A shared orientation towards empirical analysis and the social sciences runs as a common streak throughout our research program. In this, we cover a broad spectrum of research questions and objectives, which we get to grips with heuristically through three research areas: Perceptions, Participation, and Policies. Thematically, we work our research agenda in several topics-in-focus, and in numerous research projects.
Our researchers' methodological tools include survey research, comparative analyses, experimental methods, quantitative and qualitative research, case studies, as well as mixed-method designs. The Cluster's research program is carried out within the existing research infrastructure of the University of Konstanz, concentrated in the Cluster's Methods Hub, a common platform for inequality research.