Silke L. Schneider

Dr. Silke L. Schneider

Department Survey Design and Methodology
Team Fragebogendesign & -evaluation

B2 15

68159
Mannheim
Phone:+49 (621) 1246-249
Fax:+49 (621) 1246-100

Vita

Master's in Sociology at the University of Cologne, Germany, 2005 (minors: Psychology and Philosophy) with a thesis entitled ‘Socio-economic position and anti-immigrant attitudes in Europe. An empirical study of the relationships between deprivation, competition and negative ethnic prejudice’. DPhil at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 2009. During this time I worked on the cross-nationally comparable measurement of educational attainment for comparative survey research. A number of recommendations developed in my thesis were subsequently implemented in round 5 of the European Social Survey. Post-doc at Nuffield College (2009-2011). In Summer 2011 I moved back to Germany to start working at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim as scientific coordinator of the new GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. From 2012 to March 2015, I headed the training courses team at GESIS. Since June 2013 I also lead the project "Computer-Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Surveys (CAMCES)" funded through the Leibniz competition. In April 2015 I changed to the department SDM to focus on research and consulting on the measurement of socio-demographic variables in survey research. Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Trinity Term 2015.

Service


Consulting about survey data collection and harmonization of educational attainment in (especially international) surveys and about the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), for example for the European Social Survey (ESS), Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) and the German sample of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). 

Teaching, consulting and development of services around the measurement of socio-structural variables especially in cross-nationally comparative studies. 

Member of the "Demographic Standards" working group of ASI (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialwissenschaftlicher Institute e.V.),  ADM (Arbeitskreis Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstitute e.V.) and the German Federal Statistical Office.

Reviewing for American Sociological Review, Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, Sociology of Education, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Social Problems, European Societies, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Acta Sociologica, British Journal of Political Science.

Research

Attitudes towards migrants, social structure and inequality, especially educational inequalities and status attainment in international comparison, ethnicity

Monograph

Schneider, Silke L.. 2009. Confusing credentials: the cross-nationally comparable measurement of educational attainment: DPhil thesis. Oxford: University of Oxford. http://ora.ouls.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid%3A15c39d54-f896-425b-aaa8-93ba5bf03529.

Editorship

Schneider, Silke L., ed. 2008. The International Standard Classification of Education: An Evaluation of Content and Criterion Validity for 15 European Countries. Mannheim: Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialfoschung. http://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/publications/books/isced97.html.

Journal article

Massing, Natascha, and Silke L. Schneider. 2017. "Degrees of competency: the relationship between educational qualifications and adult skills across countries." Large-scale Assessments in Education 5 (6): 1-34. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40536-017-0041-y.

Ortmanns, Verena, and Silke L. Schneider. 2016. "Can We Assess Representativeness of Cross-National Surveys Using the Education Variable?." Survey Research Methods 10 (3): 189-210. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18148/srm/2016.v10i3.6608.

Ortmanns, Verena, and Silke L. Schneider. 2016. "Harmonization Still Failing? Inconsistency of Education Variables in Cross-National Public Opinion Surveys." International Journal of Public Opinion Research 28 (4): 562-582. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edv025.

Schneider, Silke L., and Nicole Tieben. 2011. "A healthy sorting machine? : Social inequality in the transition to upper secondary education in Germany." Oxford Review of Education 37/2 139-166. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2011.559349. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03054985.2011.559349.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2010. "Nominal comparability is not enough: (In-)equivalence of construct validity of cross-national measures of educational attainment in the European Social Survey." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 28 (3): 343-357. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2010.03.001. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0276562410000223.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2008. "Anti-immigrant attitudes in Europe: outgroup-size and perceived ethnic threat." European Sociological Review 24 (1): 53-67. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcm034. http://esr.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/1/53.

Contribution to edited volume

Wolf, Christof, Silke L. Schneider, Dorothée Behr, and Dominique Joye. 2016. "Harmonizing Survey Questions Between Cultures and Over Time." In The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology, edited by Christof Wolf, Dominique Joye, Tom W. Smith, and Yang-chi Fu, 502-524. London: Sage.

Schneider, Silke L., Dominique Joye, and Christof Wolf. 2016. "When translation is not enough: Background variables in Comparative Surveys." In The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology, edited by Christof Wolf, Dominique Joye, Tom W. Smith, and Yang-chih Fu, 288-307. London: Sage.

Schneider, Silke L., Alexia Katsanidou, Laurence Horton, and Christof Wolf. 2013. "Postgraduate training for acquiring social science data skills." In Understanding research infrastructures in the social sciences, edited by Brian Kleiner, Isabelle Renschler, Boris Wernli, Peter Farago, and Dominique Joye, 168-176. Lausanne: Seismo.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2013. "The International Standard Classification of Education 2011." In Class and stratification analysis, edited by Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, Comparative Social Research 30, 365-379. Bingley: Emerald. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=0195-6310&volume=30&chapterid=17077188&show=abstract.

