Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

Doktorat Departement Geistes-, Sozial- und Staatswissenschaften Information
Mehr Informationen unter: https://www.ethz.ch/de/doktorat.html
Lehrangebot Doktorat und Postdoktorat
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851-0624-00LETH4D PhD Seminar: Research for Development Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Number of participants limited to 15.
W1 KP1KI. Günther
KurzbeschreibungDoctoral candidates from all ETH departments, whose research is related to development issues, and conducting research in low or middle-income countries are invited to give a presentation about their on-going work and discuss their doctoral project with a diverse group of researchers.
LernzielDoctoral students are able to present their doctoral project to an interdisciplinary audience and to respond to questions within a wider development context.
853-0726-00LGeschichte II: Global (Anti-Imperialismus und Dekolonisation, 1919-1975)W3 KP2VB. Schär
KurzbeschreibungIn der Vorlesung soll ein Einblick in die verschiedenen Wege zur Unabhängigkeit ehemaliger Kolonien in Asien und Afrika seit dem Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts präsentiert werden.
LernzielDen Studierenden soll in dieser Vorlesung ein Einblick in die Geschichte der aussereuropäischen Welt gewährt werden, wobei sowohl deren politische, wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Transformation auf dem Hintergrund kolonialer Durchdringungsstrategien sowie des Widerstandes antikolonialer Bewegungen erläutert werden soll. Damit soll sichtbar werden, dass Gesellschaften in Asien, Afrika und dem Pazifik nicht einfach Produkte kolonialer Durchdringung oder antikolonialen Widerstands sind, sondern dass beides in jweils unterschiedlichem Mass die heutige politsche, wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Eigen- und Fremdwahrnehmung dieser Weltteile in erheblichem Ausmass bestimmt. Eine differenzierte Kenntnis des langen und schwierigen Dekolonisationprozesses ist daher wichtige Voraussetzung für ein Verständnis der heutigen weltpolitischen Lage, die noch immer von dem Streben nach einer gerechteren post-imperialen Weltordnung gekennzeichnet ist.
LiteraturJansen, J.C. und Osterhammel, J., Dekolonisation: Das Ende der Imperien, München 2013.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesEin ausführlicher Sitzungsplan wird rechtzeitig aufgeschaltet unter http://www.gmw.ethz.ch/en/teaching/lehrveranstaltungen.html
851-0732-03LIntellectual Property: An Introduction Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 150

Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH, D-BIOL, D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MAVT, D- MATL, D-MTEC.
W2 KP2VS. Bechtold, R. Zingg
KurzbeschreibungThe course introduces students to the basics of the intellectual property system and of innovation policy. Areas covered include patent, copyright, trademark, design, know-how protection, open source, and technology transfer. The course looks at Swiss, European, U.S. and international law and uses examples from a broad range of technologies. Insights can be used in academia, industry or start-ups.
LernzielIntellectual property issues become more and more important in our society. In order to prepare students for their future challenges in research, industry or start-ups, this course introduces them to the foundations of the intellectual property system. The course covers patent, copyright, trademark, design, know-how protection, open source, and technology transfer law. It explains links to contract, antitrust, Internet, privacy and communications law where appropriate. While the introduction to these areas of the law is designed at a general level, examples and case studies come from various jurisdictions, including Switzerland, the European Union, the United States, and international law.

In addition, the course introduces students to the fundamentals of innovation policy. After exposing students to the economics of intellectual property protection, the course asks questions such as: Why do states grant property rights in inventions? Has the protection of intellectual property gone too far? How do advances in biotechnology and the Internet affect the intellectual property system? What is the relationship between open source, open access and intellectual property? What alternatives to intellectual property protection exist?

