Doctoral and master theses at ZPID

ZPID - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information is committed to the idea of open science and sees itself as a public open science institute for psychology. As a research-based support institution, ZPID conducts basic application research and supervises doctoral and master theses in the following three research units of ZPID.

Topics Research literacy and user-friendly research support

  • Empirical studies on how individuals deal with contradictory evidence
  • Evidence-based thinking, epistemic beliefs, and epistemic change in research contexts
  • Analyses of health information literacy and evidence-based thinking in laypeople

Contact person

Dr. Tom Rosman
Head Research Literacy

+49 (0)651 201-2284

Topics Research synthesis methods in psychology

  • Meta-analyses on issues relevant for ZPID's infrastructure (e.g. data collection issues)
  • Quality appraisal systems for primary and meta-analytic studies
  • Applications of meta-analytic structural equation modeling and network meta-analysis in all areas of psychology

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak
Acting Head of Research Synthesis Methods

+49 (0)651 201-2706

Topics Big data in psychology

  • Analysis of social media and web data
  • Large scale analysis of text (i.e., text mining)
  • Analysis of intensive longitudinal data (e.g., sensor data, diary studies, video data) with a either method focus or theory focus
  • Privacy issues in big data (e.g., social media platforms, motivation to participate in big data research)

Contact person

Dr. Holger Steinmetz
Head Big Data

+49 (0)651 201-2930

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