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Vita

Having studied psychology at the Universities of Trier und Heidelberg (1997-2003), Dr Matthias Bluemke worked on his PhD-Thesis, titled „Chances and risks of psychological diagnostics with implicit association tests (IAT)“ (2006). Afterwards he taught and did research at the Social Psychology Department at Heidelberg, except for two years (2010-2012) when a DFG postdoc stipend supported his work as a visiting scholar at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in New Zealand (Social Cognition Lab). Parallel to working he studied Medical Biometry/Biostatistics at the University of Heidelberg (2014-2017), where he obtained his Master of Science. Since 2016 he has worked at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, in the Survey Design & Methodology (SDM) department. Between 2016 and 2018 he was responsible for publishing and developing ZIS, the Collection of Items and Scales for the Social Sciences (CIS). He is currently member and deputy leader of the team Scale Development and Documentation (SDD), with a focus on data analysis of, and method consulting on, developing measurement instruments. As of October 2020 (until September 2021), Dr. Bluemke will be away from the GESIS office to serve as a guest professor for psychodiagnostics, differential psychology and methods at TU Darmstadt.







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Service

  • Method consulting
  • Consulting on quantitative data analysis and (statistical) evaluation of measurement instruments
  • Structural Equation Modelling (SEM): reflective and formative latent variable models
  • Scientific Editor for Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences (MISS), in collaboration with the Collection of  Items and Scales for the Social Sciences (gesis.org/zis)

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Research

  • Development of measurement instruments for social-scientific and psychological constructs
  • Quality indicators of social surveys
  • Frequentist and Bayesian Testing of (Approximate) Measurement Invariance
  • Model fit indices for categorical data analysis

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Publications

Publication

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Journal article

Resch, Bernd, Inga Pütz, Matthias Bluemke, Kalliopi Kyriakou, and Jakob Miksch. 2020 (Forthcoming). "An interdisciplinary mixed-methods approach to analysing urban spaces: The case of urban walkability and bikeability." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Raykov, Tenko, and Matthias Bluemke. 2020. "Examining multidimensional measuring instruments for proximity to unidimensional structure using latent variable modeling ." Educational and Psychological Measurement online first. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013164420940764.

Jong, Jonathan, Adam Baimel, Robert Ross, Ryan McKay, Matthias Bluemke, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2020. "Traumatic life experiences and religiosity in eight countries." Nature Scientific Data 7 140. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0482-y.

Grevenstein, Dennis, Matthias Bluemke, Jochen Schweitzer, and Corina Aguilar-Raab. 2019. "Better family relationships – higher well-being: The connection between relationship quality and health-related resources." Mental Health and Prevention 14 (6): 200160. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mph.2019.200160.

Danner, Daniel, Beatrice Rammstedt, Matthias Blümke, Clemens Lechner, Sabrina Berres, Thomas Knopf, Christopher Soto, and Oliver P. John. 2019. "Das Big-Five Inventar 2: Validierung eines Persönlichkeitsinventars zur Erfassung von 5 Persönlichkeitsdomänen und 15 Facetten." Diagnostica 65 (3): 121-132. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1026/0012-1924/a000218.

Jong, Jonathan, Jamin Halberstadt, Matthias Bluemke, Christopher Kavanagh, and Christopher Jackson. 2019. "Death anxiety, exposure to death, mortuary preferences, and religiosity in five countries." Nature Scientific Data 6 (1): 154. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0163-x.

Trainor, Zoe Morris, Jonathan Jong, Matthias Bluemke, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2019. "Death salience moderates the effect of trauma on religiosity." Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy 11 (6): 639-646. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000430.

Bluemke, Matthias, and Joerg Zumbach. 2019. "Enter the Matrix: Does self-activation really matter for aggressiveness after violence exposure?." Psychology of Popular Media Culture 8 (4): 444-453. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000198.

Blümke, Matthias, Saskia Ziesche, Max Köppel, Anastasia Penner, Klaus Weiß, and Gerhard Huber. 2019. "Heidelberger Health Score HHS 3.0: Hinweise zur Validität des Fragebogens zu biopsychosozialen Gesundheitsdimensionen zum Erhalt der Arbeitsfähigkeit." Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung online first. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11553-019-00738-z.

