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Academic Research

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students develop a basic understanding of academic research and hermeneutic procedures. They are able to understand and apply fundamental concepts and theories (and the corresponding empirical findings) of the theory of science, of knowledge acquisition and of the writing of knowledge, and to reflect on them against the background of a later career. They are able to understand technical texts and to integrate them into their body of knowledge in order to shape their later professional activity in a target group-specific and socially legitimate way. They are enabled to work on interdisciplinary tasks or questions and to present solutions.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The course introduces academic research and imparts background and practical knowledge for the preparation of seminar papers. The students acquire an understanding and practical skills for the research, acquisition and evaluation of academic literature as well as the hermeneutic and rational-reconstructive processing of academic texts. In addition, they develop an understanding and practical skills for writing academic texts.

recommended or required reading

Esselborn-Krumbiegel, H. (2017). Richtig wissenschaftlich schreiben: Wissenschaftssprache in Regeln und Übungen. 5. Auflage. Paderborn: Schöningh (UTB).
Ebster, C. & Stalzer, L. (2017). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler. 5. Auflage. Wien: facultas wuv (UTB).
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).
Sesnik, W. (2012). Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten inklusive E-Learning, Web-Recherche, digitale Präsentation u.a.. 9. Auflage. München: Oldenbourg.
Stickel-Wolf, C. & Wolf, J. (2016). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Lerntechniken: Erfolgreich studieren – gewusst wie! Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.

assessment methods and criteria


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eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)


year of study

first year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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work placement(s)

not applicable