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Scientific work

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Students can
- formulate research questions appropriately
- plan methodical procedures to answer research questions
- research, evaluate, and cite specialist literature
- carry out and write a scientific paper of medium complexity and manageable scope

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course contents

The main aim of the introductory course on scientific work is to familiarize students with the special features, rules, and basic principles of science and scientific work. The focus here is on learning and understanding deductive and inductive methods and the empirical procedures for gaining knowledge.
Students are prepared to write seminar papers independently and in accordance with the usual standards of scientific work. This preparation includes a focus on dealing with literature as well as discussions regarding the quality of academ-ic co-workers - the concepts of intellectual honesty and intersubjective comprehensibility are of particular importance here.

recommended or required reading

- Bänsch, Axel: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Seminar- und Diplomarbeiten. - München [u.a.]: Oldenbourg, 2009
- Chalmers, Alan: Wege der Wissenschaft.- Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer, 2007
- Eco, Umberto: Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit schreibt.- UTB Facultas Universitätsverlag, 2010
- Karmasin, Matthias; Ribing, Rainer. Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten. 6. Auflage, facultas.wuv / UTB, Wien, 2011.
- Leopold-Wildburger, Ulrika; Schütze, Jörg. Verfassen und Vortragen: Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten und Vorträge leicht gemacht. Springer, Berlin et al., 2002

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Seminar paper

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