ZB497 Introduction into Research Methdology for M.Sc.

Content

This module familiarizes students with the principles of empirical management research.

Key topics include:

  • formulating a viable research problem
  • selecting an appropriate research design
  • collecting and processing data
  • structuring theses and term papers

Key facts about the course

ECTS-Credits

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participation certificate

Level

M.Sc.

Degree

Workload

15/75

class/self

Cycle

WS, SS

generally

Course language

ENG

 

Duration of the module

1

term

Exam written

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Maximum Student number

30

 


Objectives

In this module, students will understand the empirical research process step by step and recognize which quality criteria apply to different research designs. They will analyze and critically assess the methodology of published studies and recognize current research gaps. On this basis, they can start developing their own empirical  or conceptual research project for a Master thesis or term paper. This course is a prerequisite for writing an M.Sc. thesis at the Department of International Business


Registration

Necessary!

Registration period: Sept 15 - Oct 13, 2021

Please register for this course in the given period by using the online form (available here during the registration period).

Please note: Confirmation e-mails are not sent before the end of the registration period!

Course work

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Course type

Seminar (1 SWS)

Literature

Kumar, R. 2014. Research Methodology. A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners. 4th ed. London: Sage Publications. (You can also use previous editions).

 

Prerequisite for

To write the Master thesis at the chair.

Exam

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