[ 505SOZ1GESK15 ] VU Basics of Empirical Social Research

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Social Science Dimitri Prandner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sociology 2023W
Objectives Students gain a comprehensive overview of the basics of empirical social research.
  • Basic concepts of empirical social research
  • Project development and experiment design
  • Sampling
  • Survey (basics, scaling schemes, analysis)
  • Observation
  • Content analysis
  • Group Discussion
  • Experiment
Criteria for evaluation Written examination at the end of semester
Methods Lecture by instructor
Script available (german)
Discussion forum attended by tutors (MOODLE)
Language German
Study material
  • ATTESLANDER, Peter: Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung, 10. Auflage oder höher, Berlin/New York 2003
  • DIEKMANN, Andreas: Empirische Sozialforschung, vollständig überarb. und erw. Neuauflage, Reinbek b, Hamburg 2011
  • FLICK, Uwe: Sozialforschung. Methoden und Anwendungen, Reinbek b. Hamburg 2009
  • HUG, Theo/POSCHESCHNIK, Gerald: Empirisch Forschen, Konstanz 2010
  • KROMREY, Helmut: Empirische Sozialforschung – Modelle und Methoden der standardisierten Datenerhebung und Datenauswertung, 9. Auflage, Opladen 2000
  • LAMNEK, Siegfried: Qualitative Sozialforschung, 4. Auflage, Weinheim 2005
Changing subject? No
Further information Internet-Lexikon der Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung:
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
1SBGESVU: VU Basics of Empirical Social Research (2009W-2014W)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority