Martin Wettstein

Martin Wettstein, Dr.

Oberassistent / Senior Research and Teaching Associate

Phone: +41 44 635 20 78

Room number: AND 3.28


Dr. Martin Wettstein studied communication sciences, sociology and computational linguistics from 2004 to 2009 after three years of biochemistry between 2000 and 2003. Since 2009 he has been research assistant at the section 'Media psychology & effects' in the institute for communication sciences (IPMZ) at the university of Zurich. In 2015 he finished his dissertation on automation of content analyses in communication science.

Curriculum vitae

Current position

Senior Project Assistant

Research interests

Political Communication; Persuasion; Populism; empirical methods in data collecting and -processing


2015 PhD in communication science magna cum laude
2009 - 2014 NCCR Doctoral School
2004 - 2009 Study of media and communication sciences, University of Zürich
2000 - 2003 Study of biochemistry, ETH Zürich
1993 - 2000 Eidgenössische Matura, Kollegium St.Fidelis, Stans

Professional experience

2009 Research assistant at the IPMZ, Department „Media Psychology & Effects“, Prof. Dr. W. Wirth.


2014Chair of the methods division of the SGKM


  • Methods education and statistics
  • Mass media and social values
  • Persuasion by cumulative and consonant reporting
  • Debate quality in online discussions