Research Consultations Online research consultations You’re at home, and we’re at home. If you are using this time to work on a term paper or thesis and would like some support, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are offering our research consultations online until further notice. To make an appointment, just send an email to: .img(at).img. We will reply and let you know what the next available appointments are.

Research, quantitative methods, and statistics consultations A variety of methodological approaches make it possible to find answers to research questions (for example, as part of a bachelor’s or master’s thesis). However, when it comes to quantitative methods, it is important to follow fundamental standards and work techniques and be familiar with the limits and possibilities of this empirical and analytical approach.

A research consultation can help and support you to refine interviewing and surveying techniques, design and develop questionnaires, consider the theoretical implications of various random samples, and deal with issues related to statistics.

– Please note that consultations are currently only available online. – Upcoming online consultations: Mondays, 09:15–13:00 or Wednesdays, 13:15–17:00 Booking: Dates of upcoming online consultations –  A time slot will be assigned after you have registered on the respective course page on our website.

Consultant: Ellen Schüßler

Qualitative research consultations In addition to quantitative methods of empirical social research, qualitative research methods have gained an important role in modern academia. There are a variety of surveying techniques and data analysis strategies that are used in a wide range of disciplines and are frequently employed in the context of seminar papers and theses. At the qualitative research consultations, we can answer general questions about the structure of academic papers as well as the research methods for your individual research project. In addition, we are happy to advise you on qualitative methods you can use for surveys and data analysis. – Please note that consultations are currently only available online and by appointment. To request an appointment, send us an email. – Consultant: Andy Plötz


Research consultations—discourse analysis Discourse analysis is very common and often used for final papers in the humanities and social sciences. However, there a number of quite different options that range from rather critical, deconstructive discourse analysis to more formal approaches such as sociological discourse analysis. A research consultation can help you select the most suitable theoretical tools and deal with issues of implementation.

– Please note that consultations are currently only available online and by appointment. To request an appointment, send us an email. –

Consultant: Dr. Robert Feustel