In this course, the topic is the use and reflection of scientific methods. The focus lies on quantitative methods of social science research. In this course you will learn both to design empirical research questions from theory and data, and learn to analyze quantitative data using the language R. The aim is to understand when to apply which method. How to apply them correctly, and how to interpret data from these methods.
The course is supported by DataCamp a provider of online tutorials for the R language. Along with this course, the seminar “Empirisch-experimentelle Forschungsmethoden in der Anwendung” should be taken. As here, the theoretical input from the lectures will be applied and trained.
The course is held every winter semester.
Slides can be found here.
Warning! The slides are being developed during the course.
Books related to this course
Döring/Bortz - Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation
The coursebook for empricial methods of social sciences can be found here.
The relevant chapters are: - Chapter 1 - Chapter 2
New Video Material
Was sind Forschungsmethoden
Qualitative und quantitative Methoden
Old Video Material
Video-Lectures Flipped Classroom
The following videos are based on the old course that relies on SPSS.