Research

The Methods Centre team has many years of experience in conducting social research studies, methodology research studies and experimental research in the survey context.


1. Social Research

The integrating capacity of the social structure. Status inconsistency and structural ties in the transition of Western societies.
Period: 2002 - 2006
Third party funding: German Research Foundation

Mobility and choice of transportation means.
Period: 1998 - 2001
Third party funding: German Research Foundation Bremen

"City-of-Science" Study.
Period: 2015 – 2017
Third-party funding: Federal state of Bremen

"MINT" Evaluation Study - Panel survey of freshmen students of mathematics, informatics, science and engineering.
Period: 2012 – 2014
Third-party funding: Federal state of Bremen

"Studies Barometer" Study - Online survey of students.
Period: 2003 - 2004
Third party funding: Federal state of Bremen

2. Methodology

Coordination project of Priority Programme 1292 "Survey Methodology" of the German Research Foundation.
Period: 2008 – 2014
Third-party funding: German Research Foundation

Access Panel and Mixed-Mode Internet Survey
Period: 2008 – 2013
Third-party funding: German Research Foundation

Response rates in sample surveys.
Period: 2003-2004
Third-party funding: Association of German Market and Social Research Agencies (ADM)

3. Experimental research

Experimental research was carried out on a larger scale within the scope of the Access Panel and Mixed-Mode Internet Survey.

4. eLearning

Methodology Toolkit. Online Tutorial for Research Methods, subproject "sociology"
Period: 2001 - 2004
Third party funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

5. Earlier projects

Our experience in conducting social research studies is complemented by previous projects. At the time, we had the project coordination and thus the management of the operational business for the subproject B1 of the Bielefeld Collaborative Research Center 227 "Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence" of the German Research Foundation (period: 1986-1988). This was preceded by the academic participation in three DFG projects at the University of Hannover (surveys of university graduates, apprentices and young people without a training contract). In addition, there is the participation in a study on the housing situation of students in the late 1970s.