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Dr Kathrin Thomas

Research Associate

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

I have joined the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys as Research Associate in January 2016. I am affiliated with the European Social Survey and support the ESS team with their ADDResponse project (www.addresponse.org). My research interests are measuring sensitive behaviour and attitudes, social psychology as well as social and political behaviour.

In addition to my work with the CCSS, I am an affiliated Research Fellow at the University of Vienna, where I have previously worked as Research Associate on the Austrian National Election Study (www.autnes.at) and as Lecturer in Research Methods in the Department of Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Vienna. Among other things, I dealt with the survey design, implementation, and management of different large N panel studies and surveys including the Austrian contribution to Comparative Study of Electoral Systems.

I was an Early Stage Marie Curie Fellow within the ELECDEM ITN on Electoral Democracy at the University of Exeter, where I have obtained my PhD in Politics in 2013.

Moreover, I am a member of the steering committee of the ECPR Standing Group for Political Methodology (www.ecpr-methods.org), Associate Fellow with the UK's Higher Education Academy, Member of the International Political Science Association and the European Survey Research Association.

I have been a reviewer for the International Journal of Social Research Methods, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, the Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, and Politische Psychologie.

Publications

Chapters (5)

  1. Johann, D., Steinbrecher, M. and Thomas, K. (2015). Persönlichkeit, politische Involvierung und politische Partizipation in Deutschland und Österreich. In Faas, T., Frank, C. and Schoen, H. (Eds.), Political Psychology (pp. 39–64). Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. ISBN 978-3-8487-1360-8.
  2. Thomas, K. Democratic Support and Globalization. In Vowles, J. and Xezonakis, G. (Eds.), Globalization and Domestic Politics. Parties, Elections, and Public Opinion (pp. 209–234). Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press. ISBN 978-0-19-875798-6.
  3. Johann, D., Thomas, K., Faas, T. and Fietkau, S. Alternative Messverfahren rechtspopulistischen Wählen im Vergleich: Empirische Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland und Österreich. In Schoen, H. and Weßels, B. (Eds.), Wahlen und Wähler. Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2013 (pp. 447–470). Springer. ISBN 978-3-658-11205-9.
  4. Dolezal, M., Haselmayer, M., Johann, D., Thomas, K. and Ennser-Jedenastik, L. Negative Campaigning. In Müller, W., Kritzinger, S. and Schönbach, K. (Eds.), Die Nationalratswahl 2013. Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken (pp. 99–111). Vienna: Böhlau. ISBN 978-3-205-79536-0.
  5. Glantschnigg, C., Thomas, K. and Zeglovits, E. Wählen gehen? Und wen wählen? Entscheidungsfindung im Wahlkampf. In Müller, W., Kritzinger, S. and Schönbach, K. (Eds.), Die Nationalratswahl 2013. Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken (pp. 159–176). Vienna: Böhlau. ISBN 978-3-205-79536-0.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (22)

  1. Thomas, K. and Schnell, R. (2016). The effect of formal question characteristics on design effects: a cross-national study using the ESS. 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33) 11-16 September, Leicester.
  2. Johann, D., Thomas, K. and Kritzinger, S. (2016). Need for support or economic competition? A survey experiment measuring implicit attitudes towards immigrants. European Consortium for Political Research 8-10 September, Prague.
  3. Johann, D., Thomas, K. and Kritzinger, S. (2016). Need for Support or Economic Competition? Measuring Implicit Attitudes towards Immigrants in Surveys. Annual Confernece of the PSA SG on Political Methodology 27 June, UCL, London.
  4. Schnell, R., Thomas, K. and Skinner, C. (2016). Predicting Non-response with Auxiliary Area and Household Data. AddResponse Workshop 26 May, London.
  5. Schnell, R. and Thomas, K. (2016). ADDResponse: Predicting nonresponse with small area auxiliary data. ADDResponse Workshop: Tackling survey nonresponse: The role of geocoded auxiliary data 26 May, London Arts House, London.
  6. Johann, D. and Thomas, K. (2015). Are Attitudes towards Muslims prone to Social Desirability Bias? A Test Using the Crosswise Model. Wahlstudientreffen der AUTNES, GLES, SELECTS 11-12 November, Vienna.
  7. Johann, D. and Thomas, K. (2015). Is who you are what you read and what you find important? Change in issue preferences, personality, and media visibility. AUTNES Conference 25-26 September, Vienna.
  8. Johann, D. and Thomas, K. (2015). Is who you are what you read and what you find important? Change in issue preferences, personality, and media visibility. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association 3-6 September, San Francisco.
  9. Johann, D. and Thomas, K. (2015). Affective=attractive? Implicit attitudes, perceived candidate images, and vote intentions in Austria. General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research 26-29 August, Montreal.
  10. Johann, D., Kritzinger, S., Thomas, K. and Kleinen-von Königslöw, K. (2015). Media and Party Communication Effects on Intra-Campaign Vote Switching. Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 6 Aug 2015 – 9 Aug 2016, San Francisco.
  11. Thomas, K. (2015). The Impact of Globalisation on Radical Right Voting. European Survey Research Association 13-17 July, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  12. Johann, D. and Thomas, K. (2015). How Implicit Attitudes Affect the Perception of Candidates in TV Debates during the Campaign: Evidence from Austria. European Survey Research Association 13 Jul 2015 – 17 Jul 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  13. Johann, D., Kritzinger, S., Thomas, K. and Kleinen-von Königslöw,, K. (2015). Effekte der Medien- und Parteienkommunikation während des Wahlkampfes,. Tagung 'Vertrauen in der politischen Kommunikation' des Forschungsschwerpunkts 'Kommunikation, Medien und Politik’ 24-25 June, Mainz.
  14. Johann, D., Kritzinger, S., Thomas, K. and Kleinen-von Königslöw, K. (2015). Der Einfluss der Medien- und Parteienkommunikation auf Wechselwähler. 60. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK) 14-15 May, Darmstadt.
  15. Johann, D. and Thomas, K. (2015). How Implicit Attitudes Affect the Perception of Candidates in TV Debates during the Campaign: Evidence from Austria. Wahlstudientreffen AUTNES, GLES, SELECTS 19-20 March, Mannheim.
  16. Johann, D., Thomas, K., Faas, T. and Fietkau, S. (2015). Alternative Messverfahren rechtspopulistischen Wählens im Vergleich. Empirische Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland und Österreich. Wahlstudientreffen der AUTNES, GLES, SELECTS 19-20 March, Mannheim.
  17. Johann, D., Steinbrecher, M. and Thomas, K. (2014). Who Gets Involved and In
    What Ways? Personality Traits and Types of Political Participants.
    Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research 4-6 September, NIce.
  18. Thomas, K., Johann, D., Kritzinger, S., Plescia, C. and Zeglovits, E. (2014). The ICT Revisited: Social Desirability Bias and Electoral Behavior. European Consortium for Political Research 3-6 September, Glasgow.
  19. Thomas, K., Johann, D., Kritzinger, S. and Kleinen-von Königslöw, K. (2014). Media and Party Communication Effects on Intra-Campaign Vote Switching. International Political Science Association 19-25 July, Montreal.
  20. Johann, D., Steinbrecher, M. and Thomas, K. (2014). Channels of Participation: The Impact of Personality on the Affiliation with Political Participant Types in Austria. Annual Conference of the Deutsche Vereinigung für politische Wissenschaft Arbeitskreis "Wahlen und Politische Einstellungen" 11 Jun 2014 – 12 Apr 2016, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  21. Thomas, K., Plescia, C., Kritzinger, S., Zeglovits, E. and Johann, D. (2014). The ICT Revisited: Social Desirability Bias and Electoral Behavior. Wahlstudientreffen AUTNES, GLES, SELECTS 20-21 March, Genf.
  22. Johann, D., Steinbrecher, M. and Thomas, K. Persönlichkeit, politische Involvierung und politische Partizipation in Deutschland und Österreich. Autorenkonferenz für das Sonderheft 'Politische Psychologie' der Politischen Vierteljahresschrift Mainz.

