2nd degree (Master)
Dr. Oded Steinberg
Coordinator Office Hours:
Prof Gili S Drori
The course focuses on a range of methodological and research skills in the humanities and the social sciences. The course will delve into subjects such as, core theories, developing a research question, gathering and analyzing primary and secondary sources, data collection and analysis. The course will be divided into two main parts:
1) ‘Doing Research’: Basic and advanced tools for conducting research
2) Methods and Research Ideologies
Prepare students to conduct their own independent research.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Design their own research project independently.
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
Teaching methods used in the order of importance: text discussions; group work; presentations; lectures.
28.10 Opening remarks, basic tools and why European Studies?
4.11 Why European Studies (continued) and Finding the Source
11.11 Sources (continued) and Questions
18.11 The Research Question
25.11 Dr Gisela Dachs "Virtual belongings(s) News media consumption and identity negotiation among immigrants from the United States, from France and the former Soviet Union in Israel"
Virtual Belonging(s): Transnational Media Practices among German and Austrian immigrants in Israel File
2.12 Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann Analyzing Visual Culture in Historical Perspective"
Three Dimensions of Archive Footage Researching Archive Films from the Holocaust ,Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann URL
9.12 The Meaning of Science
16.12 Library Session (F1000)
23.12 Prof. Gili Drori Comparative Mixed-Methods: Texts, Numbers and Visuals across Time and Place
9.12 Science or Art
16.12 Contingency and Determinism
The Crafts of Research, Chicago UP, 2003.
Sage Handbook of European Studies , Sage, 2009.
Burrow, J. W. A History of Histories : Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century. London: Allen Lane, 2007.
Kuhn T. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Science as a Vocation
PopperOf clouds and clocks : an approach to the problem of rationality and the freedom of man.
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 30 %
Participation in Tutorials 30 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 40 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %