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Wintersemester 2019/2020

Analytical Sociology: Theory and Empirical Applications

Seminar in Cooperation with Venice International University
San Servolo, 18.-21. November 2019


Gruppenfoto Venedig 2019

Monday, 18. November

Josef Brüderl

Can Theory Guided Research Be Improved by Mindless Specification Robustness Algorithms?
Katrin Auspurg, Josef Brüderl  (PDF, 434 KB)

Coopertation in times of ethnic diversity and polarization - an evolutionary game-theoreticl approach
Frank Kalter

Tracking the Trump Effect: A Long-Term Study of How Political Rhetoric Changes the Unsayable
Nan Zhang  (PDF, 4,9 MB)

Covert discrimination is unaffected by immigrants’ socioeconomic status
Johanna Gereke, Nan Zhang, Delia Baldassarri  (PDF, 13 MB)

Configurations of Boundaries: How Overlap Between Gender and Ethnicity Affects Friendship Cliques, Ethnic Identities, and Gender Attitudes in European Schools
Clemens Kroneberg, Hanno Kruse, Andreas Wimmer  (PDF, 3,8 MB)

How money buys skills – A mediation analysis of competence disparities among pre-schoolers in Germany
Jascha Dräger, Klaus Pforr

Can climate sceptics get convinced? An experimental investigation
Axel Franzen, Sebastian Mader

Environmental Inequality and Selective Migration: A Household-Level Panel Study on How Pollution Affects the Probability of Moving
Tobias Rüttenauer, Henning Best  (PDF, 1 MB)

On the way to the society of downward mobility? Intergenerational status maintenance in four West German birth cohorts (1945-1984)
Richard Nennstiel


Festvortrag: 20 Jahre Venedig-Seminar
Andreas Diekmann


Tuesday, 19. November

Is the Motherhood Wage Penalty strongest for Highly Skilled Women?
Volker Ludwig  (PDF, 456 KB)

The association between parenthood and women’s agency in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia
Carmen Friedrich, Florian Schulz, Henriette Engelhardt

Gender, unemployment, and subjective well-being: Why do women suffer less
from job loss than men?
Stefanie Heyne, Jonas Voßemer

Who takes care of Grandma? Insights from a survey using RDS on the living and working conditions of 24-hour migrant home care workers
Lena Hipp, Ulrich Kohler, Sandra Leumann  (PDF, 4,5 MB)

The Self, the I, and the We: Solidarity from the Perspective of Rational Agency
Georg Kanitsar  (PDF, 618 KB)

Subjective Relative Income Positions and the Priming Effect of Endpoint Anchors
Fabian Kalleitner, Bernhard Kittel  (PDF, 2,8 MB)

Modeling social context within factorial survey designs
Christiane Gross

The Zurich Survey of Academics: Research Questions, Design and First Results
David Johann, Heiko Rauhut

Wednesday, 20. November
(German day: most presentations on this day will be in German)

The Theory Chaos in Sociology and How to Overcome It. The Example of Theories of Deviant Behavior and Crime
Karl-Dieter Opp  (PDF, 898 KB)

Cognitive Homogenization and Achievement in Secondary Schools. A Comparison of the Effects of Strict Ability Tracking between the Educational Systems of German Federal States based on the “National Educational Panel Study” (NEPS)
Hartmut Esser, Julian Seuring

Is Secularization a pervasive trend in Europe? The effects of the recent capitalist-socialist and the historical denominational divides in Europe 2002 – 2016
Heiner Meulemann, Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran

Honesty and Social Status. A Field Experiment
Andreas Diekmann & Matthias Näf

Asking Sensitive Questions: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Survey Studies on the Performance of the Item Count Technique
Ingmar Ehler, Justus Junkermann, Felix Wolter  (PDF, 1,6 MB)

New Insights in the Division of Labor: Competences, Preferences and Men’s Goodwill
Miriam Trübner, Natascha Nisic

Foreign credential recognition and immigrants’ chances of being hired for skilled jobs – Evidence from a survey experiment among employers
Andreas Damelang, Sabine Ebensperger, Felix Stumpf

You’re in the Army Now: The Disruptive Effect of Compulsory Service on Life Satisfaction and its Channels
Matthias Collischon, Andreas Eberl, Kerstin Jahn  (PDF, 2,3 MB)


