402012 PS Applied Methods of Social Sciences

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 25.03.2019 Place course on memo list
PS Applied Methods of Social Sciences
PS 2
each semester

§ 5 (1) 3. b 2 PS Applied Methods of Social Science

Students acquire the ability 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.

Qualitative and quantitative methods in the Social Sciences are tools that can be used to empirically investigate social-scientific research questions. The selection of a specific method depends on each particular research question. In this module, students will learn about the most popular qualitative and quantitative Social Science research methods using practical examples and exercises. All stages of the empirical research process in Social Sciences will be covered, i.e. we deal with the development of a research question, the planning and design of the investigation, the operationalization, the implementation of the research project as well as the data analysis. Upon completion of the seminar, the participants will be able to conduct their own small research projects applying qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Interactive style of teaching

groupwork + written homework

-          Behnke, J./Gschwend, T./Schindler, D. (2006): Methoden der Politikwissenschaft: Neuere qualitative und quantitative Analyseverfahren. Nomos -          Diekmann, A. (2007): Empirische Sozialforschung. Grundlagen, Methoden, Anwendungen. Rowohlt -          Kromrey, H. (2009): Empirische Sozialforschung: Modelle und Methoden der standardisierten Datenerhebung und Datenauswertung. Lucius & Lucius -          Schnell, R./Hill, P.B./Esser, E. (2008): Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. Oldenbourg


Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2019-04-12
10.15 - 17.45 ZID Sowi AR 2 ZID Sowi AR 2
Sat 2019-04-13
10.15 - 17.45 SR 10 (Sowi) SR 10 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-05-10
10.00 - 17.45 SR 10 (Sowi) SR 10 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-05-11
10.00 - 17.45 SR 10 (Sowi) SR 10 (Sowi) Barrier-free