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scientific methods

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
- identify and apply scientific methods
- make scientific knowledge applicable for their work
- write an academic paper to the level of a master's thesis
- put practical knowledge into a scientific context
- analyse the potential applicability of theories in practice
- generalize empirical findings
- apply interdisciplinary methods from outside their subject areas.

prerequisites and co-requisites

fundamentals academic work (undergraduate level)

course contents

- epistemology
- scientific theory
- research methods
- dialectics
- academic writing
- research

recommended or required reading

- Bänsch, Axel: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. Seminar- und Diplomarbeiten. 7.Auflage. München: Oldenbourg, 2002
- Karmasin, Matthias; Ribing, Rainer: Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten. Ein Leitfaden für Seminararbeiten, Bachelor-, Master- und Magisterarbeiten sowie Dissertationen. 7. Auflage. Wien: facultas.wuv, 2012
- Esselborn-Krumbiegel, Helga: Richtig wissenschaftlich schreiben. Wissenschaftssprache in Regeln und Übungen. 2. Auflage. Stuttgart: UTB, 2012

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Alde Hellmut

year of study

1.year of studies

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory subject

mode of delivery

in class course

work placement(s)

not applicable