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Academic Research

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
• formulate research questions in an appropriate manner.
• plan methodical approaches to answering research questions.
• research, evaluate and quote from specialist literature.
• plan and carry out a relatively short piece of academic writing of medium complexity.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• In the introductory course on academic research, the main aim is to familiarize students with the special features, rules and principles of science and academic research. The focus here is on learning hermeneutic text analysis to control team processes; basic elements of moderation
• Students are prepared to write seminar papers independently and at a high academic level. This preparation includes a focus on dealing with literature as well as discussions about the quality of academic research - especially the concepts of intellectual honesty and intersubjective comprehensibility.

recommended or required reading

• Sandberg (2013): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten von Abbildung bis Zitat, 2. Aufl., Oldenbourg Verlag München
• Bänsch (2003): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Seminar- und Diplomarbeiten, 8.Aufl., Oldenbourg Verlag München
• Chalmers (2007): Wege der Wissenschaft: Einführung in die wissenschaftstheorie, 6. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Eco (2010): Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit schreibt, 13. Aufl., UTB Facultas Universitätsverlag Stuttgart
• Karmasin, Ribing (2010): Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten, 5. Aufl., UTB Facultas Universitätsverlag Stuttgart
• Leopold-Wildburger, Schütz (2010): Verfassen und Vortragen: Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten und Vorträge leicht gemacht, 2. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Rössl (Hg.) (2008): Die Diplomarbeit in der Betriebswirtschaftslehre: Ein Leitfaden zur Erstellung einer Laureatsarbeit, Bachelorarbeit, Diplomarbeit, Masterarbeit, Dissertation, 4. Auflage, Facultas WUV Universtiätsverlag Wien

assessment methods and criteria

Final presentation, final exam

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eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Claudia Van der Vorst, MBA

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable