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Sozial­wissenschaften - Master (englisch)

Political Science

Courses in Political Science are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Political Science and for exchange students at the School of Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology). Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (spring/summer semester) or by the end of May/early June (fall/winter semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in political science and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-pol@uni-mannheim.de.

Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics: Game Theory II (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
tba
Prüfungs­leistung:
Term paper
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger
Beschreibung:
This course is a continuation of the intro into Game Theory and covers advanced topics in game theory with a particular emphasis on the link of theories, methods and empirics. At the core, we discuss techniques used to analyse settings of imperfect information and Covered topics include normal form games with incomplete information and Bayesian equilbrium, stochastic games and Markov-perfect equilibrium, behavioral game theory and quantal-response equilibrium, signalling games and cheap talk, information transmission, mechanism design, comparative statics, monotone comparative statics and structural estimation. Emphasis will be placed on prominent applications of those concepts in political science, in both comparative and international politics. As this is a seminar, the course allows students to pursue areas of individual interest in more depth, and therefore course content is to some extent determined based on the interests of the students. The course is partly taught from lecture notes, at other times students present a research paper and stimulate discussion in class.
Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics: Computational Text Analysis (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Anne Pintsch
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2018 - 05.12.2018 10:15 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 17.10.2018 15:30 - 17:00 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Mittwoch  (Einzeltermin) 07.11.2018 15:30 - 17:00 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Montag  (Einzeltermin) 01.10.2018 10:15 - 11:45 209 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
https://federiconanni.com/computational-text-analysis/
Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Literatur:
  • Collier, Paul. 2010. Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places. Harper Collins.
  • Farrell, David. 2011. Electoral Systems: A Comparative Introduction 2nd. ed. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Thomassen, Jacques. 2014. Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability. Oxford University Press.
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 13:45 - 15:15 A 305 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
Elections are the central focus of political activity in democracies. The characteristics of politics, parties and electoral systems are fundamental to the outcome of elections, which differ across and within countries. To better understand elections we need to study them comparatively, therefore this course focuses on comparative research on elections. The course focuses on the context in which elections are fought and how this affects electoral outcomes. A number of contextual effects of electoral behaviour will be covered, such as institutional configurations, election campaigns, the strategies of political parties and the importance of events in understanding the dynamics of electoral outcomes. We will consider competing theoretical and empirical explanations of the electoral process in democratic as well as partially democratic and even non-democratic countries.
Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics: Political Behavior in Context (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Harald Schoen
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2018 - 04.12.2018 12:00 - 13:30 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Outline:
Political behavior takes place in context. This statement is a truism and implies several challenges at the same time. Context is a multidimensional concept comprising – inter alia – social, political, and institutional features. At the theoretical level, the diversity of dimensions requires careful consideration of how to integrate contextual features into individual-level models of political behavior. Moreover, combining data from different levels of aggregation to examine the role of contexts in individual-level behavior raises several methodological issues. In this seminar, we will address the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in the analysis of contextual effects on individual-level political behavior. Students will review the latest empirical studies in the field and prepare research papers in which they analyze specific questions using available data sets.

Office hours: Tuesday, 14.00-15.00
Advanced Topics in International Politics: Globalization and Redistribution (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Irene Menéndez González
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 15:30 - 17:00 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Montag  (Einzeltermin) 19.11.2018 17:15 - 18:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Globalization and redistribution This one-semester course introduces MA students to some of the major topics related to the study of redistributive politics in the context of economic interdependence. It examines from an international and comparative political economy perspective why some governments in open economies are more redistributive than others. It covers several key debates about the role of trade and investment on material and other interests, institutions and political parties. Following a brief overview of patterns of openness and redistribution, we start by asking whether and to what extent globalization increases the economic costs and benefits of redistributive policies. We then turn to those factors that shape the political feasibility of redistribution. We begin by presenting standard models of international economics as well as redistribution. We examine how voters form preferences for redistribution in open economies, and extend this framework by exploring the role of partisanship, organised interests and electoral institutions. A final part looks at economic integration as a dependent variable, and considers the links between compensation strategies and the decision to open the economy.
Advanced Topics in International Politics: European Integration, Party Politics and National Populism (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Literatur:
Caramani, Daniele. 2017. Will vs. Reason: The Populist and Technocratic Forms of Political Representation and Their Critique to Party Government, American Political Science Review 111/1: 54-67.

Hooghe, Liesbet and Garry Marks. 2009. A Postfunctionalist Theory of European Integration: From Permissive Consensus to Constraining Dissensus, British Journal of Political Science 39/1: 1-23.

König, Thomas and Bern Luig. 2017. The Impact of EU decision-making on national parties’ attitudes towards European Integration, European Union Politics 18/3: 362-381.

König, Thomas, Moritz Marbach and Moritz Osnabrügge, 2017. Left/Right or U? Estimating the Dimensionality of National Party Competition in Europe, The Journal of Politics 79/3: 1101-1105.
Tsebelis, George and Geoffrey Garrett. 2001. The Institutional Foundations of Intergovernmentalism, International Organization 55/2: 357-390.
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2018 - 06.12.2018 12:00 - 13:30 309 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
This course will focus on the recent developments in European politics from both a European integration and comparative politics perspective. The first round of sessions concerns the recent history of European integration since the Maastricht Treaty came into force in 1993. This period is characterized by institutional change with the empowering of the European Parliament and the transfer of policy competencies from the national to the EU level, such as monetary, immigration and asylum policies. Another characteristic of this period relate to the economic and debt crisis, the Brexit vote, and the accession of Central and Eastern European countries. The second round of sessions is devoted to the implications of this history for party politics and national populism in the member states. In addition to the European elections, particular attention will be on cross-country analyses of national elections and public support. Further topics include the rise of Euroskeptic parties, which enter into governmental office.

Participants are expected to write a paper, preferably with an empirical study on these topics. The main goals of the course are to sharpen analytical, presentation, and writing skills with a focus on the interplay between European integration and the recent developments in party politics and national populism in the member states.

Office hours: to be determined
Advanced Topics in International Politics: Violence, conflict and the prospect for peace (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Montag  (Einzeltermin) 24.09.2018 15:30 - 17:00 A 204 Unterrichtsraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 16.11.2018 - 18.11.2018 08:30 - 17:00 A 204 Unterrichtsraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
This seminar focuses on the outbreak and the dynamics of violent conflict as well as ways to end wars and sustain peace and stability. We will start by looking at the concepts of „peace“ and „war“ and examine empirical trends. Is the world more violent or more peaceful than in the past? How can we measure peace and conflict? In the following we will take a closer look at the relations­hip between religion and war, as well as economics and war. Does religion cause war? Or are economic factors more important for explaining why people fight? We will devote sessions to study terrorism as an alternative way of fighting (as opposed to conventional and civil wars), migration as a source of peace and conflict and the various forms of violence used by different militant groups. Why are some groups so much more violent than others? What is the rational behind using different forms of violence?  Finally we will have a look at empirical evidence concerning ways to end conflicts and sustain peace. Are peace missions for example an effective tool to make and sustain peace? Does development assistance foster development? The seminar is designed to provide MA-students with an in-depth insight into peace and conflict research. We will thereby answer (if possible) practical questions with scientific examinations and evidence.
BC2 (AC1)/ S Elective Seminar: Forschungs- und Anwendungs­techniken II: Structural Equation Modeling (Menold) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
7.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thorsten Meiser
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 13:45 - 15:15 EO 259 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:

Structural Equation Modeling

PD Dr. Natalja Menold

Time and Location:

Mo., 13:45-15:15, EO 259

Content:

In the course, an introduction in structural equation modeling with software Mplus and R is provided. The students are introduced in the usage of the software and fundamentals of structural equation modeling. The topics such as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, measurement invariance and structural regression models are covered. The students work with existing survey data and conduct analyses for the selected research questions. They present both, statistical bases and results of their analyses.

Required examinations: oral presentation and written paper (5000 words)

Data and Measurement (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Annelies Blom
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2018 - 04.12.2018 08:30 - 10:00 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
Usual course dates and locations

Lectures: Tuesdays, 8.30-10.00, B6 23-25, room A102
Tutorials: Tuesdays, 10.15-11.45, A5, 6, room C-108

Classes start on 4th September and end on 4th December.
Depending on teaching needs and room availabilities, lectures and tutorials may be swapped, such that two lectures or two tutorial take place on one day within the time slots allocated to the course, i.e. on Tuesdays, 8.30 – 11.45. Such swaps will be announced before the beginning of the semester.

Summary

This course gives an overview of data used in political science and their measurement properties. At the beginning of the course we will focus on survey data and traditional statistics and move to data science approaches for big data towards the end of the course. Topics covered include the Total Survey Error (TSE) framework, operationalizing research questions, guidelines for writing survey questions, testing questions with cognitive interviews and eye-tracking, sampling, coverage, and nonresponse of survey and big data, and data analytics approaches in data science.

