Model Building in Social and Communication Science

Seven lectures in September and October and in February and March:

1.

The use of models in social science, introduction

2.

Types of models

3.

Discussion of the first part of the lecture book (see below)

4.

Discussion of the second part of the lecture book

5.

How to build a good conceptual model (semantics, syntax and pragmatics)

6.

Model building in communication science-1

7.

Model building in communication science-2

Literature: David Britt (1997) A conceptual Introduction to Modelling, Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches. Lawrence and Earlbaum Associates