as Committee Member of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA).

I’m interested in topics related to survey methodology and social data science. In my research, I examine the quality of novel methods of data collection, with a focus on mobile web surveys, passive measurement with smartphone apps and wearable sensors, and linkage of survey and social media data.

Education

  • Ph.D. Survey Methodology, 2018

    University of Essex

  • B.A. Politics and Public Administration, 2014

    University of Konstanz

Selected Publications

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(2022). The effects of personalized feedback on participation and reporting in mobile app data collection. Social Science Computer Review, 40(1), 165-178.

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(2022). Increasing participation in a mobile app study: The effects of a sequential mixed-mode design and in-interview invitation. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 1-25.

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(2022). Do you have your smartphone with you? Behavioral barriers for measuring everyday activities with smartphone sensors. Computers in Human Behavior, 127, 107054.

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(2021). Do distractions during web survey completion affect data quality? Findings from a laboratory experiment. Social Science Computer Review, 39(1), 148-161.

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(2021). Language proficiency among respondents: Implications for data quality in a longitudinal face-to-face survey. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 9(1), 73-93.

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(2021). Barriers to the large-scale adoption of a COVID-19 contact tracing app in Germany: Survey study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(3), e23362.

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(2021). Linking Twitter and survey data: Asymmetry in quantity and its impact. EPJ Data Science, 10, 1-20.

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(2020). Studying health-related internet and mobile device use using web logs and smartphone records. PLoS ONE 15(6), e0234663.

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(2020). A review of conceptual approaches and empirical evidence on probability and nonprobability sample survey research. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 8(1), 4-36.

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(2019). Willingness to use mobile technologies for data collection in a probability household panel. Survey Research Methods, 13(1), 1-22.

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Teaching

Fall/Winter 2022

Empirical Research Practicum II (Details)
  • B.A. Seminar
  • University of Mannheim, School of Social Sciences

Upcoming Talks

How to Increase the Acceptance of Mobile App and Sensor Data Collection?
General Online Research Conference, Berlin, Germany (Program)
September 7-9, 2022

Contact

  • a.wenz (at) uni-mannheim.de
  • +49 (621) 181-2019
  • University of Mannheim
    Mannheim Centre for European Social Research
    A5, 6 | Room A 244
    68131 Mannheim, Germany