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Academic Working Methods I: Fundamentals

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
• formulate research questions in an appropriate way.
• plan methods to answer research questions.
• research, evaluate and cite from specialist literature.
• carry out and complete a relatively short piece of academic writing of intermediate complexity.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Students acquire knowledge about the basic rules of academic working methods; they are made familiar with formal, structural and content-based requirements necessary to produce academic writing, especially the Bachelor thesis and homework assignments to be completed during the study program. Parallel to the lecture, students must produce a piece of academic writing as homework in order to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.

recommended or required reading

Bänsch, A. (2009): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Seminar- und Diplomarbeiten. - 7. Aufl., München [u.a.]: Oldenbourg.
Eco, U. (2010): Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit schreibt.- Heidelberg: Müller.
Chalmers, A. (2007): Wege der Wissenschaft.- Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer.
Karmasin, M.; Ribing, R. (2011): Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten. 6. Auflage, facultas.wuv / UTB, Wien.
Leopold-Wildburger, U.; Schütze, J. (2002): Verfassen und Vortragen: Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten und Vorträge leicht gemacht. Springer, Berlin et al.
Rössl, D. (2008, Hg.): Die Diplomarbeit in der Betriebswirtschaftslehre: Ein Leitfaden zur Erstellung einer Laureatsarbeit, Bachelorarbeit, Diplomarbeit, Masterarbeit, Dissertation. 4. Auflage, facultas.wuv, Wien.
Heister, W.; Weßler-Poßberg, D. (2007): Studieren mit Erfolg: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel.
Theisen, M.R. (2008): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Technik - Methodik - Form. 14. Aufl., München: Vahlen.

assessment methods and criteria

homework (scientific paper)

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Klose Wolfgang

year of study

1.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable