Quantitative Methods of Empirical Research

  • Students will conduct a small research project based on a self-developed questionnaire. Thereby, they acquire sound theoretical knowledge and develope practical skills so that you are able to
    - draft a concept for and develop an empirical survey based on a questionnaire.
    - determine and operationalize variables.
    - chose the appropriate scales and types of questions.
    - structure a questionnaire.
    - discuss quality-related aspects like scientific quality criteria and pretests.
    - discuss important concepts of the survey like the statistical universe and sample selection.
    - evaluate the performance of the survey.
    - collect and encode data.