Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

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.


The Team

Dr. Martin Hecht

martin.hechtspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de


Research Interests:

  • Longitudinal modeling
  • Bayesian modeling
  • Structural equation modeling

Julia-Kim Walther

julia-kim.waltherspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de


Research Interests:

  • Multilevel and longitudinal modeling
  • Regularization
  • Structural equation modeling

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Nagengast

benjamin.nagengastspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de


Research Interests:

  • Multilevel modeling
  • Causal modeling
  • Structural equation modeling

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Steffen Zitzmann

steffen.zitzmannspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de


Research Interests:

  • Multilevel modeling
  • Bayesian modeling
  • 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 alma.uni-tuebingen.de. The colloquium is expected to be offered every semester.