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230015 UE Methods of Empirical Social Research (2017S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

  • Thursday 02.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 16.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 23.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 30.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 06.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 27.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 11.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 18.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 01.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 08.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 22.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
  • Thursday 29.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In the course of two semesters different aspects of volunteering will be empirically researched in the context of municipal housing in the City of Vienna ("Gemeindebauten"). Following the thesis that volunteering fosters social capital, for example in the forms of integration, networking and community building, it is assumed that its promotion can facilitate trust and solidarity in a neighborhood consisting of heterogeneous residential groups. Questions of interest discussed in international research concern the effects of sociodemographic features on participation, as well as its potential to compensate for deficits in the welfare system.
The research will be realized in cooperation with "wohnpartner", an institution of Wohnservice Wien. Possible research questions concern needs and motives of (potentially) volunteering residents, as well as their response to institutional support of neighborhood help and volunteering.

Assessment and permitted materials

Documented participation in all work stages.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In the fall term the research design will be developed, data collection and analysis will mainly be conducted in the summer semester. The goal of the course is to acquire knowledge in the conceptualization of research questions and research designs, to practice methods in field work and data analysis, to write a research report and present the results publicly.

Examination topics

Participation in all work stages including literature review, operationalization, data collection and analysis, and research report.

Reading list

I will post the following reading material on Moodle for students to read.
(a) course lecture notes
(b) three research journal articles (to be determined)
(c) excerpt chapters from English methods textbooks

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA M1 Einführung in die empirische Sozialforschung

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