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230101 SE Fieldwork strategies (2022S)

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

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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: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update 8.3.2022: die heutige Einheit muss leider kurzfristig abgesagt werden

Tuesday 01.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 08.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 15.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 22.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 29.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 05.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 26.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 03.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 10.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 17.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 24.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 31.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 14.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 21.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Tuesday 28.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Researchers sometimes do not like to admit that there are moments when they feel a little lost, uncomfortable, and confused during analysis and fieldwork. The reasons for such feelings are generally twofold and are part of everyday research practices. On the one hand, we are surrounded by many meanings that make different realities conceivable. The task of sociological analysis is to order these realities and explain where they come from. On the other hand, during fieldwork, researchers are confronted with emotions-negative or positive-and necessarily incorporate them into their views of the field.
Accordingly, the course asks the following questions: how do we deal with data? How do we deal with our emotions and those of our interviewees? How is "objective" analysis possible? What does this mean for qualitative methods in sociology?
"Emotions" have a double meaning in the course: as a reference to the emotionally charged dimension of social issues and topics that become the object of sociological analysis and as analytical strategies of researchers.
The course discusses methodological backgrounds of fieldwork in qualitative research and analysis and suggests practical directions. Furthermore, by outlining the main principles of qualitative methods (primarily through the concepts of discourse and interpretation), a theoretical-methodological reservoir for the methodological approach is presented in concrete examples. The practical relevance is taken into account by analyzing self-selected examples and through short concrete tasks in the field.
The course consists of 15 teaching units with discussion and conclusion. Prerequisites for completing the seminar are participation (using short presentations), critical examination of the literature, and active participation in the practical exercises. At the end of the course, students are expected to provide an analysis of a self-selected example in which they offer a methodological reflection of a field of their choice.

For any questions regarding this course please contact:
sylvia.herzog@univie.ac.at

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular participation is important. During the semester small to-do's will accompany the research process. At the end of the semester a presentation of the research results must be held and a research paper (possibility of group work) must be submitted.

Note from the SPL:
The provision of all partial services is a prerequisite for a positive assessment, unless something else was explicitly noted.
If individual compulsory partial performances are not provided, the course is deemed to be abandoned. If there is no important and unpredictable reason for the student to fail to perform, the course will be assessed negatively.
If there is such a reason (e.g. a longer illness), the student can also be canceled from the course after the deadline. The course management decides whether there is an important reason. The application for deregistration must be submitted immediately after the reason has occurred.
If a part of the performance is fraudulently obtained, i.e. cheated during an examination or a test, plagiarized in a written work or if the signatures on attendance lists are falsified, the entire course will be rated as "not assessed" and entered in the grade recording system with the note "cheated / fraudulently" .
In the course of the assessment, plagiarism software (Turnitin in Moodle) can be used: details will be announced by the lecturer in the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

short presentations (8 minutes - presentations are prepared in groups.)
Active participation in the course (regular discussions and submission of at least 4 of the short assignments given during the semester)
Exposé - reflection o a field researchActive participation in the course (regular discussions and submission of at least 4 of the short assignments given during the semester)
Exposé - field research reflection: a methodological concept is prepared for a self-chosen example, in which the chosen research strategy is argued.

Participation - (30%)
Submission of regular tasks (30%)
Research paper (40%)

Examination topics

Das in der Lehrveranstaltung vorgetragene und diskutierte.

Reading list

Dickson-Swift, Virginia; James, Erica L; Kippen, Sandra. (2009). Researching sensitive topics: qualitative research as emotion work. Qualitative Research, 9(1), 61-79. doi:10.1177/1468794108098031

Durnová, Anna. (2019). Der ‘March for Science’ als Schauplatz der gesellschaftspolitischen Polarisierung zwischen Elite und Volk: ein interpretativer Beitrag zur Analyse von Postfaktizität. Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaften, 29(2), 345-360. doi: 10.1007/s41358-019-00186-3

Flick, Uwe; Kardoff, Ernst; Steineke, Ines. (2010). Was ist qualitative Forschung? Einleitung und Überblick. In: Flick, Uwe; Kardoff, Ernst; Steineke, Ines (Hg.): Qualitative Sozialforschung. Eine Einführung. 8. Aufl. Reibeck: Rowohlt.

Fay, Brian (1996). Do you have to be one to know one?. In: Fay, Brian (Hg.): Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science. A Multicultural Approach. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 9-29.

Foucault, Michel. (1971). Die Ordnung der Dinge. Eine Archäologie der Humanwissenschaften. Vorwort. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Hajer, Maarten A. (2008). Diskursanalyse in der Praxis: Koalitionen, Praktiken und Bedeutung. In: Janning, Frank; Toens, Katrin (Hg.): Die Zukunft der Policy-Forschung. Theorien, Methoden, Anwendungen. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 211-222.

Hannerz, Erik. (2016). Scrolling down the line: A few notes on using Instagram as point of access for graffiti research. Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal, 2(2), 37-41.

Haverland, Markus; Yanow, Dvora. (2012). A Hitchhiker’s Guid to the Public Administration Research Universe. Surviving Conversations on Methodologies and Methods. Public administration review, 5(3), 401-408. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02524.x

Shehata, Samer; Yanow, Dvora; Schwartz-Shea, Peregrine. (2014). Ethnography, Identity, and the Production of Knowledge. In: Yanow, Dvora; Schwartz-Shea, Peregrine (Hg.): Interpretation and Method. Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn. 2. Aufl. überarbeitet. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 244-253.

Stodulka, Thomas. (2014). Feldforschung als Begegnung - Zur pragmatischen Dimension ethnographischer Daten. Sociologicus, 64(2). 179-206. doi: 10.3790/soc.64.2.179

Association in the course directory

in 505: UE im BA SM Wahlmodul
in 905: UE im MA SE Soziologische Erweiterung

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