Knowing how the intellectual property system works and what kind of protection is available is useful for all students who are interested in working in academia, industry or in starting their own company. Exposing students to the advantages and disadvantages of the intellectual property system enables them to participate in the current policy discussions on intellectual property, innovation and technology law. The course will include practical examples and case studies as well as guest speakers from industry and private practice.
851-0587-01LCIS PhD Colloquium
Der Kurs muss direkt an der UZH belegt werden.
UZH Modulkürzel: 615G930a

Beachten Sie die Einschreibungstermine an der UZH: https://www.uzh.ch/cmsssl/de/studies/application/deadlines.html
W2 KP1KUni-Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungIn this internal colloquium doctoral students present their work after about 12 months of research.
LernzielThe aim of this colloquium is that the presenters receive feedback on their research at an important stage (a stage at which significant changes of direction, methodology, etc, may still be undertaken) in the PhD process.
InhaltPresentation of doctoral research.
SkriptDistributed electronically.
LiteraturDistributed electronically.
851-0252-04LBehavioral Studies Colloquium Information Z0 KP2KD. Helbing, U. Brandes, C. Hölscher, M. Kapur, C. Stadtfeld, E. Stern
KurzbeschreibungThis colloquium offers an opportunity for students to discuss their ongoing research and scientific ideas in the behavioral sciences, both at the micro- and macro-levels of cognitive, behavioral and social science. It also offers an opportunity for students from other disciplines to discuss their research ideas in relation to behavioral science. The colloquium also features invited research talks.
LernzielStudents know and can apply autonomously up-to-date investigation methods and techniques in the behavioral sciences. They achieve the ability to develop their own ideas in the field and to communicate their ideas in oral presentations and in written papers. The credits will be obtained by a written report of approximately 10 pages.
InhaltThis colloquium offers an opportunity for students to discuss their ongoing research and scientific ideas in the behavioral sciences, both at the micro- and macro-levels of cognitive, behavioral and social science. It also offers an opportunity for students from other disciplines to discuss their ideas in so far as they have some relation to behavioral science. The possible research areas are wide and may include theoretical as well as empirical approaches in Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education, Sociology, Modeling and Simulation in Sociology, Decision Theory and Behavioral Game Theory, Economics, Research on Learning and Instruction, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science. Ideally the students (from Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. and Post-Doc programs) have started to start work on their thesis or on any other term paper.
Course credit can be obtained either based on a talk in the colloquium plus a written essay, or by writing an essay about a topic related to one of the other talks in the course. Students interested in giving a talk should contact the course organizers (Ziegler, Kapur) before the first session of the semester. Priority will be given to advanced / doctoral students for oral presentations. The course credits will be obtained by a written report of approximately 10 pages. The colloquium also serves as a venue for invited talks by researchers from other universities and institutions related to behavioral and social sciences.
LiteraturWill be provided on request.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDoctoral students in D-GESS can obtain 2 credit points for presenting their dissertation research plan.
851-0252-01LHuman-Computer Interaction: Cognition and Usability Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 40

Besonders geeignet für Studierende D-ITET
W3 KP2SC. Hölscher, S. Credé, H. Zhao
KurzbeschreibungThis seminar introduces theory and methods in human-computer interaction and usability. Cognitive Science provides a theoretical framework for designing user interfaces as well as a range of methods for assessing usability (user testing, cognitive walkthrough, GOMS). The seminar will provide an opportunity to experience some of the methods in applied group projects.
LernzielThis seminar will introduce key topics, theories and methodology in human-computer interaction (HCI) and usability. Presentations will cover the basics of human-computer interaction and selected topics like mobile interaction, adaptive systems, human error and attention. A focus of the seminar will be on getting to know evaluation techniques in HCI. Students will work in groups and will first familiarize themselves with a select usability evaluation method (e.g. user testing, GOMS, task analysis, heuristic evaluation, questionnaires or Cognitive Walkthrough). They will then apply the methods to a human-computer interaction setting (e.g. an existing software or hardware interface) and present the method as well as their procedure and results to the plenary. Active participation is vital for the success of the seminar, and students are expected to contribute to presentations of foundational themes, methods and results of their chosen group project. In order to obtain course credit a written essay / report will be required (details to be specified in the introductory session of the course).
851-0252-05LResearch Seminar Cognitive Science Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Prerequisite: Participants should be involved in research in the cognitive science group.
W2 KP2SC. Hölscher, S. Andraszewicz
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium provides a forum for researchers and graduate students in cognitive science to present/discuss their ongoing projects as well as jointly discuss current publications in cognitive science and related fields. A subset of the sessions will include invited external visitors presenting their research. Participants of this colloquium are expected to be involved in active research group.
LernzielGraduate student train and improve their presentation skills based on their own project ideas, all participants stay informed on current trends in the field and have the opportunity for networking with invited scholars.
851-0252-06LIntroduction to Social Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications
This course is intended for students interested in data analysis and with basic knowledge of inferential statistics.
W3 KP2GC. Stadtfeld, U. Brandes
KurzbeschreibungHumans are connected by various social relations. When aggregated, we speak of social networks. This course discusses how social networks are structured, how they change over time and how they affect the individuals that they connect. It integrates social theory with practical knowledge of cutting-edge statistical methods and applications from a number of scientific disciplines.
LernzielThe aim is to enable students to contribute to social networks research and to be discriminating consumers of modern literature on social networks. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of social networks theory (1), practical skills in cutting-edge statistical methods (2) and their applications in a number of scientific fields (3).
In particular, at the end of the course students will
- Know the fundamental theories in social networks research (1)
- Understand core concepts of social networks and their relevance in different contexts (1, 3)
- Be able to describe and visualize networks data in the R environment (2)
- Understand differences regarding analysis and collection of network data and other type of survey data (2)
- Know state-of-the-art inferential statistical methods and how they are used in R (2)
- Be familiar with the core empirical studies in social networks research (2, 3)
- Know how network methods can be employed in a variety of scientific disciplines (3)
860-0017-00LScience Communication Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 15.

