Dr. Frank Renkewitz

Dr. Frank Renkewitz

Assistant Professor

Office: MG 1 / 814

Phone: +49 361 737-2223
E-mail: frank.renkewitz@uni-erfurt.de

Office hours: Wednesday, 15:00-16:00

Please make an appointment by e-mail.

Office hours are held in my Webex-Room: uni-erfurt.webex.com/meet/frank.renkewitz

Research focus

  • Publication Biases and statistical methods for their detection
  • Memory processes in multi-attribute decisions
  • Risk perception in vaccination decisions

Short CV

Since 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Erfurt
2005-2008 Researcher at the Department of Social, Organizational, and Economic Psychology at the University of Erfurt
2004 Ph.D. at the University of Chemnitz (Dr. rer. nat.)
2000-2005 Researcher at the Department of Psychological Research Methods and Evaluation at the University of Chemnitz
1999-2000 Researcher in research project "Beeinflussung von Häufigkeitsschätzungen" [Influencing frequency estimates], University of Paderborn
1997-1999 Research assistant at the Department of Cognitive Psychology, University of Paderborn
1997 Diplom in Psychology at the University of Münster


  • Renkewitz, F. & Keiner, M. (in press). How to detect publication bias in psychological research? A comparative evaluation of six statistical methods. Zeitschrift für Psychologie. (Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/w94ep/)
  • Sedlmeier, P. & Renkewitz, F. (2018). Forschungsmethoden und Statistik für Psychologen und Sozialwissenschaftler. (3. aktualisierte und erweiterte Aufl.). München: Pearson Studium.
  • Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aac4716
  • Renkewitz, F. & Jahn, G. (2012). Memory Indexing: A novel method for tracing memory processes in complex cognitive tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 38(6), 1622-1639. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028073

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