731383 Principles of empirical research methods in the social sciences (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Seminar
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Vogel, Stefan
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2022
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


The course will focus around principles and practical problems of quantitative research design and research techniques. A main issue will be survey research, questionnaire design and measuring of social concepts.Topics covered include:

* Characteristics of good survey research and types of reasoning
* Guidelines for developing good survey research: From problem statement to presentation and communication of results
* Questionnaire design and attitude measurement: Attitude assessment and scale construction

* Principles, practical problems and topics are presented and dicussed based on good research practice reflecting research questions from different disciplines.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)



In this course, students will be expected to develop a coherent viewpoint about the important principles of quantitative survey research in social sciences.
Students shall become familiar with the procedures typically used in applied social science research designs.
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