I am very interested in the application of new research methods, especially statistical methods. My research is mainly based on quantitative methods, while survey research and experiments are my main focus. The emphasis on experiments fits very well with a more general trend in public management research which is called “Behavioral Public Administration.” Behavioral Public Administration tries to foster the use of experimental methods in public management as well as the use of psychological theories.
The following topics and methods are especially interesting for me:
- Item Count Technique (“List experiments”)
- Bayesian statistics
- Scale development
- Polynomial regression and response surface analysis
- Open science
Teaching research methods and statistics is one of the main topics in my courses.