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.
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
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
|winter term 2018/19||Research Training Part I and II: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Fuzzy Sets|
|winter term 2017/18||
|summer term 2017||
Research Training Part I and Part II:
|winter term 2016/17|
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
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Room: PEG Builing, 3rd floor, room 124
Phone: +49 69 798 36647
open office hours:
Tuesday 1 - 3 p.m.
Friday 9 - 11 a.m.
Room: PEG, 3rd floor, room 107
Phone: +49 69 798 36510