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290166 PS Qualitative and quantitative methods in Spatial Research: (2018W)

Conceptualisation and Application of the Mixed Methods-approach

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

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 11.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 18.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 25.10. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 08.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 15.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 22.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 29.11. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 06.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 13.12. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 10.01. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 17.01. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 24.01. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 31.01. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar consists of a mixture of lecture, discussion and processing of specific tasks.

In brief inputs of the course instructors, an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods, underlying paradigms, the epistemological classification of mixed-method research and its differentiation from triangulation and multi-methods research is given. Based on this, a mixed methods project will be developed with the students.

The aim is to develop a basic understanding of the logic and applicability of mixed methods research, especially in the following areas:
a) knowledge about epistemological classification of mixed-methods research and assessment of the applicability of quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods approaches for specific questions;
b) Competences regarding fundamental considerations and working steps in the development of a research concept (epistemological access, data availability, data types, method selection)
c) Basic competencies in the application of mixed methods research (data analysis, linking of methods and presentation of results)

Methods: Lecture and interactive discussion formats (World Café, workshop format); Reading and discussing methodological texts; acquiring and testing knowledge in individual works; Research practice and reflection in self-organized small groups on the basis of a project example

Assessment and permitted materials

1) 3x Stand-alone assignments (25 points in total)
2) 3x in-class participation (discussion and workshop) (25 points in total)
3) 5x Draft versions of final report (25 points in total)
4) Final report (group assignment) (25 points in total)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendence throughout the semester, regular participation in discussions, submission of assignments (stand-alone assignments) and final report (group assignment). In order to receive a passing grade, you need at least 60 points. (100-90 points: 1; 89-80 points: 2, 79-70 points: 3, 69-60 points: 4)

Examination topics

Short assignments, in-class discussions, final presentation and final report of self-conducted Mixed Methods reserach project.

Reading list

Bryman, Alan (2006): Mixed Methods. Bd 1-4. London [u.a.]: Sage.

Diekmann, Andreas (2016): Empirische Sozialforschung: Grundlagen, Methoden, Anwendungen. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt.

Kuckartz, Udo (2014): Mixed Methods. Methodologie, Forschungsdesigns und Analyseverfahren. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Schoonenboom, J., Johnson, R. (2017): How to Construct a Mixed Methods Research Design. KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 2017, Vol.69(Supplement 2), pp.107-131.

Warshawsky, Daniel (2014): The Potential for Mixed Methods: Results from the Field in Urban South Africa, The Professional Geographer, 66:1, 160-168, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2013.768141

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-PI.m) (MG-S4-PI.m) (MR1-a-PI) (MR1-b-PI)

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