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290045 PS Social Area Analysis (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: German



Course Dates
08.05.2019 17:00-20:00 Konferenzraum NIG 5. OG C0520
15.05.2019 17.00-20.00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
22.05.2019 17.00-20.00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
05.06.2019 16.00-19.00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
12.06.2019 16.00-19.00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
19.06.2019 16.00-19.00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
26.06.2019 16.00-19.00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Parts of the course will take place in Neu-Penzing.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Social Area Analysis on the Example of the Public Space of the Neu-Penzing/Linzerstraße Neighbourhood, Vienna
The aim is the introduction to social area analysis, connected fieldwork and analysis methods.
Are social area analyses a tool to understand the city as a living space of various people? These analyses follow either a city approach or a city quarter approach.
On the example of Neu-Penzing, a dense city quarter in the west of Vienna, students get introduced to the city quater approach. During the last years, especially the city quarter social area analyses are carried out in interdisciplinary teams, working with a broad mix of methods and triangulative analysis.
This seminar offers an overview of the subject, introduces various methods and discusses the interrelations of social area analysis, participation and planning processes. In addition, guest speakers will share their experiences of current practice.
The methods of the course include an introduction lecture, inputs of guest speakers, an excursion, the application of one selected method, presentations and discussions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, field reports, seminar paper, presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Reading, carrying out of fieldwork, analysis (50%)
Paper, presentation (50%)

Examination topics

There will be no additional examination.

Reading list

Beer, Bettina (Hg.) 2003. Methoden und Techniken der Feldforschung. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag
Damyanovic, Doris. Reinwald, Florian. Gruber, Sonja. Weikmann, Angela. Bittner, Irene (2012) Raum erfassen. Überblick und Wegweiser zu Funktions- und Sozialraumanalysen für den öffentlichen Raum. Wien: Werkstattbericht 128, Magistrat der Stadt Wien, MA 18
Flick, Uwe. Kardorff, Ernst. von. Steinke, Ines (Hg.) 2004: Qualitative Forschung. Reinbek: Rowohlt
Gruber, Sonja. Gungl, Barbara. Mayrhofer, Rita. Stoik, Christoph. Studer, Heide (2009) Leitfaden für Sozialraumanalysen. In: Werkstattbericht 110, Magistrat der Stadt Wien, MA 18, Anhang
Kruker-Meier, Verena; Rauh, Jürgen (2005) Arbeitsmethoden der Sozialgeographie. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft
Mattissek, Annika. Pfaffenbach, Carmella. Reuber, Paul (2013) Methoden der empirischen Humangeographie. Braunschweig: Westermann
Riege, Marlo. Schubert, Herbert (2005) Sozialraumanalyse. Grundlagen, Methoden, Praxis. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-PI.m) (MG-S4-PI.m) (MG-S5-PI.m) (MG-W3-PI) (MR1-b-PI)

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