Facility & Real Estate Management PT
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Selected Topics Academic & Empirical Methods

level of course unit

Advanced knowledge, immersion

Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to: - describe and employ quantitative as well as qualitative methods. - describe and employ multi-variant analysis methods. - describe and produce detailed concepts and contexts of empirical economic research. - critically evaluate and question scientific methods and concepts. - use and analyze scientific methods and concepts when tackling issues related to the real estate industry.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Lecture "Fundamental of Statistics" QM.1, "Fundamentals Academic Working Methods" WA.1

course contents

- Scientific theory - Evaluation research and basic research - Quantitative methods of data collection - Qualitative methods - Hypotheses development and theory construction - Descriptive population surveys - Surveys to test hypotheses - Multivariate procedures - Application and analyses of real data / observations using software-based solutions

recommended or required reading

- Bortz, J., Döring, N.: Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation, Springer Berlin, 4. Auflage, 2006 - Backhaus, K., Erichson, B., Plinke, W., Weiber, R.: Multivariate Analysemethoden. Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung. Springer Berlin, 13. Auflage, 2011. - Flick, U., Kardorff, E., Steinke, I.: Qualitative Forschung, Rowohlts Enzyklopädie, 2. Auflage, 2007 - Lamnek, S.: Qualitative Sozialforschung, Beltz Berlin, 5. Auflage 2010 - Przyborski, A., Wohlrab-Sahr, M.: Qualitative Sozialforschung, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag München, 3. Auflage, 2010 - Greene, W.: Econometric Analysis, Prentice Hall, 7. Auflage 2011 - Fahrmeir, l., Kneib, T., Lang, S.: Regressionen, Springer Berlin, 2. Auflage, 2009 - Bortz, J., Schuster, C.: Statistik für Human- und Sozialwissenschaftler, Springer Berlin, 7. Auflage, 2010

assessment methods and criteria

Term paper, presentation, written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Head of Studies

year of study

2. Year of studies

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory subject

mode of delivery

20% web-based self-learning unit, 80% in class course (integrated lecture)

work placement(s)

Not applicable