FSS:EGO433 Intro to Soc. Research - Course Information
EGO433 Introduction to Social ResearchFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- Mgr. Hubert Smekal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- Mgr. Hubert Smekal, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
- each odd Friday 10:00–11:40 U34
- Ability to write, read and speak English.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- European Governance (programme FSS, N-MS)
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course, students will be acquainted with fundamentals of social science research. They will be able to understand social science literature and have a good overview of social science research methods. They will also be able to prepare a research proposal and effectively plan their research.
- Learning outcomes
- The course will provide basic overview of social science research methods and will prepare students for conducting their own research.
- 1) Introduction + Theory and Methoda + Ethics (ch. 1, 2 and 3) 2) Research Questions + From Research Questions to Data (ch. 4 and 5) 3) Literature Searching and Reviewing + The Internet and Research (ch. 6 and 13) 4) QL (ch. 7, 8 and 9) 5) QN (ch. 10, 11 and 12) 6) MM and Evaluation + Writing (ch. 13 and 14)
- PUNCH, Keith. Introduction to social research : quantitative & qualitative approaches. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2014. xvi, 386. ISBN 9781446240939. info
- Teaching methods
- Lectures, seminars, research proposals, presentation
- Assessment methods
- The course consists of six seminars including class discussions. Students are expected to read all compulsory readings to actively participate in class discussions. In order to successfully pass the course, students must fulfill ALL requirements: 1) Actively participate at all seminars; 2) Present their research proposal; 3) Submit their research proposal in writing.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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