Dominik Schraff: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019
|Dr. Dominik Schraff
ETH Zürich, IFW D43.2
|+41 44 632 63 69
|Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
Only for BA Public Policy.
|F. Schimmelfennig, D. Schraff
|The BA Colloquium prepares students for their BA thesis with regard to content, administration, and methodology. During the colloquium, students choose a topic and a supervisor for their thesis. The skills students have acquired during the course of their studies are also enhanced and optimized.
|The students are being prepared administratively and methodologically to write their BA-thesis after completing the course.
|The BA Colloquium prepares students for their BA thesis with regard to content, administration, and methodology. During the colloquium, each student has to choose a topic for his/her BA-thesis. The students also choose their supervisors, whereas the goal is an even distribution of the supervisors. Finally, the methodological competences which were acquired during the first four semesters will be complemented.
|Prerequisites / Notice
|If you have questions, please contact Niklas Masuhr, email@example.com
|Methods I: Research Design, Qualitative Methods, and Data Collection
Only for MA Comparative and International Studies (MACIS).
|2U + 2S
|A. Baysan, F. Schimmelfennig, D. Schraff
|The seminar covers basic issues of research design, small-n research, and data collection. It deals with issues of causality, conceptualization, case study design and QCA. Data collection includes interviews, surveys, text analysis, and experimental research.
|This MACIS core seminar covers basic issues of research design, small-n research, and data collection. It familiarizes students with general research design problems such as defining research questions, analyzing causality, and designing single and comparative case studies. It then introduces them to basic issues in small-n research. Students acquire an understanding of the specific challenges and design problems in qualitative analysis. Finally, students are introduced to exemplary methods of data collection. By the end of the course, students should be able to use the principal methods of data collection used by political scientists;have a critical understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the methods, and should be able to reflect on and discuss the methods in light of research questions of their interest.