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Wintersemester 2022/23

Analytical Sociology: Theory and Empirical Applications

Seminar in Cooperation with the Academy of Sociology,
San Servolo, 14.-17. November 2022




Monday, 14. November

Katrin Auspurg

Opening Presentation: From Hypotheses to Estimands?
Josef Brüderl, Katrin Auspurg

Using Satellite Images and Deep Learning to Examine Associations between Homicides Rates and Neighborhood Characteristics in El Salvador
Sebastian Bahr

Do not miss the forest for the trees!
Richard Nennstiel, Stephan Poppe

Marginal odds ratios: What they are, how to compute them, and why sociologists might want to use them
Ben Jann, Kristian Bernt Karlson

Parallel Sessions
Session A

What is Your Replicandum? The Importance of Theoretical Modeling, Definition of the Target Quantity & Decisions on the Analysis Strategy for the Appropriateness of Replications
Hartmut Esser, Julian Seuring

The effect of ordinal rank on STEM degrees. Does relative deprivation & gratification matter?
Iman Dadgar, Roujman Shahbazian

Transformative sociology Mixed-methods approach, rooted in analytical sociology
Johannes Weyer

Life satisfaction between private & occupational life. The mutual causal effects of Life domain preferences & satisfactions over the life course in the Cologne High school panel (CHISP)
Heiner Meulemann

Staying home in times of crisis: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic and fuel price shocks on telework decisions in Germany
Claudia Schmiedeberg, Dominik Schober, Christiane Bozoyan

Disentangling people’s fairness of earnings evaluations using distributional survey experiments
Sandra Gilgen, Christoph Zangger

Session B

Authoritarian Surveillance and Public Support for Digital Governance Solutions
David Karpa, Michael Rochlitz

Prompt dower, women’s bargaining power, and agency during marriage in Egypt
Christoph Bühler

Short- and Long-term Wage Effects During & After Working Part-time for Women and Men: An Analysis using Asymmetric Fixed-effects Models for Western Germany
Laila Schmitt

Employees’ Perceptions of Internal Promotion Penalties: The Role of Gender, Flexibility and Parenthood
Ole Brüggemann

The role of recruiter and firm characteristics on gender discrimination in candidate selection for male- and female-dominated occupations
Benita Combet, Basha Vicari, Britta Matthes

An Alternative Idea for Assessing the Behavioral Validity of Factorial Survey Experiments: A Demonstration and Discussion Using Data on Stated and Revealed Housing Preferences
Felix Wolter, Benedict Mentzel-Kemper

Tuesday, 15. November

Selective Mobility Contributes to Immigrants’ Higher Exposure to Environmental Pollution: A Panel Analysis Spatially Linking Objective Air Quality Data and Micro-Level Survey Data for Germany and England
Felix Bader, Henning Best, Ingmar Ehler, Tobias Rüttenauer

Life Course Similarity and Refugee-Native Contact in Germany
Alexandra Kommol, Nan Zhang

Attitudes towards partnerships with Afghan and Syrian refugees: Evidence from a factorial survey experiment
Stefanie Heyne, Jana Kuhlemann, Irena Kogan

Gender homophily in para-social relationships
Gunnar Otte, Dave Balzer, Tim Sawert

Social preferences are learned and adapt to the social environment
Heiko Rauhut

Children of Communism: The Former Party Membership and Demand for Redistribution
Alexander Libman, Olga Popova

Panel Discussion on the Past and Future of Analytical Sociology

Impulse presentations by panelists
• Analytical Sociology without Theory of Action? (Andreas Diekmann)
• Cumulative Knowledge in a Realist Sociology. An Action-Theoretical Approach to Truthlikeness (Gert Albert)
• The Recent Turn of Analytical Sociology: The Dismissal of General Theories, of Mental States and of Critical Rationalism (Karl-Dieter Opp)
• Can we make sense of ‘analytical sociology’ (and, if so, how)? (Werner Raub)
Discussion by the panel and other participants


Wednesday, 16. November

Referee Discrimination in the ‘Big Five’ European Football Leagues after the Introduction of the Video Assistant Referee
Achim Edelmann, Sophie Schneider

Temporal clusters and topical salience: How terrorist events affect the employment of Middle Eastern men
Malte Reichelt, Christoph Müller

Pretty Unequal? Ethnicity, Gender and Returns to Physical Attractiveness in the German Labor Market
Joshua Hellyer, Emily Hellriegel, Johanna Gereke, Reinhard Schunck

Gender and the evaluation of oral presentations
Axel Franzen, Fabienne Wöhner

Using Deepfakes for Experiments in the Social Sciences:
A Study on Discrimination in the Job Application Process
Tobias Wolbring, Juliane Kühn

To the Fifties and back again. Couples‘ breadwinning arrangements before, during and after COVID-lockdowns in Finland and Germany
Ariane Bertogg, Giulia Dotti Sani

Which media contents do we trust? Measuring the impact of confirmation bias and objective quality in a factorial survey on Covid-19-related contents
Sandra Walzenbach, Thomas Hinz

Peers for the fearless: Social norms facilitate preventive behaviour when individuals perceive low COVID-19 health risks
Bernhard Kittel, Fabian Kalleitner, David W. Schiestl

Inheritances, gifts and the conditionality of intergenerational norms
Davide Gritti, Stefani Scherer

Emergence of inefficient norms
Andreas Diekmann, Felix Ries, Wojtek Przepiorka

Thursday, 16. November

On implied and plausible counterfactuals in the estimation of causal effects using panel models:
The example of parenthood and life satisfaction
Nico Sonntag

The effect of relative wages on job and life satisfaction. A Longitudinal Study with Linked Survey and Register Data for Germany
Matthias Collischon, Tilman Woerz, Tobias Wolbring

Care to Share? Investigating Determinants of Code Sharing Behavior in the Social Sciences
Daniel Krähmer, Laura Schächtele, Andreas Schneck

Do friends make us thrive? A panel study on the causal effect of social capital on subjective wellbeing across three European countries (CH, DE, UK)
Axel Franzen, Sebastian Mader

Poster Session


Do Organizational Policies Narrow Gender Inequality? Novel Evidence from Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data
Matthias Collischon, Florian Zimmermann

More information - fewer dropouts? The influence of being informed on dropping out of vocational training
Lisa Herrmann

Removed from real life(?) - Linking Hradil’s (1987) social positions to Covid-19 conspiracism
Martin Ulrich

Structural Conditions of Pregnancy Prevention Programmes to Enhance the Access & Motivation in Utilisation. A Vignette Study
Rebecca Ney

Green Space in the Residential Area and Moving Decisions: Does Green Neighborhood Matter?
Tetiana Dovbishchuk, Stefanie Kley     Poster award bronze

Latent and manifest benefits of work (LaMB) in a large-scale German survey
Sebastian Bähr, Matthias Collischon    Poster award bronze

Giving the benefit of the doubt: The role of honesty, signs and signals in sequential trusting decisions
Alexander Ehlert, Denis Ribeaud, Manuel Eisner, Heiko Rauhut

Understanding Justice Attitudes – An Empirical Test of the Social Production Function (SPF)
Charlotte Haußmann, Lea Schwan

Increased stress reactivity threshold in victims of bullying
Jens Heumann, Michael Shanahan


Blaming the victim? Results of a vignette study on the stigmatization of HIV-positive individuals
Sandra Jaworeck, Michele Haink, Peter Kriwy

The Use of Wearable Sensors in Family Studies – A preparatory study on barriers and problems in application
Alena Klenke, Sebastian Schnettler, Michael Feldhaus

Developing an Explanatory Model for the Causal Effect of Body Weight on Wages
Judith Lehmann

Belief in honesty norms promotes compensation for cheating behavior
Vincent Oberhauser, Heiko Rauhut    Poster award bronze

The influence of study program characteristics on study intentions: Evidence from a factorial survey experiment
Carina Toussaint, Hans Dietrich, Alexander Patzina, Tobias Wolbring

A biased mind: Significance as a publication booster?
Julia Jerke, Antonia Velicu, Heiko Rauhut    Poster award silver

Unequal Climate Change – Which Factors affect the Willingness to Change to Climate-friendly Behavior?
Fabian Thiel, Theresa Wieland

The measurement of risk aversion
Ann-Lea Buzzi, Axel Franzen

Work flexibly, travel actively? The impact of telework and flextime on active travel in Switzerland
Fabienne Wöhner    Poster award gold

Out of sight, out of mind: What happens to human solidarity during the pandemic?
Olga Griaznova