This course is the “applied” supplement to the Lecture “Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsmethoden für Fortgeschrittene”. In this course, the topic is the application of empiricial research methods scientific methods. The focus lies on desinging a research question and selecting a quantitative methods. 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 support you in using the programming language R.
The course is supported by DataCamp a provider of online tutorials for the R language. Along with this course, the lecture “Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsmethoden für Fortgeschrittene” should be taken. As here, the theoretical input from this seminar will be taught.
The course is held every winter semester.
Slides can be found at the L2P or below.
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
Literature Search and factor space
Project Organization and Git