Jessica Herzing

Dr. rer. soc.

Postdoctoral fellow

Office 5641

+41 (0)21 692 38 65

Languages: German, English


Jessica Herzing graduated from the University of Mannheim, Germany with a M.A. in Sociology after studying a year at the Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Between 2013 and 2015 she worked for GESIS in the project CAMCES where she was involved in the development of innovative tools to measure education cross-nationally. From 2014 to 2018 she was a PhD student at the University of Mannheim, where she worked at the Collaborative Research Center “Political Economy of Reforms” in the team of the German Internet Panel (GIP). In 2018, Jessica joined the research support at FORS as a post-doctoral fellow.


Jessica’s PhD thesis was located in the field of survey methodology and investigates the impact of technological change on survey nonresponse and measurement. Her research concerns unit nonresponse in probability-based online surveys and measurement quality with regard to questionnaire design and mode effects. Current projects include studies examining the effects of switching to a mobile-first survey design on smartphone participation in an online panel, responsive survey design, nonresponse and measurement error in push-to-web surveys, and modular questionnaire designs. She is also co-editor of the FORS Guides.