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62631-01 - Seminar: Mixed Social Science Methods for European Global Studies 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Shrey Kapoor (shrey.kapoor@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This seminar investigates possible combinations of qualitative and quantitative methods that can facilitate the alignment of questions, evidence, and scope in designing successful social science research projects.
Lernziele This seminar works towards establishing a holistic methodological perspective that allows students to critically analyze and create research that traverses academic paradigms and disciplinary boundaries. For this purpose, we will first investigate some of the underlying presuppositions that govern the research design process, to then delve into a broad range of approaches to gathering and analyzing evidence within and beyond the supposed qualitative-quantitative divide.

Literatur Readings may include:

Arkes, Jeremy. 2019. Regression Analysis: A Practical Introduction. London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Bédécarrats, Florent, Isabelle Guérin, and François Roubaud, eds. 2020. Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Browne, Kath. 2010. “Queer Quantification or Queer(y)Ing Quantification: Creating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Heterosexual Citizens through Governmental Social Research.” Pp. 231–50 in Queer methods and methodologies: intersecting queer theories and social science research, edited by K. Browne and C. J. Nash. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Burawoy, Michael. 1998. “The Extended Case Method.” Sociological Theory 16(1):4–33.

Byrne, David. 2002. Interpreting Quantitative Data. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE.

Carter, Stacy M., and Miles Little. 2007. “Justifying Knowledge, Justifying Method, Taking Action: Epistemologies, Methodologies, and Methods in Qualitative Research.” Qualitative Health Research 17(10):1316–28.

Coates, Rodney D. 2004. “If a Tree Falls in the Wilderness: Reparations, Academic Silences, and Social Justice.” Social Forces 83(2):841–64.

Gerring, John. 2012. Social Science Methodology: A Unified Framework. 2nd ed. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Knox, Hannah. 2018. “Baseless Data? Modelling, Ethnography and the Challenge of the Anthropocene.” Pp. 128–50 in Ethnography for a data-saturated world, edited by H. Knox and D. Nafus. Manchester University Press.

Lamont, M. and Swidler, A. (2014). Methodological pluralism and the possibilities and limits of interviewing. Qualitative Sociology, 37, 153-171.

Mahoney, James. 2010. “After KKV: The New Methodology of Qualitative Research.” World Politics 62(01):120–47.
Maxwell, Joseph A. 2004. “Using Qualitative Methods for Causal Explanation.” Field Methods 16(3):243–64.

Moon, Katie, and Deborah Blackman. 2014. “A Guide to Understanding Social Science Research for Natural Scientists.” Conservation Biology 28(5):1167–77.

Nagar-Ron, Sigal, and Pnina Motzafi-Haller. 2011. “‘My Life? There Is Not Much to Tell’: On Voice, Silence and Agency in Interviews With First-Generation Mizrahi Jewish Women Immigrants to Israel.” Qualitative Inquiry 17(7):653–63.

Raikhel, E. (2009). Institutional encounters: Identification and anonymity in Russian addiction treatment (and ethnography). In: Borneman, J. and Hammoudi, A. (eds.). Being there: The fieldwork encounter and the making of truth (pp. 201-236). Berkeley: University of California Press.

Sandberg, Jörgen, and Mats Alvesson. 2011. “Ways of Constructing Research Questions: Gap-Spotting or Problematization?” Organization 18(1):23–44.

Schwartz-Shea, Peregrine, and Dvora Yanow. 2002. “‘Reading’ ‘Methods’ ‘Texts’:” How Research Methods Texts Construct Political Science.” Political Research Quarterly 55(2):457–86.

Sluka, J.A. and Robben, A.C.G.M. (2007). Fieldwork in cultural anthropology: An introduction. In: Robben, A.C.G.M. and Sluka, J.A. (eds.), Ethnographic fieldwork: An anthropological reader (pp. 1-28). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Small, Mario Luis. 2009. “How Many Cases Do I Need?’ On Science and the Logic of Case Selection in Field-Based Research.” Ethnography 10(1):5–38.

Small, Mario Luis. 2011. “How to Conduct a Mixed Methods Study: Recent Trends in a Rapidly Growing Literature.” Annual Review of Sociology 37:57–86.

Zussman, Robert. 2004. “People in Places.” Qualitative Sociology 27(4):351–63.

Bemerkungen The seminar is offered as an in-person seminar.
The number of participants is limited to 50 students. In case of overbooking, students enrolled in the MA Program European Global Studies will be given the priority.
Students who are not immatriculated at the beginning of the semester are kindly requested to register with the course coordination of the Institute for European Global Studies (master-eib@unibas.ch).
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Unterrichtssprache Englisch
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Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 19.09.2023 – 19.12.2023
Zeit Dienstag, 12.15-14.00 Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 19.09.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 26.09.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 03.10.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 10.10.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 17.10.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 24.10.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 31.10.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 07.11.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 14.11.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 21.11.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 28.11.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 05.12.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 12.12.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Dienstag 19.12.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Module Modul: Creating, Analyzing and Visualizing of Data (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: qualitativ (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Modul: Methoden der Soziologie und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften: quantitativ (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Modul: Transfer: Europa interdisziplinär (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Final grades will be composed of active class participation and ongoing study assignments (40%), as well as a take-home essay at the end of the semester (60%), where students will be asked to answer short questions based on the course material.
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Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
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Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
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