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230084 SE SE Qualitative Methods: Biographical Analysis Based in Ideal Types (2017S)

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

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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. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 10.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 24.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 07.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 05.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 19.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 02.06. 15:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Saturday 24.06. 09:30 - 16:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 30.06. 15:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Idealtypes are a central component of the social sciences' methodological foundation. Developed in the work of Simmel, Weber and Schütz, idealtypes became a tool for the constitutional analysis of social action. It gives a foundation to social action (first order observation) as well as methodical principles of qualitative research (second order observation). In the seminar we want to reflect on this theoretical context and exercise its use in empirical research. Ideal types have been developed to a significant degree in the work of Uta Gerhardt (medical sociology) and of Hans Göppinger (criminal sociology). These research programmes are paradigmatically for methods that reconstruct social types in a framework that is aware of the difference between the life world and the scientific meaning of ideal types. Students shall understant the conditions, principles and methodical procedures of qualitative research techniques in an idealtype frame of reference. The single case study approach and comparative analysis shall be trained.

Assessment and permitted materials

Developing an ideal type scheme and presenting it an a seminar paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of the meaning of methodologically grounded social sciences (unity of theory and method), to be able to construct ideal types.

Examination topics

Reading key texts, practical work of generating and analysing empirical material, discussion, work in groups

Reading list

Wird am beginn der LV bekannt gegeben

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA M3 SE Qualitative Methoden

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