Rammstedt, Beatrice, and Matthias Bluemke. 2019. "Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences: Editorial." Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences 2019 (1): 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42409-018-0003-3.

Schott, Malte, Pia Martin, and Matthias Bluemke. 2018. "Diskriminierung Türkisch-Stämmiger auf dem Kölner Wohnungsmarkt: Effektivität von Gegenmaßnahmen." Politische Psychologie - Journal of Political Psychology 6 (2): 311-331.

Grevenstein, Dennis, Corina Aguilar-Raab, and Matthias Bluemke. 2018. "Mindful and resilient?: Incremental validity of sense of coherence over mindfulness and Big Five personality factors for Quality of Life Outcomes." Journal of Happiness Studies 19 (7): 1883–1902. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-017-9901-y.

Jackson, Joshua Conrad, Jonathan Jong, Matthias Bluemke, Phoebe Poulter, Leila Morgenroth, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2018. "Testing the causal relationship between religious belief and death anxiety." Religion, Brain and Behavior 8 (1): 57-68. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1238842.

Menold, Natalja, Matthias Bluemke, and Anita Hubley. 2018. "Validity : Challenges in Conception, Methods, and Interpretation in Survey Research." Methodology : European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 14 (4): 143-145. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1614-2241/a000159.

Bluemke, Matthias, Bernd Resch, Clemens Lechner, René Westerholt, and Jan-Philipp Kolb. 2017. "Integrating Geographic Information into Survey Research: Current Applications, Challenges, and Future Avenues." Survey Research Methods 11 (3): 307-327. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18148/srm/2017.v11i3.6733.

Bluemke, Matthias, Anselm Crombach, Tobias Hecker, Inga Schalinski, Thomas Elbert, and Roland Weierstall. 2017. "Is the Implicit Association Test for aggressive attitudes a measure for attraction to violence or traumatization?." Zeitschrift für Psychologie 225 (1): 54-63. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000281.

Grevenstein, Dennis, and Matthias Bluemke. 2017. "Longitudinal factor analysis and measurement invariance of Sense of Coherence and General Self-Efficacy in adolescence." European Journal of Psychological Assessment 33 377-387. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000294.

Schott, Malte, and Matthias Bluemke. 2016. "From lost letters to conditional e-mail responses: A method to assess biased behavior online." International Journal of Internet Science 10 (1): 49-73. http://www.ijis.net/ijis10_1/ijis10_1_schott_and_bluemke.pdf.

Friese, Malte, Colin T. Smith, Marton Koever, and Matthias Bluemke. 2016. "Implicit measures of attitudes and political voting behavior." Social and Personality Psychology Compass 10 (4): 188-201. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12246.

Grevenstein, Dennis, Matthias Bluemke, and Henrik Kroeninger-Jungaberle. 2016. "Incremental validity of sense of coherence, neuroticism, extraversion, and general self-efficacy: longitudinal prediction of substance use frequency and mental health." Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 14 (9): 1-14. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-016-0412-z.

Bluemke, Matthias, Jonathan Jong, Dennis Grevenstein, Igor Mikloušić, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2016. "Measuring cross-cultural supernatural beliefs with self- and peer-reports." PLoS ONE 11 (10): e0164291. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164291.

Grevenstein, Dennis, Corina Aguilar-Raab, Jochen Schweitzer, and Matthias Bluemke. 2016. "Through the tunnel, to the light: Why sense of coherence covers and exceeds resilience, optimism, and self-compassion." Personality and Individual Differences 98 208-217. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.001.

Grevenstein, Dennis, and Matthias Bluemke. 2016. "Who’s afraid of death and terrorists? Investigating moderating effects of sense of coherence, mindfulness, neuroticism, and meaning in life on mortality salience." Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis 13 (1): 25-36. http://www.jasnh.com/pdf/Vol13-No1-article3.pdf.

