Universität Wien FIND

290016 KU Research Methods in Geography (2017S)

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

Tuesday 07.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 14.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 21.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 28.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 04.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 25.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 02.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 09.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 16.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 23.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 30.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Content: Introduction to scientific work in human 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

Forschungsfragen und Forschungshypothesen
Recherche von Fachliteratur sowie von statistischen Daten
Zitierung und Paraphrasierung von Fachliteratur
Methoden der Datenerhebung in der Humangeographie
Befragungen und Interviews
Erstellung von Forschungsplänen
Stichprobenauswahl
Aufbereitung von Befragungsdaten für statistische Analysen
Auswertung von Interviewtexten
Aufbau wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten
Wissenschaftlich Schreiben

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

(BA UF GW 10)

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