Hi, welcome to my personal website. I am a postdoctoral researcher and Habilitand
of Sociology and Social
Psychology, University of
Cologne. My research interests focus on methods of empirical
research in sociology, family sociology, juvenile delinquency and educational sociology. Over
the last years, I also developed an interest in medical sociology.
2014-03-18: In September 2014, will will be giving a workshop on
Data Analysis with R at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen .
2014-01-21: Together with Ariel M. Aloe (University of Northern
Iowa), I will be giving a one-week workshop on
Intermediate and Advanced Meta-Analysis Techniques". The workshop
is part of the prestigious GESIS Spring Seminar series and this year's
focus is on "Multivariate Analysis with Specialized Data in the Social
In contrast to most workshops on meta-analysis, we also plan on covering more
advanced stuff like the synthesis of regression models, IPD meta-analysis or
2013-07-21: In September and October, I will be giving presentations in Greenwich (UK) (Publication bias), Oxford (UK) and Munich (GER) (Unemployment and relationship stability). Also, I was invited to give an introduction to R (scroll down the page).
2013-05-15: I was just informed that our proposal titled "An Application of the Caliper Test to Identify Publication Bias in three High-Ranking German Social Science Journals" has been accepted for presentation at the MAER-Net’s 2013 Colloquium.
2013-03-15: I am attending the Campbell Collaboration Colloquium 2013 in Chicago. The title of our poster is "An Application of the Caliper Test to Identify Publication Bias in three High-Ranking German Social Science Journals".
2013-03-08: I organized a small workshop on "Synthesizing Complex
Statistical Models". We had great discussions on how to meta-analyze
regression slopes, predictive models or what kind of r alternatives exists.
GESIS Workshop "Grundlagen sozialwissenschaftlicher Meta-Analysen" (13./14. Dezember 2012) (see Teaching for more information)
meeting of the Köln R
User Group took place at the Research Institute for Sociology. The
next meeting is planned for February 6, 2013.
2012-09-24: Added publications, most are available as PDF files.
2012-07-29: An update of my CV
2012-06-07: I have set up a new webpage called "Applications of
meta-analysis in sociology".
2012-06-01: Release v0.1
of tuma: A graphical user
interface for teaching univariate meta-analysis is available.
2012-02-18: Finally managed to upload a pre-alpha release of my new website...