1. Qualitative Analyse von Videodaten. Arbeitstitel, in Vorbereitung. Palgrave Book Series.
  2. ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013: Fostering Dialog on Qualitative Methods. Konferenzsammelband (Editor mit Thomas Ringmayr). Universitätsverlag TU Berlin. /
    Dazugehörig: (Mai 2014)
  3. Qualitative Research with ATLAS.ti. Sage Publication. 2. Ausgabe (März 2014).
  4. Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti. London: Sage (2012)      (PDF Flyer)
  5. Self-concept and identity in a consumer society: Aspects of symbolic product meaning. Marburg: Tectum (2000)
    Chapter 2: Coming to live in a consumer society
    Chapter 4: Interrelationship between having, doing and being
    Chapter 5: Symbolic product meaning and the compensatory function of buying (literature review on addictive buying behavior)
    Chapter 6: Narratives of consumer selves (results of the interview study)
  6. The Ethnograph v4.0: A User's Guide. Qualis Research Associates, Amherst, MA, USA, 1995 (with J. Seidel and D.C. Leonard)
  7. Compulsive-addictive buying behavior: Exploring the effects of childhood experiences and family types, 1992. (Master thesis).
    Available online:

Book chapters

  1. Computergestützte Analyse qualitativer Daten. In: R. Ayaß und J. Bergmann (Hrsg.), Sammelband: Qualitative Methoden der Medienforschung. Mannheim: Verlag für Gesprächsforschung (2011).
  2. Vermittlung von Medienkompetenzen am Methoden- und Medienzentrum. In: M. Krüger, U. von Holdt (Hrsg.): Neue Medien in Vorlesungen, Seminaren & Projekten an der Leibniz. Universität Hannover. Tagungsband zur eTeaching und eScience Tagung 2007. Reihe Pädagogik, Shaker. Verlag, Aachen (2007), S. 42-52
  3. Software and Fieldwork. In: R. Wright und D. Hobbs (eds.), Part Nine: Fieldwork, Science and Technology Handbook of Fieldwork. London: Sage (2005).
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  4. Computerunterstütze qualitative Datenanalyse, in: Wie kommt die Wissenschaft zu ihrem Wissen. Band 2: Einführung in die Forschungsmethodik und Forschungspraxis. Schneider Verlag: Hohengehrenpp, S. 380-399, 2001 (mit T. Muhr).
  5. The wedding dress: From use value to sacred object. In: A. Guy, E. Green & M. Banim (eds.), Through the Wardrobe: Women's Relationships with Their Clothes. Oxford: Berg, chapter 4, 2001.
  6. Addictive buying. In: S. Kemp and P.E. Earl (eds.), Elgar Companion to Consumer Research and Economic Psychology, Cheltenham: Edwar Elgar, pp. 12-17, 1999.
  7. Selbst, Identität und Konsum. In: M. Neuner and L. Reisch (Hrsg.) Konsumperspektiven: Verhaltensaspekte und Infrastruktur. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, S. 35-54, 1998.

Articles in refereed journals

  1. In Vorbereitung: Mehrwert von computergestützter Analyse (Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, mit Lorenza Williams)
  2. In Vorbereitung: Vergleich von CAQDAS (Programme zur computergestützten Analyse) mit besonderem Bezug auf methodologische Anwendungen.
  3. Using ATLAS.ti for Analyzing the Financial Crisis Data [67 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(1), Art. 39, 2011.
  4. Explaining the gap between compulsive and non-compulsive buyers regarding their actual/ideal self-discrepancies: How different, actually, are their ideal images? Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, 5 (1), pp. 113-141, 2001. (Distinguished research award).
  5. The function of a consumer good in the ritual process: The case of the wedding dress. Journal of Ritual Behavior (Special Issues on Ritual Consumer Behavior), 11 (2), pp. 51-62, 1997.
  6. Objects, decision considerations and self-image in men and women's impulse purchases. Acta Psychologica, pp. 187-206, 1996. Also published in: P. Ayton, J. Beattie, R. Beyth-Marom and P. Koele (eds.), Contributions in Decision Making: II. North Holland (with H. Dittmar and J. Beattie).
  7. Gender identity and material symbols: Objects and decision considerations in impulse purchases. Journal of Economic Psychology, 16, p. 491-511, 1995 (with H. Dittmar and J. Beattie).
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  8. Shopping for trouble. Advancing the Consumer Interest, 3, pp. 24-29, 1993 (with H. Koenig).

