Knut PetzoldLeibniz University Hannover
Institute of Sociology
knut.petzold (at) rub.de
Knut Petzold is a sociologist with expertise in social stratification, sociological action theory, and quantitative research methods.
He is particularly interested in methodological issues in the social sciences with a specific focus on methods of causal inference and survey design.
His current research interest covers topics including higher education and work, residential mobility and migration, ethnic discrimination, social norms, and the validation of survey experiments.
He holds a diploma degree (with distinction) and a doctoral degree (summa cum laude) in Sociology from the University of Leipzig and
received a Habilitation (postdoctoral dissertation) from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
At present, he is affiliated as Interim Professor for Sociology of Education at the Institute of Sociology of the Leibniz University Hannover and as Akademischer Rat a.Z. at the Sociology Section of the Ruhr University Bochum (excused in winter term 18/19).
News:23.1.2019: Habilitation (Dr. habil.) in Sociology, CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
New article: What Can We Learn from Factorial Surveys about Human Behavior? A Validation Study Comparing Field and Survey Experiments on Discrimination. Methodology, DOI 10.1027/1614-2241/a000161 (together with Tobias Wolbring)
New position: Interim Professor at the Chair of Sociology of Education, Leibniz University Hannover (winter term 18/19)
New article: Occupational Status Benefits of Studying Abroad and the Role of Occupational Specificity – A Propensity Score Matching Approach. Social Science Research, DOI 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.05.006 (together with Stine Waibel & Heiko Rüger)
New article: Fachspezifische Entscheidungen zum Auslandsstudium. Ein experimenteller Test der Wert-Erwartungstheorie. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, DOI 10.1007/s11618-017-0788-5
Last update: January 2019