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400011 SE Research Design and Causal Models (2016W)

SE Methods for Doctoral Candidates

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

Dates: Tuesday, 16:00 - 19:00, 4.10., 18.10., 8.11., 22.11., 6.12., 10.1., 24.1.
Location: Lecture hall 10, Rathausstraße 19, Staircase 2, 1010 Vienna


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar focuses on various questions regarding the quantitative research design of a PhD thesis in the social sciences. We deal with the following questions: which elements should be included in a research proposal in the social sciences? How to find a ‘good’ (overarching) research question? How to embed the research question theoretically? Furthermore, we deal with measuring concepts in the social sciences. By doing so, PhD students should be able to find the best methodological approach to tackle their research question. The aim is to develop a first draft of a PhD research proposal. Students will have ample opportunities to present parts of their PhD research proposal.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Research Proposal at the end of the seminar
- Presentations on the PhD proposal during classes
- Presentations of readings during classes
- Attendance and active collaboration in class discussions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Written Research Proposal at the end of the seminar (40%)
- Presentations on the PhD proposal during classes and acting as discussant on other students’ PhD proposal (30%)
- Presentations of readings during classes (5-10 minutes each), and developing discussion points for the following class discussions (20%)
- Attendance and active collaboration in class discussions (10%)

Examination topics

Reading list


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