The Institute for Qualitative Social Research at Sigmund Freud University combines the implementation of qualitative research projects with well-founded and practice-oriented methodological training. In addition, the Institute offers support in planning and implementing qualitative-reconstructive research projects in individual and group settings.

A special feature is the close link between research and teaching as well as the constant reflection and further development of qualitative methodology and practice. Through the project-based form of teaching, students are introduced to research practice at an early stage – primarily within the framework of existing teaching research projects – in addition to the theoretical introduction to qualitative methodology. Interested students have the opportunity to write their qualification theses in connection with ongoing projects of the institute and thus to immerse themselves more deeply in practice.

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Head: Katharina Hametner