High impact research from Department of Sociology – University of Copenhagen

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19 October 2016

High impact research from Department of Sociology

Two papers by Associate Professor Kristian Karlson have received enough citations to place them in the top 1% in social sciences in their respective publication years

Methodological research by Associate Professor Kristian Bernt Karlson has high impact both inside and outside the social sciences. Two of Karlson’s methodological papers are rated as “highly cited” in the Web of Science. The two papers have received enough citations to place them in the top 1% in social sciences in their respective publication years. The seminal 2012-paper is moreover now the top-5 most cited paper in Sociological Methodology, the leading methodological outlet in the discipline.

The papers are co-authored by Richard Breen (Oxford University) and Anders Holm (Western University) They offer a simple statistical correction to a widely used modelling strategy in social science. Apart from being cited in a journals outside sociology (such as Criminology, Addiction, Demography, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Health Economics and Public Opinion Quarterly), the paper’s methodological correction has also been used in papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, PLOS ONE and Journal of Pediatrics.

Papers:

Karlson, K.B., A. Holm and R. Breen. 2012. “Comparing Regression Coefficients Between Same-sample Nested Models Using Logit and Probit: A New Method.” Sociological Methodology 42, 286-313. Link: http://forskning.ku.dk/find-en-forsker/?pure=en%2Fpublications%2Fcomparing-regression-coefficients-between-samesample-nested-models-using-logit-and-probit(5fc4da07-f89c-44c6-bf3a-9c3dd850da42).html

Breen, R., K.B. Karlson and A. Holm. 2014. “Total, Direct, and Indirect Effects in Logit and Probit Models.” Sociological Methods & Research 42, 164-191. Link: http://research.ku.dk/search/?pure=en%2Fpublications%2Ftotal-direct-and-indirect-effects-in-logit-and-probit-models(ddc5a120-530f-478c-9fd3-036a9e0dd02e).html

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