Courses

PHD-LEVEL COURSES IN THE SUBJECT-SPECIFIC QUALIFICATION PROGRAM:

PHD SEMINARS AND PHD COLLOQUIA BY GOV CHAIRS AND THE GRADUATE CENTER in the summer of 2020 in which participants can fundamentally earn credit for the subject-specific and/or subject-related qualification program:

Programming for Social Scientists ("Programmieren für SozialwissenschaftlerInnen")
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer
Summer semester 2020 (weekly)

The PhD course will build on eponymous lecture course, Jürgen Pfeffer teaches this semester (in German!) but in separate session geared specifically toward PhD students will provide them with opportunities to explore possible uses of programming in your dissertation research projects. For the course description of the lecture course, see: https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/wbModHb.wbShowMHBReadOnly?pKnotenNr=1252989   The lecture component will be offered as an online course this semester; for sample lectures, you may visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1j_8itT691EaI85LdNyMEg

If you are interested in the PhD course, please email Jürgen Pfeffer <juergen.pfeffer@hfp.tum.de> at your earliest convenience; he must hear from you to set up and enroll you in the course.

 

Advanced Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
Dr. Markus Siewert
Exact times TBD

Qualitative Comparative Analysis draws upon set-theory and configurational thinking to enables the analysis of social phenomena in terms of set relations; it is especially suited to detect patterns which are conjunctural, equifinal, and asymmetric. This block seminar (offered as part of the discipline-specific and -related advanced training for our PhD candidates and to be taught in the form of a few sessions at/near the end of the regular semester) will provide a comprehensive overview of QCA, one of the most prominent advanced in qualitative methods of he past few decades. It focuses on both the theoretical underpinnings of QCA as a case-based approach to comparative social science and gives an application-oriented introduction to how to run state-of-the-art QCA in RStudio.

Times for this course will soon be announced.  Please contact Markus Siewert <markus.siewert@hfp.tum.de> at that time to enroll.

 

Research Design & Empirical Methods
Prof. Dr. Tim Büthe
Fridays, 9 - 12, begins May 8

Research Design & Empirical Methods—a PhD-level course taught mostly as a seminar—is about methods in the broadest sense. The first part of the course deals with fundamental issues that are essential for almost any social science research: concepts and measurement, ontology and epistemology, causation and inference. The second part of the course provides an advanced introduction to various specific non-statistical tools and techniques for gathering and analyzing data and related issues of research design, including sampling and case selection. I allow for some flexibility with regard to the particular empirical methods covered in the course to meet the participating doctoral students' interests and needs, but we will seek to cover most of: archival research and the critical use of sources; content and discourse analysis; experiments; field research; qualitative comparative analysis (QCA); qualitative interviewing; surveys and questionnaire design.

Please contact Tim Büthe <buthe@hfp.tum.de> to enroll in this course.

 

 

PHD SEMINARS AND PHD COLLOQUIA BY GOV CHAIRS AND THE GRADUATE CENTER in the winter of 2019/20 in which participants can fundamentally earn credit for the subject-specific and/or subject-related qualification program:

PhD Colloquium European and Global Governance (Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt)
Mittwochs, 15:00-16:30, HfP Raum H.414

Data Management, Statistical Analysis, and Visualization with R: An Advanced Introduction
Fridays: Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec.13
Luca Messerschmidt, TUM School of Governance
Scholars across many different disciplines use R as their main statistical programming language.  R allows us to create fancy animated graphs, run complicated regressions, and write web content - and it is free of charge!  This seminar provides basic knowledge of how to use R for advanced social and political science research. At the same time, the course is an "advanced introduction" in that it is primarily designed for PhD students (open to exceptionally qualified Master's students with instructor's permission) who already have a solid knowledge of at least basic quantitative methods. In five practice-based sessions (scheduled across 3 days in November and December 2019) we will concentrate on how to gather and manage external data, run basic descriptive and bivariate statistics, conduct regression and outlier analyses, and visualize our results. The course requires a certain degree of autonomy and responsibility by the students to learn programming and use this course as a starting point for their own projects. The course counts for 1.33 SWS or 2 ECTS credits.

PhD Research Seminar of the TUM-GOV Graduate Center
Thursdays 12:15–1:45 p.m., HfP Room H.001 unless otherwise announced
Doctoral candidates who have registered for this seminar, actively participate on a regular basis, assist with preparing and holding at least one course per semester and open the discussion for at least one presentation per semester with questions and comments on the paper presented can earn credit for participation in this research seminar as part of their subject-specific or subject-related qualification program (1 weekly hour per semester).

 

 

PHD SEMINARS AND PHD COLLOQUIA BY GOV CHAIRS AND THE GRADUATE CENTER in the summer of 2019 in which participants can fundamentally earn credit for the subject-specific and/or subject-related qualification program:

PhD Colloquium: European and Global Governance (Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt)
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m., HfP Room H.414

Political Theory Colloquium (Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog)
Mondays (two-weekly), 17.15-18.45, Room H.252

PhD Research Seminar of the TUM-GOV Graduate Center
Thursdays 12:15–1:45 p.m., HfP Room H.001 unless otherwise announced
Doctoral candidates who have registered for this seminar, actively participate on a regular basis, assist with preparing and holding at least one course per semester and open the discussion for at least one presentation per semester with questions and comments on the paper presented can earn credit for participation in this research seminar as part of their subject-specific or subject-related qualification program (1 weekly hour per semester).

 

 

PHD SEMINARS AND PHD COLLOQUIA BY GOV CHAIRS AND THE GRADUATE CENTER in the winter of 2018/19 in which participants can fundamentally earn credit for the subject-specific and/or subject-related qualification program:

PhD Colloquium: European and Global Governance (Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt)
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m., HfP Room H.414

Political Theory Colloquium (Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog)
Mondays (two-weekly), 18.15-19.45, Room H.252

PhD Research Seminar of the TUM-GOV Graduate Center
Thursdays 12:15–1:45 p.m., HfP Room H.001 unless otherwise announced
Doctoral candidates who have registered for this seminar, actively participate on a regular basis, assist with preparing and holding at least one course per semester and open the discussion for at least one presentation per semester with questions and comments on the paper presented can earn credit for participation in this research seminar as part of their subject-specific or subject-related qualification program (1 weekly hour per semester).

 

 

PHD SEMINARS AND PHD COLLOQUIA BY GOV CHAIRS AND THE GRADUATE CENTER in the summer of 2018 in which participants can fundamentally earn credit for the subject-specific and/or subject-related qualification program:

PhD Colloquium: European and Global Governance (Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt)
Wednesdays, 3:00–4:30 p.m., HfP Room H.414

Political Theory Colloquium (Dr. Hannes Kuch)
Mondays, 18:00-19:30 (two-weekly), HfP B.262

PhD Research Seminar of the TUM-GOV Graduate Center
Thursdays, 12:15–1:45 p.m., HfP Room H.001 unless otherwise announced
Doctoral candidates who have registered for this seminar, actively participate on a regular basis, assist with preparing and holding at least one course per semester and open the discussion for at least one presentation per semester with questions and comments on the paper presented can earn credit for participation in this research seminar as part of their subject-specific or subject-related qualification program (1 weekly hour per semester).