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230035 FPR Research Practice 1: Mobility Tourism and Social Exclusion, the role of (social) policies (2020W)

6.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung



max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 06.10. 10:15 - 13:30 Digital
Dienstag 20.10. 10:15 - 13:30 Digital
Dienstag 03.11. 10:15 - 13:30 Digital
Dienstag 17.11. 10:15 - 13:30 Digital
Dienstag 01.12. 10:15 - 13:30 Digital
Freitag 11.12. 13:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 15.12. 10:15 - 13:30 Digital
Dienstag 19.01. 10:15 - 13:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course will be connected to the project: "SMARTDEST - Cities as mobility hubs: tackling social exclusion through ‘smart’ citizen engagement"

SMARTDEST is an EU-funded H2020 research project, bringing together 11 universities and 1 innovation centre from seven European and Mediterranean countries. It aims to develop innovative solutions in the face of the conflicts and externalities that are produced by tourism-related mobilities in cities, by informing the design of alternative policy options for more socially inclusive places in the age of mobilities. For three years (January 2020 to December of 2022) the project will fill its ambitious through research and development activities using 8 cities/metropolitan regions. These include four cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Jerusalem and Venice) in which social imbalances have arisen in relation to the contemporary development of tourism mobilities, and that are actively looking for solutions in the planning, regulatory or social innovation fields.

This one-year Research Lab (two semesters) lies at the intersection of social exclusion, tourism and social policy making. In the first Semester, the following steps are planned:
• Theory: content-related discussion of the topic;
• Methods: research design, planning of the quantitative survey;
• Fieldwork: first steps for the implementation of the research project.

During the course, we will cover various steps that are part of every research process. These include: literature reviews, from theoretical concepts to analytical approaches, operationalisation of theoretical concepts, research questions´ design, primary and secondary data collection, data analysis and reporting of findings (including presentations).

The Research Lab follows a practice-based approach and assignments aim at providing an active contribution to the research project.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Important Grading Information:
If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme must be met.
If a required task is not fulfilled, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness).
In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading.
Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.
If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’.
The plagiarism-detection service (Turnitin in Moodle) can be used in course of the grading: Details will be announced by the lecturer.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The requirements for participating in this Research Lab are twofold. First, advanced knowledge of English (reading and writing skills) is mandatory. Second, participants are expected to have theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the use of qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

- Mandatory attendance and active participation during discussions - 20%
- Short written assignments during the semester on producing and using data (e.g. literature review, bibliographical work, quantitative data, ...) - 30%
- Written research report at the end of the first and second semester - 50%


Sources for the written assignments and for the final research report will be predominantly (but not exclusively) empirical material produced within the project life-course and during classes.


A detailed reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.
More information on the SMARTDEST project will be provided during the first units. Further literature lists will be provided during classes. Participants will be asked also to find literature themselves.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

in 505: Ba A3 Forschungspraktikum 1

Letzte Änderung: Mi 11.11.2020 12:09