The course is mandatory for students of the M.A. in Political Science and consists of lectures (6 ECTS) and tutorials (2 ECTS). During the lectures the theory covered in the course readings is discussed. The tutorials offer hands-on practice and experience during individual and group exercises.
Game Theory (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
tba
Prüfungs­leistung:
Midterm and a final exam
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 10:15 - 11:45 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The objective of this course is to provide students with the basics of formal modeling in political science. The course has some breadth in coverage in the sense that it provides a graduate-level introduction and overview to di erent areas in game theory. It is also narrow in the sense that the emphasis is not on application and model testing but getting trained in reading and writing down formal models. At the conceptual level the course will cover the following topics: normal form games, Nash equilibria, extensive form games, subgame perfect equilibria, repeated games, bargaining, games with incomplete and imperfect information, Bayesian perfect equilibria, signaling games, preferences and individual choices, basics of decision theory and social choice. At the substantial level, we will use these concepts to study, as examples, candidate competition, political lobbying, and war and deterrence.
Multivariate Analyses (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Richard Traunmüller
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2018 - 06.12.2018 08:30 - 10:00 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The course introduces students to quantitative methods in political science. During the first half of the course, we will focus on linear regression models. The topics covered include discussions of the mathematical bases for such models, their estimation and interpretation, model assumptions and techniques for addressing violations of those assumptions, and topics related to model specification and functional forms. During the second half of the course, students will be introduced to likelihood as a theory of inference, including models for binary and count data.

The main goals of this course are to develop sound critical judgment about quantitative studies of political problems, to understand the logic of statistical inference, to recognize and understand the basics of the linear regression model, to develop the skills necessary to work with datasets to perform basic quantitative analyses, and to provide a basis of knowledge for more advanced statistical methods.

In the accompanying course „Tutorial Multivariate Analyses“ students will develop the necessary expertise in using statistical software to conduct quantitative research in political science.
Research Design (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Literatur:
  • King, Gary; Keohane, Robert Owen; Verba, Sidney. 1994. Designing Social Inquiry : Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press
  • Henry E. Brady and David Collier (Hrsg). 2004: Rethinking social inquiry: diverse tolls, shared standards. Lanham [u.a.]: Rowman& Littlefield
  • Thomas Gschwend, Frank Schimmelfennig (Hrsg). 2007: Research Design in Political Science: How to practice what they preach? Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Kellstedt, Paul and Guy Whitten. 2009: The Fundamentals of Political Research, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lektor(en):
Sean Damien Carey
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2018 - 05.12.2018 10:15 - 11:45 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
All researchers face similar challenges posed by core issues of research design. A research design is a plan that specifies how you plan to carry out a research project and, particularly, how you expect to use your evidence to answer your research question. This course aims to provide an overview of potential research designs for establishing causal inference and their advantages and disadvantages. Students should also understand the trade-offs involved in choosing a particular research design. Students are expected to have their own ideas about potential research questions to be able to actively participate in seminar-style meetings that are organised within this lecture course.
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
7.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Tutorial Data and Measurement (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Annelies Blom
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2018 - 04.12.2018 10:15 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
Usual course dates and locations

Lectures: Tuesdays, 8.30-10.00, B6 23-25, room A102
Tutorials: Tuesdays, 10.15-11.45, A5, 6, room C-108

Classes start on 4th September and end on 4th December.
Depending on teaching needs and room availabilities, lectures and tutorials may be swapped, such that two lectures or two tutorial take place on one day within the time slots allocated to the course, i.e. on Tuesdays, 8.30 – 11.45. Such swaps will be announced before the beginning of the semester.

Summary

This course gives an overview of data used in political science and their measurement properties. At the beginning of the course we will focus on survey data and traditional statistics and move to data science approaches for big data towards the end of the course. Topics covered include the Total Survey Error (TSE) framework, operationalizing research questions, guidelines for writing survey questions, testing questions with cognitive interviews and eye-tracking, sampling, coverage, and nonresponse of survey and big data, and data analytics approaches in data science.

