Universität Wien FIND
Warning! The directory is not yet complete and will be amended until the beginning of the term.

210099 UE M2: Qualitative Methods of Empirical Social Research (2021W)

(engl.)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work
REMOTE

Eine Anmeldung über u:space innerhalb der Anmeldephase ist erforderlich! Eine nachträgliche Anmeldung ist NICHT möglich.
Studierende, die der ersten Einheit unentschuldigt fernbleiben, verlieren ihren Platz in der Lehrveranstaltung.

Achten Sie auf die Einhaltung der Standards guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis und die korrekte Anwendung der Techniken wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens und Schreibens.
Plagiierte und erschlichene Teilleistungen führen zur Nichtbewertung der Lehrveranstaltung (Eintragung eines 'X' im Sammelzeugnis).
Die Lehrveranstaltungsleitung kann Studierende zu einem notenrelevanten Gespräch über erbrachte Teilleistungen einladen.

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 35 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Political Science, University of Vienna
Winter Term 2020/21
4 October 2021 to 31 January 2022 1.15pm-4.30pm
This course will take place digitally on Zoom (see Moodle for links)
Course leader:
Prof Dr Hendrik Wagenaar (hendrik.wagenaar@univie.ac.at)

Monday 04.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 11.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 18.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 25.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 08.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 15.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 22.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 29.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 06.12. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 13.12. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 10.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 17.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 24.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Monday 31.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of qualitative methods is required. Students need to be able to read and comprehend complex texts in English and express themselves well in written and spoken English.

Contents: This course is dedicated to the teaching of qualitative methods. We combine this focus on qualitative methods with a content focus on the topic area of work, employment, and benefits.

Methods: The format of the course requires the regular and active participation of students in class. To pass this course, attendance in at least ten out of the twelve sessions is required. It is also a requirement to leave your video camera switched on during all sessions.

Readings marked by ** are compulsory and form the basis of discussions in individual sessions. All texts will be made available on Moodle.

Objectives: At the end of this class students should be able to:
- formulate good research questions,
- create a qualitative research design,
- demonstrate knowledge of the main approaches to collecting and analysing qualitative data, and
- design and conduct a research project based on qualitative methods.

Assessment and permitted materials

For the seminar paper it is necessary to collect new empirical data, e.g. through interviews, focus groups, and/or observation. Analysis of existing data (including document analysis) is not sufficient. The seminar paper should not exceed 6,000 words (incl. footnotes, excl. bibliography and appendix). It must contain the following elements:

1. Introduction: what is the problem this paper contributes to solving? What is the research question? What have others said about this topic so far (brief review of existing literature), and what is still unexplored? [20 points]
2. Methods: explain why the method of your choice is particularly well suited to address the research question and how you will use the method [20 points].
3. Research ethics [10 points].
4. Findings and discussion: Here you present your findings and situate them in the context of relevant literature. What is the answer to your research question? [20 points]
5. Conclusion: What is the contribution of your work to the state of the art in research? [20 points]

Up to 10 points can be awarded for formal and aspects of the paper, such as the quality of your writing, complete and correctly formatted bibliography, etc. You can achieve a maximum of 100 points; to complete the exercise positively you need 45 points.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final mark has three components (note: to pass this class, each element needs to receive a grade of “satisfactory” [4] or higher):

1. the submission of a total of six pieces of homework (instructions are given below; students who submit more than six pieces of homework will get the six best marks entered); 30% of the final mark;
2. active participation in the individual course units: 20% of the final mark;
3. a seminar paper (maximum 6,000 words, to be submitted by 31 March 2022): 50% of the final mark.

Examination topics

Literature will be provided over Moodle.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 18.10.2021 14:08