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46737-01 - Seminar: Experimental Research Methods in Social Science 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Iljana Schubert (iljana.schubert@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This seminar will teach different experimental research techniques, such as lab experiments, field experiments and survey experiments, in the social sciences. It will include practical aspects which will focus on design, data collection and basic data analysis.
Each seminar session will be divided into individual presentations and group work to develop, collect data on and analyse a small scale experiment within groups of 2-4 people.
Lernziele To understand what experimental research methods are and how to design experiments in social sciences. Gain some experience designing experiments, collecting some data and understanding basic analysis.

Literatur tba in class
Bemerkungen Please note entry requirements and mandatory course application procedure (additional to registration on MOnA).

MSD 2017
The seminar is part of the "Preparation Master's Thesis" module. The seminar is eligible for all MSD students. Students who have chosen the focus area in natural sciences or in economics must have completed the 'Complementary Knowledge in Social Sciences' module (at least 8 CP), the CP are transfered to the FASR module (learning agreement).
For the students with focus area in social science it's mandatory to attend one class in methods, see information in the medium-term syllabus (if they attend this seminar on a voluntary base, they can accredit the CP either for the published module or for the FASR module).

Anrechnung MSD 2010
Dieses Seminar ist im Modul Kernbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Nachhaltigkeitsforschung publiziert und kann nach Rücksprache mit P. Burger mittels LC für den Vertiefungsbereich Phil.-Hist. angerechnet werden.

This seminar is offered by MSD. Dr. Iljana Schubert is a post doc staff member of the Sustainability Research Group, Dep. Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Teilnahmebedingungen Prior experience with statistical software (e.g. SPSS) as well as prior knowledge of univariate statistics and basic knowledge of ANOVA or OLS regression is expected.

Special course inscription required for ALL (for details see 'course application' or 'Anmeldung'). Course inscriptions in a different way then explained ARE NOT taken into account.
Limited number of participants (15), Students of the MSD, IJSD and those of the mentioned fields of study (see list of modules) have priority.
If you study something different, you must do a master degree within the 'Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' and may attend the seminar in case of vacancies and former inscription as explained.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Mandatory application for ALL: Link for application open from 15.01.20/noon - 05.02.20/midnight:

(Login on top row right hand side of ADAM website. The link is open as soon as the application form is online).

NOTE: Be aware of special entry requirements. Course inscription via MOnA remains mandatory.

In case of vacancies the mandatory online application link remains open incl. the second week of teaching + 2 days.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Veranstaltung


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 19.03.2020 – 28.05.2020
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben

teaching on: 19.03., 02.04., 16.04., 30.04., 14.05., 28.05.20: 10.15 - 14.00h

Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 19.03.2020 10.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 02.04.2020 10.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 16.04.2020 10.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 30.04.2020 10.15-14.00 Uhr Findet online statt
Donnerstag 14.05.2020 10.15-14.00 Uhr Findet online statt
Donnerstag 28.05.2020 10.15-14.00 Uhr --, --
Module Modul Kernbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Nachhaltigkeitsforschung (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2017))
Modul: Empirische Forschungsmethoden der Politikwissenschaft und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Methoden der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Methoden der Soziologie und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften: quantitativ (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular attendance, required reading. Individual presentation and small group experimental research project report.

An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Nachhaltigkeitsforschung