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M.A. Sociology - European Societies

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1st Semester: Module 3

Methods of Comparative Research in Social Sciences

In the Methods of Comparative Research in Social Sciences module all students will learn the main elements of research design and methods for contemporary Sociology. Particular attention is paid to quantitative methods, both in theory and in practice. The module covers the basics of understanding, interpreting, and conducting statistical analysis for sociological research, and prepares students for more advanced seminars later in the study program.


Lecture: Methods of Comparative Research

Exemplary seminars:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis with R
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis with Stata
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Methods of Comparative Qualitative Research

Please note that the lecture is basically the same in each semester, but the specific topics of the seminars change each year.