[ 905AWILAW2P21 ] PR Sociolgical research project II: Work, economic forms, life worlds

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
9 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Social Science Roland Atzm├╝ller 4 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)Besuch des Soziologischen Forschungsprojektes I: Arbeit, Wirtschaftsformen, Lebenswelten
Original study plan Master's programme Sociology 2022W
Objectives The course combines conceptual and methodological research tasks in an application-oriented research project. Students learn to do scientific work in a practically relevant environment. Through focussing on a specific topic students develop the ability, how to identify a sociological problem respectively research questions in the field of work, technology and society in its complexity, and to implement and answer them in an empirical research project.
Subject The topics of the course are related either to a specific or encompassing problem of the Sociological Research Project: work, economic systems and life worlds. Depending on the chosen topic qualitative or quantitative research strategies or a multi-methods approach will be applied. The course contains the following contents: formulation of a precise research question, working out of a theoretical concept; development of a research design and research instruments; data collection, data analysis and interpretation; reporting and presentation. Basic knowledge about empirical social research in theory and practice is required. Through additional methodological and theoretical in-puts a successful accomplishment of the chosen research task will be secured.
Criteria for evaluation Single and group work in a joint research process; presentations, participation in discussions and project development.
Methods The Sociological Research Project will apply and teach theoretical, methodological as well as topical knowledge. The research process will be developed through and accompanied by presentations, group work, discussions.
Language German
Study material Literature will be provided according to the chosen topic.
Changing subject? No
Further information The Sociological Research Project is a two-term course aiming to build up research competencies.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 18
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority