Prof. Dr. Alexander Schmidt-Catran

Contact

Theodor-W-Adorno-Platz 6
Campus Westend - PEG-Gebäude
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Room 3.G 110
Tel. +49 69 798 36679
schmidt-catran[at]soz.uni-frankfurt[dot]de

Office hours

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Research interests | Short biography | TeachingPublications


Research interests

  • Social inequality
  • Migration
  • Welfare states
  • Attitudes towards inequality, redistribution and welfare states
  • Attitudes towards migrants
  • Statistical modeling of longitudinal and multilevel data
  • International comparative research

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Short biography

  • Since February 2018: Professor of Sociology with a focus on methods of quantitative empirical social research at the Goethe University Frankfurt.
  • 2011 to 2017: Research associate and academic council at the chair of empirical social and economic research at the University of Cologne.
  • 2011 to 2017: Research associate and academic council at the chair of empirical social and economic research at the University of Cologne.
  • March 2016: Visiting scientist at the German Institute of Economics in Berlin.
  • March 2014: Visiting scientist at the Department of Geography, University of Bristol, UK.
  • September to October 2012: Visiting scientist at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.
  • August to September 2012: Visiting scientist at the Institute of Sociology at the University Umea in Sweden.
  • 2009 to 2012: Doctoral studies in the research training group SOCLIFE at the University of Cologne.
  • July to August 2012: Study at the University of Essex in the UK.
  • 2004 to 2009: Study of social sciences at the University of Cologne.

Complete CV for download as pdf here.

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Teaching

Current courses

Winter term 2021/2022

Präsenzveranstaltungen
Einführung in die sozialwissenschaftliche Statistik I
Kolloquium


Summer term 2021

Einführung in die sozialwissenschaftliche Statistik
Einführung in die sozialwissenschaftliche Statistik
Kolloquium

Winter term 2020/2021

Vorlesung: Einführung in die sozialwissenschaftliche Statistik (BA)
[Introduction to socio-scientific Statistics I]

Kolloquium

Summer term 2020
Vorlesung: Einführung in die sozialwissenschaftliche Statistik I (BA)
[Introduction to socio-scientific Statistics I]
Vorlesung: Einführung in die sozialwissenschaftliche Statistik II (BA)
[Introduction to socio-scientific Statistics II]

Courses in previous semesters

Further courses see CV.

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Publications

Books and monographs

Lohmann, Henning, Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran, Katrin Golsch, and Giesselmann. eds. 2017. Lebensbedingungen in Deutschland in der Längsschnittperspektive [Living conditions in Germany from a longitudinal perspective]. Würzburg: Springer VS.

Andress, Hans-Jürgen, Katrin Golsch, and Alexander W. Schmidt. 2013. Applied Panel Data Analysis for Economic and Social Surveys. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Articles in peer-reviewd journals

Schmidt-Catran & Czymara (2020). "Did You Read About Berlin?" Terrorist Attacks, Online Media Reporting and Support for Refugees in GermanySoziale Welt 71 (2–3): 305–337.

Schmidt-Catran, A.W., Fairbrother, M. and Andress, H.-J. 2019: "Multilevel Models for the Analysis of Comparative Survey Data: Common Problems and Some Solutions". Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie.

Schmidt-Catran, Alexander W., Malcom Fairbrother, and Hans-Jürgen Andress. forthcoming. “Mixed Models for the Analysis of Comparative Survey Data: Common Problems and Some Solutions.” Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie.

Schmidt-Catran, Alexander W., and Marco Giesslemann. forthcoming. “Getting the Within Estimator of Cross-level Interactions in Multilevel Models with Pooled Cross-sections: Why Country Dummies (sometimes) Do Not Do the Job.” Sociological Methodology.

Czymara,  Christian S., and Stephan Dochow. 2018. ”Mass Media and Concerns about Immigration in Germany in the 21st Century: Individual-Level Evidence over 15 Years.” European Sociological Review 34(4):381-401.

Czymara, Christian, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2018. “Konfundierungen in Vignettenanalysen mit einzelnen d-effizienten Vignettenstichproben[Confounding in vignette analyses with individual d-efficient vignette samples].“ Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 70(1):93-103.

Czymara, Christian, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2017. “Refugees Unwelcome? Changes in the Public Acceptance of Immigrants and Refugees in Germany during the Course of Europe’s „Immigration Crisis“.” European Sociological Review 33(6):735-751.

Pförtner, Timo, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2017. “In-work Poverty and Self-rated Health in a Cohort of Working Germans: A Hybrid Approach for Decomposing Within-person and Between-person Estimates of In-work Poverty Status.” American Journal of Epidemiology 185(4):274-282.

