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Scientific Methods & Writing

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students develop a basic understanding of academic texts and how to interpret and understand research.
They can understand and apply fundamental concepts, theories and the corresponding empirical findings of the following and can reflect on them in relation to a possible future profession:
• research theory, including formulating research questions and planning a methodological procedure
• compiling research, including researching and evaluating literature
• the transfer of knowledge into written form, composition of an academic paper and correct citation.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The introductory course on research methods aims to familiarize students with the characteristics, rules and essentials of research and research methods. The focus is on the hermeneutic skills of text analysis and understanding.
Students are prepared for the task of writing an academic paper autonomously. This includes dealing with literature (researching, acquiring and evaluating), hermeneutic and rational-reconstructive processing of research papers as well as discussions about the quality of research papers – here, intellectual integrity and transparency are of particular relevance. Students develop an understanding and practical skills in relation to writing research papers.

recommended or required reading

Fahrner, M. & Burk, V. (2013). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in der Sportwissenschaft. In V. Burk & M. Fahrner (Hrsg.), Einführung in die Sportwissenschaft (S. 211-244). Konstanz: UVK (UTB).
Kruse, O. (2010). Lesen und Schreiben. Konstanz: UVK (UTB).
Sesnik, W. (2010). Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten mit Internet, Textverarbeitung, Präsentation, E-Learning, Web2.0. 8. Auflage. München: Oldenbourg.
Ebster, C. & Stalzer, L. (2013). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler. 4. Auflage. Wien: facultas wuv (UTB).
Hug, T. (Hrsg.). (2001). Wie kommt Wissenschaft zu Wissen? Band 1: Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten. Hohengehren: Schneider.

assessment methods and criteria

written examination or term paper

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Torsten Wojciechowski, MA

year of study

first 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