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Scientific Work

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Students learn how to independently perform complex research. They also learn how to structure this research in a methodically correct manner and execute it properly.

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course contents

Students acquire consolidating knowledge in scientific working based on a research project that is to be developed in small groups. Students are trained in the area of data analysis including inferential statistics building on the fundamental knowledge of techniques and rules of scientific work.

Students are enabled to develop complex scientific problems and research designs, which implies an advanced level of structure and content as well as form and language.

The practical development of the abovementioned knowledge prepares students both for-mally and methodically for the writing of a master thesis – the exposition and critical ques-tioning of scientific methodology for a master thesis are also taken into account. Possible topics and hypotheses are discussed in order to support students in their search for rele-vant and highly qualitative problem areas.

recommended or required reading

- Ebster, C.; Stalzer, L. (2013) Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler. 4. Auflage, UTB, Stuttgart (ISBN: 978-3825238612).
- Franck, N. (2007) Handbuch Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. 2. Auflage, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main (ISBN: 978-3596151868).
- Schütz, M.; Röbken, H. (2016) Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten verfassen: Abschlussarbeiten in Organisationen. 1. Auflage, Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden (ISBN: 978-3658123451).
- Theisen, M. R.; Theisen, M. (2017) Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Erfolgreich bei Bachelor- und Masterarbeit. 17. Auflage, Vahlen, München (ISBN: 978-3800653829).

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Seminar thesis

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-Lecture with discussion
-Group work
-Interactive workshop

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