408511 SE Theory-Based Qualitative Empirical Social and Policy Analysis

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408511
SE Theory-Based Qualitative Empirical Social and Policy Analysis
SE 2
5
every 2 weeks
annually
German

This seminar deals with the inter-linkage of theoretical positions and empirical research questions; theoretical positions and their resulting consequences for qualitative empirical research are discussed. The aim of the module is developing skills for tackling with the bearing of sociological theory on empirical research and vice versa (according to MA study curriculum §6.)

Empirical social science can only be carried out meaningfully on the basis of particular theoretical conceptualizations of the social world. At the same time empirical research provides a crucial contribution for the investigation of theoretical concepts, questions and models. Each social or political thematic context can be explored from various theoretical positions. On the basis of the chosen theories particular research questions arise, which, in turn, require particular methodological and methodic approaches.

For example, which theoretical perspective is the Grounded Theory approach based on? To what extent are poststructuralist approaches necessarily related to some form of discourse analysis? Are narrative interviews the ideal method to investigate ethnomethodological questions? Which consequences arise for the design of research methods from feminist or other critical approaches?

In the context of this seminar we will investigate and analyse the relationship, the tensions and the dependencies between social theories and empirical, qualitative research. This relationship will be explored, discussed and reflected upon by, on the one hand, reading and analyzing existing empirical research, and, on the other hand, the design of theory-based research questions and qualitative research designs.

 

 

Short introductory lectures. Student-led and -designed sessions and exercises.  Group work on defining a research question and corresponding research design.

The  final grade consists of the following components:

Analysis and preparation of the texts, design of the group-led sessions and exercises, presentations and written research proposal.

- Flick/Kardorff/Steinke (Hrsg.), Qualitative Forschung: Ein Handbuch, Rowohlt

- Further texts will be announced.

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Learning material for this course can be found on the digital platform OLAT.

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Date Time Location
Wed 2017-10-11
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-10-11
16.00 - 17.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-10-18
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-10-25
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-10-25
16.00 - 17.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-08
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-08
16.00 - 17.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-15
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-22
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-22
16.00 - 17.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-11-29
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-12-06
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-12-06
16.00 - 17.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2017-12-13
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-10
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-17
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-17
16.00 - 17.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-24
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-31
14.00 - 15.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free
Wed 2018-01-31
16.00 - 17.45 Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Besprechungszimmer Soziologie Barrier-free