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Quantitative Research Methodology

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students develop an understanding of the fundamental methods of qualitative research (in particular data collection, analysis and interpretation). They learn to apply these methods practically and to present and evaluate the results of empirical studies. They are able to understand technical texts on quantitative research methods to take into account findings from quantitative studies in their later professional activity. They are enabled to work on interdisciplinary tasks or questions and to present solutions.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The concepts and methods (univariate and bivariate) of quantitative social research are discussed and reflected against the background of potential occupational fields. The students can understand and apply the basic methods of uni-variate and bi-variate quantitative social research.

recommended or required reading

Baur, N. & Blasius, J. (Hrsg.). (2014). Handbuch Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. Wiebaden: Springer VS.
Brosius, F. (2018). SPSS: Umfassendes Handbuch zu Statistik und Datenanalyse. 8. Auflage. Bonn: mitp.
Bryman, A. (2015). Social Research Methods. 5th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gehring, U.W. & Weins, C. (2009). Grundkurs Statistik für Politologen und Soziologen. 5. Auflage. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Schnell, R. Hill, P.B. & Esser, E. (2018). Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. 11. Auflage. München: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

assessment methods and criteria

Module examination: Presentation and term paper (half of the students each): Presentation on qualitative methods and term paper on quantitative methods and presentation on quantitative methods and term paper on qualitative methods)

language of instruction

German

number of ECTS credits allocated

3

course-hours-per-week (chw)

1.5

planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

5

name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Torsten Wojciechowski

year of study

third year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

bb.MET.2

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

not applicable