The course is mandatory for students of the M.A. in Political Science and consists of lectures (6 ECTS) and tutorials (2 ECTS). During the lectures the theory covered in the course readings is discussed. The tutorials offer hands-on practice and experience during individual and group exercises.
Tutorial Game Theory (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2018 - 05.12.2018 17:15 - 18:45 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
This tutorial accompanies the graduate-level introductory lecture in game theory. Its main objective is to practice solution concepts for static and dynamic games of complete and incomplete information.The contents are centered around the material covered in the lecture. Thus, the following key areas will be discussed: preferences and individual choices, decision theory, normal form games, Nash equilibria, extensive form games, subgame perfect equilibria, repeated games, bargaining, games with incomplete and imperfect information, Bayesian perfect equilibria, signalling games. At the substantial level, we will use these concepts to study, for instance, candidate competition, political lobbying, and war and deterrence. Students are required to submit weekly problem sets. Moreover, active participation in class discussions is expected.
Tutorial Multivariate Analyses (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Richard Traunmüller
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 10.09.2018 - 03.12.2018 12:00 - 13:30 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
This tutorial accompanies the course “Multivariate Analyses” in the M.A. program in Political Science. The lab sessions will focus on the practical issues associated with quantitative methods, including obtaining and preparing data sets, how to use statistical software, which tests to use for different kinds of problems, how to graph data effectively for presentation and analysis, and how to interpret results. The seminar will also serve as a software tutorial. No prior knowledge of statistical programming is expected.
Tutorial Multivariate Analyses (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Richard Traunmüller
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2018 - 06.12.2018 10:15 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
This tutorial accompanies the course “Multivariate Analyses” in the M.A. program in Political Science. The lab sessions will focus on the practical issues associated with quantitative methods, including obtaining and preparing data sets, how to use statistical software, which tests to use for different kinds of problems, how to graph data effectively for presentation and analysis, and how to interpret results. The seminar will also serve as a software tutorial. No prior knowledge of statistical programming is expected.

Sociology

Courses in Sociology are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Sociology and for exchange students at the School of Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology). Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (fall semester) or by the end of May/early June (Spring semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in sociology and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-soc@uni-mannheim.de.

BC2 (AC1)/ S Elective Seminar: Forschungs- und Anwendungs­techniken II: Structural Equation Modeling (Menold) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
7.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thorsten Meiser
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 13:45 - 15:15 EO 259 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:

Structural Equation Modeling

PD Dr. Natalja Menold

Time and Location:

Mo., 13:45-15:15, EO 259

Content:

In the course, an introduction in structural equation modeling with software Mplus and R is provided. The students are introduced in the usage of the software and fundamentals of structural equation modeling. The topics such as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, measurement invariance and structural regression models are covered. The students work with existing survey data and conduct analyses for the selected research questions. They present both, statistical bases and results of their analyses.

Required examinations: oral presentation and written paper (5000 words)

Ü Cross Sectional Data Analysis (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
3
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
You will find exercises, solutions, data, and additional literature on ILIAS.
Prüfungs­leistung:
Credits (3 ECTSP) are awarded on the presentation of the assignment solution and an active participation. Passing the lab session
counts as “Studien­leistung” for the lecture. Participation in the final exam of the lecture is therefore subject to having passed the lab session.
Lektor(en):
Thomas Gautschi
Termin(e):
⚠ Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2018 - 04.12.2018 15:30 - 17:00 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Montag  (Einzeltermin) 03.12.2018 17:15 - 18:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
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Beschreibung:
Organization: Lab sessions will repeat and practice topics from the lecture based on weekly exercises. These exercises follow the lecture, so that you will have a week to solve each exercise. We will do some applied exercises by hand and use the statistical package Stata. Regular lab sessions will start at (tba).

The goal of the lab session is:
a) to practice the topics you learned in applied form
b) offer a opportunity for questions, and
c) give you and discuss with you hands-on approaches for your further empirical work (e.g. graphical representation of results).
Ü Cross Sectional Data Analysis (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
3
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
You will find exercises, solutions, data, and additional literature on ILIAS.
Prüfungs­leistung:
Credits (3 ECTSP) are awarded on the presentation of the assignment solution and an active participation. Passing the lab session
counts as “Studien­leistung” for the lecture. Participation in the final exam of the lecture is therefore subject to having passed the lab session.
Lektor(en):
Thomas Gautschi
Termin(e):
⚠ Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2018 - 05.12.2018 13:45 - 15:15 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Montag  (Einzeltermin) 03.12.2018 17:15 - 18:45
Achtung: Einzeltermine in den mit markierten Terminreihen haben sich geändert. Bitte informieren Sie sich im Portal über die Details.
Beschreibung:
Organization: Lab sessions will repeat and practice topics from the lecture based on weekly exercises. These exercises follow the lecture, so that you will have a week to solve each exercise. We will do some applied exercises by hand and use the statistical package Stata. Regular lab sessions will start at (tba).

The goal of the lab session is:
a) to practice the topics you learned in applied form
b) offer a opportunity for questions, and
c) give you and discuss with you hands-on approaches for your further empirical work (e.g. graphical representation of results).
VL Foundations of Sociological Theory (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lernziel:
Basic understanding of the methodology of sociological explanations; knowledge of key sociological theories and theoretical tools; skills to evaulate the quality, especially the information content, of theoretical statements; awareness of the challanges of the theory-data link; critical assement of the theory-guidance of empirical research.
Literatur:
Introductory readings are :

Della Porta, D., and Keating, M. (eds.) (2008). Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sicenes. A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hedström, Peter (2005). Dissecting the social: On the principles of analytical sociology. Cambridge University Press.

