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33426-01 - Seminar: Quantitative Data Analysis in African Studies 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Elisio Macamo (elisio.macamo@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The aim of this course is to improve participants’ ability to read and critically engage with quantitative research reports. It assumes no advanced knowledge of mathematics and does not expect participants to be familiar with advanced statistical methods. The course will introduce participants to the logic of quantitative analysis by exploring fundamental aspects of the logic underlying it and in this way improving participants’ own analytical and critical skills. In preparation for the course, participants are required to not only read the recommended literature, but also identify a quantitative research report (article, book chapter, etc.), which they are expected to critically evaluate as part of their own evaluation for the course.
Lernziele Students know
- that “analysis” is above all an exercise in argumentation;
- how to identify the logical structure of explanations in quantitative analysis;
- how basic argument forms such as comparison and representativeness can be deployed in analysis;
- how to avoid the pitfalls of faulty reasoning such as in “cause and effect”, “ignoring evidence” and “anticipation”;
- how to deploy quantitative analytic tools in the context of Africa.
Literatur Neuman, Lawrence, W. 2007: Basics of Social Research – Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Pearson Education. Boston (chapter 10).
Kalof, Linda, Dan, Amy and Dietz, Thomas 2008: Essentials of Social Research. Open University Press. Maidenhead (chapter 3).
Best, Joel 2001: Damned Lies and Statistics – Untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists. University of California Press. Berkeley.
Browne, M. Neil and Keeley, Stuart M. 2007: Asking the Right Questions – A guide to critical thinking. Pearson Prentice Hall. New Jersey.
Murphy, Robert P. Economists Should Be More Careful With Their Statistics. Here: https://www.econlib.org/library/Columns/y2018/Murphystatistics.html
Bemerkungen This course is held in early June in compact format. It is essential that students have read the preparatory reading by then. Further preparatory tasks will be communicated to the participants by the end of March 2019.

 

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 19.02.2020 – 27.05.2020
Zeit Mittwoch, 10.00-12.00 Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 19.02.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 26.02.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 04.03.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Mittwoch 11.03.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 18.03.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 25.03.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 01.04.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 08.04.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 15.04.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 22.04.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 29.04.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 06.05.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 13.05.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 20.05.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Mittwoch 27.05.2020 10.00-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Module 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: Research Skills (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Transfer: Europa interdisziplinär (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung In preparation for the course, participants are required to not only read the recommended literature, but also identify a quantitative research report (article, book chapter, etc), which they are expected to critically evaluate as part of their own evaluation for the course.
The block course consists of morning sessions only. Participants must allow for sufficient time for daily assignments..
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 Zentrum für Afrikastudien

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