RUNIP examines the manner and extent to which normative arguments are employed in sermons, as well as their reliance on legal frameworks. To achieve this, RUNIP utilizes a historical sermon corpus from Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher and contemporary Protestant sermons. References to law within the sermon corpus are to be inferred through selective coding of the material and supplemented by machine-based quantitative data analysis.

The research project investigates changes in the quality and dynamics of violent hate crimes, using information from an official reporting system on politically motivated crimes (police files, all registered hate violence offenses) as well as files of the prosecutors’ offices (cleared offenses).

The subproject "Center for Research Methods" within InStudiesPlus promotes interdisciplinary competencies of students across faculties, enabling them to conduct their own empirical research projects with either quantitative or qualitative orientations.