Little, Daniel, Varieties of Social Explanation. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science, Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991.

A more detailed reading list will be provided in the first session.
Prüfungs­leistung:
Klausur (90 Minuten)
Lektor(en):
Lars Leszczensky
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 13:45 - 15:15 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Montag  (Einzeltermin) 10.09.2018 17:15 - 18:45 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
This lecture introduces incoming students to the fundamental principles of (social) science, different theoretical paradigms in sociology, and empirical-analytical sociological research on social mechanisms. First, as an introduction into the epistemological foundations of social sciences, we will address key insights of the philosophy of sciences, sociological theory and analytic sociology on social mechanism. What is a reasonable (causal) explanation of social phenomena and how can it be verified? Furthermore, we will study the different paradigms in the social sciences and in particular important variants of sociological theory ranging from interpretative approaches to rational choice theory. In how far are these complementary or do these represent disparate perspectives? Finally, actual sociological applications of analytical sociology studying particular social mechanisms will be discussed.
Ü Foundations of Sociological Theory (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lernziel:
Learning goals
The main aim of the course is to sharpen students’ ability to evaluate theoretical sociological explanations. At the end of the course, students’ should be better prepared to develop sociological explanations themselves in order to address research problems of their own choice.
 
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
will be announced
Lektor(en):
Lars Leszczensky
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 10.09.2018 - 03.12.2018 15:30 - 17:00 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
Course description
The methodological toolbox that is available to social scientists has considerably increased in recent years. Unfortunately, however, this increased methodological precision is not always accompanied by theoretical precision. In this course, we aim to shift attention from identifying causal mechanisms empirically to theorizing about them.
For this purpose, we discuss how selected exemplary studies tackle the key questions of applied sociological theorizing. Roughly speaking, we proceed in three steps. In a first step, we ask what, exactly, the scientific or social problem under study and the related research question is. This question may sound almost trivial, but it is not, given that everything else depends on a clear understanding of the underlying problem. After establishing the explanandum, our second step is to examine the theoretical explanation that the authors offers to explain the observed phenomena or pattern. In order to do so, we discuss the (sometimes hidden) assumptions and scope conditions of respective theories. We also discuss how convincing these theoretical explanations are, what observable implications they have, and how the authors test these implications empirically. In the final step, we assess whether the study has succeeded in advancing our (theoretical) understanding of the problem it sought to address.
FS Research Project (Forschungs­seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Forschungs­seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Henning Hillmann
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2018 - 04.12.2018 10:15 - 11:45 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Beschreibung:
The main purpose of this research seminar is to lay the groundwork for your master thesis. To this end, the seminar follows a workshop format. It is primarily an opportunity for you to identify a substantive research question, find suitable data sources to answer it, and to develop an appropriate research design and framing of your thesis project. We will have multiple rounds of presentations of your projects over the course of the semester. At each round, we will discuss the latest version and offer constructive feedback, thus improving the thesis projects as we move forward.
FS Research Project (Forschungs­seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Forschungs­seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Marcel Raab
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2018 - 05.12.2018 12:00 - 13:30 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The aim of this research seminar is to conduct an analysis of secondary data and to write a short research paper on a topic relevant to family sociology. Students can choose the topic on their own and can either opt for a replication of a published research paper or work on an original research paper.

In the first session we will discuss the value of replication in social research and how to a select a research question. In the following sessions the instructor will briefly introduce two to three datasets (depending on the research interests of the participating students) which are particularly suitable for addressing family related research questions (e.g., SOEP; The German Family Panel (pairfam); Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE); Health and Retirement Study (HRS)). One or two additional sessions will deal with the workflow of data analysis using Stata/R (focus on writing accessible and effective do-files). In the remaining weeks of the seminar the students are working on their research projects. Students will develop hypotheses, write a review of research related to these hypotheses and conduct an empirical test using secondary data.