Priority for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.
W3 KP3GM. Dunn Cavelty, S. Rodriguez Martinez
KurzbeschreibungSuccessful dissemination of scientific results to policy-makers and the wider public is an essential skill at the intersection of science, technology and policy making. This course looks at the expectations and needs of different target groups and teaches “best practices” for different modes of communication via a variety of exercises.
LernzielThe aim of this course is to learn about science communication in theory and learn how to apply this knowledge in practice through different formats and media, aimed at different audiences.
InhaltSuccessful dissemination of scientific results to policy-makers and the wider public is an essential skill at the intersection of science, technology and policy making. This course looks at the expectations and needs of different target groups and teaches “best practices” for different modes of communication via a variety of exercises.
SkriptReading material is made available through Moodle.
LiteraturReading material is made available through Moodle.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe total number of students is 15. MSc students, PhD students and postdocs with a science and technology background have priority; weekly meetings of minimum 2, maximum 3 hours during FS (Spring Semester); grading based on the exercises and final products on a 1-6 point scale
151-0906-00LFrontiers in Energy Research Information
This course is only for doctoral students.
W2 KP2SC. Schaffner
KurzbeschreibungDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, their advisors and the scientific community. Each week a different student gives a 50-60 min presentation of their research (a full introduction, background & findings) followed by discussion with the audience.
LernzielThe key objectives of the course are:
(1) participants will gain knowledge of advanced research in the area of energy;
(2) participants will actively participate in discussion after each presentation;
(3) participants gain experience of different presentation styles;
(4) to create a network amongst the energy research doctoral student community.
InhaltDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, to their advisors and to the scientific community. There will be one presentation a week during the semester, each structured as follows: 20 min introduction to the research topic, 30 min presentation of the results, 30 min discussion with the audience.
SkriptSlides will be available on the Energy Science Center pages(www.esc.ethz.ch/events/frontiers-in-energy-research.html).
851-0735-16LStart-Ups und Steuern Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W2 KP2SP. Pamini
KurzbeschreibungDer Erfolg oder Misserfolg von Start-Ups hängt nicht nur von einer Erfindung ab. Die Gründer müssen auch eine Vielzahl organisatorischer und juristischer Hürden überwinden. Anhand Theorie und Fallbeispielen lernen Studierende in diesem Seminar die Relevanz steuerrechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen bei Unternehmensgründungen kennen, inklusive wie der Gesetzgeber innovative Unternehmungen fördern kann.
LernzielWissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und die daraus stammenden technischen Innovationen verbreiten sich ausserhalb der akademischen Welt meistens über die Tätigkeiten von Unternehmen, namentlich durch die Entwicklung neuer oder Verbesserung bestehender Produkte und Prozesse. Zur Unterstützung dieses Innovationsprozesses hat der Gesetzgeber ein ausdifferenziertes zivil- und steuerrechtliches System geschaffen, dessen Vor- und Nachteilen Sie als ETH-Abgänger und Abgängerin kennen sollten, wenn Sie Ihr theoretisches Wissen in der Praxis implementieren möchten.

