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Dr. Marc Höglinger

Dr. Marc Höglinger

Dr. Marc Höglinger

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 49 80

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Health Services Research

Position at the ZHAW

Health services researcher and lecturer

Expertise and research interests

Health services research, patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and quality of life, access to healthcare, sociology of work and health, policy and impact evaluations, research methods and statistical data analysis

Educational background

2019 CAS in Higher & Professional Education, ZHAW
2017 York Summer School in Health Economic Evaluation, University of York
2016 Doctorate at ETH Zurich (Dr. sc. ETH)
2009 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan
2008 Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex
2007 lic. phil. (M.A.) in Sociology, with minors in Economics and Social & Economic History at University of Zurich

Professional milestones

2016/17 Postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Bern
2011-2020 Lecturer in research methods and statistics at Careum FH and at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences, Departement of Business and Health Sciences
2010-2016 Research fellow and lecturer at ETH Zürich, Chair of Sociology
2010 & 2011 Lecturer at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Bern
2006-2010 Research collaborator and lecturer at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences, Zurich
2005-2006 Scientific project collaborator at Swisscom Innovations, Bern
2000-2006 Social care assistant, Asyl-Organisation Zürich

Reviewing activities for academic journals: Behavior Research Methods, Journal for Labour Market Research, Journal of Economic Perspectives, mda - methods, data, analyses, PLOS ONE, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Soziale Welt, Survey Methods: Insights from the Field, Survey Research Methods, Zeitschrift für Soziologie

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Höglinger, M., Jann, B., & Diekmann, A. (2016). Sensitive Questions in Online Surveys: An Experimental Evaluation of Different Implementations of the Randomized Response Technique and the Crosswise Model. Survey Research Methods 10: 171-187. WP version:

Höglinger, M. (2016). Revealing the Truth? Validating the Randomized Response Technique for Surveying Sensitive Topics. Dissertation ETH Zürich.

Höglinger, M., & Jann, B. (2016). More Is Not Always Better: An Experimental Individual-Level Validation of the Randomized Response Technique and the Crosswise Model. University of Bern Social Sciences Working Paper No. 18.

Abraham, M., Höglinger, M., & Liechti, L. (2016). Die Organisation von Weiterbildung in Betrieben. Strukturen, Entscheidungsträger und involvierte Akteure. In T. E. Zimmermann, W. Jütte, & F. Horváth (Eds.), Arenen der Weiterbildung (pp. 247-260). Bern: Haupt.

Diekmann, A., & Höglinger, M. (2015). A New Randomizing Device for the RRT Using Benford’s Law: An Application in an Online Survey. In U. Engel, B. Jann, P. Lynn, A. Scherpenzeel, & P. Sturgis (Eds.), Improving Survey Methods: Lessons from Recent Research (pp. 106-121). New York: Routledge.

Höglinger, M. (2010). Networks in the Market for Employee Training. Social Embeddedness in Firms' Search for and Selection of an External Training Provider. In T. Chavdarova, P. Slavova, & S. Stoeva (Eds.), Markets as Networks (pp. 97-113). Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press.

Arpagaus, J. H., Höglinger, M., & Abraham, M. (2009). Kombination von CATI und Onlinesurvey – Switch-Mode-Design bei einer Schweizer Betriebsbefragung zur Weiterbildung. Verband Schweizer Markt- und Sozialforscher Jahrbuch 2009, 64-67.

Bischofberger, I., & Höglinger, M. (2008). «Mein Vater hat ‹Alzheimer›» - Herausforderungen für die Vereinbarkeit von Erwerbstätigkeit und Angehörigenpflege. Schweizer Arbeitgeber, 20, 36-39.

Arpagaus, J. H., & Höglinger, M. (2006). Freiwilliges Engagement, Sozialkapital und Alterspflege in der Schweiz. Zürich.