The Colloquium for Statistical Analyses [CO:STA] is an informal forum to discuss quantitative methods that we apply in our research. CO:STA presents an opportunity for researchers of all levels to present their work in progress with special emphasis of methodological issues, or to simply visit the colloquium and learn about new methods and alternative strategies to answer pressing questions. Reflecting the set-up of the WZB, particular applications include examples from political science, economics and sociology. The colloquium is open to all WZB researchers as well as to external guests. Our newsletter informs about upcoming sessions.
If you wish to present and discuss your research at CO:STA, if you have suggestions for interesting topics that should be covered, or if you wish to be registered for the newsletter – feel free to drop an e-mail to the CO:STA team!
Workshop "Introduction to R"
Arndt Leininger (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz)
Workshop "Mediation Analysis in Stata"
Till Kaiser (Ruhr University Bochum)
Workshop "Decomposition Methods"
Andreas Haupt (KIT)
Unpacking Configurational Dynamics: Sequence Analysis and QCA as a Mixed Methods Design
Camilla Borgna and Emanuela Struffolino (WZB)
No Need to Turn Bayesian in Multilevel Analysis with Few Clusters: How Frequentist Methods Provide Unbiased Estimates and Accurate Inference
Jan Paul Heisig (WZB), Martin Elff (Zeppelin University), Merlin Schaffer (University of Cologne), and Susumu Shikano (University of Konstanz)
Measurement Invariance in cross-cultural and comparative research: Controversies and new procedures
Peter Schmidt (University of Gießen)
Workshop: Multiple Imputation
Johannes Giesecke and Ferdinand Geißler (HU Berlin)
Workshop: Ordered Regression Models
Andrew Fullerton (Oklahoma State)
How Does Widowhood Affect Wellbeing? Results From 14 European Countries and Israel (Propensity Score Matching)
Maja Adena (WZB), Michal Myck (CenEA), and Monika Oczkowska (CenEA)
Does Marriage Boost Men’s Wages?: Identification of Treatment Effects in Fixed Effects Regression Models for Panel Data
Michael E. Sobel (Columbia University)
A New Tool for Old Questions: The Sequence-Analysis Multistate Model to Study Relationships Between Time-Varying Covariates and Trajectories.
Matthias Studer (University of Geneva), Emanuela Struffolino (WZB), Annette Fasang (HU Berlin)
Workshop: Programming an estimation command in Stata and Mata
David Drukker (Director of Econometrics, StataCorp)
Web Scraping with R
Simon Munzert (Universität Konstanz)
Social Network Analysis (co-organized with USP)
Matthew Mahutga (University of California-Riverside)
Workshop: Analyzing Time-Series Cross-Sectional Data Using Stata
Tarik Abou-Chadi and Matthias Orlowski (Humboldt University)
Introduction to Instrumental Variables
Felix Elwert (University of Wisconsin-Madison/WZB)
Multilevel modeling when clusters are heterogeneous. A Monte Carlo comparison of mixed effects random intercept and slope models, cluster-corrected OLS, and two-step approaches
Jan Paul Heisig (WZB), Merlin Schaeffer (WZB), and Johannes Giesecke (HU Berlin)
(Un)Conditional Quantile Regressions
Andreas Haupt and Gerd Nollmann (KIT)
Structural Equation Models
Michael Windzio (Universität Bremen)
From Boolean Algebra to Boolean Logit: What Are Interactions and How Can We Model Them?
Bear F. Braumoeller (Ohio State University)
Does Regression Produce Representative Estimates of Causal Effects?
Cyrus Samii (New York University)
How to apply a general theory of action in empirical research?
Clemens Kroneberg (ISS, University of Cologne)
Choosing aggregation methods - A comparative analysis
Liv Bjerre, Friederike Römer, Malisa Zobel (WZB)
Workshop: Introduction to R
Matthias Orlowski (HU Berlin)
Regression discontinuity designs
Giuseppe Pietrantuono (Universität Mannheim)
Markus Schrenker (HU Berlin)
Ryan Finnigan (WZB)
Marcel Raab (WZB)
The emergence of a new field: topics and new categories (Topic Models)
Sophie Mützel (WZB)
Automated Quantitative Content Analysis
Sven Regel (WZB)
Multigroup CFA and SEM as unbiased tests of differences in latent means and relations between concepts
Oriane Sarrasin (Université de Lausanne)
Ethnic and Social Class Discrimination in Education - Experimental Evidence from Germany
Sebastian E. Wenz (University of Bamberg)
Confirmatory factor analysis and the necessity of measurement invariance in group comparisons
Zsófia Ignácz (HU-Berlin)
Multi-level modelling vs. cluster-robust standard errors: Same same, but different?
Merlin Schaeffer (WZB)
Coarsened Exact Matching (CEM): a new technique for statistical matching
Jan Paul Heisig und Martin Ehlert (WZB)
The Use and Non-use of Experiments in the Social Sciences
Marc Keuschnigg (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Joscha Legewie (Columbia University)
Categorization and Selection Bias in the Study of Ethnic Groups
Oliver Strijbis (University of St. Gallen)
Poverty trajectories after risky life events in different European welfare states [Latent Class Analysis]
Leen Vandecasteele (University of Manchester)
Description and Comparison in Models of Ecucational Attainment and Educational Careers [Comparing Logit Coefficients]
Richard Breen (Yale University)
Probleme und Fallen von Logit-Modellen: Beispielhafte Verdeutlichungen anhand von Simulationen
Johannes Giesecke (WZB)
Kleine Theorie der Wahrnehmung statistischer Graphiken
Ulrich Kohler (WZB)