In diesem Seminar wird die steuerliche Dimension neuer Unternehmen diskutiert. Start-Ups unterscheiden sich von normalen Unternehmen in unterschiedlicher Hinsicht. Das Eigentum kann sich zuerst in wenigen Händen konzentrieren und dann auf mehrere Investoren ausdehnen (z.B. im Zusammenhang mit Private Equity). Die Corporate Governance kann besonders komplex sein (z.B. im Falle unterschiedlicher Aktienkategorien und einer Entkopplung zwischen der finanziellen Beteiligung und den Stimmrechten). Die Wirtschaftsbranche, in der die Unternehmung lanciert wird, kann besonders volatil sein; sinnvolle Vergleiche zwecks der Unternehmensbewertung fehlen oft, und es ist schwierig, einen zuverlässigen Business Plan zu entwerfen.

In der Veranstaltung lernen Sie einerseits die Regelungsoptionen kennen, die dem Gesetzgeber zur Verfügung stehen, um innovative Start-Ups zu fördern. Dabei wird auch auf Grundlagen der Finanztheorie, der Wirtschaftspolitik, der Innovationsförderung und der Unternehmensstrategie eingegangen. Andererseits wird Ihnen das Fachwissen im schweizerischen Steuerrecht vermittelt, das Sie für eine spätere mögliche Unternehmensgründung benötigen. Obwohl Vorkenntnisse in Rechts- oder Betriebswissenschaften von Vorteil sein können, stellen diese keine notwendige Bedingung für eine Teilnahme dar.

In den ersten Sitzungen vermittelt der Dozent theoretische Grundlagen sowie einen Grundriss des schweizerischen Steuersystems, sowohl betreffend direkte Steuern (Einkommen-, Vermögens-, Gewinn- und Kapitalsteuern) als auch indirekte Steuern (Mehrwertsteuer, Verrechnungssteuer, Stempelabgaben). Sowohl natürliche als auch juristische Personen werden berücksichtigt, wobei der Unterricht auf das Umfeld von Start-Ups und ihren Investoren fokussiert. Die Seminarteilnehmer und -teilnehmerinnen bestreiten den zweiten Seminarteil, in dem sie anhand von Fallbeispielen typische Probleme im Zusammenhang mit der Besteuerung von Start-Ups gemeinsam diskutieren.
851-0252-10LProject in Behavioural Finance Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 40

Besonders geeignet für Studierende D-MTEC
W3 KP2SC. Hölscher
KurzbeschreibungThis interactive practical course provides and overview of the key topics in behavioral finance. Along studying information about investor's behavior, decision-making, cognitive, biological and personality markers of risk taking and measuring risk appetite, students train critical thinking, argumentation and presentation. The learning process is based on interactive discussions and presentations.
LernzielThis course provides an overview of the key topics in behavioural finance and gives the opportunity for a first hands-on experience in designing, analysing and presenting a behavioural study. In the first half of the semester, students present papers from different topics within behavioural finance, including Judgment and Decision Making, psychometrics and individual differences, and risk perception and eliciting people’s propensity to take risk, biological markers of risk taking and investment behavior and trading games. The paper presentations are informal, require no power-point presentations and are followed by a discussion with the rest of the students in the class. The goal of these presentations is three-fold: in an interactive and engaging way, to provide an overview of the topics contained in the area of behavioural finance, to teach students to extract the most relevant information from scientific papers and be able to communicate them to their peers and to enhance critical thinking during the discussion.
In the middle of the semester, the students pick a topic in which they want to conduct a small study. Some topics will be offered by the lecturers, but students are free to choose a topic of their own.
This is followed by fine-tuning their research questions given found literature, data collection and analysis. At the end of the semester students receive feedback and advice on the data analysis and present the results in a formal presentation with slides. The final assignment is a written report from their study. Active participation in the meetings is mandatory to pass the course. This course does not involve learning by heart.

