Post Graduate

Academic Methods I

level of course unit

1st Master cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit


• acquire the skills to independently set up complex research projects, to apply them correctly in a methodical manner and to conduct them correctly
• can correctly apply the formal aspects of academic papers, in particular source work, research, citation and presentation
• can correctly carry out the complex scientific research projects they have designed and present them in writing in a comprehensive academic paper
• know how to conduct scientific reviews. Furthermore, they know how to present results to an academic community and can critically question academic findings
• understand the connections between research practice and fact-based decision-making processes in professional practice

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Formal aspects of academic papers (Master Thesis guidelines of the FH Kufstein Tirol)
• Aims and components of academic papers
• Development of a research question, hypothesis
• The research process (literature research and literature review)
• Scientific theoretical aspects and scientific discourse
• Exposé, disposition and topic identification

recommended or required reading

• Ebster, C.; Stalzer, L. (2013) Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler
• Schütz, M.; Röbken, H. (2016) Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten verfassen: Abschlussarbeiten in Organisationen
• Theisen, M. R.; Theisen, M. (2017) Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Erfolgreich bei Bachelor- und Masterarbeit

assessment methods and criteria

Portfolio work

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

ILV (Blended Learning, Inverted Classroom)

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Prof. (FH) Dr. Kristina Kampfer
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