Dr Katharina Meitinger
Katharina Meitinger is an assistant professor in methods and statistics at Utrecht University. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked as a senior researcher at GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany since 2013 and a teaching associate at the chair for Statistics and Methodology at the University of Mannheim (Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter) since 2016. She completed her Master’s degree in Sociology at the University of Bamberg in 2012 and received her doctorate from the University of Mannheim in 2016.
In her research, she works on qualitative pretesting approaches, equivalence assessment of survey items, and mixed methods approaches. She received multiple international awards for her work on mixed methods approaches for the assessment of cross-national data (AAPOR/WAPOR Janet A. Harkness Award, NCHS Monroe Sirken Innovative Award for Young Scholars of Question Evaluation, ASI Young researcher award for excellent contributions to social science research). She was involved in international cognitive pretests for the European Commission, Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), Robert Koch Institute and Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).