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Contribution to edited volume

Zumbach, Joerg, and Matthias Bluemke. 2018. "Violence in computer games and implicit aggressiveness―Lessons learned from the “Media Comparison Paradigm”." In Advances in Psychology Research, edited by Alexandra M. Columbus, 134, 97-126. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Bluemke, Matthias, Belinda Merkle, Jonathan Jong, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2017. "Supernatural Belief Scale (SBS) – German version." In Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen, Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen. Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis252. http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis252.

Breyer, Bianka, and Matthias Bluemke. 2016. "Deutsche Version der Positive and Negative Affect Schedule PANAS (GESIS Panel)." In Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen, Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis242. http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis242.

Danner, Daniel, Beatrice Rammstedt, Matthias Bluemke, Lisa Treiber, Sabrina Berres, Christopher Soto, and Oliver John. 2016. "Die deutsche Version des Big Five Inventory 2 (BFI-2)." In Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen, Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis247. http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis247.

Breyer, Bianka, and Matthias Bluemke. 2016. "Work-Family Conflict Scale (ISSP)." In Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen, Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS). Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis243. http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis243.

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Editorship

Weiß, Bernd, Matthias Bluemke, and Elmar Schlüter, ed. 2019. Measurement Instruments in the GESIS Panel. Special Issue of Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences. Springer / BMC.

Menold, Natalja, Matthias Bluemke, and Anita Hubley, ed. 2018. Validity : Challenges in Conception, Methods, and Interpretation in Survey Research. Special Issue of Methodology 14, 4.

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Working and discussion paper

Dentler, Klara, Matthias Bluemke, and Oscar W. Gabriel. 2020. German satisfaction with the political system short scale (SPS). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen. Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/zis278.

Nießen, Désirée, Katharina Groskurth, Isabelle Schmidt, and Matthias Bluemke. 2020. ZIS Publication Guide (Version 2.1): Leitfaden für die Dokumentation von Messinstrumenten in ZIS. Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS). Mannheim: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/pubguide2.1.German.

Nießen, Désirée, Katharina Groskurth, Isabelle Schmidt, and Matthias Bluemke. 2020. ZIS Publication Guide (Version 2.1): Guideline for documenting instruments in the open access repository for measurement instruments. Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS). Mannheim: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/pubguide2.1.English.

Nießen, Désirée, Katharina Groskurth, and Matthias Bluemke. 2019. ZIS Publication Guide (Version 2.0) – Guideline for documenting instruments in the Collection of Items and Scales for the Social Sciences (ZIS). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS). Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/pubguide2.English.

Nießen, Désirée, Katharina Groskurth, and Matthias Bluemke. 2018. ZIS Publication Guide (Version 2.0) – Leitfaden für die Veröffentlichung von Erhebungsinstrumenten in der Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS). Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/pubguide2.German.

Bluemke, Matthias. 2016. ZIS Akquise Guide. Leitfaden für die Rekrutierung von Autoren von Erhebungsinstrumenten für die Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS). Mannheim: GESIS.

Breyer, Bianka, Matthias Bluemke, and Daniel Danner. 2016. ZIS Publication Guide: Leitfaden für die Veröffentlichung von Erhebungsinstrumenten in der Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS). Mannheim: GESIS. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/pubguide1. http://dx.doi.org/10.6102/pubguide1.

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Daten/Software

Groskurth, Katharina, Melanie Partsch, Isabelle Schmidt, and Matthias Bluemke. 2020. Mplus Code for the Development and Validation of Measurement Instruments in the Social Sciences: Psychometric Analyses (Dimensionality, Reliability, Measurement Invariance). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7802/1.1983.

Partsch, Melanie, Katharina Groskurth, Matthias Bluemke, and Isabelle Schmidt. 2020. R Code for the Development and Validation of Measurement Instruments in the Social Sciences: Psychometric Analyses (Dimensionality, Reliability, Measurement Invariance). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7802/1.1982.

Bluemke, Matthias, and Katharina Groskurth. 2020. SPSS Code for the Development and Validation of Measurement Instruments in the Social Sciences: Psychometric Analyses (Dimensionality, Reliability). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7802/1.1984.

Groskurth, Katharina, Thomas Knopf, Melanie Partsch, Isabelle Schmidt, and Matthias Bluemke. 2020. Stata Code for the Development and Validation of Measurement Instruments in the Social Sciences: Psychometric Analyses (Dimensionality, Reliability, Measurement Invariance). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7802/1.1985.

