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

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2021
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
Students who have chosen the focus area in natural sciences or in economics transfer the CP 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 transfer them to the FASR module (learning agreement).

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, IJDSD and those of the mentioned fields of study (see list of modules) have priority. MSD 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).
If you study something different, you must do a master degree within the 'Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences'/Departement of 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 18.01.21/noon - 07.02.21/midnight:
(Login on top row right hand side of ADAM website. The link is open as soon as the application form is online).

In case of vacancies the mandatory online application link remains open until the end of the second week of teaching.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Veranstaltung


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 11.03.2021 – 27.05.2021
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 11.03.2021 10.15-13.45 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 18.03.2021 10.15-13.45 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 25.03.2021 10.15-13.45 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 15.04.2021 10.15-13.45 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 29.04.2021 10.15-13.45 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 06.05.2021 10.15-13.45 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 27.05.2021 10.15-13.45 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Module Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften M.A. (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