Methods of Empirical Social Research
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From left to right (upper raw): Andreas Filser, Andreas Filser, Svenja Heinecke, Oliver Schwichtenberg, Dr. Andreas Timm, Dr. Kai Willführ
Lower raw.: Theresa Manderscheid, Tanja Sluiter, Alena Klenke, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schnettler
25.10.2016 - New publication
Schnettler, S. (2016): "Evolutionäre Soziologie" Soziologische Revue, 39(4), 507-536.
24.08.2016 - New journal articles published
Kolk, Martin und Sebastian Schnettler. 2016. „Socioeconomic Status and Sex Ratios at Birth in Sweden: No Evidence for a Trivers–Willard Effect for a Wide Range of Status Indicators“. American Journal of Human Biology 28(1):67–73.
Klaus, D. & S. Schnettler (2016): „Social networks and support for parents and childless adults in the second half of life: Convergence, divergence, or stability?“ Advances in Life Course Research, 29, 95-105.
Schnettler, S. & T. Wöhler (2016): „No children in later life, but more and better friends? Substitution mechanisms in the personal and support networks of parents and the childless in Germany“. Ageing & Society, 36(7), 1339-1363.
01.04.2016 New doctoral student
Since April, 1st Theresa Manderscheid is also part of the team "Methods for Empirical Social Research". After having completed her studies with a Master degree at the Technischen Universität Berlin, she starts her PhD in Odenburg and furthermore supports the methods lectures.
In the summer term 2016 she offers a tutorial for Statistics I.
01.03.2016 - New doctoral student
Since March, 1st Andreas Filser is part of the team as Research Assistant. He completed his studies with a Master degree in Social Economics at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg.
He starts his PhD in Odenburg and takes part in the statistics and methods lectures.
In the summer term 2016 he offers three tutorials for Statistics I.
01.03.2016 - New chair of empirical methods lab
Since March 2016 Sebastian Schnettler is Professor for "Methods for Empirical Social Research" at the University of Oldenburg. He was appointed on February, 26.
01.01.2015 - New journal article published
This paper investigates the relationship between parental divorce and the occurrence of depressive symptoms in adolescents, with a particular focus on the quality of parent-child relationships. We use data from the youth cohort (15-17 years old at the time of the first interview) of the first four waves of the Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics (abbreviated as pairfam). Panel regressions models, such as fixedeffects models and so-called hybrid models are applied to analyze the causal effects of parental divorce. Our results confirm previous research, in particular from English-speaking countries, that parental divorce or separation increase depressive symptoms significantly. This effect is particularly relevant in high-conflict relationships between children and their mother and father, respectively, while in parent-child relations characterized by high levels of intimacy the negative effects are considerably reduced.