Jong, Jonathan, Adam Baimel, Robert Ross, Ryan McKay, Matthias Bluemke, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2020. Traumatic life experiences and religiosity in eight countries. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0482-y.

Jong, Jonathan, Jamin Halberstadt, Matthias Bluemke, Christopher Kavanagh, and Christopher Jackson. 2019. Death anxiety, exposure to death, mortuary preferences, and religiosity in five countries. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0163-x.

Bluemke, Matthias, Jonathan Jong, Dennis Grevenstein, Igor Miklousic, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2016. Measuring Cross-Cultural Supernatural Beliefs with Self- and Peer-Reports. : Research data from the Croatian sample.. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5160/psychdata.bems99me29_v10000.

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Other article

Bluemke, Matthias. 2018. Kritische Anfragen zum Positionspapier: Kommentare zu Meiser, T. et al. (2018). Positionspapier zur Rolle der Psychologischen Methodenlehre in Forschung und Lehre. 69 4. Hogrefe. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1026/0033-3042/a000418.

Teaching

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Seminar

Bluemke, Matthias. 2020. "(Short) scale development and testing measurement equivalence across groups." Universität Fribourg (CH), Mannheim. SP-2020: 2 SWS.

Bluemke, Matthias. 2020. "Diagnostisches Praktikum I." Universität Mannheim. WS 19/20: 2 SWS.

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Sonstiges

Bluemke, Matthias, and Clemens Lechner. 2020. "Fragebogenkonstruktion und Validierung." GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Mannheim.

Bluemke, Matthias, Ai Miyamoto, and Clemens Lechner. 2019. "Using Mplus for Latent-Variable Modeling: An Introduction (Short Course A): GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology." GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Köln.

Bluemke, Matthias, Clemens Lechner, and Daniel Danner. 2018. "Introduction to Data Analysis Using Mplus (Short Course B)."

Bluemke, Matthias, Daniel Danner, and Clemens Lechner. 2017. "Introduction to Data Analysis Using Mplus (Short Course B)."

Talk

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Conference contribution

Partsch, Melanie, Matthias Bluemke, Clemens Lechner, and Gerard Saucier. 2019. "Applying the bass-ackwards approach to the IPIP-VIA-R inventory to establish the higher-order structure of Peterson and Seligman’s 24 character strengths." 15th Tagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD), 18.09.2019.

Bluemke, Matthias, and Katharina Groskurth. 2019. "Comparable measurement of religiosity across different religious groups." ECPA 15: 15th European Conference on Psychological Assessment, Free University of Brussels - VUB, Brussels, 08.07.2019.

Groskurth, Katharina, and Matthias Bluemke. 2019. "Comparable measurement of religiosity across different religious groups." 15th Tagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD), 18.09.2019.

Bluemke, Matthias, and Katharina Groskurth. 2019. "Comparable measurement of religiosity across different religious groups." ESRA 2019 : 8th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Zagreb (Croatia), University of Zagreb, 16.07.2019.

Bluemke, Matthias, Melanie Partsch, Clemens Lechner, and Gerard Saucier. 2019. "Toward shorter (and more content-valid) measures of character strengths: Revising the IPIP-VIA scales." 15th Tagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD), 18.09.2019.

Bluemke, Matthias, Melanie Partsch, Clemens Lechner, and Gerard Saucier. 2019. "Toward shorter (and more content-valid) measures of character strengths: Revising the IPIP-VIA scales." ESRA 2019 : 8th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Zagreb (Croatia), University of Zagreb, 17.07.2019.

Bluemke, Matthias, Melanie Partsch, Clemens Lechner, and Gerard Saucier. 2019. "Toward shorter (and more content-valid) measures of character strengths: Revising the IPIP-VIA scales." 15th European Conference on Psychological Assessment (ECPA15), 09.07.2019.

Bluemke, Matthias. 2018. "Fortschritte der Skalenentwicklung für internationale Vergleichsstudien (Large-Scale Assessment): DGPs-Symposium." 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), 17.09.2018.

