Edith Desiree de Leeuw (http://edithl.home.xs4all.nl/) is MOA professor of survey methodology at the department of methodology and statistics at Utrecht University. She recently received WAPOR's Helen Dinerman prize for lifetime contributions to the field of public opinion and the ESRA award for outstanding services to survey research. She was a Fulbright scholar with Don Dillman at Washington State University and visiting scholar of the Program on Social Statistics at UCLA. She is a fellow of the Interuniversities Joint Institute for Psychometrics and Sociometrics (IOPS) in the Netherlands, and was awarded the Visiting International Fellowship at the Institute of Social Research, University of Surrey. Edith has over 140 scholarly publications and was co-editor of 4 internationally renowned books on survey methodology: Total Survey Error in Prcatice, The International Handbook of Survey methodology, Advances in Telephone Methodology, and Survey Measurement and Process Quality. Her most recent publications focus on mixed-mode studies and online surveys, nonresponse, total error, children as respondents, , and comparative and cross-national research. Edith is currently Associate Editor for the Journal of Official Statistics (JOS) and editor of MDA (Methods, Data, Analyses) and the year book of the Netherlands organization for market research and information management; she is also on the editorial board of renowned international journals in the field of survey methodology, such as IJPOR, Field Methods, SMR, & BMS.