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Dr. Robert Krause



Room KL 23/222c


•    since November 2020 Postdoctoral Researcher Methods and Evaluation/Quality Assurance at the Department of Education and Psychology, Freie University Berlin
•    2019-2020 Postdoctoral Researcher Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden
•    2015-219 PhD Candidate Department of Sociology, faculty for Social and Behavioural Sciences, Reichsuniversitijt Groningen, The Netherlands

Research Visits

•    2020 (January) Research visit with Christoph Stadtfeld, Chair for Social Networks, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
•    2018 (September) Research visit with Alberto Caimo, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
•    2011 (September) Internship with Gerd Gigerenzer, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development


•    2015-2019   PhD Student – Dissertation title "Multiple Imputation for Missing Network Data" at Reichsuniversitijt Groningen, The Netherlands (Supervisor: Tom Snijders)
•    2013-2015   Research Master Behavioural Science at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
•    2010-2013   Bachelor of Science Psychology at Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany


•    2016–2019 Advisor to the Ethics Comission at the department of Sociology, faculty for Social and Behavioural Sciences, Reichsuniversitijt Groningen, The Netherlands
•    2012–2013 Member of the faculty council (Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany)


•    International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)


•    Connections
•    International Journal of Medical Informatics
•    Social Networks
•    Social Network Analysis and Mining
•    Social Psychology Quarterly
•    Sociological Focus

Current Teaching – Winter term 2020/2021

•    Lecture: Introduction to quantitative Methods
•    Practical: Introduction to quantitative Methods
•    Blockseminar: Research Lab – Network Models

Research interests

•    Social network analysis
•    Missing values

Research Projects

•    Social Contagion of CV-19 Behaviours
PI: Srebrenka Letina
Members: Karoly Takacs, Karl Wennberg, Abiel Sebhatu, Robert Krause
Grant giver: Formas (Forte)
Time frame: 2020-2022
•    EVILTONGUE - No Sword Bites So Fiercely as an Evil Tongue? Gossip Wrecks Reputation, but Enhances Cooperation
PI: Karoly Takacs
Members: Dorottya Kisfalusi, Srebrenka Letina, Robert Krause, Flora Samu, Julia Galantai, Eszter Vit, Jose Luis Estevez
Grant giver: European Research Council Horizon 2020 (648693)
time frame: 2015-2021

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Albizua, A., Bennett, E. M., Larocque, G., Krause, R. W., & Pascual, U. (2021). Social networks influence farming practices and agrarian sustainability. Plos ONE, 16(1)

Krause, R. W., Huisman, M., Steglich, C.E.G., & Snijders, T. A. B. (2020). Imputation of missing network data – a detailed comparison. Social Networks, 62, 99-112

Bringmann, L., Elmer, T., Epskamp, S., Krause, R.W., Schoch, D., Wichers, M., Wingman, J., & Snippe, E. (2019). What do centrality measures measure in psychological networks? Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Krause, R. W., & Caimo, A. (2019, March). Missing Data Augmentation for Bayesian Exponential Random Multi-Graph Models. In International Workshop on Complex Networks (pp. 63-72). Springer, Cham.

Krause, R. W., Huisman, M., Steglich, C.E.G., & Snijders, T. A. B. (2018). Missing network data – a comparison of different Imputation methods. IEEE/ACM Proceedings ASONAM 2018, 159 – 163.

Krause, R. W., Huisman, M., & Snijders, T. A. B. (2018). Multiple imputation for longitudinal network data. Statistica Applicata - Italian Journal of Applied Statistics, 30(1), 33-57. DOI: 10.26398/IJAS.0030-002

Open Science Collaboration (2015). PSYCHOLOGY. Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251), [aac4716]. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716


Robert W Krause. Multiple Imputation for Missing Network Data. Dissertation, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-034-1984-8

Book Chapters

Huisman, M. and Krause, R. (2017). Imputation of missing network data. In Alhajj, R. and J., R., editors, Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, pages 707-715. Springer, New York.