Lars Kaczmirek CV

Dr. Lars Kaczmirek is a survey researcher at GESIS–Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany. He studied psychology in Mannheim and specializes in online data collection, survey design and methodology. Research interests include optimizing costs/benefits during fieldwork, reducing total survey error, website evaluation, data protection, accessibility and usability.

Publications

Edited books and monographs

  1. Kaczmirek, L., Irmer, C., Hellwig, O., Taddicken, M., & Welker, M., (Eds.). (2012). 14th General Online Research Conference GOR 12. (Proceedings). Cologne: DGOF.
  2. Das, M., Ester, P., & Kaczmirek, L. (Eds.). (2011). Social and Behavioral Research and the Internet: Advances in Applied Methods and Research Strategies. New York: Routledge.
  3. Taddicken, M., Welker, M., Geißler, H., & Kaczmirek, L. (Eds.). (2011). 13th General Online Research Conference GOR 11. (Proceedings). Cologne: DGOF.
  4. Welker, M., Geißler, H., Kaczmirek, L., & Wenzel, O. (Eds.). (2010). 12th General Online Research Conference GOR 10. (Proceedings). Cologne: DGOF.
  5. Kaczmirek, L. (2008). Human-Survey Interaction: Usability and Nonresponse in Online Surveys. Mannheim: MADOC (Mannheim Electronic Document Server). [Dissertation]. Open access download.
  6. Kaczmirek, L. (2003). Information und Selektion. Gebrauchstauglichkeit der Ergebnisseiten von Suchmaschinen. Diplomarbeit, Universität Mannheim. [Information and Selection. Usability of search engine result pages] [Diplomarbeit] Open access download.
    Awarded with the Otto-Selz-Preis 2004 of the University of Mannheim.
  7. Kaczmirek, L., & Kohl, B. (1997). Einführung in Windows 95 und MS-DOS 7.0. Mannheim: Novalis-Verlag.

Reprints of monographs

  1. Kaczmirek, L. (2012). Verloren im Informationsdschungel: Gebrauchstauglichkeit der Ergebnisseiten von Suchmaschinen. Saarbrücken: AV Akademikerverlag.
    [unchanged reprint of the 2007 book.]
  2. Kaczmirek, L. (2009). Human-Survey Interaction: Usability and Nonresponse in Online Surveys. Cologne: Halem Verlag.
    [Modified reprint of the 2008 book.]
  3. Kaczmirek, L. (2007). Verloren im Informationsdschungel: Gebrauchstauglichkeit der Ergebnisseiten von Suchmaschinen. Saarbrücken: Vdm Verlag Dr. Müller.
    [Reprint of the 2006 book.]
  4. Kaczmirek, L. (2006). Information und Selektion. Gebrauchstauglichkeit der Ergebnisseiten von Suchmaschinen. Mannheim: MADOC (Mannheim Electronic Document Server). [Information and Selection. Usability of search engine result pages].
    [Open access reprint of the 2003 book.]

Journal articles

  1. Menold, Natalja, Kaczmirek, Lars, Lenzner, Timo, & Neusar, Ales. (in print). How do respondents attend to verbal labels in rating scales? Field Methods.
  2. Bosnjak, Michael, Haas, Iris, Galesic, Mirta, Kaczmirek, Lars, Bandilla, Wolfgang, & Couper Mick P. (in print). Sample composition discrepancies in different stages of a probability-based online panel. Field Methods.
  3. Behr, Dorothée, Braun, Michael, Kaczmirek, Lars, & Bandilla, Wolfgang. (in print). Testing the Validity of Gender Ideology Items by Implementing Probing Questions in Web Surveys. Field Methods.
  4. Behr, Dorothée, Kaczmirek, Lars, Bandilla, Wolfgang, & Braun, Michael (2012): Asking Probing Questions in Web Surveys: Which Factors have an Impact on the Quality of Responses? Social Science Computer Review. doi:10.1177/0894439311435305
  5. Lenzner, T., Kaczmirek, L., & Galesic, M. (2011). Seeing Through the Eyes of the Respondent: An Eye-Tracking Study on Survey Question Comprehension. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 23, 3, 361-373. doi:10.1093/ijpor/EDQ053
  6. Struminskaya, B., Kaczmirek, L., Schaurer, I., Bandilla, W., Gabler, & S., Häder, S. (2011). Identifying non-working numbers in cell phone RDD samples via HLR-Lookup technology: reduced survey costs and higher precision in response rate calculation. Survey Practice, August.
  7. Lenzner, T., Kaczmirek, L., & Lenzner, A. (2010). Cognitive Burden of Survey Questions and Response Times: A Psycholinguistic Experiment. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 7, 1003-1020. doi:10.1002/acp.1602
  8. Bosnjak, M., Neubarth, W., Couper, M. P., Bandilla, W., & Kaczmirek, L. (2008). Prenotification in Web-based Access Panel Surveys: The Influence of Mobile Text Messaging versus E-Mail on Response Rates and Sample Composition. Social Science Computer Review, 26, 213-223. doi:10.1177/0894439307305895
  9. Kaczmirek, L., Liebig, C., & Schütze, H.-J. (2002). Gebrauchstauglichkeit der Ergebnisseiten von Suchmaschinen. Mannheimer Beiträge zur Wirtschafts- und Organisationspsychologie, 17 (2), 43-54. [Usability of search engine result pages]
    The article was reprinted in Weiterbildender Masterstudiengang Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie. Methoden der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 04/05, FernUniversität in Hagen.

Chapters in collected editions and other

  1. Kaczmirek, L. (2011). Attention and Usability in Internet Surveys: Effects of Visual Feedback in Grid Questions. In M. Das, P. Ester, & L. Kaczmirek (Eds.), Social and Behavioral Research and the Internet: Advances in Applied Methods and Research Strategies (pp. 191-214). New York: Routledge.
  2. Kaczmirek, L., & Raabe, J. (2010). Datenquellen und Standarduntersuchungen zur Online-Kommunikation. In W. Schweiger, & K. Beck (Eds.), Handbuch Onlinekommunikation (S. 518-540). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag der Sozialwissenschaften.
  3. Thiele, O., & Kaczmirek, L. (2010). Security and Data Protection: Collection, Storage, Feedback in Internet Research. In S. D. Gosling, & J. A. Johnson (Eds.), Advanced methods for behavioral research on the Internet (pp. 235-253). Washington: American Psychological Association.
  4. Kaczmirek, L., Baier, C., & Züll, C. (2010). Wie empfinden Teilnehmer die Fragen in Online-Befragungen? Entwicklung eines Diktionärs für die automatische Codierung freier Antworten. In M. Welker, & C. Wünsch (Eds.), Die Online-Inhaltsanalyse: Von der Konzeption über die Datenerhebung bis zur Auswertung (S. 191-223). Köln: Herbert von Halem Verlag.
  5. Bandilla, W., Kaczmirek, L., Blohm, M. & Neubarth, W. (2009). Coverage- und Nonresponse-Effekte bei Online-Bevölkerungsumfragen. In N. Jackob; H. Schoen & T. Zerback (Hrsg.), Sozialforschung im Internet: Methodologie und Praxis der Online-Befragung (S. 129-143). VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
  6. Kaczmirek, L. (2008). Internet Survey Software Tools. In N. Fielding, R. Lee, & G. Blank (eds.), The Handbook of Online Research Methods (pp. 236-254). London: Sage Publications.
  7. Faaß (Lenzner), T., Kaczmirek, L., & Lenzner, A. (2008). Psycholinguistic Determinants of Question Difficulty: A Web Experiment. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33) [cd-rom], University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
  8. Neubarth, W., Kaczmirek, L., & Hellwig, O. (2007). Online-Türöffner: Vergleichsstudie zu Programmiervarianten von Rekrutierungs-E-Mails. Research & Results, 4, 34-35.
  9. Kaczmirek, L., & Neubarth, W. (2007). Nicht-reaktive Datenerhebung: Teilnahmeverhalten bei Befragungen mit Paradaten evaluieren. In Deutsche Gesellschaft für Online-Forschung (eds.): Online-Forschung 2007: Grundlagen und Fallstudien (S. 293-311). Köln: Herbert von Halem Verlag.
  10. Kaczmirek, L., & Wolff, K. G. (2007). Survey Design for Visually Impaired and Blind People. Universal Access in HCI, Part I, HCII 2007, LNCS 4554, pp. 374-381. Berlin: Springer.
  11. Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Web Surveys. A Brief Guide on Usability and Implementation Issues. In M. Hassenzahl, & M. Peissner (ed.), Usability Professionals 2005 (pp. 102-105). German Chapter der Usability Professionals Association e.V.
  12. Thiele, O., Sütterlin P., & Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Evaluation of user interfaces for displaying text messages on mobile devices. Paper presented at the IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (IASTED-HCI 2005), November 14-16, 2005, Phoenix, USA.
  13. Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Das Web Survey Methodology Portal (websm.org). Ein Informationsportal zu internetbasierten Datenerhebungsverfahren. ZUMA-Nachrichten, 56, 98-103.
  14. Kaczmirek, L., & Schulze, N. (2005). Standards in Online Surveys. Sources for Professional Codes of Conduct, Ethical Guidelines and Quality of Online Surveys [online]. A Guide of the Web Survey Methodology Site. http://websm.org/
  15. Kaczmirek, L., & Horneff, H. (2005). Writing a Guide for a WebSM Topic: A Style Guide about How-Tos. A WebSM Guide.
  16. Kaczmirek, L. (2004). Choosing survey software: How to decide and what to consider [online]. A Guide of the Web Survey Methodology Site. http://websm.org/
  17. Kaczmirek, L. (2003). Gebrauchstauglichkeit der Ergebnisseiten von Suchmaschinen. In G. Szwillus, & J. Ziegler (eds.), Mensch & Computer 2003: Interaktion in Bewegung (pp. 337-347). Stuttgart: B. G. Teubner.
    The article was reprinted in Weiterbildender Masterstudiengang Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie. Methoden der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 10/05, FernUniversität in Hagen.

