Please note: As the Research Training Group ended in 2017, this website is no longer updated.
The structured program of GK SOCLIFE is not only beneficial to the privileged circle of SOCLIFE scholarship holders. SOCLIFE enhances the pursuit of knowledge beyond its scholarship holders. The many workshops and courses that are organized by SOCLIFE, either on its own or in cooperation with other institutions inside or outside from the University of Cologne, are accessible to all interested persons. Interested scientists in the field of international comparative quantitative research can apply for a membership at SOCLIFE.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Empirical Democratic Theory, Political Psychology, Political Culture, Comparative Research on Political Attitudes in Cross-Cultural Surveys, Political Methodology
Dr. Sabine Diabaté
Research Interests: Social Inequality, Migration, Turkish Migrants in Germany, Social Capital, Quality in Marriages or Intimate Relationships, Familiy Conflicts and Interaction
Research Interests: Euthanasia, Suicide in the elderly, Nostalgia, Life course, Religiosity and Spirituality
Research Interests: Immigrant Integration, Social Stratification, Statistical Methods
Research Interests: Information and Transparency in Politics, Impact of the Internet on Democracy, Welfare State and Social Inequality, Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences
Dr. Alexander Schmidt-Catran
Research Interests: Social Inequality, Social Mobility, Income Distribution, Class and Class Conflict, Comparative Welfare State Analysis, Advanced Multivariate Statistics