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

level of course unit

Introduction and consolidation

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Describe and apply relevant quantitative and qualitative academic methods in the subject area
• Select and independently apply tools and methods to support data collection and analysis.
• Illustrate and critically reflect on results in a comprehensible way

prerequisites and co-requisites

Academic and Empirical Methods (WIS.1)

course contents

• Qualitative and Quantitative Scientific Methods
o Questionnaire
o Interview
o Qualitative & quantitative content analysis
o Field & laboratory study (focus on experiment, A/B test & simulation)
• Tools and Examples
o Data collection
o Data analysis
o Visualization of the results
• Description and critical reflection of results

recommended or required reading

• Bortz, J. and N. Döring, 2006. Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation. Berlin: Springer
• Flick, U., E. Kardorff and I. Steinke, 2007. Qualitative Forschung. Rowohlts Enzyklopädie
• Lamnek, S., 2010. Qualitative Sozialforschung. Berlin: Beltz
• Przyborski, A. and M. Wohlrab-Sahr, 2010: Qualitative Sozialforschung. Munich: Oldenbourg

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