Conferences and Workshops

AAPOR, AO Kongress, ESRA, GOR, HCI International, ICP, IFD&TC, Mensch und Computer, RC33, IASTED-HCI, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (Methodensektion)
  1. Behr, Dorothée, Bandilla, Wolfgang, Kaczmirek, Lars, Braun, Michael, & Majer, Sandra. (2011). Probing in Web Surveys & Response Burden: First Results From an International Web Survey. International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI). London, 24.-26.03. 2011.
  2. Behr, Dorothée, Braun, Michael, Kaczmirek, Lars, Bandilla, Wolfgang, & Majer, Sandra. (2011). Measuring Xenophobia in Cross-National Survey Research: Findings Based on a Web Probing Study. International Conference of the Priority Programme on Survey Methodology (PPSM). Bremen, 17.11.-18.11. 2011.
  3. Behr, Dorothée, Braun, Michael, Kaczmirek, Lars, & Bandilla, Wolfgang. (2011). Testing the Validity of Gender Ideology Items by Implementing Probing Questions in Web Surveys. MESS-Workshop. Oisterwijk, 12.08.-13.08. 2011.
  4. Behr, Dorothée, Braun, Michael, Kaczmirek, Lars, & Bandilla, Wolfgang. (2011). The Use of Probing Questions in Cross-National Web Surveys - the Case of "Civil Disobedience". 4th European Survey Research Association (ESRA) conference. Lausanne, 18.07.-22.07. 2011.
  5. Behr, Dorothée, Kaczmirek, Lars, Braun, Michael, & Bandilla, Wolfgang. (2011). Category Selection Probing in Online Access Panels (Poster). Annual Conference of the American Association of Public Opinion Research. Phoenix, Arizona, 12.05-15.05. 2011.
  6. Braun, Michael, Behr, Dorothée, Bandilla, Wolfgang, & Kaczmirek, Lars. (2011). Implementing probing in international Web surveys. the case of civil disobedience. Priority Programme on Survey Methodology Workshop. Bremen, 12.-13.05. 2011.
  7. Braun, Michael, Behr, Dorothée, & Kaczmirek, Lars. (2011). Establishing Cross-National Equivalence of Measures of Xenophobia: Evidence from Probing in Web Surveys. Annual Conference of the World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). Amsterdam, 21.09.-23.09. 2011.
  8. Kaczmirek, Lars, Behr, Dorothée, & Bandilla, Wolfgang. (2011). Availability of technologies for online surveys. An international comparison. ASA Conference. Tilburg, 18.05-20.05. 2011.
  9. Kaczmirek, Lars, Behr, Dorothée, & Bandilla, Wolfgang. (2011). Which technologies do respondents use in online surveys. An international comparison. Phoenix, 12.05-15.05. 2011.
  10. Lenzner, Timo, Kaczmirek, Lars, Galesic, Mirta, & Merkert, Mona. (2011). Left Feels Right! The Optimal Position of Answer Boxes in Web Surveys. 4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). Lausanne, 18.07.-22.07. 2011.
  11. Menold, Natalja, Kaczmirek, Lars, & Lenzner, Timo. (2011). Cognitive Processes in Answering Questions: Are Verbal Labels in Rating Scales Attended to? 4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). Lausanne, 18.07.-22.07. 2011.
  12. Schaurer, Ines, Struminskaya, Bella, Kaczmirek, Lars, & Bandilla, Wolfgang. (2011). Asking sensitive questions in a recruitment interview for an online panel: The income question. General Online Research Conference (GOR). Düsseldorf, 14. - 16.03. 2011.
  13. Schaurer, Ines, Struminskaya, Bella, Kaczmirek, Lars, & Bandilla, Wolfgang. (2011). Asking sensitive questions: Do they affect participation in follow-up surveys? AAPOR 66th Annual Conference. Phoenix, Arizona, 11. - 15.05. 2011.
  14. Struminskaya, Bella, Schaurer, Ines, Bandilla, Wolfgang, Gabler, Siegfried, Haeder, Sabine, & Kaczmirek, Lars (2011). Improved cost-effectiveness in mobile surveys using HLR-Lookup. General Online Research (GOR) Conference. Düsseldorf, 14.-16.03. 2011.
  15. Struminskaya, Bella, Schaurer, Ines, Bandilla, Wolfgang, & Kaczmirek, Lars. (2011). Quality of a probability-based online panel for the social sciences in Germany: first results. 4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). Lausanne, 18.-22.07. 2011.
  16. Struminskaya, Bella, Schaurer, Ines, Bandilla, Wolfgang, Kaczmirek, Lars, Gabler, Siegfried, & Häder, Sabine (2011). Response rate calculation in mobile surveys: higher precision in cases of unknown eligibility. 66th Annual AAPOR Conference. Phoenix, AZ, 12.-15.05. 2011.
