Universität Wien FIND

290166 PS Qualitative and quantitative methods in Spatial Research: (2019W)

Conceptualisation and Application of the Mixed Methods-approach

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

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max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 10.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 17.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 24.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 31.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 07.11. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 14.11. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 21.11. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 28.11. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 05.12. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 09.01. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 16.01. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 23.01. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 30.01. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528

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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 on research methods and the differentiation of mixed methods research 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 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; 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) Reading of short introductory texts and active participation in the discussions (20%)
2) Individual assignment (15%)
3) Final presentation (15%)
4) Final report (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Association in the course directory

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

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