Research at the CDM

Working with diverse data sets, advanced quantitative and computational methods lies at the heart of contemporary social science. At the Konstanz Center for Data and Methods we focus on developing, distributing, and teaching core competencies to address this challenge following a problem-driven approach: The choice of which data to collect or method to apply has to meet the demands of a given real-world problem or derive from theory-driven considerations. This pluralistic approach to data collection and analysis is reflected both in our research and teaching.

The members of the center are leading or participating in a number of projects funded by different funding organizations and covering diverse research areas. Please refer to the individual project websites for details on each initiative. We also provide software tools and research data related to projects at the center. For any general inquiries and requests related to the center and our work, please contact Karin Becker.