Hello, you made it to Arne Müller’s Sociological Expertise Lab (AMSEL). I am a freelancer offering sociological and methodological expertise for qualitative social science research projects as well as professional advice and consulting for the social sector. Just browse this site and check out how I could help you to gain better results for your research projects.
* About *
I graduated as a sociologist in 2005 and completed my PhD in 2016. I gained extensive international research expertise through multiple stations of my career, e.g. as a research fellow at the University of Cologne/Germany, as a research assistant at the University of New England/Australia or as a research associate at the University of Sydney/Australia. I am currently working as a freelancer for the Center for Disability Studies/University of Sydney.
Before I became a researcher, I worked as a personal assistant for people with disabilities for more than eight years. As such, I later also chaired my company’s work council. With the experience of both worlds, research and practice, I can ensure to offer the best-suited approach for better results for your company or single departments. Successful optimization of processes does not necessarily mean cutting costs or staff by all means. Sometimes, determining different perspectives and scrutinize for collective aims again can cause similar effects. By applying state-of-the-art qualitative research methodology and scientific analytical approaches I will determine what really matters for your company and how you can reach your goals and make your customers happy again. At AMSEL, Consulting is done in the original meaning and at its best.
advice on and planning of qualitative research projects, including
planning and construction of semi-structured interview guides
conduction and recording of qualitative interviews (in person or telephone-based)
transcription of audio-recordings of interviews in German AND English language
software-based qualitative data analyses using different approaches, including coding and generation of categorial frameworks
drafting of research reports and scientific publications
conduction of literature searches and literature reviews
For professional advice and consulting in the social sector:
comprehensive analyses of the de-facto situation and the current status-quo of your company
analyses and feedback on your and your staff’s perceptions about your and their work and duties
adding an outside perspective if things ain’t clear anymore
re-defining aims and goals by taking everyone’s perspective into account
initiating first steps and setting milestones to reach your newly defined aims and goals
following-up on your milestones to ensure that your new paths keep your company on track
If you think that my skills could be an improvement for your projects, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me and ask for an estimate. Please refer to the contact page for further information.
* PUBLICATIONS *
Journal articles: Hussain, Rafat/ Wark, Stuart/ Müller, Arne/ Ryan, Peta/ Parmenter, Trevor. (2019). Personal Relationships During End-of-Life Care: Support Staff Views of Issues for Individuals with Intellectual Disability. In: Research in Developmental Disabilities. 87 Jg., April 2019: S. 21–30. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2019.01.005
Wark, Stuart/ McKay, Kathy/ Ryan, Peta/ Müller, Arne. (2018). Suicide amongst people with intellectual disability: An Australian online study of disability support staff experiences and perceptions. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 62. Jg., Nr. 1: S. 1–9. doi: 10.1111/jir12442
Wark, Stuart/ Hussain, Rafat/ Müller, Arne/ Ryan, Peta/ Parmenter, Trevor. (2017). Challenges in providing end-of-life care for people with intellectual disability: Health services access. In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 30. Jg., Nr. 6: S. 1151–1159. doi: 10.1111/jar.12408
Wark, Stuart/ MacPhail, Catherine/ McKay, Kathy/ Müller, Arne. (2016). Informed consent in a vulnerable population group: supporting individuals aging with intellectual disability to participate in developing their own health and support programs. In: Australian Health Review 41. Jg., Nr. 4 (2017): S. 436–442. doi:10.1071/AH15235
Müller, Arne. (2017). Crip Horizons, the Cultural Model of Disability, and Bourdieu’s Political Sociology. In: Waldschmidt, Anne/ Berressem, Hanjo/ Ingwersen, Moritz (Hrsg.). Culture – Theory – Disability. Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies. Bielefeld (transcript). S. 259–264.
Müller, Arne. (2015). Dis/Ability und Prekarität. Inklusion durch Arbeit? Eine Problematisierung des Leistungsprinzips. In: Völker, Susanne/ Amacker, Michèle (Hrsg.) Prekarisierungen – Arbeit, Sorge, Politik. Weinheim & Basel (Beltz Juventa). S. 111–127.
Poster: Wark, Stuart/ Müller, Arne/ Hussain, Rafat/ Parmenter, Trevor. (2016). Pain management during end-of-life care: Support for individuals with intellectual disabilities. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 60. Jg., Nr. 7: S. 820.
* TESTIMONIALS *
Please find some of the testimonials, my former supervisors provided me with on this site.
“Arne[.]’s way of working is characterized by extreme professional analytical skills, impressive meticulousness and huge reliability. Due to his broad sociological skills, his extraordinary capacity of reflexion and his sophisticated skills in argumentation and communication he completed all duties I assigned him with my utter satisfaction.” Prof Dr Anne Waldschmidt
University of Cologne
“Arne has particular expertise in conducting analyses of qualitative and descriptive quantitative data, and has undertaken work with the University of New England in both areas. I have no hesitation in warmly recommending Arne for positions associated with research within the wider disability field, and specifically both intellectual and physical disability” A/Prof Dr Stuart Wark, Line Manager