  17. Braun, M., Behr, D., Bandilla, W. & Kaczmirek, L. (2010). Enhancing the Validity of Intercultural Comparative Surveys: The Use of Probing Techniques in Internet Surveys. Seventh International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI), March 25-27, 2010, Lausanne.
  18. Braun, M., Bandilla, W., Kaczmirek, L. & Behr, D. (2010). Enhancing the Validity of Intercultural Comparative Surveys: The Use of Supplemental Probing Techniques in Internet Surveys. Arbeitstagung, Priority Programme on Survey Methodology, April 26-27, 2010, Bremen.
  19. Lenzner, T., Kaczmirek, L., & Galesic, M. (2010). Good or bad? That is the question! Identifying poor survey question wording using eye tracking. Paper presented at the General Online Research Conference (GOR10), May 26-28, 2010, Pforzheim, Germany.
  20. Lenzner, T., Kaczmirek, L., & Galesic, M. (2010). Seeing through the eyes of the respondent: An eye-tracking study on survey question comprehension. Paper presented at the 65th Annual AAPOR Conference, May 13-16, 2010, Chicago, Illinois.
  21. Kaczmirek, L., Lenzner, T., & Galesic, M. (2009). Is this e-mail relevant? An eye-tracking experiment on how potential respondents read e-mail invitations. Paper presented at the 4th Internet Survey Methodology (ISM) Workshop, September 17-19, 2009, Bergamo, Italy.
  22. Kaczmirek, L. (2009). Panel Discussion: Does Mixed Mode Help Us Increase Response Rates? International Field Director's & Technologies Conference (IFD&TC), Florida, USA.
  23. Kaczmirek, L. (2009). Respondent-Oriented Interaction Design Reduces Item Nonresponse in Internet Surveys. AAPOR, May 14-17, 2009,
  24. Faass, T., Kaczmirek, L., & Lenzner, A. (2009). What are They Asking Me? A Web Survey Experiment on Question Clarity and Measurement Error. AAPOR, May 14-17, 2009, Florida, USA.
  25. Menold, N., Kaczmirek, L., & Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, J. (2009). A Literature Review on Constructing Answer Formats. General Online Research (GOR09), April 7-9, Vienna, Austria.
  26. Baier, C., Kaczmirek, L., & Züll, C. (2009). Respondents’ Evaluations of Questionnaires: A Single-Item Open-Ended Instrument for Quality Control in Online Surveys. General Online Research (GOR09), April 7-9, Vienna, Austria.
  27. Kaczmirek, L. (2009). Human-Survey Interaction: Usability and Nonresponse in Online Surveys. General Online Research (GOR09), April 7-9, Vienna, Austria.
  28. Faass, T., Kaczmirek, L., & Lenzner, A. (2008). Psycholinguistic Determinants of Question Difficulty: A Web Experiment. The Seventh International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33), September 1-5, 2008, Naples, Italy.
  29. Czienskowski, U., Liske, N., von Oertzen, T., Kaczmirek, L., Galesic, M., & Reips, U.-D. (2008). Sources of Error in Response Time Measurement in the Lab and on the Web. XXIX International Congress of Psychology (ICP), July 20-25, 2008, Berlin, Germany.
  30. Kaczmirek, L. (2008). Online Research. Kolloquium on Survey Research and Methodology: Research and Services at GESIS. June 17, Mannheim, Germany.
  31. Kaczmirek, L., & Faaß, T. (2008). Data Quality of Paradata: A Comparison of Three Response Time Measures in a Randomized Online Experiment. General Online Research (GOR08), March 10-12, 2008, Hamburg, Germany.
  32. Kaczmirek, L. (2007). Cognition, Attention and Usability in Online Surveys. Workshop on Social Research and the Internet: Advances in Applied Methods and New Research Strategies. November 15-16, Mannheim, Germany.
  33. Galesic, M., Reips, U.-D., Kaczmirek, L., Czienskowski, U., Liske, N., & von Oertzen, T. (2007). Response Time Measurements in the Lab and on the Web: A Comparison. Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, September 13-14, 2007, Zurich, Switzerland.
  34. Kaczmirek, L. (2007). Survey Software. Kolloquium on Survey Research and Methodology: Research and Services at GESIS. July 3, Mannheim, Germany.
  35. Bandilla, W., Blohm, M., Kaczmirek, L., & Neubarth, W. (2007). Differences Between Respondents and Nonrespondents in an Internet Survey Recruited from a Face-to-face Survey. European Survey Research Association (ESRA), June 25-29, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic.
  36. Kaczmirek, L., Neubarth, W., Bandilla, W., & Watteler, O. (2007). Documentation of Online Surveys. General Online Research (GOR07), March 26-28, 2007, Leipzig, Germany.
  37. Neubarth, W., Kaczmirek, L., & Hellwig, O. (2007). Pure Text vs. HTML in Email Invitations. General Online Research (GOR07), March 26-28, 2007, Leipzig, Germany.
  38. Kaczmirek, L. (2006). A Short Introduction to Usability in Online Surveys. International Field Director's & Technologies Conference (IFD&TC), May 21-24, 2006, Montréal, Canada.
  39. Neubarth, W., Kaczmirek, L., Bosnjak, M., Bandilla, W., & Couper, M. (2006). Does Reducing Burden Pay Off? AAPOR, American Association for Public Opinion Research, May 18-21, 2006, Montréal, Canada.
  40. Kaczmirek, L., & Thiele, O. (2006). Flash, Javascript or PHP? Comparing the availability of technical equipment among university applicants [Poster]. General Online Research (GOR06), March 21-22, 2006, Bielefeld, Germany.
  41. Neubarth, W., Bosnjak, M., Bandilla, W., Couper, M., & Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Prenotification in online surveys: e-mail versus SMS. Consumer Personality and Research Conference, September 20-24, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  42. Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Online-Befragungen. Einsatz von Software. Usability Professional Track auf der Mensch und Computer 2005, September 4-7, Linz, Austria.
  43. Thiele, O., & Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Flash, Javascript oder PHP? Ein technisch-methodischer Vergleich am Beispiel von Online-Bewerbungen an Universitäten. Methodische Fragen der Onlineforschung, July 15-16, 2005, Mannheim, Germany.
  44. Kaczmirek, L., & Neubarth, W. (2005). Improving Web Based Intercept Surveys. A Framework for the Active User Sampling. AAPOR, American Association for Public Opinion Research, May 12-15, 2005, Miami, Florida.
  45. Neubarth, W., Bosnjak, M., Bandilla, W., Couper, M., & Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Did you get the message? Using e-mail and SMS for prenotification in Web surveys. AAPOR, American Association for Public Opinion Research, May 12-15, 2005, Miami, Florida.
  46. Kaczmirek, L., & Neubarth, W. (2005). Active User Sampling. Intercept Surveys without Popups [Poster]. General Online Research (GOR05), March 22-23, 2005, Zurich, Switzerland.
    Awarded with the second prize for the best poster.
  47. Kaczmirek, L., Neubarth, W., Bosnjak, M., & Bandilla, W. (2005). Progress Indicators in Filter Based Surveys: Individual and Dynamic Calculation Methods. General Online Research (GOR05), March 22-23, 2005, Zurich, Switzerland.
  48. Neubarth, W., Kaczmirek, L., Bosnjak, M., & Bandilla, W. (2005). Using mobile technology to increase responses of people with an active lifestyle. General Online Research (GOR05), March 22-23, 2005, Zurich, Switzerland.
  49. Kaczmirek, L., Neubarth, W., Bosnjak, M., & Bandilla, W. (2004). Progress indicators in filter based surveys: Computing methods and their impact on drop out. [Publication title: Computing methods and their impact on drop out.] RC33 Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  50. Neubarth, W., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W., & Bosnjak, M. (2004). Feasibility of a random sample.  RC33 Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  51. Kaczmirek, L., Bosnjak, M., Bandilla, W., & Auer, T. (2004). Web-based Surveys in Market and Social Research: Usage and Needs of Different User Groups in the EU. AAPOR, American Association for Public Opinion Research, May 13-16, 2004, Phoenix, Arizona.
  52. Kaczmirek, L., Bosnjak, M., Bandilla, W., & Auer, T. (2004). Web-basierte Umfragen in der Markt- und Sozialforschung – Verwendung und Anforderungen unterschiedlicher Nutzergruppen in der EU. German Online Research (GOR04), March 30-31, 2004, Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
  53. Kaczmirek, L., Liebig, C., & Schütze, H.-J. (2003). Information und Selektion. Gebrauchstauglichkeit der Ergebnisseiten von Suchmaschinen [Poster]. In W. Bungard, I. Jöns, S. Sonnentag, & R. Trimpop (ed.), 3. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, September 22-24, 2003, Mannheim: Universität Mannheim, Germany.

