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Scientific Methods and Writing

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

- know scientific methods
- can formulate research questions and prepare a disposal to a specialist topic
- can elaborate a specialist topic with scientific methods
- can independently research for literature

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The course provides in-depth knowledge about the format and standards of the diploma thesis
and is the student's formal and methodological preparation
for preparing their thesis. Thus,
the scientific methodology of a diploma thesis will be discussed
and examined, and information will be given on its formal
organization. In particular, possible issues and hypotheses will also be
discussed in detail to create the
basis for a promising exposé and master’s thesis.

recommended or required reading

Bänsch, Axel: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Seminar- und Diplomarbeiten. - München [u.a.]: Oldenbourg, 2002 Gibaldi, J.: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research papers, 5. ed.- New York: 1999. Theisen, M.R.: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Technik, Methodik, Form, 11. Aufl.- München: 2002.

assessment methods and criteria

Thesis, Presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

DI Dr. Dobernig Harald , MBA, MSc

year of study

2.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (seminar-degree)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable