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module properties module number 200832 - common information
module number200832
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2559 (Kommunikationswissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Computational Communication Science)
module leaderProf. Dr. Emese Domahidi
languageEnglisch
term Sommersemester
previous knowledge and experienceFamiliarity with empirical methods and quantitative data analysis in communication research.

Familiarity with computational methods and data analysis software skills (e.g. R, Python).

It is highly recommended to attend in advance the specialization module "Introduction to computational communication science" to be familiar with the computational methods required.

learning outcomeStudents can review relevant literature on specific topics in digital communication and computational communication science.

Students can develop a research project to analyze relevant research questions in digital communication via computational communication science methods.

Students are able to apply different computational methods (e.g. sentiment analysis, supervised machine learning) during the course.

Students can critically evaluate the obtained results and discuss them based on previous research.

Students can describe and present their projects.

content

The specialization module will deal with current topics and research challenges in digital communication research. For example, based on previously defined data sets students will develop research questions and apply computational methods to analyze them accordingly or they deal in depth with current issues (e.g. ethical challenges) or theoretical challenges related to the field of Computational Communication Science.

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

All materials will be made available on Moodle.

literature / references

Will be announced each semester.

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameCurrent Challenges in Digital Communication Research
examination number2500591
credit points5
SWS2 (0 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)22.5
self-study (h)127.5
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students have to participate actively in discussions. Students are required to develop a research project and present their projects. Students are required to submit a research paper based on their research projects.

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):
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Details in degree program Master Media and Communication Science 2021, Master International Business Economics 2021
module nameCurrent Challenges in Digital Communication Research
examination number2500591
credit points5
on-campus program (h)22
self-study (h)128
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students have to participate actively in discussions. Students are required to develop a research project and present their projects. Students are required to submit a research paper based on their research projects.

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