A portrait of the social worker and sociologist
Our series re.searched presents researchers of the St. Pölten UAS. Up next: Karin Goger, Lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences.
To me, curiosity means …
… wanting to understand people in their way of thinking and their behaviour as well as their social actions, and exploring the relationship between the individual and society in general.
I do research because …
… empirical insights are indispensable for the further development of the profession and discipline of social work and because research-oriented understanding promotes my own professional advancement. And last but not least because I enjoy thinking and researching.
In the next 20 years, our society will be characterised by …
… controversial discussions regarding the society we want to live in as well as the digitalisation of professional and private living environments.
About the person:
Karin Goger studied social work at the Bundesakademie für Sozialarbeit (Federal Academy for Social Work) in St. Pölten and sociology at the University of Vienna. She is also a qualified supervisor, organisational consultant and psychotherapist (psychodrama). Within the framework of her profession as a social worker, she has gained work experience in addiction counselling, community work and women’s counselling. In 2003, Karin Goger started teaching at the St. Pölten UAS – since 2012, she has been employed as a lecturer. Her focus is on scientific methods in social work (individual aid, social diagnostics, case management, counselling techniques) and supervising research projects of students. Since 2018, her focus has been on the coordination of the research project “Methods and Diagnostics in Social Work” of the Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion.