The course aims to give an overview of the methodology and practice if expert interviews. Expert interviews are frequently used in empirical research but rarely theoretically reflected. Students will be trained in the methodological reflection about qualitative expert interviews (as a special method of qualitative research), as well as in practical skills of interviewing and data analysis. Methodological issues focus on the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research. Different traditions of paradigms will be compared. A major part of the course will concentrate on participants' individual plans with the application of expert interviews and their individual competencies. Exercises and practical training shall help them to improve their empirical research skills.