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Магистратура 2019/2020

Научно-исследовательский семинар (Дизайн исследования)

Статус: Курс обязательный (Сравнительные социальные исследования)
Направление: 39.04.01. Социология
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1-4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Прогр. обучения: Сравнительные социальные исследования
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course aims at providing students with a thorough understanding of the central components of (1) research design, development of a well-structured research project and proposal, and (2) professional social scientific research ethics, the article and book publication processes, the academic job market. The course will thereby specifically address the core aspects of (1) „Research Design” and (2) „Academic Practice”. The received knowledge and skills would be of high importance and value for those students aimed at entering the international academia as well as for those aiming at the international research organizations and consultancy companies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • know the key approaches of research design in respect to the research goals
  • be able to develop research design and conduct their own research in comparative perspective.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • know the key approaches of research design in respect to the research goals
  • be able to develop research design and conduct their own research in comparative perspective.
  • acquire competences and professional skills to conduct high quality research according to the standards of academic practice
  • be able to review literature effectively and do critical reading and writing
  • know the standards of professional scientific ethics
  • be able to present their research question and results
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Research Design
    This part develops and discusses the main instruments of building a valid and productive design for empirical research projects with a comparative approach.
  • Academic Practice
    This part introduces and discusses professional social scientific research ethics, the article and book publication processes, and the academic job market.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Critical reflection abstract
  • non-blocking Proposal Slam
  • non-blocking Draft research proposal
  • non-blocking Full MA thesis proposal
    The full proposal has to be send as .pdf file to the email adresses of both course instructors until the communicated deadline. Individual postponements due to technical difficulties are possible.
  • non-blocking peer-review on an academic text
  • non-blocking Class presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Critical reflection abstract + 0.5 * Draft research proposal + 0.25 * Proposal Slam
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Class presentation + 0.5 * Full MA thesis proposal + 0.25 * peer-review on an academic text
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Creswell, J. W. . (DE-588)133331512, (DE-576)164944168. (1994). Research design : qualitative and quantitative approaches / John W. Creswell. Thousand Oaks, Calif. [u.a.]: Sage. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.040749258
  • Lee Ann Fujii. (n.d.). Ethical challenges of micro-level fieldwork1. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5B3D2A12

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Fetters, M. D., Curry, L. A., & Creswell, J. W. (2013). Achieving Integration in Mixed Methods Designs—Principles and Practices. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5F652A76
  • Guetzkow, J., Lamont, M., & Mallard, G. (2004). What is Originality in the Humanities and the Social Sciences? American Sociological Review, 69(2), 190–212. https://doi.org/10.1177/000312240406900203