Qualitative Social and Education Research

The division Qualitative Social and Education Research is engaged in the systematization and further development of qualitative methods. Teaching covers the whole range of methods. Triangulation of various qualitative methods and of qualitative and quantitative research is a specific methodological focus.

Research addresses issues in the intersection of education and other areas like health and health and social care research. Vulnerable groups (for example homeless adolescents, migrants, very old people, unemployed) and their access to services and professional help are of particular interest.

Questions about migrants’ utilization of social, educational and health related services are in the focus of the ongoing research projects. Currently, addiction (alcohol and drugs) including their resulting risks and the care at the end of life are of special interest. Research covers various periods of life – studies with children and adolescents as well as adults and senior citizens. Qualitative social and education research addresses a wide range of issues in the whole life course. One aim is always to take the result as a starting point for developing further education programs for professionals and institutions that will improve the sensitiveness and offers for the specific vulnerable target groups.

In teaching, the emphasis is on building research experience related to practice (research based teaching projects and seminars with a practical focus). The aim is to convey knowledge about the research landscapes of qualitative methods in German speaking as well as in international areas.

Address
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
Office
Henriette Swiatek


Recent Publications:

  • Rasche, S. (2018). Perspektiventriangulation von Vermittler/-innen und Mitrant/-innen im Jobcenter. Sozialer Sinn. Zeitschrift für Hermeneutische Sozialforschung 19(1), 143-167.

  • Migala, S., & Flick, U. (2018). Individual Needs, Cultural Barriers, Public Discourses. Taking Qualitative Inquiry into the Public Sphere. In N. K. Denzin, & M. D. Giardina (Eds.), Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere (pp. 90–107). London: Routledge.

  • Crăciun, I. C., Rasche, S., Flick, U., & Hirseland, A. (2018). Too Old to Work: Views on Reemployment in Older Unemployed Immigrants in Germany. Ageing International, 6 (3), 1-16. doi: 10.1007/s12126-018-9328-8.

  • Flick, U. (2018). Doing Qualitative Data Collection – Charting the Routes. In U. Flick (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection. London: Sage, 3-16.

  • Flick, U. (2018). Triangulation in Data Collection. In U. Flick (Ed.),The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection. London: Sage, 527-544.

  • Flick, U. (Ed.). (2018). The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (2nd rev. ed.). Los Angeles: Sage.

  • Flick, U. (2018). Triangulation. In N. K. Denzin, & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 444-461.

  • Seidelsohn, K. (2018). Prekäre Arbeitsräume. Soziale Konflikte und Gruppenbezogene Menschenfeindlichkeit in aufgewerteten Stadtquartieren (Quartiersforschung). Dissertation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

  • Flick, U. (2017). Kohärenz und Validität. In L. Mikos, & C. Wegener (Hrsg.), Handbuch Qualitative Medienforschung (2. Aufl., S. 36-44). Konstanz: UTB.

  • Flick, U. (2017). Wissenschaftstheorie und das Verhältnis qualitativer und quantitativer Forschung. In L. Mikos, & C. Wegener (Hrsg.), Handbuch Qualitative Medienforschung (2. Aufl., S. 18-26). Konstanz: UTB.

  • Caillaud, S., & Flick, U. (2017). Focus Groups in Triangulation Contexts. In R. S. Barbour, & D. L. Morgan (Eds.), A New Era in Focus Group Research. London: Palgrave/MacMillan, 155-177.

  • Flick, U., & Foster, J. (2017). Social Representations. In C. Willig, & W. Stainton-Rogers (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology (2nd ed.) London: Sage, 336-353.

  • Migala. S., Sokolova, O., & Flick, U. (2017). "Ich bin aber Gott sei Dank kein ausgeprägter Atheist." Verständnisweisen postsowjetischer Juden in Deutschland von Religiosität und ihre Bedeutung für die Versorgung am Lebensende. In S. M. Probst (Hrsg.), Die Begleitung Kranker und Sterbender im Judentum. Bikkur Cholim, jüdische Seelsorge und das jüdische Verständnis von Medizin und Pflege (S. 227-241). Berlin: Hentrich und Hentrich.

  • Ballaschk, I., Anders, Y., & Flick, U. (2017). Führung als Thema deutscher Kindertageseinrichtungen. Welches Führungsverständnis zeigen pädagogische Fachkräfte mit Leitungsfunktion? Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, (Online First).

  • Flick, U. (2017). Challenges for a New Critical Qualitative Inquiry: Introduction to the Special Issue. Qualitative Inquiry 23,1, 3-7.

  • Flick, U. (2017). Mantras and Myths: The Disenchantment of Mixed-Methods Research and Revisiting Triangulation as a Perspective. Qualitative Inquiry 23, 1, 46-57.

  • Flick, U., Hans, B., Hirseland, A., Rasche, S., & Röhnsch, G. (2017). Migration, Unemployment, and Lifeworld: Challenges for a New Critical Qualitative Inquiry in Migration. Qualitative Inquiry 23, 1, 77-88.

  • Flick, U. (2016). Qualitative Sozialforschung. Eine Einführung (7. völlig überarbeitete Neuauflage). Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt (rowohlts enzyklopädie).

  • Piberger, J. (2016). Handlungsfreiheit oder »Tod des Subjekts«? Eine poststrukturalistische Perspektive auf Macht, Subjekt und Agency. Cargo. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 36 (1), 37-42.