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Cursus: GE2V19002
GE2V19002
Big Questions, Big Data. Researching societies in transition.
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CursuscodeGE2V19002
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (2 (Bachelor Verdiepend))
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis;
ContactpersoonK.R. Frederick
E-mailk.r.frederick@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
A. Dixit
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
K.R. Frederick
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
K.R. Frederick
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
E.J.V. van Nederveen
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
4  (25-04-2022 t/m 01-07-2022)
Aanvangsblok
4
TimeslotAC: AC
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingIt’s not possible to register for this course during the change-of-enrolment days.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 01-11-2021 09:00 t/m 29-11-2021 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Critically reflect how (quantitative) historical data can be used and presented to contribute to historiographical debates;
  • Formulate a research question with sub-questions;
  • Select the most relevant sources, methods, and visualization techniques to answer their research question;
  • Deliver a formal group presentation about their research results
  • Formulate constructive feedback on the work of other students, and receive and incorporate feedback from others into their own work;
  • Work in a team to plan and execute a group research project;
  • Effectively use spreadsheet software.
Inhoud
This course aims to familiarize history students with quantitative research as well as with the use of (large) historical datasets. Students will work in small groups to write their own research reports, in which they analyse a particular economic or social historical development in a geographical location of their choice based on quantitative data. The mandatory literature and lectures are intended to inspire students’ own research. These will show how other historians answer their research questions by using quantitative analyses, and what the benefits and pitfalls of such methods are. In addition, the lectures and articles will link the results to relevant debates on one of the most influential historical changes in society: the process of industrialization and its economic, social and ecological consequences.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Ingeschreven voor een opleiding van de faculteit Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Verplicht materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt
TBA
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Werkcollege

Algemeen
In the seminars, students will learn how to search for and analyse quantitative data. Furthermore, they will be trained in formulating a relevant research question, including sub-questions, that can be answered with the help of quantitative material and methods. Part of the research will consist of a report, which will be graded individually, and later integrated in the joint report.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
There will be regular feedback sessions, in which both the students themselves and the seminar lecturer will actively engage in peer-review and constructive criticism. During the course, the students will keep an individual research log to record their progress and the pros and cons of the teamwork. In week 9, students will present the results of their final research reports at a conference.

Toetsen
Essay tentamen
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Examination of the course:
exam (individual) and assignments:
Assignment 1: formulate research questions (joint)
Assignment 2: Analysis and answering sub-question (individual)
Assignment 3: Final research report (joint)
Students also keep an individual Research log (pass/fail)

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium

Opdracht(en) 1
Weging40
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Examination of the course:
exam (individual) and assignments:
Assignment 1: Data analysis (individual)
Assignment 2: Group presentation
Students also keep an individual Research log (pass/fail)

Opdracht(en) 2
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Examination of the course:
exam (individual) and assignments:
Assignment 1: Data analysis (individual)
Assignment 2: Group presentation
Students also keep an individual Research log (pass/fail)

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