At the beginning of the semester classes will take place on a weekly basis. Later in the semester some regular classes will be replaced by individual appointments with the instructor. During the semester students will present and discuss the progress of their research project in class.
VL Research Design (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
4
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Florian Keusch
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2018 - 06.12.2018 13:45 - 15:15 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Ü Research Design (Wissenschaft­liche Übung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Wissenschaft­liche Übung
ECTS:
3.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Florian Keusch
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 13.09.2018 - 06.12.2018 15:30 - 17:00 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
S Elective Seminar: Comparative - Historical Sociology (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Henning Hillmann
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2018 - 06.12.2018 10:15 - 11:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
The aim of this course is to introduce students to major strands in comparative-historical analysis in the social sciences. Topics include (but are not limited to) the formation of nation-states in early modern Europe; how such early modern states contrast with the social order of feudal society; the causes and consequences of revolutions; how conflicts among political elites shape the course of modern states; how climate, geography, cultural developments, politics and overseas trade come together to shape societies at large; but also how ordinary people in the past saw and imagined the world around them. We will consider these and other topics by drawing upon classic works in large-scale comparative studies, the Annales School, micro-history, historical anthropology, and studies of historical networks. One caveat: students planning to take this class should be prepared to consider empirical examples that come from rather exotic societies, remote in place and time from our contemporary society.
S Elective Seminar: Experts and public problems (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 04.09.2018 - 04.12.2018 12:00 - 13:30 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Experts shape everyday life with arcane knowledge that the public has no full understanding of, and consequentially cannot control. While many still regard doctors, lawyers and even obscure scientists highly for their services, this trust rapidly erodes in other groups. This course uncovers organizational arrangements of expert knowledge and asks how arcane expertise shapes public and private life. We investigate this relations­hip in three problem areas: (1) Free professions and bureaucratic occupations, including law and economics, as well as the EU and IMF; (2) health and science, including medicine, mental health, autism and AIDS; and (3) technology and the Internet, including power plants, programmers and data science. Across these empirical settings we analyze different processes by which abstract knowledge gains lay salience: Informal relations­hips between mentors and students, or doctors and patients; formal organizations, ranging from labs and firms to governments and NGOs; and occupations, which regulate medical doctors, architects and others; and we finally ask whether expertise could unfold systematically outside of specific relations­hips and institutionalized boundaries, such as in open discourse and arguments. On the basis of these processes we aim to understand today’s transition from bureaucratic to technological contexts of knowledge production and application.
S Elective Seminar: Social Policy and Inequality (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Katja Hanna Helene Möhring
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 05.09.2018 - 05.12.2018 10:15 - 11:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Course description

Life course sociology deals with individuals’ pathways through life and analyzes determinates and consequences of their life course transitions and trajectories, their biographical decisions and expectations. Most prominent topics cover employment history and family life, income and poverty risks over the life cycle, and transitions from school to work and from work to retirement. Individuals’ life courses do not look the same all over the world, but are influenced by the social policy, economy, and cultural values in a country. In life course sociology, welfare state policies and intuitions are perceived as main structuring forces of individuals’ life course. For example, people in Germany regally retire in their mid-60s, whereas Americans tend to continue working longer.

The seminar will focus on cross-national differences in welfare states and individuals’ life courses in Europe. We will first get to know relevant theoretical approaches and scientific debates: What cross-national differences exist in welfare states in Europe? Why is the welfare state important for individuals’ life course decisions and how do researchers explain effects of social policy in different life stages? In what way do life courses change over time? Can we identify ‘life course regimes’ in Europe?

Second, the seminar will focus on recent empirical studies that compare individuals’ life courses in different European countries. Students then work on a “Team Project” focusing on life courses and the welfare state in one specific European country.

S Elective Seminar: Sociology of the life course (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Sandra Krapf
Termin(e):
Samstag  (Einzeltermin) 10.11.2018 09:30 - 16:00 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Sonntag  (Einzeltermin) 11.11.2018 09:30 - 16:00 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Samstag  (Einzeltermin) 17.11.2018 09:30 - 16:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Sonntag  (Einzeltermin) 18.11.2018 09:30 - 16:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Beschreibung:
Sociology of the life course In sociological research, the life course refers to the sequence of states and events in all possible life domains. Individuals go through a large number of different stages during their life from birth to death. However, the single trajectories can vary greatly. While one person starts education, leaves the parental home at age 18, enters the labor market, stops working, has a first schild and gets married, another person might remain in education for a very long time, enters the labor market and has a child only in the early 40s. But why do life courses differ? The seminar is intended to introduce students to basic concepts of the life course and recent research findings.
S Elective Seminar: Learning Social Research through Replication (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Prüfungs­leistung:

Participants should choose a published paper and try to replicate the findings reported in it using the same data. The results to be replicated often will be given in a table containing the outcome of a multivariate model. Please document each step in your attempt to replicate the findings, report and explain the decisions you had to make during data preparation and data analysis. If you fail to replicate the results please indicate possible explanations. Your paper should not exceed 10,000 words; please add your documented syntax in the appendix.

Lektor(en):
Christof Wolf
Termin(e):
Freitag  (2-wöchentlich) 07.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 10:15 - 13:30 309 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:

Description

In addition to a thorough understanding of the substantive field you are studying you need firm methodological and statistical knowledge in order to successfully conduct quantitative social research. This seminar will give you the opportunity to apply and expand your knowledge of social research by replicating published research findings.

