408511 SE Theory-Based Quantitative Empirical Social and Policy Analysis

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408511
SE Theory-Based Quantitative Empirical Social and Policy Analysis
SE 2
5
Block
annually
English

Curr. § 6 (1) 2: This seminar deals with the inter-linkage of theoretical positions and empirical research questions; theoretical positions and their resulting consequences for quantitative empirical research are discusse.

Learning Outcome of the SE:
Students are able to apply theoretical models within specific empirical research projects.

Values and their transformation in the global South and the global North: opportunities and challenges of intercultural social research projects

In this course we will diccuss the question, how it is possible to investigate empirical reality by applying quantitative methods in a theoretically-based and international comparative way. We will discuss how to face the "correspondence problem" between theory and empirical research in an intercultural setting.

In the frame of the course we will discuss modernization theories and how such theories are operationalized in quantitative surveys. We will critically discuss the evolutionary modernization theory (Inglehart 2018) and its operationalization in the World Value Survey in a global South and in a global North perspective. We will emphasize on the interpretation of sociological concepts and findings, applying cultural awareness for the national contexts in the follwing countries: Austria, Ethiopia and Nigeria.  Furthermore, we will identify colonial elements in the theories and research methods applied and try to overcome them by thinking about decolonized research settings and theories.

Lectures, practical exercices, group work

reflextion paper (20%); practical exercises (20), presentation (20%), written paper (40%)

Literture will be announced in OLAT

none

This lecture is a joint endeavour together with sociological departments at the University of Debre Markos (Ethiopia) and the University of Lagos (Nigeria). Teamwork in intercultural teams consisting of Ethiopian, Nigerian and students from Innsbruck is planned.

Language of instruction: English

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Date Time Location
Sat 2021-11-06
09.00 - 11.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online Vorbesprechung
Sat 2021-11-13
09.00 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2021-11-27
09.00 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2021-12-11
09.00 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2021-12-18
09.00 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2022-01-22
09.00 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Sat 2022-02-05
09.00 - 13.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online