Dr. Katharina Meitinger

GESIS - Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Post Doctoral Researcher

B2, 15
68159 Mannheim

Termin nach Absprache
Phone: +49 (0621) 1246-280
E-Mail: katharina.meitinger[at]gesis.org


FSS 2018
Kolloquium Abschlussarbeit Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung

Research Interests

Web Probing, Mixed Methods, Equivalence Assessment of Survey Items, Factors Affecting Cross-national Comparability of Data, Questionnaire Design, National Identity


Dr. Katharina Meitinger is a senior researcher at GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany since 2013 and is teaching at the chair for Statistics and Methodology at the University of Mannheim since 2016. Before joining GESIS, she completed her Master’s degree in Sociology at the University of Bamberg in 2012. She received her doctorate from the University of Mannheim in 2016.



Kaczmirek, Lars, Katharina Meitinger, and Dorothée Behr. 2017. Higher data quality in web probing with EvalAnswer: a tool for identifying and reducing nonresponse in open-ended questions. GESIS Papers 2017/01. Köln: GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften.

Behr, Dorothée, Katharina Meitinger, Michael Braun, and Lars Kaczmirek. 2017. Web probing – implementing probing techniques from cognitive interviewing in web surveys with the goal to assess the validity of survey questions. GESIS – Survey Guidelines. GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_en_023.

Meitinger, Katharina. 2017. "Necessary but Insufficient: Why Measurement Invariance Tests Need Online Probing as a Complementary Tool." Public Opinion Quarterly 81 (2): 447–472. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/poq/nfx009.

Meitinger, Katharina. 2016. Searching for Equivalence: An Exploration of the Potential of Online Probing with Examples from National Identity. Mannheim: MADOC.

Meitinger, Katharina, and Dorothée Behr. 2016. "Comparing Cognitive Interviewing and Online Probing: Do They Find Similar Results?." Field Methods 28 (4): 363 - 380. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1525822X15625866.