Key skills after the course completion:
- Overview of topics in behavioural finance
- Communication of research output in an a formal and informal way, in an oral and written form
- Critical thinking
- Argumentation and study design
Inhalt- Giving presentations
- How to quickly "read" a paper
- Judgment and Decision Making, Heuristics and Biases
- Biology on the trading floor
- Psychometrics and individual differences
- Eliciting people's propensity to take risks
- Experimental design in behavioural studies
- Experimental Asset Markets
SkriptAll learning materials will be available to students over eDoz platform.
LiteraturTversky, A., & Kahneman, D. (1992). Advance in prospect theory: Cumulative representation of uncertainty. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 5(4), 297-323

Rieskamp, J. (2008). The probabilistic nature of preferential choice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, memory and Cognition, 34(6), 1446-1465

Hertwig, R., & Herzog, S. (2009). Fast and frugal heuristics: Tools of social rationality. Social Cognition, 27(5), 661-698

Coates, J.M., Gurnell, M., & Sarnyai, Z. (2010). From molecule to market: steroid hormones and financial risk taking. Philosophical Transacations of the Royal Society B, 365, 331-343

Cueva, C., Roberts, R.E., Spencer, T., Rani, N., Tempest, M., Tobler, P.N., Herbert, J., & Rustichini (2015). Cortisol and testosterone increase financial risk taking and may destabilize markets. Nature, 5(11206), 1-16

Conlin, A., Kyröläinen, P., Kaakinen, M., Järvelin, M-R., Perttunen, J., & Svento, R. (2015). Personality traits and stock market participation. Journal of Empirical Finance, 33, 34-50

Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., & Graepel, T. (2013). Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior. Proceedings in National Academy of Sciences, 110, 5802-5805

Oehler, A., Wedlich, F., Wendt, S., & Horn, M. (July 9, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2807401

Fenton-O'Creevy, M., Nicholson, N., Soane, E., & Willman, P. (2003). Trading on illusions: Unrealistic perceptions of control and trading performance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76, 53-68

Frey, R., Pedroni, A., Mata, R., Rieskamp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Risk preference shares the psychometric structure of major psychological traits. Science Advances, 3, 1-13

Schürmann, O., Andraszewicz, S., & Rieskamp, J. (2017). The importance of losses when eliciting risk preferences. Under review

Andraszewicz, S., Kaszas, D., Zeisberger, S., Murphy, R.O., & Hölscher, C. (2017). Simulating historical market crashes in the laboratory. Manuscript in preparation.

Allenbach, M., Kaszas, D., Andraszewicz, S., & Hölscher, C. (2017). Skin conductance response as marker or risk undertaken by investors. Manuscript in preparation.

Simic, M., Kaszas, D., Andraszewicz, S., & Hölscher, C. (2017). Incentive structure compatibility in a principal agent problem. Manuscript in preparation.

Sornette, D., Andraszewicz, S., Wu, K., Murphy, R.O., Rindlerm P., & Sanadgol, D. (2017). Overpricing persistance in experimental asset markets with intrinsic uncertainty. Under review.

Andraszewicz, S., Wu, K., & Sornette, D. (2017). Behavioural effects and market dynamics in field and laboratory experimental asset markets. Under review.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesGrading is based the active participation in the class and the final project. There is no exam.
851-0105-01LInterkulturelle Kompetenzen arabische Welt Information
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W3 KP2V
KurzbeschreibungBeleuchtung wichtiger Bereiche der arabischen Kultur, unterschiedlicher Werteorientierungen, Weltanschauungen und Erklärungsmuster; Aufzeigen mögliche Konfliktbereiche im interkulturellen Kontext und deren Lösungsansätze.
LernzielEinblick in wichtige Bereiche der arabischen Kultur im interkulturellen Kontext wie Geschlechterrollen, Stellenwert der Familie und der Ehe, Ehrendenken und Hierarchisierung, Stellenwert der Religion im Alltag, zu Gast ein/Gastgeber sein, familiäre und gesellschaftliche Verpflichtungen, u.a. mit dem Ziel verschiedene Werteorientierungen, Weltanschauungen und Erklärungsmuster zu verstehen und mögliche Konfliktbereiche im interkulturellen Kontext und deren Lösungsansätze aufzuzeigen. Obwohl viele gewisse Themen den gesamten arabischen Raum betreffen, so liegt der Fokus der Veranstaltung auf dem arabischen Osten (nicht dem Maghreb), insbesondere Ägypten, der Levante und den Golfstaaten.
860-0022-00LComplexity and Global Systems Science Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 50.

