Mag. Andrea Kerschbaumer, BSc MSc

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Lectures 2021/22


> Qualitative methods of needs assessment and evalua…
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Qualitative methods of needs assessment and evaluation ILV

Lector: Carina Hauser, Bakk.rer.soc.oec. M.A., Mag.a Andrea Kerschbaumer, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. techn. Franz Werner


Lecture contents

- Philosophy of science, research paradigms with regard to qualitative and quantitative research
- Qualitative and quantitative epistemology
- Developing a research question
- Differences and similarities of different qualitative methods
- Introduction to epistemology
- Qualitative data collection (interviews, focus groups, participant observation, etc.)
- Use of qualitative methods for eliciting needs, contexts of use and other framework conditions as well as for evaluation in the context of product development processes
- Qualitative data analysis methods
- Practical project with users for needs assessment

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Handing in the individual exercises
Participation in the interactive elements
Evaluation of the seminar paper

Teaching methods

Interactive lecture with exercises, seminar work as group project




The publications of Andrea Kerschbaumer written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.