Working and discussion paper

Heath, Anthony F., Silke L. Schneider, and Sarah Butt. 2016. Developing a measure of socio-cultural origins for the European Social Survey. GESIS Papers 2016/16. Köln: GESIS. http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/handle/document/49503.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2016. The Conceptualisation, Measurement, and Coding of Education in German and Cross-National Surveys. GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/gesis-sg_en_020.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2015. Die Konzeptualisierung, Erhebung und Kodierung von Bildung in nationalen und internationalen Umfragen. GESIS Survey Guidelines. Mannheim: GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15465/10.15465/gesis-sg_020.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2011. Measuring educational attainment. Survey Question Bank Topic Overview 6. http://www.surveynet.ac.uk/sqb/topics/education/sqb_education_schneider.pdf.

Other article

Ortmanns, Verena, and Silke L. Schneider. 2015. "Harmonization of Educational Attainment Variables in Cross-national Surveys: The CAMCES-Project." Harmonization: Newsletter on Survey Data, Harmonization in the Social Sciences 1 (2), 5-6.

Conference contribution

Schneider, Silke L.. 2017. "Validity and comparability of the educational attainment measure in OECD’s PIAAC study." CSDI Workshop 2017, Mannheim.

Schneider, Silke L., Verena Ortmanns, Roberto Briceno-Rosas, and Jessica M. E. Herzing. 2016. "Computer Assisted Measurement and Coding of Education in Surveys (CAMCES): A new set of survey tools." Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders, Budapest, 21.10.2016.

Schneider, Silke L., Verena Ortmanns, Roberto Briceno-Rosas, and Jessica M. E. Herzing. 2016. "Computer Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Multicultural Surveys (CAMCES): a new set of survey tools." 3MC International Conference, Chicago, IL, 26.07.2016.

Heath, Anthony F., and Silke L. Schneider. 2016. "Ethnic minorities, national minorities and national belonging." 3rd ESS Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 14.07.2016.

Schneider, Silke L., Roberto Briceno-Rosas, Jessica M. E. Herzing, and Verena Ortmanns. 2016. "Overcoming the shortcomings of long list showcards: Measuring education with an adaptive database lookup." 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33 Conference), Leicester, 13.09.2016.

Douhou, Salima, and Silke L. Schneider. 2016. "The use of labels on showcards with many response options: an explorative study using ESS data." 2016 International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET2), Miami, 12.11.2016.

Schneider, Silke L., and Anthony F. Heath. 2016. "Uncovering cultural and ethnic diversity in Europe: A new classification." 3rd ESS Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 14.07.2016. http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/docs/about/conference/SCHNEIDER_HEATH_Uncovering-ethnic-and-cultural-diversity.pdf.

Ortmanns, Verena, Silke L. Schneider, Jessica M. E. Herzing, and Roberto Briceno-Rosas. 2015. "Computer-assisted measurement and coding of educational qualifications in surveys (CAMCES)." International Workshop on "Comparative Survey Design and Implementation" (CSDI), London, 28.03.2015.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2015. "Measuring education in survey research: an overview." Frühjahrstagung der Methodensektion der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Bremen, 27.03.2015.

Schneider, Silke L., and Anthony F. Heath. 2015. "Measuring ethnicity in cross-national surveys." ECSR 2015 Conference 'Cumulative Inequalities in the Life Course', Tallinn, 11.09.2015.

Schneider, Silke L., and Natascha Massing. 2014. "Degrees of competency: the relationship between educational qualifications and adult competencies across countries." International conference: How do education systems shape educational inequalities?, Luxembourg.

Massing, Natascha, and Silke L. Schneider. 2014. "Der Zusammenhang zwischen Bildungsqualifikationen und Grundkompetenzen in verschiedenen Ländern." Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Frankfurt a. M..

Herzing, Jessica M. E., and Silke L. Schneider. 2014. "Easy question, tricky answer: measurement quality of education questions." AAPOR 2014: 69th Annual Conference "Measurement and the Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy", Anaheim.

Ortmanns, Verena, and Silke L. Schneider. 2014. "Quality of education data collected in surveys in Europe: Comparing LFS, SILC, ISSP, EVS and ESS." 67th Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Nice, 06.09.2014.

Schneider, Silke L., and Verena Ortmanns. 2014. "Quality of education data collected in surveys in Europe: comparing LFS, SILC, ISSP, EVS and ESS." European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q 2014), Wien, 04.06.2014.

Herzing, Jessica M. E., and Silke L. Schneider. 2014. "Response latencies and data quality." GOR 14 : General Online Research Conference, Cologne.