Datasets (5)

  1. Kritzinger, S., Johann, D., Thomas, K., Glantschnigg, C., Aichholzer, J., Glinitzer, K., Oberluggauer, P. and Wagner, M. (2016). AUTNES Online Study.
  2. Kritzinger, S., Thomas, , Glantschnigg, C., Aichholzer, J., Glinitzer, K., Johann, D., Wagner, M. and Zeglovits, E. AUTNES Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Post-Election Survey 2013.
  3. Kritzinger, S., Johann, D., Glantschnigg, C., Aichholzer, J., Glinitzer, K., Thomas, , Wagner, M. and Zeglovits, E. AUTNES TV Debates Panel Study 2013.
  4. Kritzinger, S., Zeglovits, E., Aichholzer, J., Glantschnigg, C., Glinitzer, K., Johann, D., Thomas, and Wagner, M. AUTNES Pre- and Post-Panel Study 2013.
  5. Kritzinger, S., Johann, D., Aichholzer, J., Glantschnigg, C., Glinitzer, K., Thomas, , Wagner, M. and Zeglovits, E. AUTNES Rolling-Cross-Section Panel Study 2013.

Journal Articles (3)

  1. Johann, D. and Thomas, (2017). Testing the Validity of the Crosswise Model: A Study on Attitudes Towards Muslims. Survey Methods: insights from the Field .
  2. Thomas, , Johann, D., Kritzinger, S., Plescia, C. and Zeglovits, E. (2016). Estimating Sensitive Behavior: The ICT and High-Incidence Electoral Behavior. International Journal of Public Opinion Research . doi:10.1093/ijpor/edw002.
  3. Thomas, K. (2010). The Thermostatic Model of Representation Reviewed. European Political Science, 9, pp. 533–543.

Reports (5)

  1. Kritzinger, S., Thomas, K., Glantschnigg, C., Aichholzer, J., Glinitzer, K., Johann, D., Wagner, M. and Zeglovits, E. AUTNES Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Post-Election Survey 2013 - Documentation. Vienna: University of Vienna.
  2. Kritzinger, S., Johann, D., Glantschnigg, C., Glinitzer, K., Thomas, K., Wagner, M. and Zeglovits, E. TV Debates Panel Study 2013 – Documentation. Vienna: University of Vienna.
  3. Kritzinger, S., Zeglovits, E., Aichholzer, J., Glantschnigg, C., Glinitzer, K., Johann, D., Thomas, K. and Wagner, M. AUTNES Pre-Post Panel Study 2013 – Documentation. Vienna: University of Vienna.
  4. Kritzinger, S., Johann, D., Aichholzer, J., Glantschnigg, C., Glinitzer, K., Thomas, K., Wagner, M. and Zeglovits, E. AUTNES Rolling-Cross-Section Panel Study 2013 – Documentation. Vienna: University of Vienna.
  5. Thomas, K., Ennser-Jedenastik, L., Nyhuis, D. and Johann, D. Feldstudie zur Wahlbeteiligung bei der Wiener Landtags- und Gemeinderatswahl 2015. Vienna: University of Vienna.

Other Activities

Media Appearance

  1. Brexit is looking increasingly unlikely--but should investors trust the polls? CNBC News (online)

Other

  1. Member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Methodology

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