408123 PR Research Project 2

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 20.03.2019 Place course on memo list
PR Research Project 2
PR 2

We will do a research project to a subject referring to the compulsary moduls of the curriculum (§ 5 Abs. 2 Z. 5 bis 8). The students will learn to design and conduct an empirical sociological research project (see curriculum).

One of the outstanding characteristics of the implementation of digital media is the change in the form of publics. This kind of “structural transformation of the public sphere” (Habermas) manifests itself in the shift of borders between the public and the private, the change in significance of emotionality, and in the differentiation of a plurality of publics in various media settings. After building a theoretical and methodological scaffolding the seminary  aims in the summer term at exploring this field in exemplary case studies, at the selection and interpretation of empirical material. A report of the research is the result.   

Discourse analysis, text interpretation, image analysis, and film analysis

1.       Term: expose of the own project

2.       Term: research report for the own project

Niklas Luhmann (1995): Die Realität der Massenemdien. Opladen.

Stefan Münker (2009): Emergenz digitaler Öffentlichkeiten. Die sozialen Medien im Web 2.0. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt/M.

Ann C. Zimmermann (2007): Online-Öffentlichkeiten als Gegenstand empirischer Forschung. Berliner Journal für Soziologie, 17(29): 167-187

positive completion of the compulsory modules according to § 5 Para 1 No 3, 4 and 11.


see dates
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Date Time Location
Fri 2019-03-08
10.00 - 17.45 UR 3 (Sowi) UR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-03-09
09.00 - 13.45 UR 3 (Sowi) UR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-04-12
10.00 - 18.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-04-13
09.00 - 14.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free