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module properties module number 200834 - common information
module number200834
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

Data analysis software skills (e. g. R, Python) are a plus, however, not mandatory.

It is highly recommended to attend before or parallel to the research module the specialization module "Introduction to computational communication science".

Understanding of the research logic and the basic principles of
qualitative and quantitative research methods in social science

learning outcomeStudents can review relevant literature on selected topics in digital media research. Students are familiar with relevant computational approaches (e.g. computational text analysis, network analysis). On the basis of recommended readings participants discuss and evaluate findings, theoretical perspectives and applied methods.

Students can work in small research groups and develop own research questions based on earlier literature.

Students are able to apply selected computational methods for data collection and analysis in a communication science research project.

Students can present and describe their results and critically evaluate their approach and computational methods.

content

The research module deals with selected current topics in digital communication research. In order to answer according research questions, we will collect and analyze digital data via computational methods (e.g. computational text analysis). 

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 nameComputational Communication Research
examination number2500593
credit points15
SWS6 (0 V, 6 Ü, 0 P)
number of semesters2 Liste der SWS-Verteilungen
on-campus program (h)67.5
self-study (h)382.5
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateIn the winter semester students will review the literature, develop research questions and build small research teams to conduct their research. Students have to participate actively in discussions and present their research ideas. Students will summarize the theoretical perspective, previous research and their own research questions as well as planned method in a paper (pre-registration).

In the summer semester, students will conduct their research and apply computational methods for data gathering and analysis. Students will analyze the collected data and present their results to their peers.

Students have to participate actively in discussions and present their research ideas. Students will analyze their data, present results and conclusions, and describe them in a term paper. In order to pass the course as a whole, students have to pass each single achievement.

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 nameComputational Communication Research
examination number2500593
credit points15
on-campus program (h)67
self-study (h)383
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateIn the winter semester students will review the literature, develop research questions and build small research teams to conduct their research. Students have to participate actively in discussions and present their research ideas. Students will summarize the theoretical perspective, previous research and their own research questions as well as planned method in a paper (pre-registration).

In the summer semester, students will conduct their research and apply computational methods for data gathering and analysis. Students will analyze the collected data and present their results to their peers.

Students have to participate actively in discussions and present their research ideas. Students will analyze their data, present results and conclusions, and describe them in a term paper. In order to pass the course as a whole, students have to pass each single achievement.

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 nameComputational Communication Research
examination number2500593
credit points15
on-campus program (h)34
self-study (h)416
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateIn the winter semester students will review the literature, develop research questions and build small research teams to conduct their research. Students have to participate actively in discussions and present their research ideas. Students will summarize the theoretical perspective, previous research and their own research questions as well as planned method in a paper (pre-registration).

In the summer semester, students will conduct their research and apply computational methods for data gathering and analysis. Students will analyze the collected data and present their results to their peers.

Students have to participate actively in discussions and present their research ideas. Students will analyze their data, present results and conclusions, and describe them in a term paper. In order to pass the course as a whole, students have to pass each single achievement.

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