In the area of empirical social research, there are a large number of social problems and questions which can be exciting as topics for a sociological thesis. When it comes to the topic selection, it is mainly about what you find interesting and relevant! In the following, we have listed some of the main topics that can help in the search for topics.
If you are interested in one of the topics, please contact the appropriate teacher on the staff page, in order to get a closer look at the topic in a consultation-hour.
Methods of Empirical Social Research
- General Empirical Research Methods (Hill)
- Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, focus on Life Research (Baron)
- Social Sciences Data Analysis (Markmann)
- Working Sociology, especially Atypical Forms of Employment, Subjective Processing of Atypical Employment, Social Inequality (Baron)
- Education Research, especially Social Inequality and Education, Curriculum Vitae (Baron)
- Family Sociology, focus on Partner Selection, Partnership Institutionalization, Separations, Parenthood and Related Themes (Hill)
- Family Sociology, focus on Institutionalization of Partnerships (Baron)
- Family Sociology, focus on Separations, Partnerships in the Second Half of Life, "Empty Nest" (Markmann)
- Migration Sociology, Xenophobic Settings (Hill)
- Political Sociology, especially Electoral and Participation Research, International Comparative Democracy and Participation Research (Baron)
- Social Structure, Social Inequality, Social (Des)Integration (Hill, Baron)
- Labor Market Theories (Baron)
- Family Sociological Theories (Hill)
- Sociological and Socio-Psychological Theories of Action, for example Exchange Theory, Rational Choice, Theory of Planned Behavior (Hill)
- Science Theory (Hill)
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