Dr. Barbara Felderer

University of Mannheim
Research Assistant

A5, 6
entrance C, room 214

Phone: +49 (0)621 181-2068
E-mail: felderer[at]uni-mannheim.de
Office Hours: by appointment


FSS 2016ÜK DatenanalysePortal2

Research Interests

Survey data quality esp. nonresponse and measurement error, survey 
mode effects, rounding and heaping of survey response


Barbara Felderer studied sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU) from 2001 to 2007 (Diplom Soziologin) specializing in empirical social research. From 2007 to 2011 she completed her Masters in Statistics (M.Sc.). From 2011 till October 2014 she was employed as a research assistant at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB).  

Since August 2014 Barbara Felderer has been a research assistant at the Chair of Statistics and Methodology (Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter) at the University of Mannheim. She completed her PhD in Statistics at the LMU in 2015.


  • B Felderer, A Birg, F Kreuter : Paradaten in: Handbuch Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung Editors: Nina Baur, Jörg Blasius (in german)
  • Pforr, Klaus, Michael Blohm, Annelies Geerte Blom, Barbara Erdel, Barbara Felderer, Mathis Fräßdorf, Kristin Hajek, Susanne Helmschrott, Corinna Kleinert, Achim Koch, Ulrich Krieger, Martin Kroh, Silke Martin, Denise Saßenroth, Claudia Schmiedeberg, Eva-Maria Trüdinger, and Beatrice Rammstedt. 2015 (Forthcoming). "Are incentive effects on response rates and nonresponse bias in large-scale, face-to-face surveys generalizable to Germany? Evidence from ten experiments." Public Opinion Quarterly.