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

Computational Communication Science; Political Communication; Persuasion; Populism; Empirical methods


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