research & data

dissertation project: Discursive Drivers of Attitudes toward Immigration and Immigrants: The Role of Elites, Events & Mass Media (supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Andreß & Prof. Dr. Eldad Davidov)

I am currently working on my Ph. D. project, which will be a cumulative dissertation consisting of three studies:

  • Mass Media and Concerns about Immigration in Germany in the 21st century: Individual-level Evidence over 15 Years (w/ S. Dochow, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences)
    We analyze the effect that salience of the immigration and integration issue in mass media has on individual concerns about immigration. To this end, we prepared a data set covering more than a decade, which combines a self-conducted quantitative content analysis including more than 24,000 German newspaper and news magazine articles with individual-level panel data, covering a time span of more than a decade.
    Status: published in the European Sociological Review 34 (4): 381 – 401
  • study II: I examine the effects of exclusionary and inclusionary political party discourses on group-specific exclusionary attitudes on the individual level from a cross-national perspective. Moreover, I test whether certain natives are more prone to party effects than others.
    Status: under review
  • Refugees Unwelcome? Changes in the Public Acceptance of Immigrants and Refugees in Germany in the Course of Europe’s “Immigration Crisis” (w/ Dr. A. W. Schmidt-Catran, University of Mannheim)
    Based on a self-conducted two-wave multi-factorial survey experiment, we investigate whether the acceptance toward immigrants in Germany changed in the course of the so-called European Migrant Crisis, particularly after the assaults on New Year’s Eve 2015/16. We test whether changes hold universally or whether they affect certain immigrants (refugees, Muslims, or those of certain origin) more than others.
    Status: published in the European Sociological Review 33 (6): 735 – 751

In total, my project has funding until September 2018.

publications, data sets & other material

Generally, all material provided here can be used for secondary data analyses, replication, teaching or any other purpose for free. Please cite the respective paper if you do so.

2018

Czymara, C. S. & Dochow, S.: Mass Media and Concerns about Immigration in Germany in the 21st Century: Individual-Level Evidence over 15 Years. European Sociological Review 34 (4): 381 – 401
• openly accessible here
• data and Stata files can be downloaded freely here

Czymara, C. S. & Schmidt-Catran, A. W.: Konfundierungen in Vignettenanalysen mit einzelnen d‑effizienten Vignettenstichproben (Confounding in Vignette Studies with Single D-Efficient Vignette Samples). Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 70 (1): 93 – 103
• openly accessible here
• Stata files can be downloaded freely here

2017

Czymara, C. S. & Schmidt-Catran, A. W. : Refugees Unwelcome? Changes in the Public Acceptance of Immigrants and Refugees in Germany in the Course of Europe’s “Immigration Crisis”. European Sociological Review 33 (6): 735 – 751
• “In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric” (23 Oct 2017)
• won best paper award at the ABC 2017 & honorable mention for ESRA early career award 2017
• openly accessible here
• data and Stata files can be downloaded freely here

2016

Czymara, C. S. & Schmidt-Catran, A. W.: Wer ist in Deutschland willkommen? Eine Vignettenanalyse zur Akzeptanz von Einwanderern (Who is welcome in Germany? A Vignette Study on the Acceptance of Immigrants). Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 68 (2): 1 – 35
• “Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (62nd percentile)” on Altmetric (23 Oct 2017)
• won award Preis der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für sozialwissenschaftliche Aufsätze for best paper in German language 2016
• media coverage: the study was discussed in the prestigious German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (“Kulturfremde Migranten, nein danke?” FAZ no. 185/2016, p. N3)
• openly accessible here
• data and Stata files can be downloaded freely here

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