level of course unit
1. Study cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
• have a basic understanding of the necessity of science, research and publishing in the scientific community.
• understand how the state of research on a particular topic is determined.
• can formulate research questions clearly and appropriately to the topic.
• know different methods for answering research questions and can select the one that is relevant to the topic.
• have an overview of where to research which specialist literature and how to evalu-ate it as well as how it is used appropriately in the text (critical reflection, citation style).
• can differentiate in the relevance of practical and scientific problems and questions.
• have the knowledge to write a scientific paper of medium complexity and manage-able volume according to given formal specifications.
prerequisites and co-requisites
• Characteristics, rules and basic principles of science and scientific work
• Scientific theory and methodological principles of scientific research
• Overview of the research method observation, questioning, content analysis and experiment
• Using word processing programs to write formally correct scientific papers
• Overview of databases and other ways to find literature sources
• Editing and critical discussion of articles from professional journals
recommended or required reading
• Ebster, Claus; Stalzer, Lieselotte.: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler. UTB (in the current edition)
• Nicol, Natascha; Albrecht, Rolf: Scientific work with Word. Addison Wesley (in the current edition)
• 1-2 recent articles from professional journals
assessment methods and criteria
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planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
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