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BIGSSS' Three Thematic Fields
Our umbrella theme is "Changing Patterns of Social and Political Integration". In each of BIGSSS' three Thematic Fields this theme is being examined from a particular perspective. The Thematic Fields are:
While a specialized curriculum is dedicated to each of these research fields and fellows should demonstrate special interest in one of the areas, BIGSSS encourages its doctoral students to be curious about the research carried out in all thematic fields and to let their own work being challenged by an interdisciplinary community of scholars.
Combined, these perspectives yield a panoramic view of the changing patterns of social and political integration in contemporary societies.
The basis for teaching and research in BIGSSS' three Thematic Fields is its emphasis on social science methods. The BIGSSS Methods Center
covers a broad spectrum from quantitative to qualitative methods and combinations thereof.