280.A54 Fokus Raumplanung - Feldforschung und Forschungsethik in der Urbanistik Fokus: Youth
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in mindestens einem zugeordneten Curriculum Teil der STEOP.

2024S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC, wird geblockt abgehalten


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2.0
  • ECTS: 3.0
  • Typ: SE Seminar
  • Format der Abhaltung: Blended Learning


Nach positiver Absolvierung der Lehrveranstaltung sind Studierende in der Lage …

  • Forschungsethik in eigenen empirischen Feld- und Stadtforschungsprojekten (z.B. Master- oder Doktorarbeit, gemeinsame Feldforschung o. dgl.) umzusetzen;
  • sich mit vertiefenden Debatten zur Anwendung forschungsethischer Prinzipien (z.B. informierte Einverständniserklärungen) in Bezug auf verschiedene urbanistische und räumliche Forschungsvorhaben auseinanderzusetzen.


(I) Ethik im Kontext von Institutionen: grundlegende institutionalisierte Positionen der Ethik in der qualitativ orientierten Stadtforschung kennenlernen und erkennen (z.B. Ethikcodes der EU-Kommission, der akademischen Berufsverbände, der Universitäten usw.).

(II) Ethik der empirischen Feldforschung: die forschungsethischen Dimensionen der Stadtforschung berücksichtigen und erarbeiten sowie die Forschungsethik in Bezug zu konkreten urbanistischen Forschungsmethoden setzen, die teils abstrakt, teils stark subjektorientiert sind.

(III) Ethik der partizipativen Forschung: Anwendung forschungsethischer Prinzipien bei der Konzeption und Umsetzung partizipativer Methoden und Formate der Stadtforschung einbeziehen.

(IV) Ethik der kooperativen Forschung: Kompetenz entwickeln im Umgang mit ethischen Fragen im Kontext kooperativer Forschungsvorhaben zwischen Institutionen, gesellschaftlichen Gruppen und Akteur:innen.

English version:

After successful completion of the course, students are able to ...

  • implement research ethics in one's own empirical fieldwork and urban research projects (e.g. master or doctoral thesis, joint fieldwork task, or similar);
  • engage with in-depth debates applying research ethical principles (e.g. informed consent) in relation to different urbanistic and spatial research endeavours.


(I) institutional ethics: learn and recognise basic institutional positions of ethics in qualitatively oriented urban research (e.g., codes of Ethics of the EU Commission, professional associations, universities, etc.).

(II) ethics of empirical field research: respect and work on research ethical dimensions of urban research and relate research ethics to the use of concrete urban research methods, some abstract, others quite subject-centred.

(III) ethics of participatory research: learn how to use research ethical principles when planning for the use of participatory urban research methods and formats.

(IV) ethics of collaborative research: become competent in dealing with ethical issues in the context of collaborative research between institutions, social groups and subjects. 

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

**This seminar will feature guest inputs from Prof. Dr. Setha Low (City University of New York) and Prof. Dr. Charis Christodoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)**

This seminar addresses master and doctoral students who realize field work and research ethics as part of master study projects and seminarial work or who are planning to or have already started a thesis project in urban research or in architecture and planning research linked to social sciences and humanities, often involving empirical field research. The seminar teaching team also invites master students interested in learning more about how and when to apply research ethics when doing concrete research, planning and design projects in relation to urban and regional development, and generally everyone else with an interest in own ethical responsibilities in research. Research ethics is initially understood as the self-commitment, following one's best judgement, not causing harm to others and guaranteeing the autonomy of those participating in research. But what do these ideas mean in the context of qualitative methodology, e.g. in ethnographic and participatory urban research or when it comes to collaborating with different institutions? Especially in action-oriented research, it is not unusual that research processes produce certain social ambivalences (due to structural factors that are difficult to change) and discomfort, such as revealing instances of social exclusion. A clear positioning in the field often is required. In addition, research ethics issues also touch on the "generation" of data and the representation of the latter in the final text.

Qualitative research approaches have in common the need for the researcher to have the capacity to deal with research ethics issues and to situate them in their own project. Sometimes, researchers make use of abstract figures and texts, whereas, at other moments, we are in close research dialogue with the subjects in the processes of co-producing research (co-research). In both cases, research ethics apply, but in different ways. The need for researchers "not to commit any harm" to the participants in the research, to other partners involved in the research, and to their colleagues is particularly pronounced due to the social and physical proximity between researchers and participants. Contrary to what might be assumed, dealing with such issues in a competent and consistent way does not lead to further impediments but, on the contrary, to a sustainable increase in research quality. TU Wien sees itself as a pioneer in these questions within the Austrian research landscape and provides or establishes low-threshold offers. Thus, in the course of the seminar, we will also deal with questions of the institutionalisation of ethics through boards or codices, ranging from the EU research programmatic frames context to professional organisations and universities, and beyond.

In 2024 a special focus lies on “youth” and ethical considerations when developing research projects involving young people.


The seminar is based on self-determined and self-organised learning and promotes text comprehension through group discussion and presentation. During the seminar, discourses on the ethics of research are related to and discussed in relation to specific problems that arise in the context of developing urbanistic or qualitatively social science-oriented research projects. In the context of group work, thematic focal points will be further deepened. The lessons learned from our joint debates will be collectively transferred into a final outcome (Lessons learned and shared, or: A mini code-of-ethics when doing urban studies). Thereby we are aiming to convey independent ethical research practice skills that may prove useful beyond the scope of the seminar.



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Beachten Sie beim Verfassen der Ausarbeitung bitte die Richtlinie der TU Wien zum Umgang mit Plagiaten: Leitfaden zum Umgang mit Plagiaten (PDF)

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LVA Termine

Di.09:00 - 13:0005.03.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Unit 1 + 2
Di.09:00 - 13:0012.03.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Unit 3 + 4
Di.09:00 - 13:0009.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Unit 5 + 6
Di.09:00 - 13:0023.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Unit 7 + 8
Di.09:00 - 13:0014.05.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Unit 9 + 10
Di.09:00 - 13:0025.06.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Unit 12 + 13
LVA wird geblockt abgehalten


1) Gruppenarbeit: Vorbereitung und Gestaltung einer Seminareinheit mit Präsentation und Literaturdiskussion;

2) Schriftliche Mitarbeit an einem gemeinsamen Abschlussdokument mit den Learnings aus dem Seminar.

English version:

1) Group work: Preparation und design of a seminar unit with presentation and literature-based discussion;

2) Written collaboration on a joint final document with the learnings from the seminar.


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