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150005 VU Methods in East Asian Studies (2017W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 06.10. 16:35 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 20.10. 16:35 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 10.11. 16:35 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 24.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 01.12. 16:35 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 15.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 12.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 19.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Friday 26.01. 16:35 - 19:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the basics of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. This course will enable participants to formulate their own research questions, design their study, as well as familiarize them with methods of data collection, description, analysis and interpretation. Moreover, the final unit will be devoted to support students in their writing by offering advice on how to structure their manuscripts, and by covering the basics of proper usage of citation and paraphrasing.
The course is open to all EcoS students. Preferably you have already identified an area of interest you would like to pursue for your Master’s thesis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Grading: 30%-Attendance and Participation; 30%- Homework; 40%-Final Paper (Research Proposal)

Attendance is compulsory. Also, the course is partly taught in blocks (cf. course schedule above).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

By the end of this course, students should have gained a broad knowledge of different methodological approaches to gaining knowledge through the systematic study of the social, and be able to discern and apply various research methods. Throughout the semester, students will be asked to actively participate by delivering homework as well as taking part in the in-class exercises. Finally, students are asked to deliver a research proposal of 2500-3000 words in length.

Examination topics

n.a.

Reading list

Bryman, Alan (2015) Social Research Methods, 5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Optional:
Mason, Jennifer (2002) Qualitative Researching, 2nd edition, London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Further reading materials will be distributed in class.

Association in the course directory

WM4

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