Dr. habil. Knut Petzold

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Sociology Section

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 Akademischer Rat a.Z. at the Sociology Section of the Ruhr University Bochum.


New visit: Visiting scientist at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), 2019 - 2020

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)

Last update: April 2019