853-0312-00L  Proseminar II

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersD. Kolcava, M. Wicki
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractIn the proseminar II, the focus will shift to the content of a scientific work. The students will improve their skills in doing research and transforming the results into a good written framework. It is also important to present the research work.
Objective1) Accurately formulating goal, procedure and design of research analysis
2) Gaining an overview over the dimensions of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
3) Creating a common basis for a thorough and systematic analysis of these.
ContentBoth proseminars give the students an introduction into the way of scientific work and research. This will be the basis for further scientific work throughout their studies. Methodological approaches are at the centre of the proseminar I. In the proseminar II, the focus will shift to the content of a scientific work. The students will improve their skills in doing research and transforming the results into a good written framework. It is also important to present the research work.
Lecture notesDiekmann, Andreas, 2009: Empirische Sozialforschung: Grundlagen,
Methoden, Anwendungen 20. Aufl., Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt.

Plümper, Thomas, 2012: Effizient Schreiben: Leitfaden zum Verfassen von Qualifizierungsarbeiten und wissenschaftlichen Texten 3. Aufl., München: Oldenbourg.

Schnell, Rainer/Hill, Paul B./Esser, Elke, 1995: Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung 5. Aufl., München: Oldenbourg.

Van Evera, Stephen, 1997: Guide to methods for students of political science, Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press.