Call for Applications

Research associates

Currently we have no open positions available.

Student assistants

We want you!

  • Are you interested in empirical educational research?
  • Do you have basic knowledge of empirical research methods (quantitative/qualitative)?
  • Are you motivated to work with data analysis and literature management programs?

Send us your application as a student assistant to suf@sot.tum.de.

Your application has to include the following documents combined into one PDF:

  • cover letter incl. preferred monthly number of work hours,
  • CV
  • copies of certificates and references

Bachelor and Master Theses

You want to make a contribution to educational research? Support us with your bachelor or master thesis in exploring one of the following topics:

  • Capturing primary study quality in meta-analyses (bachelor or master thesis)
    In this bachelor or master thesis, you will compare the different catalogues that can be used to assess the quality of a primary study. You will explore to what extent the choice of the catalogue has an influence on the assessment of study quality by applying them exemplarily to an existing meta-analysis. Read the call.
  • How culture-specific is teacher self-efficacy? (bachelor or master thesis)
    How do teacher education, teachers’ everyday professional life, and cultural characteristics determine teacher self-efficacy? In this thesis, you take a closer look at questionnaires for measuring teacher self-efficacy. To do so, you will evaluate existing data and analyze differences using a schema you developed. Read the call.
  • Measuring teacher self-efficacy: How accurate are common questionnaire items? (bachelor or master thesis)
    In order to reliably measure self-efficacy, suitable questionnaires are needed. In this thesis you will examine questionnaire items. For this purpose, you will evaluate existing items on two relevant topics with the help of an already developed coding scheme in order to finally be able to assess the validity of self-efficacy questionnaires. Read the call.
  • A meta-analysis on interventions to promote teacher self-efficacy (bachelor or master thesis)
    Can self-efficacy be promoted among teachers? If so, which interventions are successful in doing so? In this thesis, you will examine what contributes to the self-efficacy of (prospective) teachers and thus can improve education and everyday professional life. In doing so, you will also immerse yourself methodologically and learn the most important tools in creating a meta-analysis. Read the call.
  • What makes (teacher) training effective? (bachelor or master thesis)
    Training is an essential part of professional development. But what makes them successful? In this thesis, you will deal with research syntheses on the topic of training in general, focusing in particular on non-subject-specific success factors. In this way, you will draw conclusions on how teacher training in particular can be designed and optimized in the future. Read the call.
  • The subject-specificity of teacher self-efficacy (bachelor or master thesis)
    Teacher self-efficacy is considered a subject-specific construct. But do studies conducted to date account for subject specificity and do they consider all subjects equally? In this thesis, you will take a more meta-level look on the topic of teacher self-efficacy and thus gain an overview of current research.