Sascha Göbel


I am a PhD student at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences, specializing in information processing and statistical analysis. In my research, I focus on topics in political behavior and public opinion. Currently, I study social media and political participation. In doing so, I combine computational social science and big data approaches. I am also interested in automated data extraction on the Web and statistical modeling in general.

I received a BA in Political Science from the University of Bremen and an MA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz. Prof. Peter Selb chairs my dissertation committee.

If you want to know more about me, have a look at my CV. Replication files are available through my GitHub account.


Göbel, Sascha and Simon Munzert. (2017). LegislatoR: Political, sociodemographic, and Wikipedia-related data on political elites. R package.


Peer-reviewed Articles

Göbel, Sascha and Simon Munzert. (2017). Political advertising on the Wikipedia marketplace of information. Social Science Computer Review, doi: 10.1177/0894439317703579.

Wonka, Arndt and Sascha Göbel. (2016). Parliamentary scrutiny and partisan conflict in the Euro crisis. The case of the German Bundestag. Comparative European Politics 14(2): 215–231.