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Academic disciplines
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)


Alessandra Gaia (Ph.D.) is a Research Fellow at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Previously she worked as a survey manager at the European Social Survey Headquarters (City, University of London) and at the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies; also, she worked as survey researcher at the Institute for Social and Economic Research of the University of Essex. She is general secretary of the European Survey Research Association and advisory editor for the journal Quality and Quantity: International Journal of Methodology. She teaches Quantitative methods for surveying hard-to-reach populations at the Essex Summer School in Social Science and Data Analysis. Her research interests are in the area of survey methodology and in the field of ageing.

She obtained the Italian national scientific accreditation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, ASN) for associate professor for the sector  general sociology (14/C1) – valid from 01/02/2022 to 01/02/2031.


  • Jäckle, A., Couper, M., Gaia, A., & Lessof, C. (2021). Improving survey measurement of household finances: A review of new technologies and data sources. In P. Lynn (a cura di), Advances in Longitudinal Survey Methodology (pp. 337-367). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. Dettaglio

  • Sala, E., Cerati, G., & Gaia, A. (2021). Are social media users more satisfied with their life than non-users? A study on older Italians. AGEING AND SOCIETY, 1-13 [10.1017/S0144686X21000416]. Dettaglio

  • Gaia, A. (2021). Social Desirability Bias and Sensitive Questions in Surveys. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (a cura di), SAGE Research Methods Foundations - Vol. 9 (pp. 4539-4545). London : Sage. Dettaglio

  • Gaia, A. (2021). COVID-19 virus diffusion in Italy: data quality and methodological challenges. RASSEGNA ITALIANA DI SOCIOLOGIA, 62(1), 11-37 [10.1423/100620]. Dettaglio

  • Gaia, A., & Sala, E. (2021). Introduction. Data quality during the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy. Challenges and solutions. RASSEGNA ITALIANA DI SOCIOLOGIA, 62(1), 7-10 [10.1423/100717]. Dettaglio

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