701-0729-00L  Social Research Methods

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersM. Stauffacher, C. Hartmann, H. Mieg
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


701-0729-00 GMethoden der empirischen Sozialforschung2 hrs
Mon10-12CHN E 42 »
03.04.10-12CHN G 22 »
24.04.10-12HG E 26.1 »
10-12HG E 26.3 »
08.05.10-12HG E 26.1 »
10-12HG E 26.3 »
15.05.10-12HG E 26.1 »
10-12HG E 26.3 »
M. Stauffacher, C. Hartmann, H. Mieg

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AbstractThis course covers the basic methodological principles of social-scientific research, and provides an insight into its underlying theoretical and methodological rationale and its concrete procedures. Methods and concepts are demonstrated in the context of guided interviews and questionnaire research. Exercises deepen the knowledge gained in the course.
ObjectiveStudents are able to
- describe the significance of method-supported procedures in the social sciences.
- explain the basic principles of social-scientific research.
- critically interpret the results of social-scientific research .
- conduct small-scale interviews and surveys via questionnaires.
ContentAlle Teilnehmenden verpflichten sich zur aktiven Mitarbeit in Form von drei Übungen (leitfadengestütztes Interview, Erstellung von Fragebogen, Auswertung von Daten).
(1) Wozu empirische (Sozial-)Forschung?
(2) Der Forschungsablauf im Überblick, verknüpfen von qualitativen und quantitativen Methoden
(3) Leitfadengestützte Interviews: erstellen Leitfaden, Durchführung und Auswertung
(4) Fragebogen: Hypothesen erarbeiten, Fragebogen erstellen, Durchführung, Daten auswerten, und Resultate darstellen
Lecture notesDie Dozenten arbeiten mit Folien, die als Handout abgegeben werden.
LiteratureZur ergänzenden Begleitlektüre kann folgendes Buch empfohlen werden:
Schutt, R.K. (2006). Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, 5th ed. Pine Forge Press: Thousand Oaks, CA

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ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. Stauffacher, C. Hartmann, H. Mieg
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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