Prerequisites: solid mathematical skills.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET, D-MAVT and ISTP
W3 KP2SD. Helbing, S. Mahajan
KurzbeschreibungThis course discusses complex techno-socio-economic systems, their counter-intuitive behaviors, and how their theoretical understanding empowers us to solve some long-standing problems that are currently bothering the world.
LernzielParticipants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop models for open problems, to analyze them, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to think scientifically about complex dynamical systems.
InhaltThis course starts with a discussion of the typical and often counter-intuitive features of complex dynamical systems such as self-organization, emergence, (sudden) phase transitions at "tipping points", multi-stability, systemic instability, deterministic chaos, and turbulence. It then discusses phenomena in networked systems such as feedback, side and cascading effects, and the problem of radical uncertainty. The course progresses by demonstrating the relevance of these properties for understanding societal and, at times, global-scale problems such as traffic jams, crowd disasters, breakdowns of cooperation, crime, conflict, social unrests, political revolutions, bubbles and crashes in financial markets, epidemic spreading, and/or "tragedies of the commons" such as environmental exploitation, overfishing, or climate change. Based on this understanding, the course points to possible ways of mitigating techno-socio-economic-environmental problems, and what data science may contribute to their solution.
Skript"Social Self-Organization
Agent-Based Simulations and Experiments to Study Emergent Social Behavior"
Helbing, Dirk
ISBN 978-3-642-24004-1
LiteraturPhilip Ball
Why Society Is A Complex Matter
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642289996

Globally networked risks and how to respond
Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature12047

Global Systems Science and Policy
Link

Managing Complexity: Insights, Concepts, Applications
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783540752608

Further links:

http://global-systems-science.org

Link

Link

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/global-systems-science

Further literature will be recommended in the lectures.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesMathematical skills can be helpful
851-0586-03LApplied Network Science: Sports Networks Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participant limited to 20
W3 KP2SU. Brandes
KurzbeschreibungWe study applications of network science methods, this time in the domain of sports.
Topics are selected for diversity in research questions and techniques
with applications such as passing networks, team rankings, and career trajectories.
Student teams present results from the recent literature, possibly with replication, in a mini-conference shortly before the start of EURO 2020 [sic].
LernzielNetwork science as a paradigm is entering domains from engineering to the humantities but application is tricky.
By examples from recent research on sports, sports administration, and the sociology of sports, students learn to appreciate that, and how, context matters.
They will be able to assess the appropriateness of approaches
for substantive research problems, and especially when and why quantitative approaches are or are not suitable.
LiteraturOriginal research articles will be introduced in the first session. General introduction:

Wäsche, Dickson, Woll & Brandes (2017). Social Network Analysis in Sport Research: An Emerging Paradigm. European Journal for Sport and Society 14(2):138-165. DOI: 10.1080/16138171.2017.1318198
851-0739-01LSequencing Legal DNA: NLP for Law and Political Economy
Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MTEC
W3 KP2VE. Ash
KurzbeschreibungThis course explores the application of natural language processing techniques to texts in law, politics, and the news media.
LernzielStudents will be introduced to a broad array of tools in natural language processing (NLP). They will learn to evaluate and apply NLP tools to a variety of problems. The applications will focus on social-science contexts, including law, politics, and the news media. Topics include text classification, topic modeling, transformers, model explanation, and bias in language.
InhaltNLP technologies have the potential to assist judges and other decision-makers by making tasks more efficient and consistent. On the other hand, language choices could be biased toward some groups, and automated systems could entrench those biases.

We will explore the use of NLP for social science research, not just in the law but also in politics, the economy, and culture. We will explore, critique, and integrate the emerging set of tools for debiasing language models and think carefully about how notions of fairness should be applied in this domain.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSome programming experience in Python is required, and some experience with NLP is highly recommended.
851-0158-13LÖkologie und Umweltschutz Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 40

