731344 Survey research in the social sciences

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


(i) research design- introduction: problem identification, development of research objectives and hypotheses, model specification

(ii) quantitative research: questionnaire design, data collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of results, practical work with data sets using SPSS

(iii) guidelines for qualitative research, interpretative methodology

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)


1. To understand the purpose of research and the appropriate approaches and methods for performing research with a special focus on questionnaire design and interview methods.

2. To become familiar with the procedures typically used in applied social science research, especially in attitude measurement, questionnaire design and interviewing.

3. To prepare and present a seminar work (to be determined within the seminar).

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