The teaching at the chair covers the entire research process, right through 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 factorial survey experiments, survey research, 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, one current DFG project, examines the professional success of doctoral graduates in Germany. In addition, we are investigating the mobility behaviour of Würzburg citizens in a cooperation project with the city of Würzburg. International comparative research at the chair focuses, among other things, on the question of how educational systems influence educational inequalities.