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module properties module number 200803 - common information
module number200803
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2551 (Media Research and Political Communication)
module leaderProf. Dr. Jens Wolling
languageDeutsch/Englisch
term Wintersemester
previous knowledge and experience
learning outcomeBy attending the lecture, students
understand the research logic and the basic principles of qualitative and
quantitative research methods in social sciences. Students are able to compare
the two paradigms of empirical research and decide when they should be applied.
They know how to evaluate the quality of research instruments and designs and
how the methods can be combined.

By attending the seminar, students can
apply and combine qualitative and quantitative methods and use them for the
conception of an empirical research project.

Besides developing
methodological competencies, students acquire analytical competencies since
they are able to recognize and weigh up both methodological approaches'
advantages and disadvantages. Also, students correctly assess the applicability
of both approaches.
contentThe lecture teaches the basic principles and
underlying paradigms of qualitative and quantitative research methods. For both
approaches, the dominant research steps, including the formulation of research
questions and hypotheses, operationalization, instrument development and pretesting, sampling and data collection, are explained.

In the seminar, students apply the knowledge from the lecture practically by conducting a research project. Students formulate a research question of social, political, or economic relevance. They state hypotheses, plan an appropriate research design, develop the necessary research instruments, and do a pretest. Students are encouraged to use software for qualitative analysis (e.g., MAXQDA) and quantitative data gathering (e.g., questback)
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literature / referencesBryman, A. (2012): Social Research Methods (4th Ed.). Oxford: University Press.
evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameQualitative and Quantitative Methods
examination number2500560
credit points5
SWS3 (1 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)33.75
self-study (h)116.25
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Developing and testing instruments of qualitative and quantitative data collection.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master International Business Economics 2021
module nameQualitative and Quantitative Methods
examination number2500560
credit points5
on-campus program (h)67
self-study (h)83
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Developing and testing instruments of qualitative and quantitative data collection.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Media and Communication Science 2021
module nameQualitative and Quantitative Methods
examination number2500560
credit points5
on-campus program (h)34
self-study (h)116
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Developing and testing instruments of qualitative and quantitative data collection.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants