methods, data, analyses

Methods, data, analyses (mda) publishes research on all questions important to quantitative methods, with a special emphasis on survey methodology. Mda is released in print and online as open-access  journal. All content is freely available and can be distributed  without any restrictions, ensuring the free flow of information that is crucial for scientific progress. Of course, mda does not raise any publication fees.

We especially invite authors to submit articles extending the profession's knowledge on the science of surveys, be it on data collection, measurement, or data analysis and statistics. We also  welcome applied papers that deal with the use of quantitative methods in practice, with teaching quantitative methods, or that present the use of a particular state-of-the-art method using an example for  illustration. In spite of the focus on survey methodology we also encourage submissions on other important topics of social science research methods.

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ISSN 1864-6956 (Print)
ISSN 2190-4936 (WWW)

Editorial Team


Annelies Blom (editor-in-chief, Mannheim)

Edith de Leeuw (Utrecht)

Gabriele Durrant (Southampton)

Bärbel Knäuper (Montreal)

Editorial staff:  

Sabine Häder (managing editor); Phone +49.621.1246282.

Bettina Zacharias (DTP); Phone +49.221.47694230.

Vanessa Schaag (student assistant).

E-Mail: mda(at)gesis(dot)org 

For quotes on reprints please contact the editorial staff.
Mda is published bi-annually and is available as a print version and online.


GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Redaktion mda
P.O. Box 12 21 55
D-68072 Mannheim



Advisory Board

The advisory board of mda:

Hans-Jürgen Andreß (University of Cologne)
Andreas Diekmann (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Udo Kelle (Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg)
Dagmar Krebs (Justus Liebig University Giessen)
Frauke Kreuter (University of Mannheim)
Norbert Schwarz (University of Southern California)
Christoph Wolf (GESIS Mannheim)