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Scientific Work and Empirical Research

subject properties subject number 9188 - common information
subject number9188
departmentFakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Medien
ID of department2551
subject leaderProf. Dr. Jens Wolling
languageEnglish
term ganzjährig
previous knowledge and experience

Basic knowledge in social science research methods and statistics (basic graduate level).

learning outcome
  • Students are able to understand and explain complex research designs.
  • Students are able to organize, prepare and modify empirical data for statistical analysis.
  • Students understand how to apply different methods of uni-, bi- and multivariate analysis of quantitative data to answer research questions.
  • Students interpret and explain the results of advanced statistical analyses.
content

In the seminar the principles and the statistical background of basic methods of data analysis are explained. These methods are applied to specific research problems. Therefore, real research data are analyzed using SPSS.

Proceedings of data modification and index building are trained (Compute, Recode etc.) and different techniques of uni-, bi- and multivariate analysis of quantitative data are learned (Frequencies, Means, Crosstabs, Correlation Analysis, Regression Analysis, Analysis of Variance, Factor Analysis etc.).

media of instruction

Power Point Presentation, Empirical Data, Questionnaires

literature / references
  • Bryman, A. (2008): Social Research Methods (3rd Ed.). Oxford et al.: University Press.
  • Field, A. (2005): Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (2nd ed.). London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: Sage.
  • Fielding, J. (2007): Understanding Social Statistics (2nd ed.). Los Angeles et al.: Sage.
  • Tabachnick, B. G., & Fidell, L. S. (2005): Using Multivariate Statistics (4 ed.). Boston et al.: Allyn and Bacon.
evaluation of teaching


Details in major Master Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 2013
subject nameScientific Work and Empirical Research
examination number90102
credit points3
on-campus program (h)34
self-study (h)56
Obligationobligatory
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students write a research paper based on their own statistical analysis.

maximum number of participants


Details in major Master Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 2011
subject nameScientific Work and Empirical Research
examination number90102
credit points3
on-campus program (h)34
self-study (h)56
Obligationobligatory
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students write a research paper based on their own statistical anaylsis.

maximum number of participants




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