408022 PS Applied Methods of Social Sciences

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 02.09.2019 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.

The proseminar teaches the basics of quantitative and qualitative empirical social research. For this purpose, a small research project will be developed to practice and discuss the central phases and elements of the research process (research question, sample, survey, interpretation).

 Quantitative and qualitative research methods

Presentation, research paper, regular participation and active collaboration

Lamnek (2010): Qualitative Sozialforschung: Lehrbuch. Mit Online-Materialien. Beltz

Diekmann (1995): "Empirische Sozialforschung." Grundlagen, Methoden, Anwendungen. Rowohlt

Helfferich (2011): Die Qualität qualitativer Daten. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften/Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden



No prerequisites

consultations per email or agreement

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Date Time Location
Fri 2019-03-29
11.00 - 17.30 SR 1 (Sowi) SR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-03-30
10.00 - 17.00 SR 1 (Sowi) SR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-05-10
11.00 - 17.45 HS 2 (Sowi) HS 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-05-11
10.00 - 17.00 HS 2 (Sowi) HS 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free