Articles in refereed conference publications

  1. Methods and methodologies for qualitative data analysis. In: ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013 : Fostering Dialog on Qualitative methods.
    Editor: Susanne Friese und Thomas Ringmayr. Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2014.
    Available online:
  2. Portrayals of environmental myths and images in European adverts and the news media. Special Session Summary. Paper presented at the 2001 ACR European Summer Conference, Berlin, 2002 (with Lucia Reisch).
  3. From compensatory buying to compulsive buying: Assessing the role of self-discrepancy and materialism. Proceedings of the Allied Academics International Internet Conference, 3, pp. 11-16. July 2001.
    Available online:
  4. The worldminded consumer: An emic exploration, Paper presented at the American Consumer Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 9 – 12 October 2000. (together with: Beckmann, Suzanne C.; Botschen, Günther; Botschen, Martina; Douglas, Susan P. and Nijssen, Ed)
  5. The Multimedia revolution: Technological advances and methodological implication, In: J. Blasius, J. Hox, E. de Leeuw and P. Schmidt (eds.), Social Science Methodology in the New Millennium. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Logic and Methodology, 3 – 6 October 2000, Cologne, Germany. CD Rom Publication. ISBN 90-801073-8-7.
  6. Riding down the consumer highway to hell: Product image, desired self-image and the search for displaced meaning, Paper presented at the conference of the Allied Academics, Academy of Marketing Studies, South Carolina, USA, 5 - 8 April 2000. CD Rom Publication.
  7. In the mood: The influence of emotional state on consumers’ consumption behaviours. In: B. Dubois, T.M. Lowrey, L.J. Shrum and M. Vanhuele (eds.) European Advances in Consumer Research, 4, 1999, Provo, UT: Association for Consumer Research, pp. 73-76, 2000 (with Jacquline J. Kacen).
    Available online:
  8. Addictive buying and self-concept: A theoretical account with some empirical evidence. In: M.C. Campbell and K.A. Machleit (eds.), 1998 Winter Conference Proceedings. Society for Consumer Psychology, Austin, TX, pp. 6-9, 1998.
    Available online:
  9. Qualitative interviewing: A tale of the field. Paper presented at the annual PsyPAG conference (Psychology Postgraduate Affairs group of the BPS), Glasgow, UK, July 1996. Abstract published in Proceedings of The British Psychological Society, 5 (1), p. 26, February 1997.
  10. The role of self-discrepancies in shopping addiction. In: C. Roland-Levy (ed.), Social & Economic Representations. Proceedings of the International Association for Economic Psychology XXIst Annual Colloquium, Volume 2. Paris: Academie de Paris, Universite de Rene Descartes, p. 1140, 1996 (with H. Dittmar and J. Beattie),
  11. Who by her wedding dress was a bride in white and silver: The function of a consumer good in the ritual process, In: E. Nyhus, and S. Troye (eds.), Frontiers in Economic Psychology, Volume 2, International Association for Economic Psychology, pp. 892-893, 1995.
  12. Talking a different perspective: A qualitative approach to consumer research. In: Proceedings of the American Council on Consumer Interests Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 25-27, pp. 165-167,1994.
  13. Compulsive-addictive buying behavior: Exploring the effects of childhood experiences and family types. In: Proceedings of the Western Region Home Management Family Economics Educators 32nd Annual Conference: Work, Stress and Family, 7, pp. 24-31, 1992 (Student Research Award).

