Paulina Pankowska is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication Science and the Department of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research relates primarily to data quality and research methods in the social sciences. She is also interested in the fields of official statistics, migration, and labor market sociology.
She is currently working on the development of an online participant recruitment platform for social science and humanities research in the Netherlands. She is also a senior quantitative methodologist in the BaM project.
In November 2020 Paulina defended her PhD dissertation titled: ‘Measurement error: estimation, correction, and analysis of implications’, which investigated the feasibility of using hidden Markov models (a latent variable modelling technique) to account and correct for measurement error in survey and administrative data. The project was conducted in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands.