Sebastian Schnettler

Fields of interest: 

social networks

evolutionary behavioral science

biosocial demography

life course sociology

analytical sociology

quantitative methods

Recent publications: 

S. Schnettler (editor):
Small world research (4 volumes). SAGE benchmarks in social research methods.” London: SAGE Publications. (2012 forthcoming)

 S. Schnettler:
Introduction
S. Schnettler (ed.), Small world research (4 volumes). SAGE benchmarks in social research methods. London: SAGE Publications.(2012 forthcoming).

Schnettler, S. & A. Steinbach:
How do biological and social kinship play out within families in the U.S.?
An evolutionary perspective on perceived parental care and closeness in
Adolescents.
Zeitschrift für Familienforschung, 23 (2011), pp. 173-195.

S. Schnettler:
Nature plus nurture equals love? A test of the Trivers-Willard
hypothesis of differential parental investment on the basis of
sociological and biological explanations. Dissertation. Ann Arbor, MI:
UMI, 2010.

S. Schnettler:
A structured overview of 50 years of small-world research.
Social Networks 31 (2009), pp. 165-178.

S. Schnettler:
A small world on feet of clay? A comparison of empirical small-world
studies against best-practice criteria.
Social Networks 31(2009), pp. 179-189.

K.U Mayer, S. Schnettler, & S. Aisenbrey:
The process and impacts of educational expansion. Findings from the German Life History Study.
A. Hadjar & R. Becker (eds.): Expected and unexpected consequences of the educational expansion in Europe and USA – Theoretical approaches and empirical findings in comparative perspective. Prisma (2009), pp. 27-47.

S. Schnettler:
Ohne Kinder alt werden. Die sozialen Unterstützungsbeziehungen von Kinderlosen u. Eltern in Deutschland. [Aging without children. The social support relations of the childless and parents in Germany.] Saarbrücken: VDM, 2008.

S. Schnettler:
Mythos ‘Kleine Welt’? Eine konstruktive Kritik an der Konzeption u. Methodologie der Small World Forschung. [“The ‘small world’ myth? A constructive criticism of the conception and methodology of small-world research.”]
K.-S. Rehberg (ed.): “Die Natur der Gesellschaft. Verhandlungen des 33. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Kassel 2006.” Frankfurt/M.: Campus, 2008, pp. 798-817.