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Study Project

Module name (EN): Study Project
Degree programme: Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: BSP-21
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2U+6S (8 hours per week, accumulated)
ECTS credits: 16
Semester: 6
Duration: 2 semester
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
BSP-21.1/.2/.3/.4: Project report with defense (PB) (bn) 70% + oral examination (MP) (bn) 30%

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BSP-21 Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, mandatory course
BSP-21 Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 6, mandatory course
120 class hours (= 90 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 480 hours (equivalent to 16 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 390 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BSP-13 Basic Research Methods and Evaluation 2: Data Evaluation Methods
BSP-9 Basic Research Methods and Evaluation 1: Data Collection Methods

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Professoren des Studiengangs
Lecturer: Professoren des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will:
_        be able to apply basic educational and social science research methods of data collection and analysis,
_        be able to think scientifically in terms of questions and problems,
-       be able to operationalize research questions related to fields of action in an exemplary manner.
_        be able to organize field explorations and carry out small empirical studies in practice, evaluate them and critically reflect on their use,
-      be able to write a research report,
-      be able to transfer research findings to smaller projects within the framework of social work,
-      be able to relate legal issues to their own field of research.

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Module content:
BSP-21.1 Seminar for Study Project I
Under the guidance of the lecturers, students will write a qualitative or quantitative research paper or develop a concept on a current topic from the fields of social work and childhood education. Theoretical content, as well as practical research topics on the selected study project will be discussed.  
BSP-21.2 Methodological Workshop: Tutorial
The methodological workshop will provide an overview of method development in qualitative and quantitative social research. Both data collection, as well as data evaluation methods will be presented and discussed in the light of different methodological concepts. Students will have the opportunity to present and discuss research material from their respective projects. References and connections to project-specific questions will be discussed and developed.
BSP-21.3 Seminar for Study Project II
At the end of the seminar, students will carry out qualitative or quantitative research work on a current topic from the fields of social work and childhood education. The results will lead to a student project that will be carried out under the guidance of the lecturers. The results will be documented in study project reports. The lecturers will accompany the preparation of the project reports and prepare students to defend their work.
BSP-21.4 Selected Legal Issues
The seminar will discuss legal issues related to the topic of the respective study projects. In addition, students will be prepared to defend their work through exercises.

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture
- Independent study: Reading and processing scientific literature
- Discussions in small groups and with the whole class
- Oral discussion of module topics (seminar discussion)
- Written analysis of the course´s topics (short writing assignments)
- Case studies
- Project work

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Recommended or required reading:
Literature will be specified by the lecturers in the seminar according to the respective topic.

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