Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992 – 1997
    Studied psychology at Bielefeld University, Germany; also studied abroad at the University of Paris-Nanterre, France, and at the University of California at Berkeley, USA

  • 1997 – 2000
    Research associate at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2000
    Doctorate in psychology at the University of Göttingen

  • 2000 – 2002
    Research associate at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

  • 2002 – 2008
    Project advisor at ZUMA (Centre for Surveys, Methods and Analyses)

  • 2007
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Mannheim, Germany

  • Since 2009
    National project manager for PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) and coordinator for the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in the international PIAAC consortium

  • Since 2010
    Head of the section Survey Design and Methodology at GESIS

Selected publications

  • Rammstedt, B. (2012). Probleme der Qualitätskontrolle und -sicherung in internationalen Umfrageprojekten (pp. 103 – 111). In: Faulbaum, F.; Stahl, M.; Wiegand, E.; ASI (eds.): Qualitätssicherung in der Umfrageforschung: Neue Herausforderungen für die Markt- und Sozialforschung. ASI Schriftenreihe: VS Verlag

  • Rammstedt, B. & Kemper, C. J. (2011). Measurement equivalence of the Big Five: Shedding further light on potential causes of the educational bias. Jour-nal of Research in Personality, 45, 121 – 125.

  • Rammstedt, B., Goldberg, L. R. & Borg, I. (2010). The measurement equiva-lence of Big Five factor markers for persons with different levels of education. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 53 – 61.

  • Rammstedt, B. & Schupp, J. (2008). Only the congruent survives – Personality similarities in couples. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 533 – 535.

  • Rammstedt, B. & John, O. P. (2007). Measuring personality in one minute or less: A 10-item short version of the Big Five Inventory in English and German. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 203 – 212.

  • Rammstedt, B. & Krebs, D. (2007). Does response scale format affect the answering of personality scales? Assessing the Big Five dimensions of per-sonality with different response scales in a dependent sample. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 23, 32 – 38.

  • Rammstedt, B. & John, O. P. (2005). Kurzversion des Big Five Inventory (BFI-K): Entwicklung und Validierung eines ökonomischen Inventars zur Er-fassung der fünf Faktoren der Persönlichkeit. Diagnostica, 51, 195 – 206.


Selected projects

  • "Feasibility study for the Baden-Württemberg Panel" (Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg; together with Fitzenberger, Nickolaus, Trautwein; 2013 – 2015)

  • "Construction of an Online Access Panel" (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); together with Bandilla, Kaczmirek; 2012 – 2013)

  • National project management for the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) (BMBF; since 2009)

  • "Development of a standard battery to determine psychological characteristics in questionnaires in the social sciences" (Leibniz Association; 2008 – 2011)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research Steering Committee, since 2012

  • Member of the spokesperson team for the Education Research Network, since 2012

  • Academic member of the German Data Forum (RatSWD), since 2011

  • Member of the international PISA consortium for core 3 "Item development", since 2012

  • Member of the advisory board to the study Competencies in Later Life (CiLL), since 2012

  • Member of the advisory board to the Adult Education Survey (AES), since 2010

  • Member of the international PIAAC consortium, since 2008

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