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Introduction to Empirical Methods for the Social Sciences
(POL10100) Einführung in die Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung

Course 0000003848 in WS 2020/1

General Data

Course Type lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Associate Professorship of Computational Social Science and Big Data (Prof. Pfeffer)
Lecturers Jürgen Pfeffer
Dates Wed, 13:15–14:45, virtuell

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks * What is political science? * Measurements, variables, probabilities and distributions * Causality and causal inference * Survey, field, and natural experiments * Analyzing observational data * Introduction to regression analysis * Causal process tracing, case selection and other key issues in case study research * Where data come from - survey research * Uses and design of survey questionnaires * Sampling for surveys and field research * Non-positivist epistemology
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
TUMonline entry

Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
WS 2019/20 Introduction to Empirical Methods for the Social Sciences Petz, C. Pfeffer, J. Wed, 13:15–14:45, 2770
WS 2018/9 Introduction to Empirical Methods for the Social Sciences Pfeffer, J. Wed, 13:15–14:45, 2770
WS 2017/8 Introduction to Empirical Methods for the Social Sciences Wed, 13:15–14:45, 2770
WS 2016/7 Introduction to Empirical Methods for the Social Sciences Wed, 13:15–14:45, 2770
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