Dr Thees F. Spreckelsen
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantitative Methods
Thees Spreckelsen studied social sciences at the Universities of Erfurt and Aberystwyth. His DPhil in sociology (Oxford, Nuffield College) focused on the cross-national comparison of national identities. Following his studies he was a research officer both at the department’s Centre for Evidence-based Intervention and the Oxford Institute of Social Policy. Thees has recently been Lecturer for Quantitative Sociology and the University of Kent’s Q-Step centre. As Research Fellow in Quantitative Methods he is involved in the department's methods teaching and provides methodological support to researchers.
Research interests: social research methods, survey research, social attitudes especially social identities, and sociological theory.
- Welfarestate and youth employment:
I have analysed welfare-state regimes in relation to “new social risks”. As part of the "Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe" I investigated youth labour market outsiders in Europe, specifically northern Europe, and for youth migrant citizen.
- Evaluation research:
- Social identity
In my doctoral thesis I worked on the measurement and cross-national comparability of national identity in survey research. Furthermore I examined relationship of solidarity, social trust, and political participation with the multiple dimensions of national identity.
In a recent publication I assessed the relationship of national identities and the identification with Europe (with Prof. Anthony Heath).
I have also worked on the macro-social Interdepencies of European integration and post-socialist transformation in CEE countries (see Transformation und Europäisierung [German only]).
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Thees F. Spreckelsen's key areas of research focus are (click to expand):
- Evaluation of social interventions.
- YOUTH OUTSIDERNESS, MIGRATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT