Syllabus

Title
1876 Applied Socioeconomic Theories and Methods II
Instructors
Dr. Anna-Theresa Renner, M.Sc., Dr. Mujaheed Shaikh
Type
PI
Weekly hours
4
Language of instruction
Englisch
Registration
10/03/18 to 10/07/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 10/11/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 10/25/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 11/08/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 11/15/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM D4.1.212 GIS Lab
Thursday 11/15/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 11/22/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 11/29/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 12/06/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 12/13/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 12/20/18 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 01/10/19 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.-1.61
Thursday 01/17/19 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 01/24/19 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.3.11

Contents

The course is intended to introduce central socioeconomic theories and methods from a multidisciplinary perspective.
 
The topic health is integrally treated from the perspective of different socioeconomic disciplines (such as sociology, economics and demography). 
 
The following content areas will be dealt with:
  • Sociological and economic theories: basic concepts, and empirical approaches
  • Disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods of health research;
  • Specific topics and fields of application of health research (e.g., discrimination and health inequalities, risky health behavior);
  • Development of research questions and effective designs in selected areas.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students should be able to:
  • understand, classify and evaluate central socioeconomic theories and methods
  • recognize the multi-dimensionality of problem situations in health research
  • adapt socioeconomic theories and methods to specific fields of application and to apply them to specific socioeconomic questions
  • examine and develop integrative research designs
 
This course also supports the following skills:
  • Theoretical and methodological reflexion competences, the ability to adapt and apply different theoretical concepts and methodological approaches to the analysis of socioeconomic problem areas
  • Based on theoretical concepts, to develop multiperspective analysis competencies for specific questions
  • In teamwork socioeconomic thematic complexes in a case study oriented theoretical and empirical research and to prepare the results for the presentation

Attendance requirements

It is mandatory to attend the first lecture unless otherwise explicitly informed by e-mail. 75% attendance is required.

Teaching/learning method(s)

  • Study and critical reflection of relevant literature on theories and methods
  • Multidisciplinary screening and evaluation of topic specific data and research results
  • Preparing case studies
  • Development of integrative research designs
  • Lectures by lecturers
  • Discussions in groups and in plenary
  • Guest lectures by experts

Assessment

  • active participation in class (20%)
  • presentation of a research project (40%)
  • discussion of peer projects (20%)
  • mid exam (20%)

Availability of lecturer(s)

E-Mail for office hours.

Last edited: 2018-12-06



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