Innerhalb des Junior Research Meetings werden zwei Workshops angeboten (die Teilnahme am Workshop ist in der Tagungsgebühr mit inbegriffen). Die Workshops finden am Mittwoch, dem 23. März von 14-16 Uhr statt und sollen den Teilnehmern die Gelegenheit geben, ihr Wissen im Bereich der qualitativen und quantitativen Forschungsmethoden zu vertiefen.

Qualitative Research: How to Begin the Journey (Dr. Katja Heim)

In this workshop we will be discussing how to begin the journey of doing qualitative research. As the message can only be that there are several ways of how to start and to structure one's research, we will be looking at different kinds of approaches and rationales. The focus will be on your work; however, i.e. a considerable part of the workshop will be spent discussing your plans.

Statistics 101: Let data speak (Ferdinand Stebner, Dominik Rumlich)

To avoid the "tour de force" of an all-embracing workshop in the vast field of quantitative research, we opted for the de"light"ful version: On the basis of a small experiment in class, we are going to explore the pitfalls of quantitative data collection and then embark upon an analysis of our gathered data. In connection with our dataset and maybe one or two additional ones, we will cover the most important statistical measures in descriptive statistics and provide a quick overview of inductive statistics at the end. In class, we will use SPSS as it is one of the most widely employed software tools for data analyses in the humanities.

As you might have noticed, this path is meant to tame the often fearsome beast of quantitative research and render it more approachable and illustrative. That is to say that this workshop is meant to supply a first insight into quantitative research and possible ways of analyzing one's data without too strong a focus on the underlying mathematical operations. It is thus meant to serve as an introduction geared towards a sound understanding as well as demystification of basic statistics.


Leider ist die Tleilnehmerzahl auf 25 Teilnehmer pro Workshop begrenzt. Falls Sie an einem der beiden Workshops teilnehmen möchten, senden Sie bitte alsbald eine E-Mail an jrm-2011@uni-due. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Workshops zur gleichen Zeit stattfinden, sodass nur die Teilnahme an einem Workshop möglich ist.