The methodological approach of the secondary analysis makes it possible to view and re-evaluate already collected and interpreted research data. The consideration of already existing empirical data and re-evaluation of these, enables the generation of own research questions by the determination of research desiderata. In addition, secondary analysis of previously collected data allows for the observation of data over time and to draw comparisons between studies with similar research topics.
The aim of the seminar is a comparative secondary analysis of international studies on local volunteering infrastructure and political framework conditions to promote volunteering.
The prerequisite for participation in this seminar is that topic-related international studies published in English are read and compared (re) evaluated by secondary analysis.
In particular, two studies are fundamentally and in depth to be worked on for this seminar:
- GHK (2010): Study on Volunteering in the European Union – Final Report. URL: http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/pdf/doc1018_en.pdf (Access: 14.12.2017)
- Anheier, Helmut K./Seibel, Wolfgang (2002): The Nonprofit Sector in Germany: Between State Economy and Society (Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Sector Series). Manchester und New York: University Press.