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 Chair in Qualitative Empirical Research Methods

Our teaching

The idea of our teaching

In teaching, we mainly cover the areas of the basics of empirical social research methods, (comparative) case study methods, and set-theoretical methods such as QCA. We combine - whenever possible - the teaching of methods with social science content, as we believe that methods can best be learned through their application. In our courses we pay attention to a mutually appreciative atmosphere and a good and helpful feedback culture. Our teaching is based on the conviction that lectures and self-study must complement each other. We choose a didactically differentiated approach in which each course follows its own logic. We strive for student support (tutorials, etc.) wherever the budget allows. We look forward to creative, motivated, engaged and interested students in our courses and see teaching as a collaboration between teachers and learners.

Introduction to the methods of empirical social research

The introduction to methods of empirical social research has been a compulsory course in the bachelor's programs in political science and sociology for several years. It serves to provide a methodological foundation for the content-related interest of (beginning) students and gives a broad and pluralistic overview of the possibilities of methods of empirical social research. We teach this course alternately with Daniela Grunow's professorship.

Responsible

Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Professor for Political Science

PEG 3G 124
+49 69/798 36647
wagemann@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Requests for office hours to
methoden-qualitativ@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
Wednesday afternoons
in exceptional cases mondays

Summer term 2022

Winter term 2021/22

Summer term 2023

Einführung in die Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann, Dr. Benedikt Bender
Evaluation

Winter term 2020/21

Einführung in die Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann, Nils Sartorius
Evaluation

Advanced Methodology

The in-depth method courses build directly on the introductory course. While the introductory course is designed as a lecture, the in-depth method courses serve the practical application of methods. For this purpose, the format "Research Design" provides a general topic on which student group research projects are then carried out. The format "research technique", on the other hand, picks out a method and applies it to various topics.

Responsible

Lukas Brenner

Research Fellow

PEG 3G 114
+49 69 798 36646
brenner@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
Registration by email

Responsible

Nils G. Sartorius

Research Fellow

PEG 3G 114
+49 69 798 36646
sartorius@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours

Registration by email

Monday 16:00 -18:00

Responsible

Mohamed Salhi

DAAD Stipendiat, PhD Researcher, Lecturer

salhi@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Research Skills

The main focus of the Research Skills Seminar is to impart practice-oriented knowledge and skills for dealing with social science research. On the one hand, the aim is to understanding of the fundamentals of social science ('what you need to know') and on the other hand a meaningful application-oriented approach ('what you need to do').

Responsible

Nils G. Sartorius

Research Fellow

PEG 3G 114
+49 69 798 36646
sartorius@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours

Registration by email

Monday 16:00 -18:00

Wintersemester 2023/24

Research Skills
Nils Sartorius

Research Design: Comparative Case Studies
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Summer term 2023

Research Skills
Nils Sartorius

Winter term 2021/2022

Research Design: Comparative Case Studies
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Research Training Part I and II: Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Research Design: Comparative Case Studies

The Research Design course takes place in English each winter semester and is a required course in the Comparative Democracy Master's program, but is also open to students in the department's other Master's programs. The course is devoted to comparative research designs and discusses their implementation. Practical advice is also given on how to write one's own papers. A complementary course on Statistical Inference with Prof. Ruhe takes place in the summer semester.

Responsible

Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Professor for Political Science

PEG 3G 124
+49 69/798 36647
wagemann@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Requests for office hours to
methoden-qualitativ@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
Wednesday afternoons
in exceptional cases mondays

Wintersemester 2023/24

Research Design: Comparative Case Studies
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Winter term 2022/2023

Research Design: Comparative Case Studies
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann
Evaluation

Winter term 2021/2022

Winter term 2020/2021

Research Design: Comparative Case Studies
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann, Lukas Brenner
Evaluation

Research internship

The research internship is not considered a "premium product" of teaching at the department for nothing. Our professorship also regularly offers a course here. Claudius Wagemann's research internship follows a methodological focus and is devoted to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and other set-theoretical methods. Benedikt Bender's research internship has a substantive focus and deals with questions of political economy and the welfare state.

Responsible (QCA)

Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Professor for Political Science

PEG 3G 124
+49 69/798 36647
wagemann@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Requests for office hours to
methoden-qualitativ@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
Wednesday afternoons
in exceptional cases mondays

Responsible (Sozialstaat)

Dr. Benedikt Bender

Research Fellow

PEG 2G 157
+49 69 798 36641
b.bender@soz.uni-frankfurt.de
Website, Orcid, Twitter

Office hours
Registration by email
Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00

Kolloquium

Since the winter semester 2022/23, we offer the colloquium for the final theses in a new form. Instead of individual lectures, we accompany the students in their topic development process. At the end of the colloquium, there should be an exposé that provides a useful basis for the subsequent final thesis. To this end, we organize block days, group work, and input lectures on time management and writing techniques.

