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350093 SE MSC.III - Quantitative research methods (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 35 - Sportwissenschaft
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. 30 participants
Language: German



Compulsory preliminary meeting: 02.10. 11:30-13:00 - ONLINE

Dates: Friday, 11:00-14:00 Uhr, 16.10., 30.10., 13.11., 27.11., 11.12. - ONLINE
Freitag, 06.11.2020: 11:00-12:30 repetition
Final test on one of the following dates: 18.12.2020, 08.01. oder 22.01.2021

Opportunities to exercise at the specified times in the IT room on the 2nd floor, USZ II (note the limited number of people (max 20 students), the distance rules and the currently applicable guidelines.


Aims, contents and method of the course

-) Secure application of quantitative methods in empirical research
-) Capability to interpret statistical measures in sport scientific articles
-) Ability to autonomously analyse and show empirical data
-) Statistics software SPSS
-) Statistical procedures (descriptive analyses, inferential statistics, correlation/regression)
-) Statistical methods within the research process (study planning, analyses and interpretation)
-) autonomous and instructed work at the PC

Assessment and permitted materials

Homeworks, interim tests, final test

-) homeworks (20%)
-) theoretical knowledge (20%)
-) final test (60%, can be repeated)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance is compulsory (at least 75% of the units).

The minimum requirement for a positive assessment is 60% of the total points, whereby each of the partial requirements must be assessed positively.

Nicht genügend (5): <60%
Genügend (4): 60-70%
Befriedigend (3): 71-80%
Gut (2): 81-90%
Sehr gut (1): 91-100%

The entire completion of tasks by students must take place by the following April 30th for courses with continous assessment in the winter semester, and by September 30th at the latest for those in the summer semester. Students who did not sign out from the course are to be assessed. In the case of a negative assessment, an examination before a committee is not permitted; the course must be repeated. Legal source: Statutes of the University of Vienna §10 (4, 5, 6).

You are expressly pointed out that if a result was obtained by fraudulent means (e.g. copying, plagiarism, use of unauthorized aids, forgeries, ghostwriting, etc.), the entire PI-LV is considered cheated and counts as a trial. (Entry in U: SPACE: X = not assessed).

Examination topics

Slides and materials as provided in the seminar

SPSS application

Reading list

Field, A. (2013). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics, 4. Aufl., SAGE

O'Donoghue, P. (2012). Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies: An Introduction, Routledge

Hopkins, W.G. (2013). A new view of statistics. http://www.sportsci.org/resource/stats/

Association in the course directory


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