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M.Sc. Human Geography and Sustainability P 5 Qualitative Methods


Zugeordnete Module

Lehrform Veranstaltung (Pflicht) Turnus Präsenzzeit Selbststudium ECTS
Vorlesung P 5.1 Empirical Social Science Methods (Lecture) WS 30 h (2 SWS) 60 h (3)
Übung P 5.2 Empirical Social Science Methods (Exercise) WS 30 h (2 SWS) 60 h 3

Informationen LSF
Verantwortliche(r) Prof. Dr. Gordon Winder
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls in anderen Studiengängen -
Ort der Lehrveranstaltung Luisenstr. 37
Zeitpunkt im Studienverlauf Empfohlenes Semester: 1
Dauer Das Modul erstreckt sich über 1 Semester


Interview practices, ethnographic field work, and issues of positionality raised in feminist and post- colonial studies as well as mental mapping are a further component. The module then considers a range of assessment methods in terms of their effectiveness, including new environmental indicators, monitoring practices, assessment procedures, as well as ‘gap to target’ frameworks and state of the environment reporting, and qualitative network analysis.

Modulinhalte

Lecture Quantitative Methods and Statistics

  • To enable students to assess progress toward sustainable development, the module introduces a range of qualitative methods
    • discourse analysis of environmental texts such as policy documents and journalistic coverage
    • landscape representations in photographs, paintings, travel writing, and film
    • cartographic and statistical representations
    • Interview practices
    • ethnographic field work
    • issues of positionality raised in feminist and post- colonial studies
    • mental mapping


Exercise Quantitative Methods and Statistics

  • The module considers a range of assessment methods in terms of their effectiveness
    • new environmental indicators
    • monitoring practices
    • assessment procedures
    • ‘gap to target’ frameworks
    • state of the environment reporting
    • qualitative network analysis


Qualifikationsziele

  • Professional and methodological competences
    • understand the postcolonial and feminist critiques of positivist knowledge construction
    • analyze various representations of environments
    • conduct qualitative interviews and participant observation, as well as life world analysis
    • conduct gap to target framework analysis
    • conduct qualitative network analysis
    • understand state of the environment reports and environmental monitoring practices
    • develop and apply monitoring and assessment schemes


  • Social and personal competences
    • understand and communicate their own positionality in relation to their research and to those whom they are researching
    • understand and communicate sustainability assessments
    • advise on best practice in sustainability assessment




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