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Research Seminar “Methods of Analytical Sociology”

2021/2022
Academic Year
RUS
Instruction in Russian
10
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 1-4 module

Instructors

Программа дисциплины

Аннотация

The current discipline is based on the courses “Contemporary Sociological Theory” and “Methodology and Research Methods in Sociology”. It provides students with material necessary to write master theses or term papers. Participants of the research seminar will receive professional guidance while choosing a topic of future research, acquire academic skills (preparing and conducting research, writing academic articles), discuss their projects, train their skills of scientific debate and research presentation, and learn how to choose research design and methods based on the practical examples. This course uses the following classroom exercises and activities: case analysis; discussions; work in small groups; meetings with practicing researchers.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • To develop students’ competences and professional skills necessary for conducting independent research.
Планируемые результаты обучения

Планируемые результаты обучения

  • adjust the research program, suggest their own methods of data collection or analysis
  • apply methods of sociological research independently
  • carry out work that meets the technological requirements and professional standards
  • collect and interpret data on particular research problems
  • conceptualize collected data in their research project
  • conduct own sociological research projects
  • demonstrate knowledge of the ethical norms of sociological research and follow them in their work
  • demonstrate knowledge of the rules of sociological research
  • formulate a problem and find ways to solve it
  • formulate a research problem
  • identify the needs of social groups and include them in the description of the research problem
  • independently determine a dataset sufficient to state particular scientific and ethical problems
  • organize the work of a research group
  • present their research project
  • reflect on sociological work
  • successfully apply methods of sociological research in their research project
  • use the language and concepts from philosophy, social and human sciences to solve interdisciplinary research problems
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • Topic 1. The Principles of Analytical Sociology
  • Topic 2. Organizing Research in Analytical Sociology
  • Topic 3. Approaches to Studying Literature and Strategies of Writing Literature Review
  • Topic 4. Systematic and Methodological Principles of Sociological Research
  • Topic 5. Data: Search, Collection, Primary Processing
  • Topic 6. Description of Results and Criteria for Its Validity Evaluation
  • Topic 7. Visualization of the Research Outcomes
  • Topic 8. Presentation of Research Outcomes
  • Topic 9. Interpretation of the Findings
  • Topic 10. Evaluation of the Significance and Limitations of Research Findings
  • Topics 11. From the Primary Interpretation to Sociological Conclusion
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • неблокирующий Class participation
  • неблокирующий Reviewing presentations of other students
    Students of the first year of study should choose a topic of interest, search for materials on it on the Internet and at the library, and then comment on and evaluate the corresponding report, naming its strengths and pointing out which aspects remained uncovered. Everyone should prepare a review. Topics can be chosen but only if the students react promptly: more than four reviews on one topic are not allowed (or even more than three, if there are no more than twelve first-year students).
  • неблокирующий Project presentation
    1st module
  • неблокирующий Defense of the research project design and literature review
    End of the 2nd module
  • неблокирующий Homework assignments
    Homework includes preparation for the class: reading academic articles and doing presentations; completing practical assignments related to data analysis.
  • неблокирующий Defense of an empirical part
    3rd-4th module
  • неблокирующий Exam (pre-defense of the course paper or master thesis)
    4th module
  • неблокирующий Class participation
  • неблокирующий Reviewing presentations of other students
    Students of the first year of study should choose a topic of interest, search for materials on it on the Internet and at the library, and then comment on and evaluate the corresponding report, naming its strengths and pointing out which aspects remained uncovered. Everyone should prepare a review. Topics can be chosen but only if the students react promptly: more than four reviews on one topic are not allowed (or even more than three, if there are no more than twelve first-year students).
  • неблокирующий Project presentation
    1st module
  • неблокирующий Defense of the research project design and literature review
    End of the 2nd module
  • неблокирующий Homework assignments
    Homework includes preparation for the class: reading academic articles and doing presentations; completing practical assignments related to data analysis.
  • неблокирующий Defense of an empirical part
    3rd-4th module
  • неблокирующий Exam (pre-defense of the course paper or master thesis)
    4th module
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • 2020/2021 учебный год 1 модуль
  • 2020/2021 учебный год 2 модуль
    0.06 * Class participation + 0.4 * Defense of the research project design and literature review + 0.12 * Homework assignments + 0.3 * Project presentation + 0.12 * Reviewing presentations of other students
  • 2020/2021 учебный год 3 модуль
  • 2020/2021 учебный год 4 модуль
    0.16 * 2020/2021 учебный год 4 модуль + 0.024 * Class participation + 0.08 * Defense of an empirical part + 0.32 * Defense of the research project design and literature review + 0.2 * Exam (pre-defense of the course paper or master thesis) + 0.048 * Homework assignments + 0.12 * Project presentation + 0.048 * Reviewing presentations of other students
  • 2021/2022 учебный год 1 модуль
  • 2021/2022 учебный год 2 модуль
    0.06 * Class participation + 0.4 * Defense of the research project design and literature review + 0.12 * Homework assignments + 0.3 * Project presentation + 0.12 * Reviewing presentations of other students
  • 2021/2022 учебный год 3 модуль
  • 2021/2022 учебный год 4 модуль
    0.16 * 2021/2022 учебный год 4 модуль + 0.024 * Class participation + 0.08 * Defense of an empirical part + 0.32 * Defense of the research project design and literature review + 0.2 * Exam (pre-defense of the course paper or master thesis) + 0.048 * Homework assignments + 0.12 * Project presentation + 0.048 * Reviewing presentations of other students
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • Bearman, P., & Hedström, P. (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=381029

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Little, T. D. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=603942