Universität Wien

290166 PS Qualitative and quantitative methods in Spatial Research: (2020W)

Conceptualisation and Application of the Mixed Methods-approach

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


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Caution, this course will be held partly online and partly with presence dates. Information on dates with compulsory attendance will be made available on moodle in due time

Important Information! The first session will take place online. More information will follow in due course.

Thursday 08.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 22.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 10.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 17.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 14.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Seminarraum 1 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 28.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


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 in the context auf content analysis, 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) Research concept (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.

Creswell, John W. (2007): Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches. Thousand Oaks [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) (MG-S5-PI.m) (MG-S6-PI.m) (MG-W6-PI) (MR1-a-PI) (MR1-b-PI)

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:23