408024 PS Applied Methods of Social Sciences

winter semester 2017/2018 | Last update: 01.08.2018 Place course on memo list
PS Applied Methods of Social Sciences
PS 2
each semester

Students acquire the ability to deal with fundamentals of empirical studies. They understand to allocate the most important qualitative and quantitative survey methods to the respective scientific-theoretical and methodological background and chose the necessary methods for each research question. They are able to deal with current empirical studies and to apply the first steps of a research process (formulation of a research issue, data collection, method reflection) autonomously in terms of quality and/or quantity or method.

On the basis of theoretical inputs we will execute three different case studies. For these case studies there will be a description of relevant situations and starting-points with regard to the methodological operationalization. We intent to exercise different methods and best practices (quantitative and qualitative).

Quantitative and qualitative methods

Theoretical input and presentation; development of a questionnaire; qualification of applied methods; analysis of collected data

Schnell, Rainer/Hill, Paul B./Esser, Elke: Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung, München/Wien 2013 (10. Auflage)


Zum Lehrveranstaltungsleiter:

·        Studium der Soziologie, Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Philosophie an den Universitäten Basel und Freiburg im Breisgau

·         CEO des Marktforschungsinstituts amPuls Market Research in Luzern

·         Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Innsbruck (seit 2009), an der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz und an der Fachhochschule Kaleidos für Banking and Finance

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Date Time Location
Fri 2017-10-06
11.00 - 12.30 SR 11 (Sowi) SR 11 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2017-11-03
08.00 - 16.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-11-04
08.30 - 14.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2017-12-15
08.00 - 16.00 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-12-16
08.30 - 14.00 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free