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

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2022
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

 

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 23.02.2022 – 01.06.2022
Zeit Mittwoch, 10.15-12.00 Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 23.02.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 02.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 09.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Mittwoch 16.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 23.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 30.03.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 06.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 13.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 20.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 27.04.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 04.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 11.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 18.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 25.05.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Mittwoch 01.06.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Module Modul: Creating, Analyzing and Visualizing of Data (Master Studienfach Digital Humanities)
Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Introduction to Digital Humanities (Master Studienfach Digital Humanities)
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: Methods for Analyzing Changing Societies (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
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 except from tuesday. 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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