level of course unit
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.
prerequisites and co-requisites
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).
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
-Lecture with discussion
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Head of studies
year of study
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
mode of delivery