Responsible

Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Professor for Political Science

PEG 3G 124
+49 69/798 36647
wagemann@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Requests for office hours to
methoden-qualitativ@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
Wednesday afternoons
in exceptional cases mondays

Summer term 2023

Kolloquium
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann
Evaluation

Winter term 2022/2023

Kolloquium
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann
Evaluation

Summer term 2022

Winter term 2021/2022

Kolloquium
Prof. Dr. C. Wagemann

Summer term 2021

Kolloquium
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann
Evaluation

Winter term 2020/2021

Kolloquium
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Summer term 2020

Kolloquium
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Winter term 2019/2020

Kolloquium
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Concept course

Political science deals with phenomena for the study of which concepts have to be worked out. For example, a democracy cannot be studied until we know what properties we assign to the term 'democracy'. Concepts are tools on which various political science measurements, explanations, interpretations, conclusions, and predictions about social and political phenomena are based. There are various strategies for designing and using these tools of political science, which we will explore in this seminar.

Responsible

Lukas Brenner

Research Fellow

PEG 3G 114
+49 69 798 36646
brenner@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
Registration by email

Case study course

This course focuses on the design of empirical studies that are based on only one specific case or on several, few cases. Over the past two decades, the field of case study research in political science has evolved tremendously. The developments and related scholarly debates will be reviewed in this course and discussed using published studies in the field.

No course this semester

Responsible

Lukas Brenner

Research Fellow

PEG 3G 114
+49 69 798 36646
brenner@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
Registration by email

Social sciences as a discipline

A series of lectures occasionally focuses on developments in the social sciences, especially political science. This means that courses in this area deal with the discipline itself. This is done by reading new publications or by dealing with trends and/or outstanding representatives of political and social science.

No course this semester

Responsible

Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Professor for Political Science

PEG 3G 124
+49 69/798 36647
wagemann@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Requests for office hours to
methoden-qualitativ@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours
Wednesday afternoons
in exceptional cases mondays

Winter term 2020/2021

Lektüre zentraler Bücher
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Welfare state courses

The manifold interdependencies on the macro- and micro-level between the welfare state, the economic process, the labor market and the family will be clarified and empirically-analytically elaborated. Specifically, we will deal with the different institutional regulation mechanisms, regulations of the social security systems and concrete reforms of family and labor market policies in a cross-national comparison. The focus is always on current problems such as new social risks, social inequality and the resulting institutional change processes.

No course this semester

Responsible

Dr. Benedikt Bender

Research Fellow

PEG 2G 157
+49 69 798 36641
b.bender@soz.uni-frankfurt.de
Website, Orcid, Twitter

Office hours
Registration by email
Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00

Winter term 2021/2022

Summer term 2021

Sozialstaat und Arbeitsmarkt
Dr. Benedikt Bender

Winter term 2020/2021

Italy courses

Seminars related to Italy, such as Politics in Italy, take place regularly, either as weekly or as block courses, take place. They cover historical, political, and social developments in modern Italy and are ultimately intended to create an understanding of the interrelationships of political institutions and actors as well as social conditions in Italy.

No course this semester

Responsible

Nils G. Sartorius

Research Fellow

PEG 3G 114
+49 69 798 36646
sartorius@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours

Registration by email

Monday 16:00 -18:00

Summer term 2023

Politik in Italien
Nils Sartorius

Summer term 2022

Politik in Italien
Nils Sartorius

Summer term 2021

Politik in Italien
Nils Sartorius

Seminar zu Themen der italienischen Zeitgeschichte und Politikwissenschaft
Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann, Prof. Dr. C. Cornelißen
Evaluation

Politics and democracy courses

No course this semester

Responsible

Dr. Seraphine F. Maerz

Research Fellow

maerz@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechstunden / Office hours
Registration by email

Bildungswissenschaften: Demokratie - Theorie und Praxis

This seminar is intended to enable future teachers to more clearly situate schools as an important part of democratic societies. as an important component of democratic societies. It is therefore intended to identify any problems and to sensitize teachers to their own understanding of one's own role. Occasionally, handouts for interdisciplinary democracy education will be discussed. democracy education are discussed.

Responsible

Nils G. Sartorius

Research Fellow

PEG 3G 114
+49 69 798 36646
sartorius@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours

Registration by email

Monday 16:00 -18:00

Wintersemester 2023/24

BW-C/Sb3: Demokratie: Theorie und Praxis
Nils Sartorius

Winter term 2021/2022

BW-C/Sb3: Demokratie: Theorie und Praxis
Nils Sartorius

Winter term 2019/2020

BW-C/Sb3: Demokratie: Theorie und Praxis
Nils Sartorius