Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt

Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt

Vice president and Head of Department Survey, Design and Methodology,
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences;
Professor of Psychological Assessment, Survey Design and Methodology
University of Mannheim, Germany

Beatrice Rammstedt is professor of Psychological Assessment, Survey Design and Methodology at the University of Mannheim and also scientific director of the department Survey, Design and Methodology as well as vice president at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. She is highly experienced with the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). For one, Beatrice Rammstedt is a member of the international consortium for PIAAC cycle I and was national project manager for its German implementation. Furthermore, she is principal investigator of the national PIAAC-Longitudinal study (PIAAC-L) which follows the PIAAC respondents over three additional waves of data collection, and of several other PIAAC-related studies. Dr Rammstedt is member of several advisory boards, such as the OECD expert panel on the measurement of personality traits and non-cognitive skills in PIAAC, the advisory group "Framework Programme Educational Research" and of the scientific advisory board of the "Decade for Literacy" – both launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF). She has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers which are highly perceived by the research community (≈ 3,750 citations). Her research interests include issues from questionnaire design and validation to assessing non-cognitive skills (special focus on Big Five personality dimensions) to the methodology of cultural comparative large-scale studies. For detailed information on CV and bibliography see: https://www.gesis.org/en/institute/staff/?no_cache=1&alpha=R&name=beatrice%2Crammstedt&cHash=ea09c71811914787c6456c5cd7992e0b