Academic Working Methods
level of course unit
second cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
Within the context of a research project to be carried out within a small group the students will acquire knowledge concerning academic work methods. With basic knowledge of the techniques and rules of academic work as the starting point, the students will be instructed in data analysis including inferential statistics.
The students will learn the skills of addressing complex, academic problems and of developing a concept for research work. This will include structure, contents, form and writing style of a high level.
Developing the above-mentioned knowledge and skills will prepare the students both formally and methodically for producing their master's dissertation. These preparations will include addressing and critical discussion of the academic methods used for producing a master's dissertation. In order to support the students in the search for relevant and high-quality problems, possible topics and hypotheses will be addressed and discussed.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The students will learn how to plan complex research work and to carry it out unaided, methodically and to the appropriate academic standards.
recommended or required reading
- Ebster, C. / Stalzer, L. (2002): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschafter. WUV - Franck, N. (2004): Handbuch Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. Fischer TB
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
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)
Mandy Balthasar_nbl, BA, MSc
year of study
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
compulsory (integrated lecture)
mode of delivery