Bluemke, Matthias, Clemens Lechner, Melanie Partsch, and Gerard Saucier. 2018. "Kulturfaire Messung von Charakterstärken: Die 24 Kurzskalen des IPIP-VIA-Revised." 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), 17.09.2018.

Partsch, Melanie, Matthias Bluemke, Clemens Lechner, and Gerard Saucier. 2018. "Posterpräsentation: Toward shorter (and more content-valid) measures of character strengths: Revising the IPIP-VIA scales." Dritte Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Positiv-Psychologische Forschung, 04.05.2018.

Bluemke, Matthias, Clemens Lechner, Melanie Partsch, and Gerard Saucier. 2018. "Toward shorter (and more content-valid) measures of character strengths: Revising the IPIP-VIA scales." European Conference on Personality 2018 (ECP19), 17.07.2018.

Partsch, Melanie, Clemens Lechner, Matthias Bluemke, and Gerard Saucier. 2018. "Toward shorter (and more content-valid) measures of character strengths: Revising the IPIP-VIA scales." International Test Commission (ITC 2018), 02.07.2018.

Bluemke, Matthias, Jonathan Jong, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2017. "Can we compare religiosity across cultures in traumatic life-event studies at all?." 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), 05.07.2017.

Bluemke, Matthias, Jonathan Jong, and Jamin Halberstadt. 2016. "Assessment of religiosity with the help of short scales." European Conference on Personality 2016 (ECP18).

Danner, Daniel, Beatrice Rammstedt, Matthias Blümke, Lisa Treiber, Sabrina Berres, Christopher Soto, and Oliver P. John. 2016. "Die deutsche Version des Big-Five Inventory 2 (BFI-2)." DGPs Kongress, 20.09.2016.

Blümke, Matthias. 2016. "Erfassung von Religiosität mit Hilfe von Kurzskalen." 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie.

Menold, Natalja, Matthias Bluemke, and Anna Andreenkova. 2016. "Measurement Quality of Agree/Disagree and Item-Specific Response Options." 3MC International Conference 2016.

Sonstiges

Bluemke, Matthias. 2017. "Measurement equivalence of linear equation systems in multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis: A comparison of Bayesian modeling and frequentist approaches of real and simulated data (including cross-checks of open source solutions with proprietary software): Unveröffentlichte Masterarbeit zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades „Master of Science in Medical Biometry/Biostatistics“."

Halberstadt, Jamin, Matthias Bluemke, and Jonathan Jong. 2017. "The causal role of religious belief in managing death anxiety and intergroup discrimination: Marsden Fund Reporting, Contract: UOO1312; Report: 4 Final."

Schuler, Michael, Matthias Bluemke, Karin Meng, and Hermann Faller. 2016. "Erfassung von impliziten Einstellungen zur körperlichen Aktivität bei Rehabilitanden mit chronischem Rückenschmerz. Abschlussbericht: Forschungsprojekt im Auftrag des Netzwerk Rehabilitationsforschung in Bayern (NRFB)."

Halberstadt, Jamin, Matthias Bluemke, and Jonathan Jong. 2016. "The causal role of religious belief in managing death anxiety and intergroup discrimination: Marsden Fund Reporting, Contract: UOO1312; Report: 3 Annual."

Bluemke, Matthias. 2016. "Was tragen Teamrollen-Modelle wie Belbin zum Teamerfolg bei?: Update 2016-03-11."

Organisation

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Event

Bluemke, Matthias. 2019. "Solutions to methodological challenges in the equivalent assessment of personality traits and values: Symposium." 15th Tagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD), 18.09.2019.

Hanke, Katja, Matthias Bluemke, Natalja Menold, Daniel Danner, and Beatrice Rammstedt. 2017. "Advances in Scale Development in the Social Sciences: Issues of Comparability." GESIS Symposium, 14.11.2017 - 15.11.2017.

Blümke, Matthias, Natalja Menold, Beatrice Rammstedt, Daniel Danner, and Katja Hanke. 2016. "Advances in Scale Development in the Social Sciences: Ensuring Validity." GESIS Symposium, 01.12.2016 - 02.12.2016.