Universität Wien FIND

290005 VO Introduction to Empirical Social Research for Geographers (2016W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie

Diese Lehrveranstaltung wird dieses Semester letztmalig als Vorlesung angeboten.

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 06.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 27.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 03.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 10.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 24.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents: In the course important preconditions (What is research? How to plan research? How to measure?), main steps and main methods of empirical research in social sciences are discussed. Intensive reference will be made to geographical examples. Special emphasis is given to the method of interviewing and surveying.
Goals: Students are able to
- critically evaluate different approaches to empirical research in social sciences;
- elucidate important quality aspects of empirical research;
- draw workflows for methodologically different research projects;
- assess the possible applications of different methods of data collection and data analysis;
- specify central aspects one has to consider in interviewing and surveying and critically evaluate these by way of examples;
- explain and apply basic techniques of analysis for interview and survey data;
- review different forms of data presentation;
- classify and evaluate research with respect to the empirical methods used.
Method: To stimulate active involvement with course content, students are assisted to carry out some of the steps and methods with regard to a small joint research project. Credits may be earned during the semester with these research activities.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written final exam with a maximum of 80 credit points. No multiple choice.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For positive grading a minimum of 40,5 credit points is needed. Up to 16 special credit points earned during the Semester with research activities are considered in final grading. Special credit points are considered only for grading if a minimum of 32 points is reached at final exam.

Examination topics

Contents of lecture. Literature relevant for different themes will be provided at the eLearning platform.

Reading list

Meier Kruker, Verena und Jürgen Rauh (2005): Arbeitsmethoden der Humangeographie. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. (=GEOWISSEN Kompakt)
Reuber, Paul und Carmella Pfaffenbach (2005): Methoden der empirischen Humangeographie. Braunschweig: Westermann. (=Das Geographische Seminar)

Association in the course directory

(B11-6.3) (L1-d2)

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