Conference papers and other publications

  1. Forschungsatelier: Analyse qualitative Daten mit ATLAS.ti. Drittes Schweizer Methodenfestival, Basel. September 2014.
  2. Workshop: Computergestützte Analyse von Videodaten. Berliner Methodentreffen, Juli 2014.
  3. Was bringt die Anwendung von QDA-Software für die Analyse qualitativer Daten. 1. Jahrestagung der Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum, Passau, März 2014.
  4. Methods and application using ATLAS.ti: Necessity for new methods in computer-assisted qualitative data analysis und Qualitative video analysis: Various approaches and new possibilities.
    University of Surrey, UK. Developing social research skills and techniques. Mai 2013.
  5. Restorative Justice through Mediation: A computer-assisted qualitative analysis of 107 mediation agreements conducted with ATLAS.ti. Eurcrim 2011: Rethinking crime and punishment in Europe, September 21 – 24th, Vilnius, Litauen (together with Veio Zanolini).
  6. Taking you on the journey of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis. Paper presented at: Qualitative Computing: Diverse Worlds and Research Practices Conference, 24 – 26th of February 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.
  7. Quality in qualitative research. Paper presented at: Computer-Aided Qualitative Research Europe 2010. Meeting the challenges and opportunities of integrating software into qualitative research. 7-8 October 2010, Lisbon, Portugal. (Presentation charts [PDF])
  8. Choosing the right Software package for qualitative research projects: Comparing ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, NVivo, Transana and QDA Miner. Pre-conference workshop at Computer-Aided Qualitative Research Asia 2010: Examining the implications of software choices on qualitative research, 3-4 February 2010, Kuala Lumpur.
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  9. Motivators and barriers for online shopping of FMCGs. Paper prepared for the ANZMAC-EMAC joint symposium: "MARKETING NETWORKS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY" Track: Consumer to business networks. December 2002 (with Suzanne C. Beckmann, Mogens Bjerre, Torben Hansen, Christine Sestoft & Niels Kornum).
  10. The Use of New Technology in Qualitative Research. Introduction to Issue 3(2) of FQS [35 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 3(2). Available at: [Date of access: Month Day, Year]. (with Graham Gibbs and Wilma Mangabeira).
  11. ESF final report: Environmental socialization in the European News Media, March 2002 (with Alison Anderson, Brigitta Gatersleben, Lucia Reisch, Linda Steg, and Marleen Strategier).
  12. Reflections on research progression and research process evaluation, 2002 (with E. Halbmayer).
  13. Perception, communication and the social representation of environmental risk. Evaluation of Theme D. Final Conference of TERM II: Tackling Environmental Resource Management, San Feliu de Guixols, Spain, November 2001 (with L. Reisch).
  14. Computer-aided Qualitative Data Analysis: An overview of existing software packages. Paper presented at the International Qualitative Research Conference: New Trends in the Development and Use of Qualitative Methods, The Scientific Research Centre of SASA, Ljubljana, Slovenian, November 2000.
  15. Is Corporate Identity at the brink of waning into the Postmodernity Scene? Paper presented at the International Conference on Corporate Reputation, Identity and Competitiveness. Copenhagen, Denmark, 18 – 20 May 2000.
  16. Environmental socialisation within the European news media. TERM II Newsletter April 2000.
  17. A closer look at two theoretical constructs: The consumers’ self-concept and identity. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Consumption and Representation, University of Plymouth, UK, 1 - 3 September 1999.
  18. Does the use of QDA software influence the ways we analyse data? Paper presented at the First International Conference, Advances in Qualitative Methods, February 18-20, 1999, Edmonton, Canada.
  19. Dreaming about the perfect self: A motive to engage in addictive buying? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Sociological Association, April 16-19, 1998, San Francisco, CA (USA).
  20. Einführung in The Ethnograph: Ein Computerprogramm zur Analyse von qualitativen Daten. Paper presented at the 9th Conference on the Scientific Use of Statistical Software, SoftStat'97. Heidelberg, Germany, March 3-6, 1997.
  21. Impulse buying across cultures. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, August 12-16, 1996, Montreal, Canada (with R. Czegledi and E. Kusdil).
  22. Drugs or psychotherapy: Is there a way to cure compulsive shoppers? Poster presented at the annual PsyPAG conference (Psychology Postgraduate Affairs group of the BPS), Cardiff, July 1995, UK.
  23. The role of self-discrepancy in compulsive shopping. Poster presented at Brighton General Hospital: Health Research in Brighton, December 4, 1995 (with H. Dittmar and J. Beattie).
  24. The wedding dress as a provider of cultural meaning. Paper presented at the Qualitative Research Conference Studying Human Lived Experience: Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research '94, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 19-22, 1994.

Conference presentations and reports not published elsewhere

  1. Restorative Justice through Mediation: A computer-assisted qualitative analysis of 107 mediation agreements conducted with ATLAS.ti. Project presented at: Eurocrim - Rethinking crime and punishment in Europe, September 21 - 24, 2011, Vilnius, Lithuania (together with Veio Zanolini, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Working papers

  1. On the danger of taking codes too seriously: Some methodological considerations. 2002.
  2. Konstruktion eines Kodierschemas in der softwaregestützten qualitativen Datenanalyse. 2002.
  3. Possibilities of multimedia qualitative data analysis: A methodological experiment and comparison of five QDA packages (ATLAS.ti, HyperResearch, C-I-SAID, QMA and QSR Nvivo). 2001.
  4. New perspectives on the materialism concept. 2001.
  5. The Red Queen in Consumer Wonderland: Self-concept = self-identity = self-image = identity, just because consumer researchers say so? 2000.
  6. Corporate Identity: Can it withstand postmodern trends? 2000.
  7. The worldminded consumer: A Danish perspective. 1999.

Book reviews

  1. Book review. Monroe Friedman: Consumer boycotts: Effecting change through the marketplace and the media, Journal of Consumer Policy (2000).
  2. Book Note: Torben Hansen: Hukommelsesanalyse – en alternativ kvalitativ metode. Journal of Consumer Policy, 24(3/4), p. 469, December 2000.
  3. Book Note: Pat Bazeley & Lyn Richards: The NVivo Qualitative Project book. Journal of Consumer Policy, 24(3/4), p. 463, December 2000.
  4. Rezension zu: Doris Mosbach (1999). Bildermenschen – Menschenbilder: Exotische Menschen als Zeichen in der neueren deutschen Printwerbung. [8 Absätze]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 1(3). Verfügbar über:
  5. Editor “Technikeinsatz im qualitativen Forschungsprozess”: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 3(2). Zugriff über (mit Graham Gibbs and Wilma Mangabeira).

Awards and Grants

  • Distinguished research award. Allied Academics, Academy of Marketing Studies, 2001.
  • Visiting International Research Fellowship in Social Research Methods, Institute of Social Research, University of Surrey, UK, May 2001.
  • Research Grant from the European Science Foundation. TERM II Programme. Tackling Environmental Resource Management (2000 – 2002).
  • Doktorandenstipendium. Hochschulsonderprogramm II. 1997-1998.
  • Reisestipendium zur Teilnahme an der: Society of Consumer Psychology conference in Austin, Texas, USA. Universitätsbund Hohenheim, 1998.
  • Student Research Award for Master’s thesis. Western Region Home Management Family Economics Educators, 1992.