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Basic Research Methods and Evaluation 1: Data Collection Methods

Module name (EN): Basic Research Methods and Evaluation 1: Data Collection Methods
Degree programme: Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: BSP-9
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 7
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
BSP-9.1: Module work: Part a (50%)(MA) (bn)
BSP-9.2: Module work: Part b (50%)(MA) (bn)

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Curricular relevance:
BSP-9 Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 2, mandatory course
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 210 hours (equivalent to 7 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 165 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BSP-21 Study Project


[updated 02.09.2019]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Charis Förster
Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Kirstin Bromberg
Prof. Dr. Dieter Filsinger
Prof. Dr. Walter Gehres


[updated 02.09.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will:
  
_        be able to explain the history, theoretical and methodological foundations of qualitative-reconstructive and quantitative research and their relevance for professional practice.
   
They will be familiar with types of research and elementary methods of data collection, as well as concepts of data evaluation and classic studies.
  
In addition, students will:
_        be able to conceptualize, conduct and evaluate smaller qualitative-empirical as well as quantitative-empirical (explorative) studies on selected issues in a collaborative manner. In doing so, they will be aware of the conditions in their field of investigation and the specific challenges that exist with regard to the challenges collecting data from specific target groups,
_        be able to present their results in writing (and to present them to the public), reflect critically on their cooperative research work (e.g. limitations) and discuss the relevance of their results and the application possibilities.

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Module content:
Content:
 BSP-9.1        Tutorial: Quantitative Methods of Data Collection
Historical, theoretical and methodological foundations; quality criteria
_        Traditional and recent exemplary quantitative studies
_        Methods of quantitative data collection
_        Data collection approaches
_        The quantitative research process
-Ethical and data protection aspects in research
  
BSP-9.2        Tutorial: Qualitative Methods of Data Collection
_        Historical, theoretical and methodological foundations; quality criteria
_        Traditional and recent exemplary qualitative studies
_        Data collection methods
_        Data collection approaches
_        The qualitative research process
  
_        Ethical and data protection aspects in research


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Teaching methods/Media:
Literature studies (individual work), exercises on data collection and evaluation methods, field/project work (in groups), research supervision, presentation of results using different types of media


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