Invited Talks

  1. Kaczmirek, L. (2011). Methodentest, Befunde, Fragen und Anregungen aus GESIS-Sicht. Expertenworkshop: Die Sozialerhebung im Methodentest: Vergleich der postalisch-schriftlichen Befragung mit der Online-Testbefragung. Hannover, 30.06.2011.
  2. Kaczmirek, L. (2011). Online Panel Pilot Study in Germany. Concept and Recruitment Strategy. CentERdata Kolloquium. Tilburg, 18.05.2011.
  3. Kaczmirek, L. (2011). Online survey methodology and eye-tracking. Experiments about respondents' behavior in reading e-mail invitations, question understanding and response options. Nederlandstalig Platform voor Survey-Onderzoek: Het testen van vragenlijsten. Amsterdam, 17.05. 2011.
  4. Struminskaya, B., Kaczmirek, L., Schaurer, I., Bandilla, W., Gabler, S., & Haeder, S. (2011). Die Nutzung von HLR-Lookup zum Vorab-Check von Mobilfunknummern. MOBILSAMPLE-Tagung. Dresden, 21.10.2011.
  5. Struminskaya, B., Kaczmirek, L., Schaurer, I., Bandilla, W., Gabler, S., & Haeder, S. (2011). Möglichkeiten zur Steigerung der Effizienz in Mobilfunkumfragen: Das Beispiel HLR-Lookup. SymanO. Mannheim, 14.-15.09.2011.
  6. Lenzner, T., Kaczmirek, L., & Galesic, M. (2010). Seeing Through the Eyes of the Respondent: An Eye-Tracking Study on Survey Question Comprehension. Innovations in Internet interviewing (4th MESS workshop), August 27-28, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
  7. Kaczmirek, L. (2010). Developing a Research Framework for Usability in Online Surveys: Human-Survey Interaction. ESRC Research Methods Festival 2010, July 5-6, Oxford, UK.
  8. Kaczmirek, L. (2010). Optimizing Response Rates in Online Surveys. ESRC Research Methods Festival 2010, July 5-6, Oxford, UK.
  9. Kaczmirek, L. (2009). Nutzerfreundliches Fragebogendesign: Usability und Nonresponse in Online Befragungen. Expertenforum, November 19, 2009, Hürth, Germany.
  10. Kaczmirek, L. (2009). Easier Surveys and Higher Completion Rates: The Impact of Accessibility and Usability in Internet Survey Design. 1st International Workshop on Internet Survey, September 9-10, 2009, Daejeon, Korea.
  11. Kaczmirek, L. (2008). Human-Survey Interaction: Usability and Nonresponse in Online Surveys. Unipark Anwendertag, December 12, 2008, Hürth, Germany
  12. Kaczmirek, L. (2008). Increasing Item Completion Rates in Matrix Questions. Workshop on Measurement and Experimentation with Internet Panels, August 22-23, Zeist, The Netherlands.
  13. Kaczmirek, L. (2007). Online-Befragungen. Nacht der Wissenschaft, November 10, Mannheim.
  14. Neubarth, W., & Kacmirek, L. (2007). Applications of the Document Object Model (DOM) in Web-Surveys. Workshop on Internet Survey Methodology, September 17-19, Lillehammer, Norway.
