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01.10.2015 - 31.07.2019 / SHARE - Infrastructure

CROss-National Online Survey (CRONOS) panel

CROss-National Online Survey (CRONOS) panel was the first attempt to establish a cross-national probability-based online panel following a harmonised approach - from the recruitment stage to data processing. It was a pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of panel recruitment on the back of an existing cross-national survey in terms of costs, sample representativeness, participation (and attrition rates) and data quality. CRONOS was designed and implemented alongside ESS Round 8 in 2016, as part of the larger SERISS project. After completing the ESS face-to-face interview, respondents in Estonia, Great Britain and Slovenia 18 or older were invited to participate in six 20-minute online surveys over a time period of twelve months. The CRONOS panel also served as a platform for research on survey panel participation and question pre-testing. The research focused on incentives and contact mode experiments to enhance higher participation, experiments seeking to motivate respondents to be as accurate as possible when completing the surveys, experiments on translation approaches and numerous question wording experiments.