Te Grotenhuis, Manfred, Ben Pelzer, Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran, Rense Nieuwenhuis, Ruben König, and Rob Eisinga. 2017. “A Novel Method for Modelling Interaction between Categorical Variables.” International Journal of Public Health 62(3):427-431.

Schmidt-Catran, Alexander W., and Romana Careja. 2017. “Institutions, Culture and Migrants’ Preferences for State-provided Welfare. Longitudinal Evidence from Germany.” Journal of European Social Policy 27(2):197-212.

Te Grotenhuis, Manfred, Ben Pelzer, Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran, Rense Nieuwenhuis, Ruben König, and Rob Eisinga. 2017. “When Size Matters. Advantages of Weighted Effect Coding in Observational Studies.” International Journal of Public Health 62(1):163-167.

Reibling, Nadine, Jason Beckfield, Tim Huijts, Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran, Katie Thomson, and Claus Wendt. 2017. “Depressed during the Depression. Has the Economic Crisis Affected Mental Health Inequalities in Europe?European Journal of Public Health 27 (Suppl. 1):47-54.

Te Grotenhuis, Manfred, Liying Luo, Ben Pelzer, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2016. ”Alternative Estimates and Predictions of Mortality Trends: A Comment on Masters, Hummer, Powers, Beck, Lin and Finch.” Demography 53(4):1245-1252.

Schmidt-Catran, Alexander W., and Dennis C. Spies. 2016. “Immigration and Welfare Support in Germany.” American Sociological Review 81(2):242-261.

Czymara, Christian, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2016. ”Wer ist in Deutschland willkommen? Eine Vignettenanalyse zur Akzeptanz von Einwanderern [Who is welcome in Germany? A vignette analysis on the acceptance of immigrants].” Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 68(2):193-227.

Schmidt-Catran, Alexander W., and Malcom Fairbrother. 2016. “The Random Effects in Multilevel Models: Getting Them Wrong and Getting Them Right.” European Sociological Review 32(1):23-38.

Spies, Dennis, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2016. “Migration, Migrant Integration and Support for Social Spending: The Case of Switzerland.” Journal of European Social Policy 26(1):32-47.

Schmidt-Catran, Alexander W. 2016. “Economic Inequality and Public Demand for Redistribution. Combining Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Evidence.” Socio-economic Review 14(1):119-140.

Pelzer, Ben, Manfred Te Grotenhuis, Rob Eisinga, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2015. “The Non-uniqueness Property of the Intrinsic Estimator in APC Models.” Demography 52(1):315-327.

Schmidt, Alexander W., and Dennis Spies. 2014. “Do Parties “Playing the Race Card” Undermine Natives’ Support for Redistribution? Evidence from Europe.” Comparative Political Studies 47(4):519-545.

Schmidt-Catran, Alexander W., and Katharina Hörstermann. 2013. ”Soziale Präsenz in Onlineumfragen [Social presence in online surveys].” Methoden, Daten, Analysen 7 (3):397-432.

Articles in anthologies

Pförtner, Timo-Kolja, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2017. „Lebensstandard und Gesundheit. Ein längsschnittlicher Blick in die individuelle Wohlfahrtsproduktion vor dem Hintergrund gesundheitlicher Ungleichheit [Standard of living and health. A longitudinal view of individual welfare production against the background of health inequality].” Pp. 17-32 in Lebensbedingungen in Deutschland in der Längsschnittperspektive, edited by H. Lohmann, M. Giesselmann, K. Golsch, and A.W. Schmidt-Catran. Würzburg: Springer VS.

Careja, Romana, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2017. „Feeling German: The Impact of Education on Immigrants’ National Identification.” Pp. 149-166  in Lebensbedingungen in Deutschland in der Längsschnittperspektive, edited by H. Lohmann, M. Giesselmann, K. Golsch, and A.W. Schmidt-Catran. Würzburg: Springer VS.

Schaffrin, André, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2017. „Changing concern about environmental threats and risks.” Pp. 56-88 in Green European. Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective, edited by A. Telesiene and M. Gross.  London, New York: Routledge.

Schaffrin, André, and Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran. 2017. „Energieungleichheit international: Welche Rolle spielen nationale Kontextfaktoren? [Energy inequality international: what role do national context factors play?].” Pp. 291-318 in Energie und soziale Ungleichheit. Zur Gesellschaftlichen Dimension der Energiewende in Deutschland und Europa, edited by K. Großmann, A. Schaffrin, and C. Smigiel. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

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