Universität Wien

140179 KU Methodological Foundations (2017W)

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 12.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 19.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 09.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 16.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 23.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 30.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 07.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 14.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 11.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 18.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 25.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This one-semester postgraduate seminar course is devoted to methodological issues in African Studies research encompassing the fields of linguistics, literature, history and social science approaches.
In the course we will deal with the following issues: how to gather data in the form of documents, interviews, questionnaires and observation protocols, how to organize and analysis it and how to present it in the text. Further, we will deal with the ethical dimension of doing research in an African Studies context.
Class interaction will be in the form of lectures, discussion of texts to be read before class, student presentations and computer-based electronic communications.

The course will be partly “blocked” – more detailed information on the schedule will be given in the first unit on 5 October 2017.

Part 1: October/November (Bodomo/Tonah)
Part 2: December/January (Englert)

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment consists of two parts:
In order to complete the first part taught by Prof. Bodomo and guest Professor Dr. Tonah, students will be required to submit a paper on methodological issues pertinent to the student’s field of study and to present it in class. (50% of total mark)
In order to complete the second part taught by Ass.-Prof. Englert, students will be required to compile an interview guideline on a topic of their choice, to conduct at least one interview, to transcribe it and to analyse it. All these steps will be discussed in class during preparation and after they have been carried out. (50% of total mark)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presentation of a concept paper in class: 20 %
Essay of about 10 pages: 30 %
Interview guideline: 10%
Interview transcript: 20%
Interview analysis: 20%

Examination topics

Reading list

Texts will be provided during lectures and they will be made available on the online Moodle platform.

Association in the course directory

GMG, GMD1

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