The teaching at the chair covers the entire research process from finding a research question, the theoretical derivation of hypotheses, the choice of a suitable research design, data collection, recording and analysis to the interpretation and clear presentation of the results. The methodological focus of the chair is on vignette analysis (factorial survey), multilevel analysis, and dealing with small numbers of cases.
Research at the chair focuses on social inequalities in different areas, such as education, work and health, and their interdependencies. For example, health-related work ability is studied as a return on education. Furthermore, in a current DFG project, the professional success of doctoral graduates in Germany is studied. International comparative research at the chair focuses, among other things, on the question of how educational systems influence educational inequalities.