Method consulting

The methods group

The HIB Methods Group is an association of scientists with different research interests in the field of quantitative social science methods and statistics. The goals of the methods group are the promotion of methodological-statistical research and the provision of methodological-statistical expertise in the form of consulting and cooperation offers.

To request a consultation, please email a team member directly or send an email to methods.groupspam


The Team

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Nagengast



Research interest:

  • Multilevel modeling
  • Causal modeling
  • Structural equation modeling

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Steffen Zitzmann



Research interest:

  • Multilevel modeling
  • Bayesian modeling
  • Structural equation modeling

Julia-Kim Walther



Research interest:

  • Multilevel and longitudinal modeling
  • Regularization
  • Structural equation modeling

The consulting service

► For all researchers (internal or external)

  • Methodology consulting (research projects)

We are happy to collaborate in research projects in the role of methodological and statistical consultant if the right fit is found.

► For doctoral students of the Hector Institute and LEAD

  • Method consulting (qualification theses)

We also offer consulting in the area of methods and statistics for qualification theses to the extent of about one hour.

► For students of the master program Empirical Educational Research and Educational Psychology


there is also the following offer:


  • Methods on Demand (Colloquium)

In this colloquium, students bring their methodological-statistical problems that arise, for example, during their Master's thesis, and work out solutions together. Please register for this colloquium via The colloquium is expected to be offered every semester.