Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann - Teaching

In accordance with the denomination of the professorship, we focus primarily on methodology, and in particular on the fundamentals, various data collection methods and analyses, case study methods, comparative methods, set theoretical approaches, etc.

We regularly offer an introduction to the methods of empirical social research, alternating and in consultation with Daniela Grunow's professorship.

Every winter semester, the course Research Design: Comparative Case Studies (in English) takes place for master students of political science and sociology, as well as for students of the Master of East Asian Studies (MEAS), which provides particularly important knowledge and skills in research design in the field of comparative case studies. It is strongly recommended for master's students to attend.

Our range of courses regularly includes in-depth study of methods at the bachelor's level as well as research internships for the master's degree programs. Every second winter semester, Prof. Wagemann offers, for example, a research internship on “Qualitative Comparative Analysis" (QCA) in English. In the educational sciences we also teach the course “Democracy: Theory and Practice" every two years (teacher training students only). In the regularly offered colloquium, students receive assistance in preparing and writing their theses.

Following the guidelines of the university, we offer our courses digitally in summer semester 2020. We are aware that digital education cannot replace attendance teaching. Therefore we will attempt to transfer many courses, that took place digitally in summer semester out of necessity, back to the classroom (or, at least, have them in a more interactive form) in winter semester 2020/21. Check the respective syllabi to find out if the course is being offered again in winter semester 2020/21.

The following is the English language teaching offer of the Chair in the summer term 2020

Principal Component Analysis and Corrospondence Analysis | Syllabus

Vertiefung Forschungsanwendung: Electoral Behaviour | Syllabus

Vertiefung Forschungstechnik: Quantitative Text Analysics | Syllabus

Vertiefung Forschungstechnik: Visualization Methods | Syllabus

English language teaching offer of the Chair in the last semester

winter termin 2019/20  

Research Training Part I and II: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Fuzzy Sets | Evaluation
Readings in Research Design
Quantitative Text Analysis
Vertiefung Forschungsanwendung: Electoral Behavior      
Vertiefung Forschungsanwendung: Democracy and Democratization

winter term 2018/19    Research Training Part I and II: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Fuzzy Sets  
winter term 2017/18  

Research Design
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Fuzzy Sets 

summer term 2017  

Research Training Part I and Part II:
(Mis)Perceptions in a Globalized World – Comparative Empirical Analyses of Country Images | Evaluation

winter term 2016/17  

Research Design  | Evaluation
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Fuzzy Sets  | Evaluation

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Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Professor of Political Science
with a focus on Qualitative Empirical Social Research

Faculty of Social Sciences
Institute of Political Science
Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
post office box 39
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Room: PEG Builing, 3rd floor, room 124
Phone: +49 69 798 36647  
E-Mail: wagemann[at]

Administration office:

open office hours:

Tuesday 1 - 3 p.m.
Friday 9 - 11 a.m.
Room:  PEG, 3rd floor, room 107
Phone: +49 69 798 36510
E-Mail: methoden-qualitativ[at]

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