Sidsel Vive Jensen works both qualitatively and quantitatively with children, primary school and lower secondary school. She has a special focus on integration, religion and bi-lingual children.
Areas of knowledge
In the school area, Sidsel primarily investigates the conditions that schools and school policies create for pupils’ daily life. Previously, she has investigated how schools set-up guidelines for handling Muslim practices such as halal food and fasting, and what considerations are important for school professionals in relation to this. In Sidsel’s present work, her focus is on the consequences that school conditions have for pupils.
Sidsel has broad experience with method in relation to both qualitative and quantitative analysis of, for instance, interviews, observations, and survey and registry data.
Sidsel has an MSc in Religious Science and Mathematics and a PhD in Sociology of Religion. She has worked as a college teacher and for Statistics Denmark, where she developed registry-based labour market statistics. In her most recent employment at Aarhus University, she carried out research on schools’ handling of religion and taught the subjects secularism, survey design and analysis.