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48555-01 - Seminar: Research Methods in Social and Political Science 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Florian Weiler (florian.weiler@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course is designed for students interested in quantitative research methods and statistical analysis who already possess some basic knowledge about statistics and, if possible, regression analysis. In the first three weeks of the course, we revisit some of the fundamentals of statistical inference (such as the Central Limit Theorem, hypotheses tests, etc.) to offer students with limited statistical background the possibility the catch up with the required knowledge. In the following part of the course we will discuss the basics of statistical modelling, i.e. what is a model, how does it relate to the data generating process, and which are the elements needed in each statistical model. After this short theoretical part, we will cover the classical linear regression model, the assumptions we make when running such a model, and how violations of these assumptions can be detected and fixed. Next, we will discuss maximum likelihood estimation and then apply this technique to binary and categorical dependent variables (logit, probit, count models, etc.). In all these parts of the course, we will discuss how to improve the basic models. The focus of the course is not in mathematics, but to give students an intuition of how the different modelling techniques actually work. In addition, the course will be very hands-on and application-oriented. Thus, at the end of the course participants should be able to apply the covered material to their own research. In addition, students should learn how to graphically present the results of the models for professional publications.
Lernziele - Learn the most important statistical estimation techniques for political scientists
- Learn how to use model diagnostics to improve the model
- Learn how to graphically represent the model to better convey the results to the audience during presentations or to readers in papers
Literatur - Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. (2002). Introductory Econometrics. A Modern Approach. Mason, OH: Cengate Learning.
- Fox, John (2008). Applied Regression Analysis. Los Angeles, London: Sage.
- Fox, John and Sanford Weisberg (2011).An R Companion to Applied Regression. Los Angeles, London: Sage.
- Agresti, Alan and Barbara Finlay (2009): Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences. Upper Daddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Bemerkungen The number of participants is limited to 25 people. The places are assigned according to date of enrollment and subject of study. Priority will be given to students of Political Science and Sociology.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Knowledge of introductory statistics
(In the first three weeks of the course, we revisit some of the fundamentals of statistical inference (such as the Central Limit Theorem, hypotheses tests, etc.) to offer students with limited statistical background the possibility the catch up with the required knowledge.)
The number of participants is limited to 25 people. The places are assigned according to date of enrollment and subject of study. Priority will be given to students of Political Science and Sociology.
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Unterrichtssprache Deutsch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 16.09.2019 – 16.12.2019
Zeit Montag, 10.15-11.45 Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 16.09.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 23.09.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 30.09.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 07.10.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 14.10.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 21.10.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 28.10.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 04.11.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 11.11.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 18.11.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 25.11.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 02.12.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 09.12.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Montag 16.12.2019 10.15-11.45 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Seminarraum 207
Module Modul: Empirische Forschungsmethoden der Politikwissenschaft und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Methoden der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Methoden der Near & Middle Eastern Studies und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Modul: Methoden der Soziologie und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften: quantitativ (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Modul: Methoden und Felder der Kulturanthropologie (Bachelor Studienfach Kulturanthropologie)
Modul: Methods for Analyzing Changing Societies (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Research Skills (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Theorien und Methodologien der Kulturanthropologie (Master Studienfach Kulturanthropologie)
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Term paper (50%), 3 problem sets (50%)
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft

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