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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

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. 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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