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Basic Research Methods and Evaluation 1: Data Collection Methods

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Basic Research Methods and Evaluation 1: Data Collection Methods
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: BSP-9
SAP-Submodule-No.:
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P322-0030, P322-0031, P322-0032
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
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)

[updated 20.05.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BSP-9 (P322-0030, P322-0031, P322-0032) Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload:
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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. Charis Förster

[updated 26.08.2019]
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.

[updated 20.05.2020]
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


[updated 20.05.2020]
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


[updated 20.05.2020]
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