open science

open access

All publications are freely avaliable as manuscript, preprint, or postprint:

Kruschick, F., & Schoch, K. (2023). Knowledge equity and Open Science: An attempt to outline the field from a feminist research perspective. Research Ideas and Outcomes 9, e85860.

Nishikawa-Pacher, A., Heck, T., & Schoch, K. (2022). Open Editors: A dataset of scholarly journals’ editorial board positions. Research Evaluation.

Schoch, K. (2022). The art of measuring art: Methodical development and validation of RizbA, a transdisciplinary rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works. Inaugural dissertation for the attainment of the academic degree Doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil.) in psychology. Witten/Herdecke University. Zenodo.

Schoch, K., & Ostermann, T. (2022). Psychometrics of art: Validation of RizbA, a quantitative rating instrument for pictorial expression. Creativity Research Journal. Preprint: SocArXiv. https://doi:10.31235/

Gengenbach, T., & Schoch, K. (2022). ARTificial intelligence raters: Neural networks for rating pictorial expression. Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, 14(1), 49-71.

Schoch, K., & Ostermann, T. (2021, Juli 15). Empirics vs. art theory: Exploring a factor structure of pictorial expression based on contemporary artworks. SocArXiv.

Schoch, K. (2021). How to measure art: Three validations studies on the RizbA, a quantitative rating instrument to assess pictorial expression. In V. Huet & Kapitan, L. (Eds.), International advances in art therapy research and practice: The emerging picture (pp. 149-157). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Schoch, K., & Ostermann, T. (2020). Giving the art greater weight in art psychology: RizbA, a quantitative questionnaire for formal picture analysis. Creativity. Theories – Research – Application 7(2), 373-410.

Pilcicki, R., Schoch, K., & Schwienbacher, S. (Hrsg.) (2020). Wofür brauche ich dich? Neue trans- + postdisziplinäre Perspektiven in Kunst + Forschung [What do I need you for? New trans- + postdisciplinary perspectives in art + research]. Publikationsreihe Kunst + Forschung, No. 9. Ottersberg: Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen, Ottersberg.

Schoch, K. (2020). Psyche, Kreativität und Bildlicher Ausdruck: Ein quantitatives Ratinginstrument zur Formalen Bildanalyse (RizbA) [Psyche, creativity and pictorial expression: A quantitative rating instrument for formal image analysis (RizbA)]. In G. Franzen, R. Hampe, & M. Wigger (2020). Zur Psychodynamik kreativen Gestaltens: Künstlerische Therapien in klinischen Arbeitsfeldern [On psychodynamics and creativity. Creative Arts Therapies in clinical fiels of work], p. 191-196. Karl Alber Verlag.

Schoch, K. (2019). Psychotrauma und transkulturelle Unterschiede in Bildern: Ein quantitatives Ratinginstrument für zweidimensionale bildnerische Arbeiten (RizbA) [Psychotrauma and transcultural differences in pictures: A quantitative rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA)]. In C. Krueger, B. Stellbrink-Kesy., C. Widdascheck, & C. Hamberger (Eds.). Kunsttherapie in Migration [Art therapy in migration]. Köln: Richter.

Schulze-Stampa, C., & Schoch, K. (Eds.) (2019). In/ter/ven/tion: in mit durch Kunst [In/ter/ven/tion: in with through art]. Publication series art + research, No. 5. Ottersberg: HKS – University of Applied sciences and arts in Ottersberg.

Schoch, K. (2018). Jenseits von gut und schön: Entwicklung eines quantitativen Ratinginstruments für zweidimensionale bildnerische Arbeiten (RizbA) [Beyond good and beautiful: Development of a quantitative rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA)]. Musik-, Tanz- und Kunsttherapie: Zeitschrift für Künstlerische Therapien im Bildungs-, Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen, 28(2), 131-138.

Schoch, K., Gruber, H., & Ostermann, T. (2017). Measuring art: Methodical development of a quantitative rating instrument measuring pictorial expression (RizbA). The Arts in Psychotherapy, 55, 73-79.

Schoch, K. (2014, February 25). Ratinginstrument für zweidimensionale bildnerische Arbeiten: Methodische Arbeit zur Entwicklung eines psychologischen Tests zur Erfassung von bildnerischem Ausdruck [Rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works: Methodical development of a psychological test measuring pictorial expression]. University of Mannheim. Zenodo.

open methodology

Schoch, K., & Martin, L. (2021, December 14). Formative Evaluation kollektiver Arbeitsprozesse: Kollaboration, Teamprozesse und Awareness [Formative evaluation of collective work processes: Collaboration, team processes, and awareness]. Open Science Framework.

Schoch, K. (2020, April 24). Ratinginstrument für zweidimensionale bildnerische Arbeiten (RizbA): Fragebogen mit Erläuterungen in deutscher Sprache [Rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA): Questionnaire with explanatory notes in German]. Zenodo.

Schoch, K. (2020, May 27). Onlineerhebung zu Gleichstellung und Diversität an der Hochschule [Online survey on equality and diversity at the university]. Open Science Framework.

More Open Methodology, Open Data, Open Code etc. can be found in the corresponding publications of my studies (see above).

open access supervised theses (selection)

Gerwing, M. (2020, December 31). Gerechte Sprache, schräge Narrative und Othering-Prozesse: Hochschule und Künste im sozialen \’Happyland\’ [Fair language, slanted narratives, and othering processes: Higher education and the arts in a social \’Happyland\’]. HKS – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Ottersberg. Zenodo.

Ladegast, S. (2020). Untersuchung von Kinderzeichnungen: Erprobung des Ratinginstrument RizbA zur Untersuchung von Entwicklungsstufen der Kinderzeichnung [Investigation of children’s drawings: Testing the RizbA rating instrument to examine developmental stages of children’s drawing]. HKS – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Ottersberg. Open Science Framework.

Jerusalem, J. L. L. (2020, February 20). RizbA für alle: Überprüfung der Einsatzmöglichkeiten eines Ratinginstruments für zweidimensionale bildnerische Arbeiten (RizbA) und des neu dazu erstellten Manuals [RizbA for everyone: Review of the possible uses of a rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA) and the newly created manual]. Witten/Herdecke University. Open Science Framework.

Epstein, Clara. (2019, March 22). Bildlicher Ausdruck von Depression: Erprobung des Ratinginstruments RizbA an Bildstichproben aus dem klinischen Kunsttherapiesetting [Pictorial expression of depression: Testing the ratinginstrument RizbA on image samples from a clinical art therapy setting]. Zenodo.

Janßen, B. (2018, August 13). Erprobung des Ratinginstruments für zweidimensionale bildnerische Arbeiten (RizbA): Pilotstudie zur Untersuchung des bildlichen Ausdrucks in gemalten Bildern von Menschen mit chronischer Schmerzsymptomatik [Testing the rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA): Pilot study for investigating pictorial expression in pictures painted by people with chronic pain symptoms]. Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen, Otterberg. Zenodo.

open educational resources

Principles and barriers of knowledge equity in science (2021). Learning space open knowledge. Open Science Fellows Program.


RADIO FOLKWANG Episodes 20 + 21
A podcast by the Folkwang Museum
Art on the couch 1 + 2
May 2021

Open Science Radio Episode 173
Art und therapy, art science and psychology
June 27, 2019


Dr. phil. Kerstin Schoch
Professorship for Intermedial Art Therapy
Faculty Art, Health and Social Science
MSH Medical School Hamburg – University of Applied Sciences and Medical University

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