Rainer brings with him polling experience from 25 election campaigns in Europe and Australasia. A solution-finder that will discover any risk, chance or problem by way of quantitative research methods, he’s not only the head chef de cuisine in Jana’s kitchen, where he is in charge of whipping up unconventional dishes for her kids, but also one of the most loyal SV Waldhof Mannheim fans around – he’s been going to the club’s football matches since the 80’s.
Jana has been demonstrating the value of qualitative research for clear strategic directives for over a decade. She is also responsible for developing and testing campaigns and ideas. Whatever leaves her lab will work. This crafty feminist loves making unique handiwork creations with Rainer’s kids and going to the spa – as long as she doesn’t run into any clients or colleagues there.
Leonie is seriously into numbers, which explains why she’s always able to maintain an overview of even extensive data sets. She is always exploring new perspectives both in data analysis and in trips around the world. Leonie always keeps an eye on benchmarks and never works without a system: So far, she has crossed 28 of 79 destinations off her travel bucket list.
Very eager for complex data analysis and has a weakness for statistics. Knows from jogging exercise that numbers fluctuate just like mileage – the long-run strategy will thrive in the end. At the office, too, he cannot hide his leaning towards perfectionism. If something does not go smoothly, he listens to Molly Nilsson and goes back to work.
Likes to investigate data and is always interested in new methods and perspectives. Does not shy away from the combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. Thinks strategically, not only in board/card games with friends.
Is convinced that the spoken word tells more about people than numbers and graphs. Nevertheless, he acknowledges the value of statistical correlations – for instance when he analyses to which extent international news channels broadcast propagandistic content as in his PhD-project. Sometimes he also wonders if there is a correlation between his pasta addiction and his cycling-performance.
Selina is good at organizing and likes to keep track of complex issues. She rather deals with qualitative data, especially biographies and in-depth interviews, than quantitative data. Discovered her interest in politics and society as a teenager. Her taste in music has changed over the years, but she still likes to go to punk concerts. She can't live without books, nature and chocolate.
Gets excited about a variety of topics and enjoys learning new things. After studying in Stuttgart and Mainz he has moved to Berlin, for love. Born in the Allgäu, in the South of Germany, he still misses the mountains sometimes.
Developed a passion for languages and cultures from an early age, fuelled by her bilingual childhood. Interested in politics since her young years - used to go to demos and conferences, now in the office. Travels and dances at any given opportunity. Talks a lot, laughs loudly and loves good food.
Looks forward to get practical insights in qualitative and quantitative research and is excited to learn new methodical approaches. Recently moved to Berlin and would love to check out all the restaurants in the city.
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