Besonders geeignet für Studierende D-ERDW, D-HEST, D-USYS, D-BIOL
W3 KP2SN. Guettler
KurzbeschreibungIm Begriff „Ökologie“ vermischen sich zwei Bedeutungsebenen: die wissenschaftliche Erforschung von Natur und Umwelt sowie deren Schutz und Bewahrung. Doch wie verhalten sich beide Bereiche – akademische Ökologie und Naturschutzbewegung – historisch zueinander? Wie haben sie sich gegenseitig beeinflusst? Wer waren die zentralen Akteure und was waren ihre gesellschaftspolitischen Motive?
LernzielIm Zentrum des Seminars steht die gemeinsame Lektüre und Diskussion von Original- und Sekundärtexten zur Geschichte der Ökologie und Umweltbewegung seit dem 19. Jahrhundert.
Die Studierenden lernen wichtige Stationen einer politischen Wissensgeschichte der Ökologie kennen: vom innereuropäischen „Heimatschutz“ und den Naturschutzbestrebungen in den europäischen Kolonien, über die ersten Versuche zur Etablierung eines globalen Naturschutzes in der Zwischenkriegszeit, bis hin zur Umweltbewegung der sechziger und siebziger Jahre im Umfeld von Rachel Carson und der späteren Etablierung „grüner“ Parteien und NGOs. In den Blick geraten zunächst Wissenschaftler_innen und Institutionen, die den Wissenstransfer zwischen den politischen Akteuren und der Wissenschaft ermöglicht haben – von Universitätswissenschaftlern bis hin zu den „Gegenexperten“ innerhalb der Protestbewegungen. Gleichzeitig werden im Seminar Konzepte, Metaphern und Ideen diskutiert, die die wissenschaftliche Ökologie und die Naturschutzbewegung miteinander verbanden, wie etwa „Heimat“,„Lebensraum“ oder das Anthropozän. Dabei wird vor allem die politische Ambivalenz der Ökologiebewegung deutlich: Während mit „Ökologie“ heutzutage meist – und durchaus zurecht – ein progressives Gesellschaftsbild assoziiert wird, waren mit diesem Wissen aus historischer Perspektive immer auch restaurative und reaktionäre Projekte verbunden, die im Seminar ebenfalls behandelt werden.
Die Studierenden entwickeln im Laufe des Seminars die Kompetenz, kritisch und historisch reflektiert mit den Originaltexten und der Forschungsliteratur zur Geschichte der Ökologie und Umweltschutzbewegung umzugehen. Dabei üben sie anhand von kleineren Rechercheaufgaben, sich auch eigenständig durch (wissenschafts)historische Literatur zu bewegen. Ziel ist es, die Seminar gewonnenen Erkenntnisse anzuwenden: Die Studierenden schreiben kleinere (zunächst fiktive) Blog-Beiträgen und diskutieren und teilen diese miteinander.
851-0739-02LSequencing Legal DNA: NLP for Law and Political Economy (Course Project)
This is the optional course project for "Building a Robot Judge: Data Science for the Law."

Please register only if attending the lecture course or with consent of the instructor.

Some programming experience in Python is required, and some experience with text mining is highly recommended.
W2 KP2VE. Ash
KurzbeschreibungThis is the companion course for extra credit for a course project, for the course "Sequencing Legal DNA: NLP for Law and Political Economy".
LernzielStudents will be introduced to a broad array of tools in natural language processing (NLP). They will learn to evaluate and apply NLP tools to a variety of problems. The applications will focus on social-science contexts, including law, politics, and the news media. Topics include text classification, topic modeling, transformers, model explanation, and bias in language.
851-0586-02LThe Spectacles of MeasurementW3 KP2VU. Brandes
KurzbeschreibungIf you can't measure it, you can't manage it. Explorations into mathematical foundations and societal implications of measuring humans, processes, and things in an increasingly datafied world.
LernzielStudents have a basic understanding of what makes a property quantifiable. They know the difference between operational and representational measurement, and the consequences this has for both, the collection of data and its use in decision making and control. With a critical attitude toward datafication, contextual differences are appreciated across domains such as science and engineering, business and entertainment, health and sports, governance and policy making.
InhaltMeasurement Theory
- representations
- scales and meaningfulness
- direct vs. indirect
- conjoint measurement

Measurement Practice
- units and standards
- sensors and instruments
- items and questionnaires
- indices and datafication

Measurement Politics
- administration and coordination
- discrimination and behavior
- smart living
SkriptSlides made available in a course moodle.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents pair up in teams to write an essay on a measurement problem they care about (such as one pertinent to their discipline or research). The essay is pitched to the others in the course during a poster session at the end of the semester (may have to be replaced with an online session in FS21).
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