408011 PS Scientific Working in Sociology

summer semester 2018 | Last update: 10.02.2020 Place course on memo list
PS Scientific Working in Sociology
PS 2
every 2 weeks
each semester

Students are able to understand sociological issues, to limit research questions, to construct hypotheses, to find the necessary literature and to quote it correctly. Moreover, they understand to apply these skills in a written work, to reproduce the discussion of the research subject and to develop an individual argumentation.

The students will learn rules and standards of academic work. The proseminar provides an introduction to working methods of academic research and the composition of academic texts; various aspects of academic work will be discussed and taught. Literature research, differences between theoretical and empirical research projects as well as linked challenges and steps in planning but also the formulation of research questions and hypotheses and quality standards with regard to academic texts (citation standards, text structure etc.) will be discussed (cf. curriculum, §5).

Methodologically, we will approach the above mentioned problems, on the one hand, via the input of the course lecturers, the reading and discussion of selected texts; on the other hand, group work and the common analysis and discussion of particular and practical examples will be central. Moreover, the proseminar provides enough space to take personal interests and topics of the participants into account.

Short essays (individual work)

Research notes (group work)

Final presentation (group work)

Ernst, Wiebke/Jetzkowitz, Jens/König, Matthias/Schneider, Jörg (2002): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Soziologen, München; Wien: R. Oldenbourg.

Turecek, Katharina/Peterson, Birigit (2010): Handbuch Studium, Wien: Krenn.


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Date Time Location
Wed 2018-03-14
13.00 - 14.45 SR 12 (Sowi) SR 12 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-03-21
13.00 - 14.45 SR 2 (Sowi) SR 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-04-11
13.00 - 14.45 SR 1 (Sowi) SR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-04-18
11.00 - 14.30 ZID Sowi AR 4 ZID Sowi AR 4
Wed 2018-04-25
13.00 - 14.45 SR 17 (Sowi) SR 17 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-05-02
13.00 - 14.45 SR 2 (Sowi) SR 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-05-09
14.00 - 17.30 ZID Sowi AR 2 ZID Sowi AR 2
Wed 2018-06-06
14.00 - 15.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-06-13
14.00 - 15.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-06-20
14.00 - 17.30 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-06-27
14.00 - 15.45 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free