  15. Bandilla, W., Blohm, M., Kacmirek, L., Neubarth, W. (2007). Sampling Bias: From Face-to-face to Web. Workshop on Internet Survey Methodology, September 17-19, Lillehammer, Norway.
  16. Kaczmirek, L. (2007). Internet Survey Software Tools: Using a Survey Data Life Cycle Approach to Assess Features and Capabilities. ESRC e-Society Programme and Sage Handbook of Online Research Methods Colloquium, March 28-29, London.
  17. Kaczmirek, L. (2006). What Software Should I Use? What Are the Right Questions to Be Asked? International Field Director's & Technologies Conference (IFD&TC), May 21-24, Montréal, Canada.
  18. Kaczmirek, L. (2006). Usability und Umsetzung von Online-Befragungen. Usability-Kolloquium der Regionalgruppe Saar-Pfalz, April 4, GC-UPA, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
  19. Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Codes of Conduct, Ethical Guidelines, Quality Standards. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the WebSM project, December, Brussels, Belgium.
  20. Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Online Questionnaire Design. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the WebSM project, December, Brussels, Belgium.
  21. Kaczmirek, L. (2005). Methodische Aspekte in der Onlineforschung. Vortrag zum Unipark-Anwendertag, March 4, Hürth, Germany.
  22. Kaczmirek, L. (2004). Online-Befragungen. Vortrag zum Workshop Biografische, kontextbezogene und institutionelle Einflüsse auf das Erwachsenwerden im Prozess des Aufwachsens – Problemdiskussion und Konzeption von Längsschnitten, November 25-26, Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Munich, Germany.
  23. Kaczmirek, L. (2004). Verloren im Informationsdschungel: Auf dem Weg zu besseren Trefferbeschreibungen bei Suchmaschinen. Vortragsreihe Forum junge Wissenschaft, June 16, Studium Generale, University of Mannheim, Germany.
  24. Kaczmirek, L. (2003). Usability von Suchmaschinenergebnissen. Last Friday, August 29, GPM, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Awards

Otto-Selz-Preis 2004 of the University of Mannheim for the diploma thesis: Kaczmirek, L. (2003). Information und Selektion. Gebrauchstauglichkeit der Ergebnisseiten von Suchmaschinen. Unveröffentlichte Diplomarbeit, Universität Mannheim. [Information and Selection. Usability of search engine result pages]
The work is published and a free download is available.

Best poster award (second prize) for Kaczmirek, L., & Neubarth, W. (2005). Active User Sampling. Intercept Surveys without Popups. Poster presented at the 7th international conference General Online Research 2005 (GOR05), March 22-23, 2005, Zurich, Switzerland.