The research that we are going to replicate was conducted with data from publicly available survey data like the European Social Survey (ESS), the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) or the European Values Study (EVS). Data from surveys like these have several advantages: the surveys follow a repeated cross-section design, a research design particularly well suited to study social change; they are comparative surveys allowing you to compare data cross-nationally on a broad range of topics; the surveys follow rigorous methodological standards and, finally, data are available at no cost and can be downloaded from the web.

Replicating published research has the advantage that you are able to check your results against existing results. By trying to replicate previous research you learn where the original researcher has made tacit decisions not documented in the paper (e.g. defining the analysis sample, coding of variables, treatment of missing values). Replicating social research also trains you to judge the validity of research results.

In addition to these primarily pedagogical aspects replicating research is important from an epistemological point of view as well. Through replication of research by independent research groups biases in previous work can be discovered and findings can be validated (see Hendrick 1991, King 1995).

Psychology

Courses in Psychology are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (fall semester) or by the end of May/early June (Spring semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in psychology and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-psy@uni-mannheim.de.

AE1/BD5: Advanced topics in cognitive psychology (Bröder) (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Arndt Bröder
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2018 - 06.12.2018 15:30 - 17:00 EO 145 Bürgerhörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:
The lecture will present cutting edge research conducted in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Mannheim.
After an introductory overview of Cognitive Psychology and its advanced methods by A. Bröder, various researchers will present their current work. The following reseacrher are planned as lecturers (changes possible): Dr. Nina Arnold, Dr. Martin Brandt, Prof. A. Bröder, Prof. E. Erdfelder, Dr. Michael Gräf, Dr. Meike Kroneisen, Dr. Lena Naderevic, Prof. Rüdiger Pohl und Dr. Monika Undorf.

Final test: written exam (M.Sc. students), language German or English.

Die Vorlesung wird verschiedene Forschungs­themen der Kognitiven Psychologie anhand der aktuell in Mannheim betriebenen kognitions­psychologischen Forschung vertiefen.
Nach einem einführenden Überblick über die Kognitions­psychologie und spezifische methodische Probleme (4-5 Termine, gestaltet durch A. Bröder) werden in Form einer Ringvorlesung aktuelle Forschungen der Lehr­stühle für Allgemeine Psychologie und für Kognitive und Differentielle Psychologie vorgestellt.  Die Dozentinnen und Dozenten sind voraussichtlich: Dr. Nina Arnold, Dr. Martin Brandt, Prof. A. Bröder, Prof. E. Erdfelder, Dr. Michael Gräf, Dr. Meike Kroneisen, Dr. Lena Naderevic, Prof. Rüdiger Pohl und Dr. Monika Undorf.
Prüfungs­leistung: Klausur
Empfohlen für: Studierende des Master­programms Kognitive und Klinische Psychologie (1. Semester) und des Master­programms Arbeit, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (3. Semester)
AG1/BD1: Vertiefung Arbeits- und Organisations­psychologie - Overview Work and Organizational Psychology (Vorlesung, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS will be contacted by the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de) via mail to indicate their course preferences.

NON-PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS may solely attend if (a) places are left (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the docent approves participation. For applications please contact the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de).
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
Journal papers; reading assignments will be given at the beginning of the semester.
Lektor(en):
Sabine Sonnentag
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 06.09.2018 - 06.12.2018 17:15 - 18:45 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 16.10.2018 19:00 - 20:30 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Dienstag  (Einzeltermin) 23.10.2018 19:00 - 20:30 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:
This course provides an overview of core topic within work and organizational psychology. We will focus on recent theoretical approaches and empirical research findings. In addition, we will discuss practical implications. Topics include: Work motivation, stress and health, leadership, teams, personnel selection.
BC2 (AC1)/ S Elective Seminar: Forschungs- und Anwendungs­techniken II: Structural Equation Modeling (Menold) (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
7.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Thorsten Meiser
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 13:45 - 15:15 EO 259 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:

Structural Equation Modeling

PD Dr. Natalja Menold

Time and Location:

Mo., 13:45-15:15, EO 259

Content:

In the course, an introduction in structural equation modeling with software Mplus and R is provided. The students are introduced in the usage of the software and fundamentals of structural equation modeling. The topics such as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, measurement invariance and structural regression models are covered. The students work with existing survey data and conduct analyses for the selected research questions. They present both, statistical bases and results of their analyses.

Required examinations: oral presentation and written paper (5000 words)

BC2: Forschungs- und Anwendungs­techniken 2. Creating experiments with OpenSesame (Kieslich) Blockseminar (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Registrierungs­informationen:
If exchange students require a grade, the course will be graded.

PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS will be contacted by the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de) via mail to indicate their course preferences.

