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Social Media Research - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties Social Media Research in degree program Master Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft/Media and Communication Science 2013
module number101412
examination number2500437
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group 2554 (Media Psychology and Media Design)
module leader Dr. Rohangis Mohseni
term winter and summer term
credit points6
on-campus program (h)22
self-study (h)158
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate
  • Presentation (20% of grade)
  • Term paper (50% of grade)
  • Constant and active participation in the seminar (30% of grade)

In order to pass the course as a whole, you have to complete both academic achievements (oral presentation and term paper).

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinations

Registration for the alternative semester-long final exam is done via the examination administration system (thoska) outside the central exam registration period. The earliest registration is generally possible about 2-3 weeks after the start of the semester. The latest date for registering or deregistering from this specific final performance is fixed at (if not specified, this will be published shortly):

  • signup begins: 05.11.2021
  • signup ends: 12.11.2021
  • resignation not after: 12.11.2021
  • last modification of this information: 15.10.2021
maximum number of participants20
previous knowledge and experience
  • Interest in reading scientific articles
  • Interest in questionable research practices
  • Basic statistical knowledge (for understanding results in¬†research articles)
learning outcome
  • Know how to apply research skills to specific papers
  • Know about different quantitative research methods
  • Know about criteria to judge research methods
  • Improve critical thinking and research skills

Critical Reading

In this course, you will learn how to check empirical research papers for flaws and replicability. The papers will come from different areas of media psychology and communication science and will use different quantitative methods (e.g., surveys, experiments).

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

Course will be held online exclusively. Being present in Ilmenau is not necessary for completing the course.

literature / references

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evaluation of teaching