Schneider, Silke L., and Natascha Massing. 2014. "Zum Verhältnis von Bildungsabschlüssen und Kompetenzen Erwachsener im internationalen Vergleich." PIAAC-Forschungskonferenz, Mannheim.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2013. "So does it make a difference? The intergenerational association of education across countries using ISCED levels and alternative measures." ECSR conference 2013, Tilburg.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2013. "The international standard classification of education 2011 and its application in the European Social Survey." Comparative Survey Design Initiative (CSDI) Workshop 2013, Stockholm. http://csdiworkshop.org/v2/images/2013/CSDI2013_SilkeSchneider.pdf.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2012. "Educational attainment and non-economic outcomes across Europe." Cross-National Evidence from European Social Survey: Exploring Public Attitudes, Informing Public Policy in Europe, Nicosia.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2012. "Post-graduate training in survey methodology: the GESIS Summer School." ESA RN 21 midterm conference, Maribor.

Contribution not at conference

Schneider, Silke L., Roberto Briceno-Rosas, Jessica M. E. Herzing, and Verena Ortmanns. 2017. "Computer Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifcations in Multicultural Surveys (CAMCES): A New Set of Survey Tools." Brown Bag Seminar, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin, 25.01.2017.

Schneider, Silke L., and Verena Ortmanns. 2016. "Comparability of education measures across surveys revisited: Errors of observation and non-observation." Guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LiFBi), Bamberg, 12.05.2016.

Schneider, Silke L., and Verena Ortmanns. 2016. "Comparability of education measures across surveys revisited: Errors of observation and non-observation." University of Vienna, Department of Methods in the Social Sciences, Wien, 27.04.2016.

Schneider, Silke L., Verena Ortmanns, Roberto Briceno-Rosas, and Jessica M. E. Herzing. 2016. "Computer Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Multicultural Surveys (CAMCES): a new set of survey tools." Uni Konstanz, Forschungskolloquium "Empirische Sozialforschung", Konstanz, 22.11.2016.

Schneider, Silke L., Verena Ortmanns, Roberto Briceno-Rosas, and Jessica M. E. Herzing. 2016. "Computer Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Multicultural Surveys (CAMCES): a new set of survey tools." Vortragsreihe „Refugees in Germany”, LIfBi – Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V., Bamberg, 15.12.2016.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2015. "How useful is the International Standard Classification of Education for comparative survey research?." LEAD Graduate School Lecture Series, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, 08.12.2015.

Schneider, Silke L., and Natascha Massing. 2015. "What do we lose when analyzing skills using insufficient social background measures?: Evidence from the German PIAAC sample." MZES AB-A Kolloquium, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, 20.10.2015, 20.10.2015.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2014. "Measurement of educational attainment in the ESS." Workshop "Measurement of social structure in the European Social Survey", Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 25.04.2014.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2013. "Post-graduate training in social science research methods in Germany: the GESIS research methods training programme." Data without Boundaries (DwB) First Regional Workshop, Ljubljana. http://www.dwbproject.org/export/sites/default/events/doc/dwb_regional_ws/5B_dwb_regional_-workshop_gesis-training_schneider.pdf.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2012. "Computer-assisted measurement and coding of educational qualifications in surveys (CAMCES)." 1st DASISH Qualititative Workshop on Digital Resources in International Survey Research, Mannheim.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2012. "ESS round 6 - The education consultation process." 1st DACE National Coordinators, Mannheim.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2012. "ISCED 2011 and its implementation in the European Social Survey - Useful for SHARE?." SHARE Wave 5 Post Pilot meeting, Brixen.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2012. "Measurement and harmonisation of educational attainment using the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)." NEPS-Kolloquium, Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, 01.06.2012.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2011. "Problematik der Messung und Vergleichbarkeit sowie Klassifikation von Abschlüssen." Herbsttreffen des BMBF-Promotionsbegleitprogramms "Empirische Bildungsforschung", Förderschwerpunkt „Sekundäranalysen“ am DIPF, Frankfurt am Main. http://www.empirische-bildungsforschung-bmbf.de/zeigen.html?seite=8287.

Seminar

Schneider, Silke L.. 2016. "Issues in comparative survey measurement: questionnaire design, data harmonisation and quality assurance: Methodenseminar für DissertantInnen, Fakultätszentrum für Methoden der Sozialwissenschaften." Universität Wien. Wien. FS 2016: 2 SWS.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2014. "Education and society from a cross-nationally comparative perspective." Universität Mannheim. Mannheim. FSS 2014: 2 SWS.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2012. "Proseminar "Bildung und Gesellschaft im Internationalen Vergleich"." Universität Mannheim. Mannheim. HWS 2012/2013: 2 SWS.

Event

Schneider, Silke L., and Evgenia Samoilova. 2014. "3rd GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology." Köln, 07.08.2014 - 29.08.2014.

Schneider, Silke L., and Evgenia Samoilova. 2013. "2nd GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology." Köln, 08.08.2013 - 30.08.2013.

Schneider, Silke L.. 2013. "Computer-assisted measurement and coding of education in surveys (CAMCES) preparatory workshop." Mannheim.

Schneider, Silke L., and Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik. 2012. "1st GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology." Köln.