NON-PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS may solely attend if (a) places are left (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the docent approves participation. For applications please contact the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de).
Literatur:
Software:
OpenSesame can be downloaded for free under http://osdoc.cogsci.nl/index.html, where you can also find an extensive documentation.

Literature:
Mathôt, S., Schreij, D., & Theeuwes, J. (2012). OpenSesame: An open-source, graphical experiment builder for the social sciences. Behavior Research Methods, 44(2), 314-324. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13428-011-0168-7 (Open Access)
Lektor(en):
Arndt Bröder , Pascal Kieslich
Termin(e):
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 12.10.2018 10:15 - 15:15 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Samstag  (Einzeltermin) 13.10.2018 10:15 - 17:00 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 26.10.2018 10:15 - 15:15 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Samstag  (Einzeltermin) 27.10.2018 10:15 - 17:00 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:
Please note that this is a block course.

OpenSesame is a free, open-source, and cross-platform software for creating laboratory experiments. Many standard tasks can be implemented in OpenSesame via drag and drop using its graphical user interface. In addition, complex tasks can be realized through the underlying programming language Python. The goal of the workshop is to provide an introduction to both approaches. In doing so, the workshop involves both structured input from the instructor as well as a number of practical exercises so that participants can directly explore the features of OpenSesame. Besides, the workshop will introduce plug-ins that extend OpenSesame for specific purposes,  e.g., the psynteract plug-ins that implement real-time interactions between participants (as required in many economic games), and the mousetrap plug-ins that implement mouse-tracking during decision tasks (a method that is becoming increasingly popular in the cognitive sciences to measure preference development). Additional topics can be covered depending on the preferences of the workshop participants. No prior knowledge of the software or Python is required.
BC2/AC1: Forschungs- und Anwendungs­techniken 2: Programming in R and beyond (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Literatur:
Literature will be given during the course
Prüfungs­leistung:
graded homework
Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Freitag  (2-wöchentlich) 07.09.2018 - 07.12.2018 13:45 - 17:00 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Beschreibung:

The software R is a computer programming language designed for statistical analysis and graphics. The first part of the course deals with a basic introduction to R, i.e. data handling, basic statistical analyses, the creation of graphics, and linear modeling including test for specially designed hypotheses. In the second part we use R as a programming language for cognitive modeling. We will simulate data based on mathematical models of cognitive functions and analyze these data with maximum likelihood parameter estimation techniques. At the end, I will introduce some advanced techniques, for example the creation of statistical reports with R.

The software package R is free and available on all major platforms (www.r-project.org). I also recommend the free and platform independent Software RStudio as a comfortable IDE for R (www.rstudio.com). A basic introduction to R can be found under: http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-intro.pdf.

BM1/BN1: Selected research topics in social psychology I/II: „Theories and Methods in Social Psychology“ (Seminar, englisch)
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Lektor(en):
Herbert Bless
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 03.09.2018 - 03.12.2018 13:45 - 15:15 309 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
BM1/BN1: Selected research topics in social psychology  I/II: „Theories and Methods in Social Psychology“

Inhalt:
This seminar has a particular focus on research activities in social psychology. Unlike seminars that concentrate on one core thematic topic, this seminar will address a selected variety of different research topics in current social psychology. In each seminar session we will have a presentation either by participating students or by members of the social psychology group. Each presentation will address a current research topic in social psychology. The seminar provides the opportunity to actively discuss methodological, theoretical, and applied implications of the presented research. A particular focus will rest on the discussion of general methodological aspects. Participants need to have passed at least one other social psychology seminar in the master program or, alternatively, they have to be enrolled in one other social psychology seminar during the same semester (for international visiting students these preconditions may differ, please contact the program manager psychology).

Time: Monday, 13.45 hours

First session: 3.9.2018

Literature:
Will be announced in the seminar

Recommended for:
Students of the graduate school of the University of Mannheim (CDSS). In addition, advanced students of the M.Sc. Psychology: Work, Economy and Society (for specifications see above) program – as BM1/BN1 or BM2/BN2 in the module „Denken und Verhalten im sozialen Kontext“.

Raum: 309 (B6, Bauteil E-F)

Examination:
Graded examination. Necessary conditions are: (a) active participation in the seminar discussions, (b) own presentation, and (c) homework. Grades are based on the homework (essay).

ECTS: 4

Requirements:
Enrollment in the CDSS or, alternatively, in the M.Sc. Psychology: Work, Economy and Society (in the latter case successful enrollment in one other seminar of the social psychology module is necessary).

Registration: Via Studierenden­portal (Portal2)

Office hours: see Homepage, A 433

Materialis: via Studierenden­portal (ILIAS)