Dr. Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran

Upcoming Events

03/2016 Visiting researcher at the DIW in Berlin, Germany
Working on a joint project with Marco Giesselmann.

04/2016 Conference: Frühjahrstagung der DGS-Methodensektion in Duisburg, Germany
I will give a talk on estimating context effects using pooled cross-sectional data.

05/2016 Workshop: Multilevel SEM and Latent Class Analysis in Trondheim, Norway
I will give a workshop at the Department of Psychology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. .

06/2016 Conference: Stata Users Group Meeting 2016 in Cologne, Germany
Together with Johannes Giesecke, Ulrich Kohler and the GESIS, I will host the German Stata Users Group Meeting 2016.

06/2016 Invited Talk at the GESIS Colloquium in Mannheim, Germany.
I will give a talk on the impact of immigration on public support for welfare.

10/2016 Keynote at the Autorenworkshop des FDZ ALLBUS 2016 in Cologne, Germany.
I will give a keynote on using ALLBUS data for the analysis of regional context effects.

Past Events

02/2010 Workshop: SOCLIFE PhD-workshop in Cologne, Germany
Presentation of research proposal for PhD-study.

06/2010 Workshop: Advanced Multi-level Analysis in Berlin, Germany
Hierarchical and non hierarchical multilevel modelling, multilevel structural equation models. Lecturer: Prof. Andrew Pickles.

07/2010 Summer School: Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis in Colchester, United Kingdom
Structural equation modeling and confirmatory factor analysis. Lecturer: Prof. Peter Schmidt

08/2010 Conference/Summer School: Joint NordWel Re-Assess International Summer School in Odense, Denmark
Presentation of first PhD paper "The Experience of Social Mobility and the Formation of Attitudes towards Redistribution". Discussant: Prof. Joakim Palme.

11/2010 Seminar: Social mobility Seminar in Bruxelles, Belgium
"Social Mobility in Europe" - Seminar of the Social Situation Observatory.

01/2011 Seminar: Research Seminar of the Research Training Group SOCLIFE in Cologne, Germany
Presentation of first thesis paper. Discussant: Prof. Mads Meier Jaeger.

03/2011 Workshop: Gesis Spring Seminar in Cologne, Germany
Categorical latent variable models and extended latent class analyses. Lecturers: Prof. Jacques Hagenaars, Dr. Ruud Luijkx.

07/2011 Conference: Fourth Conference of the European Survey Research Association in Lousanne, Switzerland
Presentation of different multi-level analyses in the panel "Macro-Mechanisms and Macro-Hypotheses II".

09/2011 Conference: HumVIB (Cross-national and multi-level analysis of human values, institutions and behaviour) in Berlin , Germany
Presentation of a multilevel analysis of preferences for redistribution.

09/2011 Workshop: 1st SOCLIFE Workshop on the Analysis of "Time in Context and Time as Context" in Cologne, Germany
With André Schaffrin, Jenny Bennet and Annelene Wengler, I held the chair of this workshop on the combination of cross-sectional and longitudinal methods. Lecturers: Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Prof. Henning Lohmann.

09/2011 Workshop: Event History Analysis in Stata
Workshop on the use of parametric, semi-parametric and non-parametric methods for the analysis of event history data. Lecturer: Prof. Johannes Giesecke.

02/2012 SOCLIFE Winter Workshop 2012 in Cologne, Germany
Presentation of empirical results of my onging research. Discussant: Prof. Manfred te Grotenhuis.

06/2012 German Stata Users Group Meeting in Berlin, Germany
Presentation of the mlt-package that Katja Möhring and I wrote for Stata.

08/2012 Conference: 2012 RC19 Annual Conference in Oslo, Norway
Presentation of the paper "Anti-immigrant attitudes and welfare support in the European context". The paper is written in collaboration with Dennis Spies.

08-09/2012 Visiting researcher at the Umeå University, Sweden
Stay as a visiting reseacher at the Sociology Department.

09-10/2012 Visiting researcher at the Tilburg University, Netherlands
Stay as a visiting reseacher at the Sociology Department. Host: Prof. Wim van Oorschot.

03/2013 Workshop: Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling in Cologne, Germany
SOCLIFE Spring Workshop. Lecturer: Prof. Elmar Schlueter.

03/2013 Conference: 9th International Multilevel Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands
Together with Katja Möhring, I will present the mlt-package and talk about influential cases and fixed effects as an alternative to random effects models.