Thursday, 21.November

Patriotism and Entrepreneurship: Is there a Crimean Consensus among Russian Enterprises?
Alexander Libman, Andrei Yakovlev

Disaster resilience and causal linkages between natural disasters and human behavior: A longitudinal case study with victims of typhoon Yolanda in Panay, Philippines
Björn Vollan, Lukas Kampenhuber, Bernd Hayo, Andreas Landmann


Discussion: A checklist for quantitative articles.
Moderation: Josef Brüderl

Do male researchers disregard the work of female researchers? The role of gender in citation decisions
Alexander Tekles, Katrin Auspurg, Lutz Bornmann  (PDF, 1,5 MB)

How effective are computer-based teacher training programs? Evidence from a
randomized controlled trial in El Salvador
Aymo Brunetti, Konstantin Büchel, Martina Jakob, Ben Jann, Christoph Kühnhanss, Daniel Steffen  (PDF, 2,1 MB)





1. Graduates’ Early Labour Market Success in Germany: Does University‘s Excellence Status Make a Difference?
Sebastian Lang, Ulrike Schwabe

2. Once outside - always outside? The scarring effects of overeducation
Kevin Ruf, Andreas Damelang

3. Digitalization and the Labour Market: Home Office and Flextime Usage in International Comparison
Fabienne Wöhner, Sebastian Mader

4. Part-time Employment and Wages: Are There Scarring Effects?
Laila Schmitt

5. Mediation Analysis of the Gender Pay Gap in the German Labour Market
Christiane Didden

6. Der Gender Gap bei Führungskräften im europäischen Vergleich: Welche Rolle spielen die berufliche Segregation und die Verbreitung von Teilzeitbeschäftigung?
Jeanette Bohr, Nadia Granato

7. The gender pay gap among PhD holders in Germany: analyses using the DZHW PhD panel 2014
Lea Goldan

8. Managing the Gender Wage Gap – How Female Managers Influence the Wages of Female Workers
Florian Zimmermann

9. Inequality of Wealth, Marriage Markets, and the Polygyny Threshold
Christoph Bühler

10. Bayesian networks as predictive tools for the study of life-course sequences
Alejandra Rodríguez

11. Who Gets How Much And Why? A Lab Experiment on Need, Effort And Identity
Bernhard Kittel, Sabine Neuhofer, David Rueda

12. The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease – Reference Points Variations in Game
Theoretic Experimental Dictator Games
Dirk Betz, Marcel Oestreich, Claudia Biniossek

13. „Take as much as you can get“ – An analysis of (ir-)rational decisions in the lab
Annika Beier, Leonhard Schulz, Martina Kroher - Poster Award Bronze

14. Dual-earner Couples and Dual Process Theory: An Empirical Application of MFS to the Division of Household Labor in Japan
Hironobu Bito


Wednesday, 17.00 – 18.00

15. Are really most of our research findings false? An empirical estimation of trends in statistical power, publication bias and the false discovery rate in psychological journals (1975-2017)
Andreas Schneck - Poster Award Gold

16. Frequency and forms of academic misconduct: case from Russia
Anna Abalkina

17. Moving Really On? – Replikationsprojekt zum Paper „Moving On? A Growth Curve Analysis of Occupational Attainment and Career Progression Patterns in West Germany”
Bettina Pettinger

18. Self-archiving of Different Types of Social Science Experiments with x-science
Claudia Biniossek, Dirk Betz

19. The Importance of Instructions. A Meta-Analysis on Item Count Technique and Crosswise Model
Julia Jerke, Antonia Velicu

20. Heterogeneity in Social Learning and its Impact on Cultural Evolution
Lukas von Flüe

21. Social networks on smartphones: Congruency of online and offline networks
Sebastian Bähr, Georg-Christoph Haas, Florian Keusch, Frauke Kreuter, Mark Trappmann

22. Social Distance and Need-Based Justice
Bernhard Kittel, Manuel Schwaninger, Réka Szendrő

23. Perceived Tax Burdens and Just Tax Progressivity. Evidence from a Survey Experiment
Fabian Kalleitner

24. Reciprocity norms and support for regional redistribution – a survey experiment
Jan Gniza, Matthias Wrede

25. Why the losers of modernization vote for the AfD
Renate Frister - Poster Award Silver

26. The Demand for Household-Related Services in Germany from 1983 to 2013
Natascha Nisic, Constantin Schülein