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Research focuses

Quantitative Methods and Empirical Social Research; Cross-Cultural Comparisons; Structural Equation Modeling, Longitudinal Survey Data; Attitudes and Values; Rational Choice Theories; Key Research Initiative: Demography and Social Inequality;

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2016 Professor in Methods of Comparative Cross-National Social Research, Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne
  • 2015-2017 President of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA)
  • 2009-2016 Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Zurich
  • 2008-2009 Substitute Professor, Sociology, University of Cologne
  • 2007-2008 Substitute Professor, Methods of empirical social research and applied sociology, University of Mannheim
  • 2008 Habilitation at the University of Cologne, Venia legendi for Sociology
  • 2006-2008 Research assistant, GESIS-Central Archive for Empirical Social Research, University of Cologne
  • 2004-2006 Research assistant and project director, University of Gießen
  • 2001-2004 Ph.D. in Social Sciences, University of Gießen
  • 1997-1999 Teacher and research assistant, Sociology, Tel Aviv University
  • 1994-1996 M.A. in economics, Tel Aviv University
  • 1993-1995 B.A. in economics, Tel Aviv University

Selected publications

  • "Explaining  voting in the UK’s 2016 EU referendum:Values,  attitudes  to  immigration,  European  identity,  and politicaltrust" (2020). Dennison,  J.,  Davidov,  E.,  &  Seddig,D.

  • "Direct and indirect predictors of opposition to immigration in Europe: Individual values, cultural values, and symbolic threat" (2019). Davidov, Eldad; Seddig, Daniel; Gorodzeisky, Anastasia; Raijman, Raijman; Schmidt, Peter; Semyonov, Moshe. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

  • "What factors explain anti-Muslim prejudice? A comparative assessment of Muslim population size, institutional characteristics and immigration-related media claims" (2019). Schlueter, Elmar; Masso, Anu; Davidov, Eldad. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

  • "Is partial approximate measurement invariance enough? A Monte Carlo simulation study" (2019). Pokropek, Artur; Davidov, Eldad; Schmidt, Peter. Structural Equation Modeling.

  • "Testing for approximate measurement invariance of human values in the European Social Survey" (2018). Cieciuch, Jan; Davidov, Eldad; Algesheimer, René; Schmidt, Peter. Sociological Methods & Research, 47(4), 665-686.

  • "Explaining measurement nonequivalence using multilevel structural equation modeling: The case of attitudes toward citizenship rights" (2018). Davidov, Eldad; Cieciuch, Jan; Dülmer, Hermann; Seddig, Daniel; Kuntz, Anabel; Schmidt, Peter. Sociological Methods & Research 47(4), 729-760.

  • "Universalism, conservation and attitudes toward minority groups" (2016). Beierlein, Constanze; Kuntz, Anabel; Davidov, Eldad. Social Science Research, 58:68-79.
  • "The comparability of attitudes toward immigration in the European Social Survey: Exact versus approximate equivalence" (2015). Davidov, Eldad; Cieciuch, Jan; Schmidt, Peter; Meuleman, Bart; Algesheimer, René; Hausherr, Mirjam. Public Opinion Quarterly,79:244-266.
  • "The stability and change of value structure and priorities in childhood: A longitudinal study" (2015). Cieciuch, Jan; Davidov, Eldad; Algesheimer, René. Social Development, 25(3):503-527.
  • "Human values, legal regulation, and approval of homosexuality in European countries: A cross-country comparison" (2015). Kuntz, Anabel; Davidov, Eldad; Schwartz, Shalom H.; Schmidt, Peter. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45:120-134.
  • "Measurement Equivalence in Cross-National Research" (2014). Davidov, Eldad; Meuleman, Bart; Cieciuch, Jan; Schmidt, Peter; Billiet, Jaak. Annual Review of Sociology, 40:55-75.
  • "Individual values, cultural embeddedness, and anti-immigration sentiments: Explaining differences in the effect of values on attitudes toward immigration across Europe" (2014). Davidov, Eldad; Meuleman, Bart; Schwartz, Shalom H; Schmidt, Peter. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 66(S1):263-285.
  • "Relations between Second Language Proficiency and National Identification: The Case of Immigrants in Germany " (2014). Hochman, Oshrat; Davidov, Eldad. European Sociological Review, 30(3):344-359.
  • "Immigrant Integration Policies and Perceived Group Threat: A Multilevel Study of 27 Western and Eastern European Countries" (2013). Schlueter, Elmar; Meuleman, Bart; Davidov, Eldad. Social Science Research, 42(3):670-682.
  • "Contextual sources of perceived group threat: Negative immigration-related news reports, immigrant group size and their interaction, Spain 1996-2007" (2013). Schlueter, Elmar; Davidov, Eldad. European Sociological Review (ESR), 29(2):179-191.
  • "Refining the theory of basic individual values" (2012). Schwartz, Shalom H; Cieciuch, Jan; Vecchione, Michele; Davidov, Eldad; Fischer, Ronald; Beierlein, Constanze; Ramos, Alic; Verkasalo, Markku; Lönnqvist, Jan-Erik; Demirutku, Kursad; Dirilen-Gumus, Ozlem; Konty, Mark. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103(4):663-688.
  • "An SEM approach to continuous time modeling of panel data: Relating authoritarianism and anomia" (2012). Voelkle, Manuel C; Oud, Johan H L; Davidov, Eldad; Schmidt, Peter. Psychological Methods, 17(2):176-192.
  • "Explaining attitudes towards immigration policies in European countries: The role of human values" (2012). Davidov, Eldad; Meuleman, Bart. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38(5):757-775.
  • "Basic personal values and the meaning of left-right political orientations in 20 countries" (2011). Piurko, Yuval; Schwartz, Shalom H.; Davidov, Eldad. Political Psychology, 32(4):537-561.
  • "How harmful are survey translations? A test with Schwartz's human values instrument" (2010). Davidov, Eldad; De Beuckelaer, Alain. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 22(4):485-510.
  • "Measurement equivalence of nationalism and constructive patriotism in the ISSP: 34 Countries in a comparative perspective" (2009). Davidov, Eldad. Political Analysis, 17(1):64-82.
  • "Changing attitudes toward immigration in Europe, 2002-2007. A dynamic group conflict theory approach" (2009). Meuleman, Bart; Davidov, Eldad; Billiet, Jaak. Social Science Research, 38(2):352-365.
  • "Testing the stability of an acquiescence style factor behind two interrelated substantive variables in a panel design" (2008). Billiet, Jaak B; Davidov, Eldad. Sociological Methods & Research, 36(4):542-562.
  • "Bringing values back in the adequacy of the European Social Survey to measure values in 20 countries" (2008). Davidov, Eldad; Schmidt, Peter; Schwartz, Shalom H. Public Opinion Quarterly, 72(3):420-445.
  • "The syndrome of group-focused enmity: the interrelation of prejudices tested with multiple cross-sectional and panel data" (2008). Zick, Andreas; Wolf, Carina; Küpper, Beate; Davidov, Eldad; Schmidt, Peter; Heitmeyer, Wilhelm. Journal of Social Issues, 64(2):363-383.