Prof. Dr. Merlin Schaeffer

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Research Fellow of the Research Unit

Research fields

Migration, Integration, and Intercultural Conflicts | Social Science Research Methods

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Career Stages

Since 2018 Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

2015–2018 Associate Professor at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne

2014–2015 Visiting Professor, Institute of Sociology, Karslruhe Institute of Technology

2009–2015 (Senior) Researcher at the Department "Migration, Integration, Transnationalization, WZB Berlin Social Science Center,

Education

2012 PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam

2008 MA Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Selected Publications

Elff, M., Heisig, J.P., Schaeffer, M. & Shikano, S. (forthcoming): Multilevel Analysis with Few Clusters: Improving Likelihood-based Methods to Provide Unbiased Estimates and Accurate Inference. British Journal of Political Science.

Heisig, J.P. & Schaeffer, M. (2019): Why You Should Always Include a Random Slope for the Lower-Level Variable Involved in a Cross-Level Interaction. European Sociological Review 35(2): 258–279.

Schaeffer, M. (2019): Social Mobility and Perceived Discrimination: Adding an Inter-generational Perspective. European Sociological Review 35(1): 65–80.

Heisig, J.P., Schaeffer, M. & Giesecke, J. (2017): The Costs of Simplicity: Why Multilevel Models May Benefit from Accounting for Cross-Cluster Differences in the Effects of Controls. American Sociological Review 82(4): 796–827.

Legewie, J. & Schaeffer, M. (2016): Contested Boundaries: Explaining Where Ethno-Racial Diversity Provokes Neighborhood Conflict. American Journal of Sociology 122(1): 125–161.

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