233023 SE Social Science Methods for STS Research (2020W)
- Registration is open from Th 03.09.2020 09:00 to We 23.09.2020 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Su 25.10.2020 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Adapted Teaching Format
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic the course will be split into two groups of 15 students or less. Each of these groups will be present at every scheduled course unit, but only for 50 minutes each, separated by a ventilation break. The 'research studio' units will take place remotely as home-learning.
26.01.2021, 09.30-12.30, Ort: Seminarraum STS
28.01.2021, 09.30-12.30, Ort: Seminarraum STS
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
1. Read and discuss the required readings, participate in the in-class and the online activities.
2. Complete the online assignments in the research studios.
3. Gather practical experiences by doing and transcribing one qualitative interview.
4. Find and discuss examples in the STS literature for all methods discussed
5. Apply the methods to the cases discussed across the introductory courses, and develop a research exposé in their case group.
6. Adhere to the general standards of good academic practice.This course uses the plagiarism-detection service Turnitin for larger assignments.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
The maximum number of points to be acquired for each task is:Test: 20 points, assessed individually, feedback on request;
Research studio assignments: 20 points, assessed as group work,
feedback by lecturer;
Fieldwork practice: 20 points, assessed individually, feedback by lecturer;
Development and written and oral presentation of the Research Exposé: 30 points (20 result, 10 process), assessed as group work,
feedback by lecturer;
In class participation: 10 points, assessed individually, feedback on request;Minimum requirements
A minimum of 50 points is necessary to successfully complete the course. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may result in a deduction of points.Delays and formal issues
Every time a student misses a deadline 5 points will be deducted from their individual account. The only exception to this rule is if there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on time on the student's side. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. After missing a deadline, the lecturer will set a second deadline for handing in the assignment. If this second deadline is again not met, the student may be de-registered from the course and the course graded as a 'fail' (5) - see below.
Each paper which is handed in with major formal shortcomings, either relating to academic standards of referencing and citing, or to the formal requirements sketched above, will result in 5 points being deducted from the student’s account. For group work, the same penalties will apply to each member of the respective group.Grades
100-87 points Excellent (1)
86-75 points Good (2)
74-63 points Satisfactory (3)
62-50 points Sufficient (4)
49-0 points Unsatisfactory (5) (fail)