level of course unit
1. Study cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
• have a basic understanding of the necessity of science, research and publishing in the scientific community.
• understand how the state of research on a particular topic is determined.
• can formulate research questions clearly and appropriately to the topic.
• know different methods for answering research questions and can select the one that is relevant to the topic.
• have an overview of where to research which specialist literature and how to evalu-ate it as well as how it is used appropriately in the text (critical reflection, citation style).
• have the knowledge to create a scientific work of medium complexity and manage-able volume
prerequisites and co-requisites
• Characteristics, rules and basic principles of science and scientific work
• Scientific theory and methodological principles of scientific research
• Overview of the research method observation, questioning, content analysis and experiment
• Using word processing programs to write formally correct scientific papers
• Overview of databases and other ways to find literature sources
recommended or required reading
• Ebster, Claus; Stalzer, Lieselotte.: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler. UTB (in the current edition)
• Nicol, Natascha; Albrecht, Rolf: Scientific work with Word. Addison Wesley (in the current edition)
• 1-2 recent articles from professional journals
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
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