Prof. Dr. Knut PetzoldMethods of Empirical Social Research
Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences
knut.petzold (at) hszg.de
Knut Petzold is a sociologist with expertise in social stratification, sociological action theory, and sociological research methods with a specific focus on research designs and causal inference. His current research interest covers topics including higher education and work, mobility and migration, ethnic discrimination, social norms, and the validation of survey experiments.
He holds a doctoral degree in sociology (summa cum laude) from the University of Leipzig and received a postdoctoral graduation (habilitation) from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. At present, he is affiliated as a Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research at the Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences.
In 2023/24 Knut Petzold is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg PLUS.
News:New project: DetektiV – Detektion von Diskriminierung im Vignettenexperiment. Eine Validierungsstudie am Beispiel internationaler Hochschulabsolvent*innen im deutschen Arbeitsmarkt
New article: Presentation Format Differences in Factorial Surveys: Written Vignettes Versus Photo Vignettes. Survey Methods: Insights from the Field (together with Stefanie Eifler and Verbeek-Teres, Miryam)
New preprint: How do signals of academic performance vary across disciplines? Evidence from a survey experiment among university professors in Germany. Accepted for publication in Soziale Welt. (together with Nicolai Netz)
New position: Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg PLUS
Last update: June 2023