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290088 PS Understanding Rural Livelihoods: Methods and Research Designs (2019S)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

No show in the first session will result in the deregistration from the course.

Tuesday 05.03. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 19.03. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 02.04. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 30.04. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 14.05. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 21.05. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 04.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 25.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Understanding Rural Livelihoods: Methods and Research Designs
Patrick Sakdapolrak, Marion Borderon, Gunnar Stange
Session dates
05.03.2019, 09.00 – 11.00, Hörsaal 4C, NIG
19.03.2019, 09.00 – 11.00, Hörsaal 4C, NIG
02.04.2019, 09.00 – 11.00, Hörsaal 4C, NIG
30.04.2019, 09.00 – 11.00, Hörsaal 4C, NIG
14.05.2019, 09.00 – 13.00, Hörsaal 4C, NIG
21.05.2019, 09.00 – 13.00, Hörsaal 4C, NIG
04.06.2019, 09.00 – 13.00, Hörsaal 4C, NIG
25.05.2019, 09.00 – 13.00, Hörsaal 4C, NIG

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
What do people do to make their living? What are the risks that people face for their livelihoods? How do they deal with adversities such as droughts, floods, or market price fluctuations? Students in Development Geography who want to get a first-hand insight into the live-worlds of people in the Global South, will – at one point – be confronted with the question what research methods can be applied to empirically and scientifically find answers to these questions. The course Understanding Rural Livelihoods: Methods and Research Designs will enable students to systematically approach these questions.
The aim of the course is twofold: (1.) to provide an overview of quantitative, qualitative and participative social science research methods in Geographic Development Studies and (2.) to practice the formulation of research problems and the development of research designs. The course will address the following questions: Which methods exist and can be applied for data collection? How can they be applied? Which practical skills are required? How can different types of data be analyzed? What are the advantages and drawbacks of particular methods? How can methods be combined? A particular attention will be given to the application of methods in foreign cultural settings and the implications of conducting research in these settings will be discussed. The course aims at enabling participants to navigate the field of data collection and analysis and pursue further individual in-depth studies.
The course is intended to train the participants of a research excursion to the north of Thailand that will take place in July, 2019. However, the course conveners welcome students interested in deepening their knowledge on research methods and research designs applied in Geographical Development Research.

Assessment and permitted materials

The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to pass the course:
• regular attendance and active participation
• own research work
• in class presentation of research topic and research question
• in class presentation of research proposal
• in class presentation of revised research proposal
• written research proposal (to be submitted by 30 June, 2019)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance in at least 80% of the course sessions. In the case of illnesses that are confirmed by a doctor's note, additional absenteeism can be compensated by additional written assignments.
The overall grade for the class will consist of an in class presentation of the research topic and the research question (20%), an in class presentation of the revised research proposal (20%), an in class presentation of the final research proposal (20%) and the written research proposal (40%). All assignments have to be passed individually in order to pass the course. An assignment is passed with a minimum grade of 4.
Grading scheme:
100 - 87,5 % - grade 1
87,5 - 75 % - grade 2
75 - 62,5 % - grade 3
62,5 - 50 % - grade 4
less than 50% - grade 5

Examination topics

The examination will encompass the work items as outlined in the course requirements.

Reading list

All texts for compulsory readings can be downloaded in the Moodle course.

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 7.1) (MG-S4-PI.m) (MG-S6-PI.m) (MG3-EX) (L2-b-zLV) (L2-FW)

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