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Centre for research methods and data analysis

Quantitative research methods and data analysis are becoming increasingly  important for our faculty’s disciplines. Therefore, we offer methods consulting to our academic and research staff covering following topics:

  • quantitative research designs (e.g. sampling),
  • development of questionnaires (e.g. wording of items, question order),
  • field work / data collection (e.g. incentives)
  • how to check the data,
  • how to analyse the data

This service is provided by Dr Andreas Heinz who will also offer courses for PhD candidates in quantitative methodology and data analysis.

Dr Heinz is a post-doc researcher at the University of Luxembourg since March 2012. He graduated in economics in 2004 and received a PhD from the University of Trier in 2008. From 2007 to 2012 he taught research methods and analysis of quantitative data at the University of Trier. In 2010 and 2011 he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Kaiserslautern.

From 2012-2016, he analysed the data of Luxembourgish Census 2011 and the Enquête sur la sécurité in a joint project between the research unit INSIDE and the National Institute for statistics and economic studies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Statec). Since 2016, he is member of Luxembourg’s HBSC research team (Health Behaviour in School-aged Children-study), responsible for data management and data analysis.

His research interests include survey methodology, social indicators and the analysis of quantitative data.

Contact: Dr Andreas Heinz