03/2013 Conference: 9th International Multilevel Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands
Presentation of a paper on inequality and redistribution that makes use of a multilevel-hybrid approach for pooled cross-section data. The paper won the "Best PhD-Paper Award".

04/2013 Disputation at the University of Cologne, Germany.
Defending my PhD-Thesis. Chairman: Prof. Hans-Jürgen Andress, 1st Referee: Prof. Heiner Meulemann, 2nd Referee: Prof. Detlef Fetchenhauer.

06/2013 Dies Academicus: University of Cologne, Germany
Presentation: Die doppelte Moral. Ein Online-Experiment zur Sexismusdebatte.

07/2013 Conference: ESRA Conference 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenien.
Paper presentation: Economic Inequality and Public Demand for Redistribution. Combining Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Evidence.

07/2013 Conference: ESRA Conference 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenien.
Presentation on Influential Cases in Multilevel Modeling. Together with Katja Möhring.

02/2014 Winter school: EDAC/ESPAnet winter school in Leuven, Belgium
Presentation of paper on immigration and welfare support in Switzerland.

03/2014 Invited Lecture: SOCLIFE Spring Workshop in Cologne, Germany
Lecture on complex regression models to doctorial students from SOCLIFE and BIGSSS.

03/2014 Invited Talk at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom
I will give a presentation on "Migration and Natives' Welfare Support".

03/2014 Visiting Researcher at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Working on a joint project with Malcolm Fairbrother.

06/2014 Conference: BIGSSS International Conference on "Social Stratification and Social Policy" in Bremen, Germany
Chaired a session on "Methods for Linking Stratification and Social Policy".

06/2014 Invited Talk at the Chair of Behavioral Economics - University of Cologne, Germany
I gave a lecture on "Using Mixed Models for the Analysis of Experimental Panel Data".

06/2014 Lectureship at the Cologne Graduate School, Germany
Taught a PhD-level course on "Panel Data Analysis in Stata".

07/2014 Conference: VI European Congress of Methodology in Utrecht, Netherlands
With Malcolm Fairbrother I organized the session "Multilevel Models and Comparative Longitudinal Survey Data: Advances, Prospects, and Challenges".

07/2014 Conference: VI European Congress of Methodology in Utrecht, Netherlands
Paper presentation: "A Review and Critique of Recent Practice in Multilevel Modeling with Comparative Longitudinal Survey Data".

07/2014 Conference: VI European Congress of Methodology in Utrecht, Netherlands
I presented my paper "Public Opinion and Social Policy: Feedback, Representation or Reciprocal Causality?" in the session "Public Opinion Research Methods".

09/2014 Conference: ESPAnet 12th Annual Conference in Oslo, Norway
Paper presentation (together with Dennis Spies): "Migration and Natives' Support for Welfare - Evidence from Germany".

09/2014 Invited Talk at the Institute of Medical Sociology at the University of Cologne, Germany
I gave a talk on designing and analyzing panel studies.

09/2014 Conference: 1st Conference on Robustness Tests and the Empirical Analysis of Observational Data in the Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany
Paper presentation (together with Katja Möhring): "Multilevel Tools: A Stata-ado for Robustness Checks with Multilevel Models".

10/2014 Conference: Modes, Measurement, Modelling: Achieving Equivalence in Quantitative Research in Mannheim, Germany
Together with Malcolm Fairbrother, I chaired a session on "Multilevel Models for Comparative Longitudinal Survey Data".

04/2015 Conference: 10th International Multilevel Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands
As last year's winner, I will be a member of the Young-Researcher-Award-jury (together with Joop Hox and Tom Snijders). I will also present a paper on the specification of random effects.

06/2015 Conference: Stata Users Group Meeting 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany
Together with Hans-Jürgen Andress and Maximilian Hörl, we presented a new stata ado (catsem) for the analysis of categorical data, including latent class analysis.

07/2015 Conference: ESRA Conference 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Together with Bart Meuleman, I chaired a session on "Multilevel Models for the Analysis of Comparative (Longitudinal) Survey Data". I also gave a talk on random effects in multilevel models.

07/2015 Conference: ESRA Conference 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Together with Romana Careja, I presented a paper on migrants' attitudes towards welfare.

08/2015 Workshop: Structural Equation Modeling in Düsseldorf, Germany
I gave a workshop on structural equation modeling for PhD-students at the University of Düsseldorf.

02/2016 Workshop: GESIS Spring Seminar 2016 in Cologne, Germany
Together with Hans-Jürgen Andress, I taught a course on panel data analysis.

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