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Forschungsmethoden in der Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaft (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Henrik von Wehrden

wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 14.006 | C 14.006

Inhalt: PSYCHOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY STUDENTS, PLEASE CHOOSE THIS SEMINAR! Within the seminar students will learn how to use a wide array of research methods that are applied in sustainability science. The course will also teach the students to obtain information on how to learn more about methods, and how to learn new methods and apply these in their work. The course is designed to enable students to develop methodological designs with a mixed methods approach. Building on a broad and diverse conceptual basis the students will work in smaller groups, thereby learning the collaborative skills necessary to utilise the diverse knowledge of the participants.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) & Material Flow Analysis (MFA) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Andreas Möller

wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 11.307

Inhalt: NOT INTENDED FOR STUDENTS OF THE PSYCHOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY M.SC. Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and Life Cycle Assessment serve as frameworks that integrate different modeling and simulation approaches (calculation methods). The main challenge of calculation procedures in the field of MFA (and other tools for environmental modeling) is to solve equations numerically. The modeling and simulation approaches comprise two steps or tasks: (1) the specification of a system of equations and (2) the calculation of solutions. Software tools provide support for both tasks. They provide an appropriate user interface (e.g. direct manipulation of objects and properties instead of equations) and a calculation engine (solvers). Different strategies to specify and to solve equations are required: (1) Systems of linear algebraic equations (efficiency analyses like cost accounting or life cycle assessment), (2) System of non-linear algebraic equations (steady state in material and energy flow systems), (3) Systems of ordinary differential equations (dynamics of stocks). So, core topics of the seminar are: + Application of solution methods for linear equations, + Approaches to solving sets of nonlinear equations, + MFA & LCA as accounting systems for material and energy flows and stock + Assessment of environmental impacts of products, services and decisions