Below you will find a selection of my previous working areas.
- Science and Research in Society
Within this field, I am especially interested in the effects of science, technology and innovation (STI), as well as STI policy frameworks (I) on scientific knowledge production, but also (II) on the broader social change.
- Evaluation in Society
I also do research on evaluation. Within this subject matter, I address the institutionalization process of evaluation – on a global scale. How can evaluation contribute to learning societies? I connect this point in particular with my first field of activity: Evaluating social change through STI developments.
- Methodology of Social Sciences and Methods of Empirical Social Research
Within this field I consider how adequate methodologies can be applied even under real world restrictions, applied social research often faces. Special interest is given to particularities of evaluation designs, mixed methods approaches and survey methodology.
- Measuring Sustainability and SDGs
In this area of work, I am concerned with the measurement and evaluation of sustainability and the SDGs, particularly in the context of development cooperation and STI.