Universität Wien FIND

290003 KU Research Methods in Geography (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 17.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 07.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 14.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 21.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 28.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 12.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 19.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 02.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 09.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 16.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 30.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Content: Introduction to scientific work in geography
Part 1. How to do research in Geography
Part 2. References and the use of literature
Part 3. Data collection
Part 4. Data analysis
Part 5. Writing scientific texts

Aims: Students are able to draft geographic research questions and related hypotheses. They are familiar with different options of literature search and data sources. They are able to use and cite literature correctly. They are familiar with different methods of data collections and are able to amplify basic aspects one has to consider in empirical work. They are able to prepare a research plan with adequate data collection and evaluation methods for a given research question. They are familiar with basic rules for sample design and are able to explain how sampling errors has to be considered in data analysis. They are familiar with basic methods of analyzing texts and are able to apply them on small example texts. They are familiar with basic rules one has to consider in writing scientific texts.

Method: Lecture with integrated research activities to support learning processes.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final exam including definition, evaluation and empirical implementation of different steps in research. No Multiple-Choice-Test. Extra credits for optional exercises during the semester. Calculator (no handy, no tablet) permitted during final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum 51 points (out of 100) for final exam.
With extra credits for optional exercises: Minimum 41 points for final exam, in total minimum 51 points.

Examination topics

A specification of relevant chapters of the basic literature is provided via Moodle.

Reading list

Baade J. / Gertel H. / Schlottmann A. (2014): Wissenschaftlich arbeiten. Ein Leitfaden für Studierende der Geographie. Göttingen: UTB.
Jost G. / Richter L. (2015): Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens. Eine prozessbegleitende und reflexive Perspektive. Wien: Fakultas.
Meier Kruker V. / Rauh J. (2005): Arbeitsmethoden der Humangeographie. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
Mattissek A. / Pfaffenbach C. / Reuber P. (2013): Methoden der empirischen Humangeographie. Braunschweig: Westermann.

Association in the course directory

(UF GW 10)

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