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All publications incl. the LIfBi series "NEPS Survey Paper", "LIfBi Working Paper" and Transfer Reports

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History and Purpose of LIfBi - from the Origin of the National Educational Panel to the Present Day


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Request for access to scientific use files incl. overview of all data use projects


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Workplace Bamberg

Living and working in the heart of the world heritage city - central location of empirical educational research

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Anna Passmann

Center for Study Management | Study Communications




Auriga, R., Pirralha, A., Schlücker, F., Lechner, G., & Passmann, A. (2024). The effectiveness of between-wave mailings and tailored material incentives on response rates: Results from a young adolescent longitudinal survey. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. Advance online publication.


Lechner, G., Göpel, J., & Passmann, A. (2016). Challenges and intentions of target-specific public relations work. In H.-P. Blossfeld, J. von Maurice, M. Bayer, & J. Skopek (Hrsg.), Methodological issues of longitudinal surveys: The example of the National Educational Panel Study (S. 133–148). Springer VS.

Selected presentations and lectures


Auriga, R., Pirralha, A., Lechner, G., Passmann, A., & Schlücker, F. (2022, May 23 - 25). Long-lasting communication strategies among students [Paper presentation]. 55th Annual Conference International Field Directors & Technologies Conference.


Auriga, R., Pirralha, A., Lechner, G., Passmann, A., & Schlücker, F. (19. November 2021). The effectiveness of between-wave mailings and targeted incentives on response rates: results from a longitudinal NEPS-survey young adolescent experiment [Vortrag]. Paneldaten: Methodische Qualitätsansprüche, praktische Datenanforderungen und politische Informationsbedarfe. Gemeinsame Tagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft sozialwissenschaftlicher Institute (ASI) und der DGS-Sektion „Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung“, Berlin, Deutschland.

Current projects