level of course unit
2. Study cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
• understand how the state of research on a particular topic is determined.
• know different methods for answering research questions.
• have an overview of where to research which specialist literature and how to evaluate it as well as how it is used appropriately in the text (critical reflection, citation style).
• have the knowledge to write an academic paper at the level of a Master thesis according to given formal specifica-tions.
prerequisites and co-requisites
• Characteristics, rules and basic features of science and scientific work
• Scientific theory and methodology of scientific research
• Overview of databases and other ways to find literature sources
• Formal standards of scientific work
• Planning of research processes
• Quality assurance
recommended or required reading
• Gill, John; Johnson, Phil: Research Methods for Managers. Sage (latest edition)
• Hofmann, Angelika H.: Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford University Press (latest edition)
• Oshima, Alice; Hogue, Ann: Writing academic English. Pearson (latest edition)
• Skren, Timothy: Writing Scientific English: A Workbook. Facultas (latest edition)
assessment methods and criteria
Online tasks, exam
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
course unit code
type of course unit
mode of delivery